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The Hudson Cafe - Detroit, Detroit, MI

The Hudson Cafe - Detroit

4.7
4.7
1586 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Hudson Cafe serves Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch in Downtown Detroit seven days a week!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 237-1000
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Parking details
    Validated parking is available at the 1001 Woordward lot. 1 block south of the restaurant. Entrance is on State street, next to Avalon Bakery, across from Under Armour.

What 1,586 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    American

  • Detroit

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit

    American

1,586 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With it being Mother’s Day, we did have to wait about an hour before being seated. We were fine because they kept us updated. Once we were seated, our waiter Phil took our orders, the food came out fast and hot. Everyone enjoyed their food. Our Mother’s Day was wonderful! We will definitely be going back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fine, bad waitress though unfortunately. My moms food wasn’t cooked as ordered, that wasn’t much of an issue but our waitress never showed back up to check on us. So we never got to send it back and that is what that issue was. I had a good latte and the espresso martini was delicious! Hopefully we can try again soon, again it was a waitress issue and not really the cafe itself.

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  3. StephG

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Bacon Jam crepe was fabulous!! And the Hudson salad was perfect - brought back old memories!!

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  4. GaryK

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not my first time here. Outstanding menu selections and great service!

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  5. Stephanie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was good a time, we always make reservation ahead of time.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible. We were seated 5 minutes before our reservation which was great. Our server rushed us slightly to order and asked us if we were ready twice within 4 minutes of being seated and my coffee cup was completely empty and has to be asked to refill, but other than that it was very nice and we will definitely be going again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    WAY too loud. Went there with 7 person work group to get to know each other and couldn't hear a word each other said. Will not go back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is AMAZING and the portions are more than generous. Just make sure to make a reservation beforehand as it gets real busy real quick - I mean would you expect anything less for a hidden gem such as this. Can recommend without hesitation - if you can't find something that sounds tasty to you then i guess you just don't like good food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic!! I will continue to let others know about The Hudson Cafe!!

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  10. DougW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very large portions and the food and drinks were excellent!

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  11. CristalC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. My favorite brunch location downtown for sweet or savory.

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  12. GregC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice waitress. Food was good. Way too noisy and we were pushed out of our table after 1 hour. Not worth going back.

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  13. courtneyb

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, she recommended the gf blueberry pancakes and was so right on how great they are.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an excellent time! Jade was our server and she was so nice & very helpful with selecting food options.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with a group of 18 for my birthday this last weekend at brunch time. The place was packed and they still got us all seated quickly and orders taken. The food was amazing. Our servers were amazing. Loved it here!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is great! Will definitely come back! Great server as well

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick service and food was excellent. Had the Mexican omelette with cheesy grits and buttermilk pancakes. Loved the extra touch of the syrup being served warm.

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  18. KatR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hudson Cafe never disappoints! The food is incredible and the service is even better. One of my favorite restaurants in Detroit!

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  19. Isabel

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken & waffles is amazing! Very quick and amazing service, would recommend making a reservation because they can get busy.

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  20. Jason

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy, so reservations were a must. So many interesting choices on the menu that we will surely be back.

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  21. Dalibor

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and atmosphere. Great to have good food downtown.

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  22. FredQ

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE WILL BE BACK. The service from Vanessa was SUPERB! The food… wow.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediocre food and very unorganized while staff juggled pre-made reservations and walk-ins. I made a reservation for noon and didn't even sit down until 12:35. I've never waited that long for a reservation before.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing.. food amazing and the staff as well

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  25. Kaye

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fresh and good. I made reservations and was seated right away.

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  26. ManalH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was perfect. Good food. The restaurant was clean and waitress was friendly.

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  27. MDH456

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu here is the same as Jagged Fork, if you’re not going to do business with someone at least changed the menu to set yourself up with a different identity.

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  28. CeeCeeDC

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and atmosphere. You'll love the quality of options.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation for a table for 3. We got put at the bar instead. Food came out for 2 of us and was lukewarm at best. The third order didn’t show up. The waitress had to resubmit and we waited a really long time for a simple order of pancakes. The restaurant did take the pancakes off the bill but the overall experience was not good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only complaint I have is that they got a little behind. We had a reservation for 12:45 and didn’t get seated until closer to 1:15 pm, other than that it was great!

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  31. Major

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation and good thing because that place is popular! Our group of 4 had the best breakfast! I recommend the voodoo Benedict and Huevos Rachel's. Also tried the Man-mosa and breakfast shots! Everything was so good! Will be coming back again soon!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The service was excellent. I can't wait to come back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. If you go, ask for Dee. Best server!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I made the mistake of booking our Easter brunch at the Detroit location in which was closed. Thankfully a manager caught the mistake and called me the day before to let me know an offer reservation at alternative locations. We ended up in Troy for brunch, and it was one of the best service experiences I’ve had at a restaurant- and it was on a crowded holiday. The host / manager upfront was super attentive and communicative and apologize numerous times for us waiting for our table. I was just happy to get a reservation after the booking slip up. The food good was delicious and service was impeccable. We will be back!

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  35. DonM

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing if you are into assorted specialty breakfast treats. Pancake platters are definitely large enough for two to three to share.

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  36. Cablegirl

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I actually love Hudson Cafe and go there frequently but this particular visit was disappointing. I had a reservation, we ended up with a table all the way in the back by the bathroom and it was so noisy. It was a busy day but it was so noisy and then to be right there practically in the kitchen and the bathroom right there, I think the noise level was compounded. We had omelets as our meal and they were just okay. Mine was actually made wrong the first time but they definitely remade it, which was good. It was tough getting coffee refills the servers were very busy. I got a Hudson salad to go and when I opened it up and ate it today it was pretty disappointing. The ham on the salad was very fatty and there was hardly any pickles or olives it was mainly all lettuce. It just wasn't at the level that the previous ones I've gotten have been.

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  37. LatoyaM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great! Our food came out super fast and our waiter was super nice and on point! Will go back!

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  38. TracyR

    Detroit

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My mother’s crepes came out undercooked and doughy. The server never came back to check on use in order for her to send them back. He did take them off the bill though when we finally talked to him after we were done eating. I’d also like to mention that the grits were under seasoned. They tasted best when I added salt and pepper to them.

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  39. AllisonL

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Great food, selection, quantity and service! Highly recommend. Will go there again.

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  40. Merrill

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy place, so make reservations. You can get a table without one, but having one will minimize table wait time. The food is good. Wait staff is busy but responsive. I'd visit again.

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The Hudson Cafe - Detroit is rated 4.7 stars by 1586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Hudson Cafe - Detroit

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2006

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Validated parking is available at the 1001 Woordward lot. 1 block south of the restaurant. Entrance is on State street, next to Avalon Bakery, across from Under Armour.
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