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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Ferndale

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Ferndale? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Ferndale.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Howe's Bayou

Creole, $$, FerndaleCreole, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best American in Detroit

    City Seeker
  • Detroit Metro Times, 2016

    Best Cajun in Oakland County

    Detroit Metro Times, 2016

Otus Supply

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Voyager

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Detroit Metro Times, 2018

    Best Seafood

    Detroit Metro Times, 2018
  • Thrillist, 2021

    Everywhere You Need to Eat in Detroit Right Now

    Thrillist, 2021

Papa's Drive thru

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

The Corner Grill, Bar Game Room

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

J's Penalty Box

American, $, FerndaleAmerican, $Ferndale
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Detroit Fleat

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Public House

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Earl's Diner

American, $, FerndaleAmerican, $Ferndale
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Sam's Ferndale Grill

American, $, FerndaleAmerican, $Ferndale
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Red Olive Restaurant

American, $, FerndaleAmerican, $Ferndale
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

The Emory

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Mabel Gray

American, $$$, Hazel ParkAmerican, $$$Hazel Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat and Drink in Hazel Park

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2022

    The Mood Is Just Right at These Romantic Detroit Restaurants

    Eater, 2022

Pik Nik Basket

New American, $$, Oak ParkNew American, $$Oak Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Smoky's Cigar Bar & Bistro

American, $$, Royal OakAmerican, $$Royal Oak
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 11294 Ferndale restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Ferndale restaurant reviews, and 792 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater and Thrillist had to say – and applied our boam magic. These spots have been featured in Eater - The Mood Is Just Right at These Romantic Detroit Restaurants, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Hazel Park and Thrillist - Everywhere You Need to Eat in Detroit Right Now. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Ferndale are Voyager, Otus Supply, and Papa's Drive thru.

Voyager, Otus Supply, and Papa's Drive thru are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Ferndale.

Voyager and Otus Supply are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Ferndale.

Voyager, Otus Supply, and Papa's Drive thru are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Ferndale.

Voyager, Otus Supply, and The Corner Grill, Bar Game Room are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Ferndale.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita with your grilled burger

    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Pair heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    For an elevated experience, pair your heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • The ideal drink pairing for fried chicken

    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

Did you know?

  • The Seymour Wisconsin Annual Hamburger Festival

    If you’re a big fan of American, then you should definitely consider visiting the Seymour Wisconsin Annual Hamburger Festivale in Wisconsin, The United States

  • A belly full of hot dog

    Joey Chestnut set a new world record by eating the most hot dog at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 75 hot dogs.

  • A classic meal

    Have you ever had a tasty hamburger? Well it’s an absolute classic in The United States!

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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