Downriver Entertainment: Spend a Day in Downtown Wyandotte

By: Scott Davis | June 30, 2014

Our Downtown Series started with Downtown Milford and continues today with Downtown Wyandotte. On a trip to see the Wyandotte fireworks one July night about five or six years ago, my friend referred to the city as the “Dirty Dot.” This was strictly for alliteration purposes as the city is anything but dirty! It is a beautiful place. Perhaps we shall refer to it as the “Dazzling Dot.”

We’re talking about restaurants, shops, local businesses, the Detroit River and more. So much to cover in so little time! Let’s get crackin’.

Where to Eat:

Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant, 3033 Biddle Ave., is for the Mexican food lover. I have not eaten here, but people who have say it is possibly the best Mexican food in Metro Detroit outside of Mexican Town. The salsas are homemade and Angelina’s serves everything from breakfast to dessert! Check out the great menu for this Downtown Wyandotte favorite. There is also an Allen Park location.

Portofino is located at 3455 Biddle Ave., right on the shores of the Detroit River, with a beautiful view of the Detroit skyline. This is for those of us who enjoy an Italian taste. Let’s be honest, we all enjoy Italian. Portofino has been open since 1980 and has docking amenities if you want to take your boat there! If this isn’t enough, you can even take a cruise aboard the Portofino Friendship. Here is the delicious menu.

Some other places to check out food wise: Coastal ThaiFrank’s Restaurant and Pizzeria and Lucky Dragon, to name a few.

Shop until you Drop:

Fine Things, 110 Sycamore, is the place to go for gifts! Wedding gifts, birthday presents or even knick knacks and accessories for your house can all be found here. From scarves to gardening items, Fine Things has your back.

Chelsea Menswear is located at 2944 Biddle Rd. It is your one-stop shop in Wyandotte for tuxedos, suits, sports coats and more dress up items for men. It also sells jeans, shoes and casual shirts.

Tossed and Found Consignment Boutique, 128 Sycamore, accepts all sorts of things. You can actually go to a store and leave with money, or you can shop around for some of the items there! Women’s clothing/accessories, furniture, toys, books, jewelry, home décor and more can all be found here.

More Fun in Downtown Wyandotte:

Wyandotte Street Art Fair takes place from Wednesday, July 9 until Friday July 11.

Pips Painting Pub located at 109 Maple, offers painting lessons and classes for all talent levels. The lessons are guided step by step to help bring out your inner artist!

Pottery Creations, 105 Maple, allows you to come into the studio and paint your own poetry or have a custom hand print, foot print or paw print done.

Wyandotte Shores Golf Course sits at 3625 Biddle. Come hit the 9-hole links style golf course located alongside of the Detroit River!

If I haven’t sold you yet, check out this handy guide to Downtown Wyandotte. There is simply too much for me to talk about in this story! With that being said, see you in the “Dazzling Dot!”