Punch Bowl Social Detroit

3.9
273 reviews
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Punch Bowl Social cultivates an eclectic approach to the new concept of eat-ertainment. In a design-forward environment described as “dirty modern,” Punch Bowl Social effectively combines a diner-inspired scratch-kitchen, craft beverages, and classic parlor-style entertainment that will turn your date night into a shuffleboard showdown and your bowling buds into chicken ‘n’ waffle connoisseurs. #HeresToGoingOutRight
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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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3.9
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

terrible! We schedule a table for 11 people on here and got there and they said they cant do reservations over 6 on here! So we did not have a table! I had 11 people meet in Detroit with no where to go! What a terrible experience.

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ES
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Great drinks! Lots of activities and things to do. We had enjoyed the brunch and went back later in the night for some drinks. Would definitely recommend!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit slow and forgetful. He was very busy though so take that into account as well. Overall it was a lot of fun

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RJ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food and drinks were horrible, staff was not good. Games??? What games, they had bowling that was about it.

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NE
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server, Wayne, took very good care of our 7 person table. All is the staff were engaging and helpful. We had some technical difficulties with a bowling lane but the staff, again, were very accommodating to make the beat of the situation. Great energy!

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LI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Fun place to hang out before a show. Limited menu but hey, it’s kind of a bar scene.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot for a bite and drink before the game!
We enjoyed it

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shanice is a fantastic manager! The food was fantastic.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our first and last time there. Food was horrible. The place was dirty and our waitress was not nice. Do not waste your time or money there. McDonald’s has better food!!

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

My tables waitress was not the best. I understand that it as a Saturday night and all but we only had our waitress come up to our table 3 - 4 times throughout our entire time being seated. Drinks took atleast 20 - 30 mins to get to our table. I ordered a burger with TOMATO, and asked for ranch with my fries. When my food arrived my fries were cold, I had to ask for my ranch, and there was no tomato on my burger. I would have said something to the waitress but I didn't fee like waiting another half an hour to get warm food/correct items. Overall, I wasn't happy.

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GG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice pace between drinks, app and dinner. Staff is so friendly. Love the menu, just creative enough without being too weird. Big place, so on the noisier side, not for a quaint or romantic meal.

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TI
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I was really disappointed. The atmosphere and vibe are cool. The green chorizo fries are delicious. The duck confit huevos was soooooooooooooooooooo salty & sent it back and didn't get anything else. And I'm the type who salts everything. Wouldn't go back. $16 for a breakfast that was inedible.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The food wasn’t that great. The peanut fries were soggy and not as described. The atmosphere was nice and service fabulous. I might go again but wouldn’t recommend it to others.

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c
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raymond was a fantastic server. Everything exceeded our expectations!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The food was so very nasty

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L
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was terrible..food didn’t have taste..what’s the point of making reservations if you can just walk in and sit anywhere..service was terrible..

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

None of the beers on tap were available the entire 2 hours we spent there. Disappointing!

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LH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I really do like Punch Bowl, I just think it’s over priced for what it is.

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was very good. The alcohol milkshake was fantastic. There was a problem with the scoring on the lane we were bowling at but it didn’t negatively effect our enjoyment of the place. 😁

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NJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! The food was AMAZING! AND the adult cocktails were fun and creative! Love it, we will definitely be coming back!

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C
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We went to for brunch on a Saturday morning at approx. 10 a.m. We skipped the hotel breakfast as the menu at Punch bowl looked great. We were the only guests on the dinning side w/what looked like a lot of cooking staff standing around. The music was so loud we could not hear our waitress. We asked to be moved to quieter table or that the music be turned down. Waitress seemed offended about this, but the music was turned down to a manageable level. I hope the waitress was new as she did not know a lot about the menu or even the company.

They have an extensive cocktail list, which includes non-alcoholic drinks plus fresh juice, which was great. We ordered coffee w/Irish creme and a couple of juices. It took about 10 minutes for the coffee and 15 for the juices. Remember we were the only ones on this side of the restaurant. There was an issue with the juicer (I could see them working on it) so it was understandable that it took a while to get the juices.

Wife had Mushroom Biscuits 'N' Gravy and I had scrambled eggs, bacon, & potato crisps. They also provided two biscuits w/strawberry jam. The biscuits were not completly done and were doughy on the inside. Wife liked her meal except for the fact it was very greasy. Mine was also very greasy. I ended up using my napkin to remove grease from the bacon so that it was edible. I love bacon, so this was the first time I think I have ever done that even at home. Overall food/service was not worth the money. We will probably try dinner at some point and hopefully it will be better. However, I would skip Brunch/breakfast.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall awesome time!! Food was delish, the games were fun and all the staff was great

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PW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Drinks were very good. The impossible burger was overcooked. The fries are mediocre. The chicken and waffles were not very good, though the sauce that came with them was good. Maybe it needed more sauce. Our server was not good. We saw our food sitting in the window for a very long time before it came to our table.

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AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Date night dinner before the Opera was great. The food was amazing, the lobster bacon fries were A+, and the Chicken N' Waffles were incredible. Whoever thought that jalapenos, pecans, and maple syrup go together should win a prize. We didn't check out the bowling or arcade area, but it looked like a great time, and considering how good the drinks were as well it's no doubt a great spot to hang out with friends.

I would highly recommend, and I'll definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really fun place to get good food and play games with friends! Kids and family friendly during the early hours and would be a fun place to go out during evening hours. Highly recommend you try this place :-) left happy!

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RR
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific waitstaff, very good food. Eclectic feel and positive vibe, great for lunch!

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AP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raymond is one of the best servers I've ever had in a dining experience. Very personable and attentive!! Food and drinks were great.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Made a reservation for dinner before opera. Was within walking distance! Liked the options to make many dishes accommodate vegan diet. Food took a long time to get to table, but was very good. We did not try alcoholic drinks so cannot comment on that. We enjoyed our visit, waitress was very personable.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My parents and I came on a Sunday, two hours before a show at the Opera House. We had reservations through OpenTable and were seated right away.

The service was quite good. We had a newer server who was fairly knowledgeable about the menu and able to get answers quickly when she didn't know something.

Appetizers (Lobster Bacon Fries and Black-Eyed Pea Hummus) came out quickly and were very good. Unfortunately, the fries were missing a signature ingredient, the pork-belly bacon, which my parents did not realize until about halfway through the dish. Our server was quick to offer a replacement order or a side of bacon. They went with the side because they just wanted to taste it.

Two of our three meals (The Knockoff Burger and Impossible Burger) came out an appropriate amount of time later. The Knockoff was "good, nothing special" according to my Dad -- the onion rings were gross: soaked in grease, not crispy at all, and were sent back. The Impossible Burger was well-done/overdone, but I didn't mind it once buried in toppings & condiments. No complaints.

The third meal, Chicken 'N' Waffles, had not arrived for 5 minutes and we started to eat. 20 minutes later it was still not out and our server was helplessly standing by the kitchen window waiting for it (we could see her). About 30-40 minutes later, the meal was still not ready. The manager on duty was fully engaged and could offer no explanation about the situation and declared it simply, "unacceptable". We agreed and she offered to remove some items from the bill. By now, we had to leave for the show. As we were signing the subsidized check, the Chicken 'N' Waffles arrived in the requested to-go container, so I cannot review the quality of that item.

Overall, the customer service was quite good -- fast, friendly, and accommodating. But the quality of the food and the organization/management of the kitchen left much to be desired for the highly competitive location (Downtown Detroit) and any price point.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Service was poor, food was cold....

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KB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were celebrating a 3year old birthday and had a newborn. We requested a booth and was told the only one available was right next to the front door. There was an entire section of booths not being used.

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JK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We picked Punch Bowl Social for my daughter's 16th birthday and it was a success. The food was amazing and they did their best to make sure we had what we needed. They even worked with me to provide a birthday dessert for her. We all had a great time playing video games and just enjoying the night.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phantom of the Opera

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a social dinner with work friends!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was non-existent at first. Once we had a waiter he did a good job with drinks, however our food was extremely slow coming out. We had an 11:15 reservation leaving us plenty of time before our show at 1pm, yet we were extremely rushed once our food came and barely made it in time before the play started. Not an ideal dining experience to say the least.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food! Especially all the gluten free options!!!

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very fun atmosphere with attentive and kind waitstaff.

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RA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We ordered the lobster bacon fries as a starter for the table. The waitress walked away and brought it right back which seemed impossibly fast. The dish was cold and soggy. We sent it back for another, which took much longer. The food overall was mediocre. Several activities regarding a bar atmosphere.

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CN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, very attentive wait staff, and very easy to get a reservation

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KN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I called for reservations they told me they could Not take reservations so I did it online when I call today because I was wondering what the thousand points meant the young lady told me she didn't know what it meant and I asked her about my reservations she told me take it by chance they can't take one day reservations. I explained to her I did it online and she blew me off. the server was sloppy he forgot our food he forgot our silverware the food was okay we had to wait a long time because they kept forgetting the food and the waiter stood there until we gave him his tips.

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