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Hudson Cafe

) #8 of 995 Restaurants in Detroit $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2006
+1 313-237-1000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2006
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11 - 20 of 353 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my girlfriends and was very disappointed to say the least. First off i thought that the look of the restaurant was boring. It reminded me of an outdated restaurant, with a cafeteria vibe. I ordered voodoo Benedict that looked completely unappetizing....More

Thank irinad513
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait an hour (originally told 45 minutes) at 2pm on Saturday. The food was good, but not amazing. Some things seemed to be rich just for the sake of being rich. Cheesy grits just had cheese melted on it. Maybe my expectations were...More

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful vegetable crepes and portabella on ciabata sandwich. They don't have a bar, but do serve a few brunch-type drinks made with a prosecco split. Service was excellent.

Thank sfpaula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredibly creative menu, excellent service, great location in Detroit's resurgent downtown. This place is no longer a secret, so get here early to get a table.

Thank Viva_la_Spartans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time patron, expect to be a repeat visitor. I live 56 miles from here, but stay in Detroit a few nights a month, so experiencing downtown is an adventure. Wanted to get there early because we heard it would be tough to get in....More

Thank Mwindaji19
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a downtown hotel and asked the staff at the hotel Where is a good place to eat and they recommended Hudson Cafe. Anytime the locals recommend a place it's usually good. It was a few blocks away. It is very busy so...More

Thank Picky_1_Traveller
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Get there early or you may have a wait, but that's ok because it's well worth it. While you're waiting you can shop next door at Nike store or a few buildings down at Under Armour. The Hudson Cafe has great tasting, fresh food. Gluten...More

Thank Vrj8789
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Amazing chicken and waffles, nutella crepes, and omelets. Got there about 9:30am and had no trouble being seated, busy by the time we left around 10:45am.

Thank Tish M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The secret is out...and the wait on a weekend morning approached an hour and a half. Did a little shopping at Nike next door and the table was eventually ready. Breakfast staples done right. Good efficient service. It's our go to on the way out...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Reviews said worth standing in line- caught my attention. We wanted a filling breakfast to hold us until a Tiger game at 1:05pm. No line out the door, but a 45 minute wait. The very courteous staff suggested ordering from take out. We ate our...More

Thank Sagitarious
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Stacey G
12 August 2017|
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Response from Christopher F | Reviewed this property |
There is a garage that is a block away that the restaurant will validate the ticket for free place to park with no hassle. there is also street parking at meters
Cecilia P
14 June 2017|
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Response from Michael V | Reviewed this property |
No reservations taken....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2006
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-237-1000
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