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Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant

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511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201-1219
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose TJ as our meeting spot for a day of sightseeing and reminiscing. Kyle did a great job with the Bloody Mary's. Atmosphere was laid back and crowd small for this early Saturday afternoon. It provided us what we needed. Did not order any food so no comment on that. Private parking across the street very convenient.

Thank TandS1740
Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perennial favorite - every time I go - like TODAY I always say 'We must come here more often!" We had a larger group (10+) The service was excellent! PRAISE for Casandra C. And the variety --- so good. People really had to wean down the list of options. DON'T SKIP dessert! Portions are very generous -... More 

Thank Terese B
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170 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was pretty cool and it was very crowded so they must be doing something right. I think most people must go there for the beer because the food was not good at all.

Thank ned4me
Saint Clair, Michigan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very comfortable interior! Interesting decor! Food options had great variety! Food was excellent, and fairly modest for a sit down "nice" restaurant! Waiter was very friendly and accommodating. We will go back!

Thank Steve D
Oakland County, Michigan
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206 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were interested in going here due to it being the first brew-pub in Michigan. We both ordered the House Brewed Doppelbock Braised Beef Brisket Panini and a flight of beer. Sandwich was pretty good, the beer was ok at best. Very cool atmosphere though. Won't be back, but glad we checked it out.

Thank dmacnmi
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191 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traffic Jam served as the favorite watering hole for my mom, her brothers, and cousins. She hadn't been there in years, but we decided to lunch last winter and it was wonderful! Friendly staff and hearty eats!

Thank Lisa M
Plymouth, Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at TJ's based on the recommendation of a family friend. Food was great. Service not so good, not very attentive.

Thank TerryHaggerty1965
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited here several times over the past two years. Always great service, food, and pricing. Both lunch and dinner.

Thank Frank C
Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a good standby for 30+ years. Good beer, Cheese, and menu items. Bring back the Pita Tostada, and the Mr Natural Crepe please.

Thank kronosb
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The service was not very good at all. Someone in our party ordered a steak and they brought pasta. This happened to the hungriest person in our group:-) Then the waiter blamed it on poor communication, INDEED... Another person in our group ordered salmon and it had bones in it. Then when asked if the fillet salmon was suppose to... More 

Thank veronica j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201-1219
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 313-831-9470

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