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Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
313-237-1000
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Today
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
FANTASTIC!!!

Took about 30 minutes to get seated but it was worth the wait. Our server was great and the food was awesome. Warning: You only need a half order of their pancakes. They are huge!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Tee D
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Took about 30 minutes to get seated but it was worth the wait. Our server was great and the food was awesome. Warning: You only need a half order of their pancakes. They are huge!

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Annandale, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a robust breakfast to get your day started (and to allow you skip lunch), then this is the place for you. Huge portions. Reasonably priced. nothing special in terms of decor or service.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

breakfast at the Hudson Cafe was worth the stop. The portions were huge ( you can ask for half- portions, but they don't advertise it). We chose standard fare-- French toast and blueberry pancakes and both were delicious. Bring your appetite.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Got right in, was excited to try the voodoo benedict. I opted for the shrimp n cheesy grits for my side. It was like microwaved shrimp on top of plain grits with a layer of half melted shredded cheese. Not what I was expecting for cheesy grits. The cheese was an afterthought so the grits were just plain old grits.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Everything on the menu is under $15 and worth every penny. The quality of food is 12 out of 10, the portions are huge. You can't go wrong here. Recommends; chicken & waffles, any of the french toasts, SIDE OF WAFFLE FRIES Our waiter was amazing and made us feel very welcomed, havent had service like that in a while.... More 

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Washington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday morning with 10 people. Got in without a wait at 9:15. Coffee was the BEST. Our waitress gave great feedback when we asked for suggestions. I ordered Huevos Rancheros and she recommended I add chorizo - was one of the best I've ever had. By the time we were done, the place was packed with a... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Mmmmmmm. Mmmmmmm. Yummmmm. Wow! Monte cristo? Red velvet pancakes? Great coffee? And graffiti on the walls? Everything from the service to the food was amazing. Eat here if you can! Pace yourself, the servings are generous! Yummmmm!!

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was our first trip to The Hudson Café, downtown Detroit across from the site of the Former Hudson's Department Store. I had the Very Berry Banana Filled French Toast. It was really yummy and very filling and their bacon was the best of the best bacon flavor. Our table also had an huge omelet, a burger and the Monte... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

French toast was amazing! Fast and friendly service too! Surprisingly busy for an early Sunday. Detroit is definitely coming back.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of my favorite places in the US. I love the huevos rancheros. The very berry french toast is always a favorite for the girls, and the crepes rock. Great atmosphere, and the food is excellent for a breakfast place! Just plan to wait for a while on the weekends - I'm not the only one who knows about it.

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Additional Information about Hudson Cafe

Address: 1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Phone Number: 313-237-1000
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 313-237-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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