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511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201-1219
+1 313-831-9470
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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Waterford, Wisconsin
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beer was tasty unique. Food was OK . Bourbon Street Jambayla pasta dish great sauce but sparse shrimp and sausage which was cut thin. Kids chicken strips no flavor of batter- crispy but needed seasoning. We should have asked for sauce to dip them into did not come with dish. Clown ice cream dessert a failure! Melting ice cream with... More 

Thank jalainern
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place looks rustic cool and is cosy, menu looks really good and the food tastes good but isn't spectacular. Wait staff weren't that great, seemed to be a bit forgetful or absentminded

Thank Louise K
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent and I love the diversity and originality of the menu! Very reasonable priced for quality food. Portions are generous and everything we tasted was really good (and we were 5!). I love the homemade poppy seed bread they serve, it is so fresh and fluff,y my only disappointment was that they didn't sell any for take... More 

Thank Canadastealady
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traffic Jams once was one of my favorite restaurants in Detroit. My past four visits have been disappointing. The service has gone downhill. Food was delivered sporadically and some of our order never came at all. When I mentioned that my father did not receive his side salad the server replied, “there was no charge for it anyway." He did... More 

Thank Christine B
Milford, Michigan
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306 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop into the Traffic Jam for a drink after shopping next-door at Shinola Detroit. Great people (all three bartenders were awesome) and a unique atmosphere. Many homemade elements, even in the drinks. If you're in the area, definitely worth a visit.

Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friend suggested this place because she is a regular customer. It was easy to get to and there was free parking in the lot across the street. The staff was attentive and the food was good. 2 of us had the fish and chips. The 2 fillets were big, but not very tasty, a little bland. The large fries... More 

Thank Eileen S
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here before a show at the Fisher theatre on a Friday night. It was about a 5 minute drive away. Parking situation was nice and secure with a few other restaurants around. The atmosphere inside was very cool with lots of room and not noisy or claustrophobic at all. The food was just OK.... More 

Thank Lingernation
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

The Traffic Jam is by far my family's favorite restaurant in Detroit. Everything is served fresh and tastes delicious. The kids meals are very generous in size and come with ice cream. We stop here every time we go downtown.

Thank Ajdpistons
Brighton, Michigan
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138 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Met a party of about 12 colleagues here for lunch. Ample space in this unique building, but the food was so-so. I ordered a fish sandwich which arrived just about warm, and we had to keep asking the waitress for side orders, ketchup, etc. (the restaurant was not that busy at the time). If they could up the quality -... More 

Thank Alicia B
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

First of all, the parking situation and the wait staff are top notch. Safe and secure parking directly across the street. No worries. Our waitress seemed to be a newbie but she was charming and polite and such a nice young lady. She did a great job. The food was interesting. My husband got a salad with his Canadian smelt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 313-831-9470

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