Red Crown

4.5
188 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Red Crown is an Americana restaurant with a Motor City twist. While known for our in-house smoked meats and burgers, we offer a wide variety of options including seafood and salads. Our focus is on made-from-scratch product, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Our meats are hormone and antibiotic free, and our seafood is sustainably caught. Come check out our gas station turned restaurant!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 14, 2019

Ends: January 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

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$1 OFF glass or 25% OFF bottle
ALL Day every Wednesday

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 14, 2019

Ends: January 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

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Sun 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Tue - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 188 People Are Saying
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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very tasty and service was excellent! Noise level was surprisingly low, even with a full house. We’ll definitely be back!

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

Food was great as usual.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. Had a group of 14 and everyone enjoyed their selections. Will return!!

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

Excellent to Outstanding experience at 3:30PM on a Saturday afternoon. These folks are doing everything right. I wish we had a place like this in our Ann Arbor neighborhood. The kitchen performance was nearly flawless. Wonderful food options, great flavors and attention to details. Service was very pleasant and attentive.

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RB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was spotty. We had a wait person and a food delivery person. It took a long time to get service when two people were waiting on us. Also, the bean burger was like a hockey puck. Very dense, very thick, hard to cut and dry. The flavor was OK but couldn’t get past the other.
Other food was delicious! Amazing Alaskan black cod, delicious braised greens, excellent sautéed rapini, nice looking salads. Shrimp jambalaya looked fantastic too. We had seared scallops with bacon large down as an appetizer – perfect.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and people - love the bbq and burgers. Usually a wide selection of local beers.

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RH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised with the quality and menu selections. Our waitress was spot on, and very helpful with my wife's gluten free options. We would definitely come here again.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Definitely going back

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S
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sampler for 2 was dellicious and perfect for us since it was our very first visit

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EG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited to be seated for a table with my family, only 3 of us, no one acknowledged us whatsoever. The bartender made eye contact but said nothing. Waited for 15 minutes, a line was forming behind us as there was an event earlier in the evening right down the street and it seemed everyone thought it was a cute place for dinner. We finally walked out standing there for 15 and then they had the audacity to call me as to why I missed my reservation time.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend, so I had dinner at Red Crown before heading Downtown for the night. Parking was easy (small lot or cheap street meters). The menu was playful and had plenty of great options. I personally enjoyed the truffle fries, chicken and apple salad, and a local draft beer! The salad was under-dressed, but I enjoyed regardless. My mom raved about the okra also. It was a Tuesday evening, but the place was quiet and had plenty of room.

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LW
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

The smoked beef burger was dry and lacking flavor, the bbq sauce on ribs was too sweet and too much

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R
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Loved the Brussel sprouts.

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LA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner at Red Crown. Our server was informative and attentive. The drinks lists seem to have something for everyone and we enjoyed our cocktails and beer. The cheese with the pretzels was amazing. We also had the burnt ends appetizer. They were more like hunks of meat than actual burnt ends I've had elsewhere, but I can't complain since they still tasted good. Our meals were very good, and the sides almost outshone the main dish.
It was kind of loud inside, especially since place wasn't packed when we were there. We thought they could use some sound deadening, but this isn't something that would keep us from coming back.
The patio looked large and comfortable, but it was so hot we ate inside. I'd like to come back and eat outside.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Today. There food was not up to my standards

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AJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food and ambiance are good. Have eaten there before. One caveat, I don’t like when the wait staff brings the bill barely after finishing eating. It makes you feel pushed out. No coffee, another drink, dessert?

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RG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening the food was great, and the drinks were also great,

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Always amazing. We recently relocated here from NY and had been so spoiled w/ abundant options for incredible food at every corner...and here is this gem...not too far from home. There is fusion all over the menu. I’m a vegan, so there are a great many options for me. Love love the black bean burger w/ Brussels sprout side. ❤️ A new favorite for certain...

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DJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very slow service.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Timing on meals were aweful. Two meals delivered, five minutes later the other two were delivered. One side delivered after check was presented.

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SY
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner, meeting with up with friends for a social night out. The Trolley makes this destination very convenient.

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CB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor patio and I can bring my pup! Thanks

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f
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great pulled pork, braised greens and brussels sprouts with bacon and marcona almonds. Good service. A bit chilly inside but it was a chilly evening.

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MB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The BBQ was average at best. I feel like it could be sooo much better. Service wasnt great. The place was almost full, so I am guessing they were slightly understaffed. Tables are really close together. Just not reaching its full potential.

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T
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tried this cute, quaint barbecue restaurant out for a casual date night! Food had good flavor. If you’re really into cornbread and classic bbq sides, this may disappoint. Mac and cheese was basic, mashed potatoes were nice and buttery, cornbread was served as the tiniest mini muffin I’ve ever seen. Cute, but not super flavorful or special. This is definitely a neighborhood/local place where people seem to know each other. It was nice to try something different.

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B
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Good food! Good service! Good local restaurant for family.

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T
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a fun restaurant with a lot of atmosphere located in an old service station. Menu is bbq based. The evening we visited, we had the best service. Our server was very attentive returning often to inquire to our needs. She took the time to answer all of our questions regarding menu items providing recommendations on both drinks and food. Standout menu items were the appetizer prawns, spare ribs and the seasonal meatloaf entrée. We were disappointed with the pulled pork entrée. Being a bbq joint, this should be one of their standout items. It was not. The pulled pork was served already sauced which prevents you from trying their house sauces. It reminded me of the pulled pork you buy in the foil trays from Sams Club. Not that there's anything wrong with the Sams Club pulled pork, I just expect pulled pork from a bbq joint to be better. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience and I would definitely visit again.

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch great service

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great and the food was tasty, but the meat in my sandwich was lukewarm at best, which detracted from the experience. Our apps were piping hot though.

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Red Crown. It's a great addition to the West Park area. You're almost guaranteed to run into someone you know, giving it that feel-good "Cheers" environment, but with amazing food and fun cocktails. The draft selection is great, too. Overall we give Red Crown 2 thumbs up!

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's a very nice place to eat. Just a bit pricey for everyday dinning. Service was wonderful.

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EH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love red crown, love taking my kids there. Crayons on the table cloth! And great kid meals.

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not your usual restaurant menu. Lots of interesting entrees offered. The calamari was excellent. Our entrees were generous portions and delicious. The service was quite good and the prices were very reasonable. I will definitely be back and will bring more friends.

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SJ
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. I had fish and chips . Fish was heavily battered . Not my thing. Fries are awesome ! Another friend had brisket. Was a little tough for brisket. Other friends had salmon and steak . Both very good. Pretzels and pimento cheese awesome ! I would go back ,but order something different.

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SP
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice time for my wife's birthday. We all enjoyed our food. We had ribs, brisket, wings, and salmon. All good.

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DL
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had read some reviews that were both pro and con about Red Crown so I wasn't 100% sure this was the place to try. Overall, the experience was quite positive. The Mule drinks were terrific. The Duck Tots and Fried Pickles were delicious, and the Burnt ends and the Chicken Wings all were very good. My friend ordered the brisket and it disappeared very quickly, so I would say that was a positive. I liked the ambiance being in an old gas station. It was a bit drafty by the front windows, but after my second cocktail, I didn't notice it as much! Was it outstanding? Maybe not, but there is certainly enough solid choices on the menu and the service was welcoming enough, that I would return.

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CK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved this restaurant- a very fun atmosphere. The food is exceptional. The one thing I didn't like was how tight the seating is but considering it's an old gas station , the seating is expected. Looking forward to going there when we can sit outside.

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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my grandfathers 92nd birthday here! Bridgette was an awesome waitress and the food was incredible. My husband got the chicken and waffles and love it. I got the grits. They were really rice and totally delicious! The bottomless mimosas were awesome too.

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KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and food. We will definitely be back!

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t
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was ok ordered the pretzel appetizer and pretzels were ice cold. Didn't make a big deal about it . I ordered baby back ribs and they came out just like they came out of the freezer. I sent those back and they warmed them but by then my wife was almost done with her brisket which also came out luke warm. Sides were all great and it's a cool place but kitchen needs some help

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