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Big Jim and Ryan are taking off every week for a Restaurant Road Trip – featuring some of the best local joints (that YOU pick out). Got a suggestion? email us by clicking here and of course scroll down to see the latest videos!

Week One:

2585 E Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti Michigan.

Gabriel’s has been serving passionate costumers since 1959. With a simple menu of Hoagies and Salads, Gabriel’s is a must stop if you are in the area.

Here is the video of Big Jim and Ryan trying one of Gabriel’s Cheesesteaks:


Week Two: 

31500 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 

Daly’s has been serving Metro Detroit for over fifty years. While the menu has grown to meet many tastes, they still feature some of your favorites, Dalyburgers, Dalydogs, Shakes and Ice Cream.


Week Three:

295 Oakwood Blvd. Detroit, MI

Gonella’s has been in business for over 75-years serving up some of the best Italian subs in Metro Detroit!

Week Four:


 34380 Harper Ave, Clinton Twp, MI 

London Fish and Chips is going on 20 years! Bob the owner is a great guy with an even better personality! The Fish is great and it is well worth a visit! Don’t forget to check out the awesome Rock Photos he has on the walls!

Restaurant Road Trip Week 4- London Fish and Chips

Week 4 of the Restaurant Road Trip sent us to London Fish and Chips in Clinton Township

Week Five:


280 N Main St, Plymouth, MI

@Bodescornedbeefhouse on Facebook

Dave bought Bode’s with intention to return it to it’s glory day, and that is exactly what he has done! The corned beef is piled up high and the breakfast is to die for! Make sure you tell them it’s your first time eating there as well, You’re welcome!

Restaurant Road Trip Week 5- Bode's Corned beef House

Big Jim and Ryan headed to downtown Plymouth for week 5 of the Restaurant Road Trip...This weeks stop was to Bode's Corned beef House!

Week Six:


 2990 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MI

The Polish Village Cafe has been around for over 40 years serving some of the best authentic Polish food in Michigan, Don’t forget to try the Duck Blood Soup and the City Chicken!

Restaurant Road Trip Week 6- Polish Village Cafe

Week 6 of the Restaurant Road Trip took Big Jim and Ryan to the Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck MI.

Week Seven:


1101 E Walton Blvd, Pontiac, MI

The Carnival Market has been serving up some of the best Mexican food in Metro Detroit for years as well as providing a full Mexican Market for all of your needs!

Week Eight:


 7200 River Rd, Marine City, MI

If you’re looking for amazing food with an even more amazing atmosphere then FoxFire is the place for you. Before and after you find something on their 13 page menu, make sure you take a look around!

Week Nine:


24545 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI

Dearborn Italian Bakery is one of those neighborhood spots that you hope will stick around for ever! From the amazing breakfast pizza to their breath taking lasagna, this is a place you need to try out!

Week Ten:


 29028 N Campbell Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Irish Tavern of Madison Heights is one of those Irish pubs that you could spend all day at! From their great Irish beer selection to their great authentic Irish food, “IT” is the place to spend St. Patrick’s Day or any day at! Try the Irish fried steak, you won’t be disappointed!

Irish Tavern-Madison Heights-Restaurant Road Trip Week 10

For week 10 of the Restaurant Road Trip Big Jim and Ryan celebrated St. Patrick's Day by heading to Irish Tavern "IT" in Madison Heights to try out some Iris...

Week Eleven:


 1167 Oak St, Wyandotte, MI

The Oak Cafe is that neighborhood bar that everyone needs! From their great beer section to their amazing burgers, this place is a must visit! Don’t forget to try their Root Beer!

Week Twelve:


8500 Capital St, Oak Park, MI

Ernie’s Market has been a staple in the community for generations and what started out as a small neighborhood market, has turned into one of Metro Detroit’s best sandwich shop. Go for a sandwich and stay for Ernie!

Week Thirteen


 35660 Harper Ave, Clinton Twp, MI

@SlawDogzrestaurant on Facebook

Slaw Dogz has only been open for 19 months but they have already taken the city by storm with their amazing gourmet and southern style hotdogs. The Poor Boy is a must try!

Slaw Dogz Restaurant Road Trip Week 13

Week 13 of the Restaurant Road Trip took Big Jim and Ryan to Slaw Dogz in Clinton Twp...After a trip to the south the owners of Slaw Dogz decided to bring th...

Week Fourteen:

Tania’s Pizza 

 3204 Crooks Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073


This family owed pizza spot has everything you need from amazing pizza to beer and everything in between! The family is great and the pizza is some of the best in Metro Detroit! Don’t forget to get the garlic ranch!

Week Fifteen

Clyde’s Drive-In 

 178 US-2, St Ignace, MI 

Clyde’s Drive In on Facebook

If you are headed to the U.P. your first stop has to be Clyde’s Drive-In just over the bridge! This place has been around since the 70’s serving some of the best burgers north of the bridge! Make sure you try the shakes!

Week Sixteen:

Foggia’s Pizzeria

14795 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI

If you’re looking for some amazing pizza and a family atmosphere, then Foggia’s is the place for you! Jennifer from Foggia’s said “As soon as you walk in you are family”

Week Seventeen:

Jiang Nan Noodle House 

29222 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI

If you want some of the most authentic Chinese food in Michigan, you have to give Jiang Nan a try! From the hand pulled noodles to the employees everything and everyone is amazing, especially the owner Vicky!

Week Eighteen:

Red Hot’s Coney Island

 12 Victor St, Highland Park, MI

If you are looking for that neighborhood Coney spot with some of the best coney’s in Michigan than Red Hot’s is your place. From their secret chili to the amazing owners Red Hot’s is a must try!

Week Nineteen:

Shamrock Pub Utica

 7715 Auburn Rd, Utica, MI

Sitting right in downtown Utica, the Shamrock Pub is a great place to stop in and have a burger before catching a baseball game down the street. The Shamrock uses and real grill which allows for a great tasting and juicy burger! Don’t forget to try the Utica Chili and seasoned fries!

Week Twenty

Old School Deli

30860 Groesbeck Hwy, Roseville, MI

The Old School Deli is exactly what is sounds like! An old School Deli with great food from amazing biscuits and gravy to massive sandwiches!

Week 21

Smoke Street BBQ

424 N Main St, Milford, MI

Smoke Street On Facebook

If you are struggling to find good BBQ outside of the metro area, this is the place for you! Big Jim even called their Brisket “The best in Michigan”