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Mercury Burger and Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1304
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Second time visiting Mercury. Our table had a burger with cheese inside and out. Chicken sandwich, fries and tader tots. All were very good, deserts were very good.

Thank 347fredericks
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to the Mercury several times, and am always impressed at both the service and the food. Situated on the historic cobblestone streets of the newly flourishing Corktown district of Detroit, the Mercury Burger and Bar is a blast from the past, with a foot in the future! Highly recommended! (And don't forget to check out the renovations going... More 

Thank Paul E
Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$48 bucks for two burgers, onion rings, a beer, and a shake! The onion rings were OK, should have been cooked a little longer to make them crispy. My son thought they were good. The burgers lacked flavor. They looked like frozen, pre-formed, heavily processed ground meat with who knows what else in them. I was expecting a freshly ground,... More 

1 Thank thomasssmith1
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I've had burgers and even a fried bologna sandwich at the Mercury Bar and every one was perfect. I've been there with couples, alone with my wife, and I've had my kids with me, too. Each time was just as good as it could be. Very impressed and will keep coming back.

Thank ZippyZZZ
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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114 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Burgers are great. Lots of gourmet styles to choose from. I have also tried the fried bologna sandwich, the whitefish sandwich, poutine tots, and fries. All were tasty. The only downfall is that THIS FOOD IS SO HEAVY. I feel like a fat @$$ when I leave. Perhaps my tastebuds have evolved in my old age, but I no longer... More 

Thank rbaar47
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The burgers and fries are standard fare, but the chocolate shakes are some of the best around. I would recommend Slows BBQ across the street for lunch/dinner and then running here for a shake.

Thank Rheinjack
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Dinner on the way to catch a train to Chicago. Had heard lots of great things about this place and it was all true. Excellent bacon burger and huge side of fries. Burger cooked as ordered. All ingredients fresh and well-presented.

Thank Rick C
Oakville, Canada
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233 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I came here on a Wednesday evening with a couple of friends. For appetizers, we ordered the highly acclaimed garlic fries, chili cheese fries, buffalo tots, onion rings and tater tachos. The garlic fries were disappointing. They tasted ordinary - just fries with chopped garlic. I don't get the hype about it. The other highly acclaimed buffalo tots was also... More 

Thank AKAshon
Livonia, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Good bar food in an section of Detroit that is turning around. Burgers were good as are all side dishes. Definitely will stop in again.

Thank Thumper12225
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great meal. There are no better burgers and loaded tots anywhere in Detroit. The staff is friendly and attentive. Well worth the wait to be seated.

Thank DTachar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 313-964-5000
A new restaurant/diner and bar in Corktown neighborhood. You can also find them at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercury-Burger-Bar/205657662829670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?