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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

While in town for a conference at the Cobo Center, a couple co-workers and I stumbled upon Blue Star when trying to find a good place for a quick lunch. At first I'll admit that we were extremely hesitant... The menu changes daily and food...is listed as "meals" none of the meals sounded great to any of us but as we got closer to the counter we realized that food was served cafeteria style so you could mix and match. I would suggest posting a board outside listing the mains and sides to really draw clients in. The day we went they had catfish, ribs, chicken wings, and soup as the mains. The sides were Mac n cheese, greens, and another choice which I can't write recall. There was also a selection of salads. Each meal was under $10 and included a slice of corn bread. The food was delicious! We all left full and content! I would definitely return to Blue Star in the future and encourage others to as well.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Stopped by here on a cold winter's day in December and man I was not disappointed. This place definitely had food to warm up my soul! The best was their ribs, cornbread and mac n cheese in Detroit are right here! The café though simple...was very clean. Plus the food wasn't expensive at all - it was quite cheap and tasty! Definitely fell in love with the mac n cheese! I highly recommend stopping by here if you're looking for a nice spot to have lunch in the city of motors and music!More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This place is nice little,hidden gem over near Cobo Hall. They carry a revolving menu of three main entrees daily, along with the option of two sides. The entrees range from seafood, pork, chicken and beef, which are usually all very good. The sides range...from a soup of the day to several warm and cold sides. I believe which are all made on site. If you do not care to feast on the ready made food, you can purchase Made-to-order salads and sandwiches, which are also excellent. With a beverage, you are looking at $10-12. Don't forget the complimentary piece of cornbread!More

Date of visit: October 2016
Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and location lunch specials $8.50 plus beverages. Variety was pulled bbq chicken Po Boys. Grilled chicken pit as, Mercian taco salad , catfish,and more!

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We went in for a late breakfast just before 11. Sat down, no one greeted us but people where behind the counter prepping food. After 10 minutes, we finally walked up and asked if we order at the counter or if they come to the...table, the man said we don't serve until 1130. No apology no greeting. So we walked out and across the street to Zoom and had a fantastic breakfastMore

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed June 9, 2015

Mmmm...cinnamon rolls. I love them all - but I've got a new fave. The Blue Star Cafe's Cinnamon Rolls are magnificent. These glorious bundles of delight are just the generous size you want on vacation (after all, calories just don't count then). They're served at...just the right warmth, and draped with just the right amount (not too little, not too much) of delectable icing. They have a generous dose of cinnamon and are sweet, soft and heavenly. Given the vacation calorie exemption, I had one each morning we were in Grand Haven. I had claimed I was going to have their must-have-been-equally-great yogurt/fruit/homemade granola parfait the next day, but I couldn't forsake the Blue Star Cafe Cinnamon Roll. This little café is colorfully decorated and jumping with customers, except for very early in the morning, according to my Early Bird DH. I think the only reason it’s not hopping then too is because of its mostly college-age clientele. On the non-cinnamon roll side was my DH’s breakfast, which included house-made Chorizo. Now, we hail from the desert. We’ve eaten Mexican food in several states, and of several stripes; too Americanized, incendiary New Mexico type, and plainer-but great fare. Honestly, we ate at no Mexican food restaurants while we were here, because I was convinced that they’d never be the caliber of “back home.” But my husband, connoisseur of all things spicy, just loved the Chorizo…right along with the rest of his dish. The coffee was splendid and the service was lightning-quick, despite the café’s being filled to the rafters with vacationers and locals alike. Remember that if you’re there after very early morning, you will wait, and they don't have a big indoor waiting area. But I’ll bet even in the winter, the locals bundle up and wait patiently outside. To do otherwise would mean not eating at the Blue Star Café. And that’s just not a viable option.More

Date of visit: June 2015
Reviewed December 5, 2014

Blue Star Café is one of my favorite spots to have lunch which some times turns into dinner as they are quite heavy handed. The staff are very attentive. Thursday's menu--soul food! You can't go wrong on any day at Blue Star. Let them know...Rose sent ya!More

Date of visit: December 2014
Reviewed July 4, 2014

There was no server to take our order, the staff was in the kitchen at the back of the room and we had to ask for service. We had to get up and go to the counter for the menu, the coffee, the napkins and...plastic flatware and get the butter and cream out of a refrigerator. The food was OK and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: June 2014
Reviewed June 24, 2014

chicken curry with rice was thick and reminded me of the sauce my mom and grandmom used in their chicken and dumplings but a smidge spicier. But not too spicy. I also had sauteed zucchini and squash and steamed carrots. the veggies were well flavored...and not cooked to pieces.More

Date of visit: June 2014
Reviewed June 20, 2014

During a visit to Detroit, I discovered this gem, a couple of blocks from Cobo Center. Good home style food, all priced at $7.50 for lunch which includes an entree, two sides, and cornbread. The menu changes daily. Seating is limited, but take-out is available...(and generous). Only open for breakfast and lunch, Mon-Fri. If you're in town for a conference, you need to try this place!More

Date of visit: June 2014
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