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$10 - $15
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American, Bar, Pub
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

It may look like your average neighborhood bar/restaurant joint, but Anchor Bar is anything but! I wandered in with two friends on a Friday night, and was immediately greeted by the friendly staff and incredible aroma not to mention great signature drinks. The restaurant was...filling up quickly (it was almost 7:00 pm) but we managed to snag a table. We ordered the Big Nosh Totcho’s to share and followed that up with 2 Better Made Burgers. The Big Nosh Totcho’s were little bombs covered in yummy goodness, and the sauerkraut was robust but not overpowering. When our burgers arrived, our expectations continued to be exceeded. The burger was juicy, flavorful, and the chips just added the right amount of crispness. The toppings worked together beautifully. By the end of the meal we were planning our next visit. Exceptional food, great staff and very affordable what more could you ask for?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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iconiccollection, Marketing at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2020

Jennifer, thank you for your 5 stars & kind words! We are happy to see you enjoyed your experience with us. You can also visit us at any of our Iconic Collection locations for more great atmospheres, delicious food, and unique dining experiences. Arrive. Indulge....More

Reviewed January 21, 2020

Stopped in with 4 of my friends to watch the championship NFL football game. Had a blast. The Anchor Bar had more TVs in there then I could count. Our group loved that they even played the game overhead so we could hear play by...play. While watching the game we enjoyed their garbage can nachos. They were finger licking good! We also shared the crispy Brussels which were the best I have ever had. They had a great selection of beers on draft along with reasonable prices for pitchers of beer to share. Our server was very attentive and had a bubbly personality. Can’t wait to go back for Super Bowl Sunday!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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iconiccollection, Marketing at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thank you for your 5 stars & kind words! We are happy to see you enjoyed your experience with us. You can also visit us at any of our Iconic Collection locations for more fun games, great food, and unique dining experiences. Arrive. Indulge. Escape.

Reviewed January 20, 2020

Stopped in the Anchor Bar before the Red Wings game with a group of my friends. The staff was very attentive. The server mentioned to try the wings because of the 7 new sauces they offer. The Faygo BBQ Rock & Rye was my FAVORITE....Before we left we seen they had games in the front. So we decided how fun would it be to play a quick game of Jenga like the good old days. Perfect place to bring friends and family. Can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Visited Anchor Bar while I was in Detroit this past weekend. Wow, what a fun place. Popped in for a quick bite with friends and ended up staying for hours. Played games and spun the wheel of fun, got a discount on my food! Not...your average bar in Detroit. Food is creative and upscale but still comfort food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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iconiccollection, Marketing at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thank you for your 5 stars & kind words! We are happy to see you enjoyed your experience with us. You can also visit us at any of our Iconic Collection locations for more delicious food, fun games, and unique dining experiences. Arrive. Indulge. Escape.

Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Great, newly remodeled “hole in the wall”. Excellent burgers and friendly service! Makeda was fantastic!! Restaurant is clean and right on the “People Mover” track (Fort-Cass Station).More

Date of visit: September 2019
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iconiccollection, Owner at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019

Thank you for your 5 stars & kind words! We love our Burgers too and we are happy to see you enjoyed your experience with us. You can also visit us at any of our Iconic Collection locations for more unique dining experiences. Arrive. Indulge....More

Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Great food good beer and still reasonable for Detroit. Totally would recommend for friends or family. Kids are welcome as well.

Date of visit: September 2019
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iconiccollection, Owner at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019

Tina, thank you for your 5 stars & kind words! We are happy to see you enjoyed your experience with us. You can also visit us at any of our Iconic Collection locations for more great food, beer, and unique dining experiences. Arrive. Indulge. Escape.

Reviewed July 27, 2019

First time at the Anchor since the Owners/Management. They removed booths for tables and basically took away any privacy. There was maybe 2 foot of space between tables. Sat at bar as it was better than setting at table. Had the grilled cheese with beef...bacon. Plenty of bacon but so tough and fatty that wasn't worth the effort. Why beef bacon? Left a greasy unpleasant coating on roof of mouth after meal. Service was great and efficient. Maybe if visit next time will choose other options for lunch. Asked for no chips with meal as I don't eat them but received them anyway.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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iconiccollection, Owner at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Gary, thank you for your feedback. We have addressed your concerns with our team and assure you we are always looking on ways to improve. We take pride in our location are happy to see you enjoyed it as well. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed June 10, 2019

Had only an hour for lunch and popped into the Anchor Bar for a quick bite. Staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. The menu is somewhat limited but the burgers were great. You can also get various sandwiches, salads, etc. Basic bar...fare. They had a nice selection of local craft beers on tap as well. I can see how spending an evening there watching sports or hanging with friends would be fun.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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iconiccollection, Owner at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Thank you for the 4 stars and kind words, Frederick. During your next visit, you should definitely try our infamous Tatchos! You can also visit us at any of our Iconic Collection locations for more friendly staff and excellent food. Arrive. Indulge. Escape.

Reviewed March 9, 2019

This bar offers bus rides to the games at the LCA ( not sure if there is a charge) Ordered some food while I was there got the Lafayette chicken sandwich, chicken strips & tonachoes.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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iconiccollection, Owner at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2019

Thank you Leticia for your rave review! We do offer specials for game days. Stay on the lookout for our upcoming specials, Totcho Tuesdays are amazing! $3 shot and beer specials and $5 totchos! We look forward to seeing you soon at all of our...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019

the waitress was quick and prompt with the drinks, however we thought the food would never arrive. This was our third visit , and each was slow on getting our food but this time was beyond terrible.

Date of visit: March 2019
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iconiccollection, Owner at Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Larry, thank you for your feedback, as we use it to improve upon our business. We have shared your concerns with our staff. Visit us at any of our Iconic Collection locations for more unique experiences. Arrive. Indulge. Escape.

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Anchor Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5