Red Crown

4.3
176 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
Red Crown is an Americana restaurant with a Motor City twist. While known for our in-house smoked meats and burgers, we offer a wide variety of options including seafood and salads. Our focus is on made-from-scratch product, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Our meats are hormone and antibiotic free, and our seafood is sustainably caught. Come check out our gas station turned restaurant!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Bar
Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(313) 822-3700
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michael P. Keys
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Catering
We are happy to accommodate Off-Site Catering up to 4000 people. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to your event to ensure proper execution.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Beaconsfield
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Parking Details
We have a private lot with limited spaces, but there is ample street parking in the surrounding neighborhood, as well as municipal lots.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Reviews from verified diners
176 reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
52%
Very Good
34%
Good
13%
Fair
0%
Poor
2%
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great time. Loved the Brussel sprouts.

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LA
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We had a great dinner at Red Crown. Our server was informative and attentive. The drinks lists seem to have something for everyone and we enjoyed our cocktails and beer. The cheese with the pretzels was amazing. We also had the burnt ends appetizer. They were more like hunks of meat than actual burnt ends I've had elsewhere, but I can't complain since they still tasted good. Our meals were very good, and the sides almost outshone the main dish.
It was kind of loud inside, especially since place wasn't packed when we were there. We thought they could use some sound deadening, but this isn't something that would keep us from coming back.
The patio looked large and comfortable, but it was so hot we ate inside. I'd like to come back and eat outside.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Today. There food was not up to my standards

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AJ
3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Food and ambiance are good. Have eaten there before. One caveat, I don’t like when the wait staff brings the bill barely after finishing eating. It makes you feel pushed out. No coffee, another drink, dessert?

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RG
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very enjoyable evening the food was great, and the drinks were also great,

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LS
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Amazing. Always amazing. We recently relocated here from NY and had been so spoiled w/ abundant options for incredible food at every corner...and here is this gem...not too far from home. There is fusion all over the menu. I’m a vegan, so there are a great many options for me. Love love the black bean burger w/ Brussels sprout side. ❤️ A new favorite for certain...

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DJ
3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Very slow service.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Timing on meals were aweful. Two meals delivered, five minutes later the other two were delivered. One side delivered after check was presented.

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SY
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Enjoyed dinner, meeting with up with friends for a social night out. The Trolley makes this destination very convenient.

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CB
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great outdoor patio and I can bring my pup! Thanks

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great pulled pork, braised greens and brussels sprouts with bacon and marcona almonds. Good service. A bit chilly inside but it was a chilly evening.

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MB
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The BBQ was average at best. I feel like it could be sooo much better. Service wasnt great. The place was almost full, so I am guessing they were slightly understaffed. Tables are really close together. Just not reaching its full potential.

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T
3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Tried this cute, quaint barbecue restaurant out for a casual date night! Food had good flavor. If you’re really into cornbread and classic bbq sides, this may disappoint. Mac and cheese was basic, mashed potatoes were nice and buttery, cornbread was served as the tiniest mini muffin I’ve ever seen. Cute, but not super flavorful or special. This is definitely a neighborhood/local place where people seem to know each other. It was nice to try something different.

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B
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very nice. Good food! Good service! Good local restaurant for family.

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T
4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This is a fun restaurant with a lot of atmosphere located in an old service station. Menu is bbq based. The evening we visited, we had the best service. Our server was very attentive returning often to inquire to our needs. She took the time to answer all of our questions regarding menu items providing recommendations on both drinks and food. Standout menu items were the appetizer prawns, spare ribs and the seasonal meatloaf entrée. We were disappointed with the pulled pork entrée. Being a bbq joint, this should be one of their standout items. It was not. The pulled pork was served already sauced which prevents you from trying their house sauces. It reminded me of the pulled pork you buy in the foil trays from Sams Club. Not that there's anything wrong with the Sams Club pulled pork, I just expect pulled pork from a bbq joint to be better. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience and I would definitely visit again.

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m
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great brunch great service

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OT
4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our server was great and the food was tasty, but the meat in my sandwich was lukewarm at best, which detracted from the experience. Our apps were piping hot though.

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AD
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We love Red Crown. It's a great addition to the West Park area. You're almost guaranteed to run into someone you know, giving it that feel-good "Cheers" environment, but with amazing food and fun cocktails. The draft selection is great, too. Overall we give Red Crown 2 thumbs up!

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JW
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It's a very nice place to eat. Just a bit pricey for everyday dinning. Service was wonderful.

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EH
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Love red crown, love taking my kids there. Crayons on the table cloth! And great kid meals.

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BC
5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Not your usual restaurant menu. Lots of interesting entrees offered. The calamari was excellent. Our entrees were generous portions and delicious. The service was quite good and the prices were very reasonable. I will definitely be back and will bring more friends.

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SJ
3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great atmosphere. I had fish and chips . Fish was heavily battered . Not my thing. Fries are awesome ! Another friend had brisket. Was a little tough for brisket. Other friends had salmon and steak . Both very good. Pretzels and pimento cheese awesome ! I would go back ,but order something different.

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SP
4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a nice time for my wife's birthday. We all enjoyed our food. We had ribs, brisket, wings, and salmon. All good.

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DL
4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I had read some reviews that were both pro and con about Red Crown so I wasn't 100% sure this was the place to try. Overall, the experience was quite positive. The Mule drinks were terrific. The Duck Tots and Fried Pickles were delicious, and the Burnt ends and the Chicken Wings all were very good. My friend ordered the brisket and it disappeared very quickly, so I would say that was a positive. I liked the ambiance being in an old gas station. It was a bit drafty by the front windows, but after my second cocktail, I didn't notice it as much! Was it outstanding? Maybe not, but there is certainly enough solid choices on the menu and the service was welcoming enough, that I would return.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I loved this restaurant- a very fun atmosphere. The food is exceptional. The one thing I didn't like was how tight the seating is but considering it's an old gas station , the seating is expected. Looking forward to going there when we can sit outside.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a great time celebrating my grandfathers 92nd birthday here! Bridgette was an awesome waitress and the food was incredible. My husband got the chicken and waffles and love it. I got the grits. They were really rice and totally delicious! The bottomless mimosas were awesome too.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great atmosphere, service and food. We will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was ok ordered the pretzel appetizer and pretzels were ice cold. Didn't make a big deal about it . I ordered baby back ribs and they came out just like they came out of the freezer. I sent those back and they warmed them but by then my wife was almost done with her brisket which also came out luke warm. Sides were all great and it's a cool place but kitchen needs some help

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OT
2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was not great. Kept having to remind waiter about everything. Ribs were very tough. Other bbq items just ok. Sides were very good though. Tables are very close together and small.

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OT
3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Good food service was not the greatest.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Too expensive

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OT
5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Red Crown is my favorite restaurant in the Pointes. The food is always delicious and it's a fun atmosphere. Hands down, best mac and cheese anywhere!

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M
2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

My mom and I came here after she saw a food story on Fox 2 highlighting your "Shrimp and Grits". I am African American and I have grown up on southern cuisine. You list this under "Southern" fare, however you served us COLD, cocktail shrimp on top of a really strange concoction of grits and red sauce. It looked and smelled disgusting. It was literally cocktail shrimp - w/ one lone shrimp with a single char mark as if it was attempted to be grilled. We obviously complained to our server who offered us a new meal. The server was clueless, however the manager agreed it was not cooked properly. Only because we were starving and already there; we both ordered new meals. I honestly think you all need to remove this from the menu - it is an embarrassing attempt at southern cuisine. Further, the Det News was also there covering a story and asked our opinion and I was honest stating that the beer, muffins, chili and Burger I ordered all more than made up for the awful "Shrimp & Grits", boasted as your specialty dish.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Our server was great! She went the extra mile to accommodate our grandson. Food was delicious. Will definitely eat here again.

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AN
5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a nice restaurant with a little bit for everyone. We were celebrating a family member's success in a choir performance, which included a few seniors. Everyone enjoyed it and mentioned that they would like to return.

I have not had a bad or even marginal experience yet! Keep up the great work and great food!

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OT
5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Nice and not too busy. Service was a little slow, but not terrible.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food has been better in the past. Brisket was too tough.

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MB
4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. Everyone enjoyed meal. 4 different dishes. Great desserts. Only problem was it was very cold near glass doors.

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S
3.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Have eaten here few times in the past. Food and service has gone downhill over past year. Apparently others also agree. We used to come here for lunch and it would be packed. This time, only 2 other tables were occupied.

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OT
4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Very much enjoyed our meal. It is a bit crowded with small tables, but love the ambiance and the food otherwise.

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