Fuel Up at a Gas Station Restaurant in the D

By: Amber Ogden | July 31, 2015

Picture the following scenario: it’s a Friday night, you pick your date up and cruise over to the gas station. But you’re not just fueling up before your night out. You’re there for dinner.

No, you’re not about to chow down on taquitos. You’re dining in style, at one of Metro Detroit’s gas station restaurants. Before you judge a book by its cover, read on for the tasty options.

Las Cazuelas Grill in Detroit is found inside a BP gas station. The menu contains fresh, authentic Mexican favorites, and the restaurant opens for breakfast at 6 a.m. For dinner, try the ground beef or marinated chicken Flautas, Chicken Milanesa (breaded, fried and topped with cheese) or Shrimp Tacos.

Friday’s daily special is two Cazuela tacos (deep fried and rolled with ground beef or marinated chicken), served with rice and beans.

Mr. Kabob of Berkley was recently named in America’s top 13 gas station restaurants by Thrillist. Located inside a Sunoco gas station, Mr. Kabob has been serving up Mediterranean dishes for a dozen years.

Order the Falafel pita wrap, the Mr. Kabob Platter (one beef kabob, one chicken kabob and one beef kafta) or Sautéed Shrimp (basted with olive oil, lemon and mushroom).

Shawarma Palace in Livonia is also inside a Sunoco gas station. Go for the Tawook sandwich (chicken with garlic sauce and pickles), Lamb Grape Leaf sandwich (with hummus and pickles on pita) or Vegetarian Man’oushi (oregano sesame bread with feta cheese and tomatoes).

Don’t forget to save room for dessert! There’s Baklava on the menu.

Dhaba Indian Kitchen of Northville uses hand-ground Indian spices in its dishes. Located inside of a BP gas station, the dinner menu includes appetizers, chef specialties and entrees. Try the Butter Chicken (with a creamy tomato and onion sauce, full of herbs and spices) or Shrimp Curry.

Rice dishes, vegetarian entrees and baked breads (such as naan and Paneer Kulcha) are also on the menu.

When searching for somewhere to dine out this weekend, look no further than a few steps away from where you’re fueling up at the pump!