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Address: 20510 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221-1348
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+1 313-345-6300
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Best Soul Food in Detroit

Known as the oldest jazz club in the world. Amazing little joint. Intimate space with live jazz and fantastic food. The staff are super friendly and make you feel like a VIP... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Rosita M
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Known as the oldest jazz club in the world. Amazing little joint. Intimate space with live jazz and fantastic food. The staff are super friendly and make you feel like a VIP. Love, love, love their food, which keeps me coming back.

1 Thank Rosita M
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

There was a nice jazz trio playing on the evening of my visit to Baker's. However, the service was absolutely horrible my food took over an hour and when I received my food, it was not what I had ordered. The Waitress never put my order in and accidentally served me someone else's food. Management came to our table and... More 

1 Thank Abigail W
Washington, Michigan
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212 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is Detroit music history right here - so many greats have played at Baker's! The soul food is good, the service is fine, the parking is secure - don't let the area deter you - I've been lots & it's fine. But do go for the live music - it's awesome! We always go early & get a nice... More 

1 Thank dalrutz
Rochester, Michigan
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The location was a little scary with all the torn down buildings and tall fenced lots around. It is not very easy to find the place or a parking spot and don't have very high expectations of the place. Slow service, food is very average and drinks not very good but music is good. So eat, drink and go for... More 

Thank M E
Detroit, MI
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The music was wonderful! The food was good, although we waited an hour for it. The waitress said that is typical wait time on the weekend. The drinks however must have been made from the cheapest liquor on the face of the earth. My guests and I came to the conclusion that it must have been homemade moonshine. We had... More 

3 Thank DKW14
la mesa
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

really, i wouldn't likely be a regular; but a visit to the oldest continually running jazz club in the world is just something anyone who likes jazz needs to do. we had overly sweet/syrupy drinks that were ridiculously priced, but that was all part of the experience too!

2 Thank markoestreicher
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Music was great, food was mediocre. Very disappointed in the way this place was run. When we called in reservations, they say there was a $10 cover, when we got there, they said it was $15. Tables were too small. Five in our party and we almost were stacking plates on top of each others to eat. Won't be back.

4 Thank Brenda W
Reno, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My 2 adult sons surprised me with a trip to Detroit specifically to take in the Jazz clubs and Hitsville USA. We reserved a table at Baker's the night they were having a live local Latin Jazz band not knowing anything about them We sat right next to the piano player and he was very friendly and gave us a... More 

3 Thank Ron A
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I love this place. A bit small but the food is deliciously prepared and the live entertainment is JAZZ. OMG, the MAC & CHEESE, COLLARD GREENS, YAMS and FISH was delicious. REAL FRESH SOUL FOOD.

3 Thank Lisa J
Akron, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Husband took me here for my birthday. We are from Ohio and this place was wonderful. Intimate and cozy with great view of the band. The service was on point. Food was hot and delicious and there was plenty of it. The only down side was the door-man--not inviting or welcoming at all--actually pretty cocky. I'm sooooo glad we didn't... More 

2 Thank tharrisrn723

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