Now that you’ve spent all your hard earned cash gift shopping for other people during the holiday season, treat yourself to some cost-effective, but delicious food in metro Detroit. Here are five places in the area that will leave your stomach (and your wallet) full.
Located in Berkley on Coolidge Highway, Atomic Dawg is a retro-style diner and its specialty is gourmet hot dogs & sausages, like The D, the Atomic Dawg, the Chicago Dawg and more. All of the hot dogs clock in under $6 with the most expensive being the BBQ Hog Dawg at $5.40. The sausages are a bit more expensive, topping out at $7.20.
If sliders are more your style, Motz’s Burgers in Detroit has you covered. Known for their daily, hand-rolled, never frozen beef, Motz’s Burgers combines their beef sliders with hand-sliced onions, creating the Detroit Original Style Slider. The cheapest option, the hamburger, rings in at $1.60, while the double cheeseburger rings in at $2.95. Hard to argue with sliders for under $3.
In the fried chicken camp we have Pollo Chapin in Detroit’s Mexicantown. Located in an unassuming yellow house, you’d be forgiven if you glanced over this gem. With its titular meal, the Pollo Chaplin, you will get two pieces of chicken, two salads and a roll for $7.49. Up it to three pieces of chicken with the Combo Chapin for just a dollar more. There are also chicken flautas, burritos and more and everything is around $8.
Motz’s Burgers isn’t the only place to get delicious sliders on the cheap. Green Dot Stables is a staple of Corktown and $2-3 sliders litter the flavorful menu. Add to that $3 soups and draft beer and you’re in for the happiest of happy hours.
This street-food style eatery is sure to catch your eye with a colorful mural lining the outside walls. On the inside, you’ll find $7 footlong sandwiches. House salads and slaw ring in at $2.95 and specialty salads are just $4.99. Get chicken wings, tenders, breaded shrimp or fish & chips for just $7.99 each. While it’s not under $10, you can even buy a party pack of between 20 and 100 chicken wings that is still a bang for your buck.