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“Hanging out with locals” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Honest John's Bar & Grill - Selden St.

Honest John's Bar & Grill - Selden St.
Ranked #111 of 1,093 Restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Michigan
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1 review
“Hanging out with locals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Only place open in the Cass Corridor area on New Years Day, so it was packed. Being close to Wayne State University it was filled with mostly younger people and the vibe was a hip, eclectic, place that people meet and socialize. They have huge booths, which prompted the waitress to ask a couple just seated (after a 20 minute wait) if we could share... it was great to meet some new people and get acquainted with a few regulars.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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391 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood place for breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Reliable, always good breakfast. The Special is a great value. Everything is always prepared as requested. Good coffee. Friendly vibe. I have been many times over the last several years, and plan to continue. Great place to read the Sunday paper over a leisurely breakfast.

Visited November 2012
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Lviv, Ukraine
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Friends get together place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Great choice of beers on tap, AWESOME food for reasonable price, super hospitable staff, nice atmosphere. You can also write or draw whatever you feel like everywhere lin a restroom :)

Visited November 2012
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Thank YuliyaMatsekh
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Traverse City
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Classic Detroit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Good bar food and friendly atmosphere.
It's a classic Detroit bar with a classic graffiti-filled bathroom.
Seems like every soup is good here too.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joe4075
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“My Favorite Spot in Detroit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I've been going here for years and love it. They have my favorite beers on draft, surprisingly decent food, and secure parking. I like that you can sit and see some of the ruins of Detroit, but feel completely safe and secure inside. Just my luck, it seems to be undergoing a renaissance as it used to be dead on the weekends and has been quite busy the last couple of times I've been in. I always like taking out-of-towners here. Oh, and brunch is surprisingly good too.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank drewmangroup
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