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Small Plates

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$$ - $$$
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1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2114 (John R)
+1 313-963-0702
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was very good, food was excellent. We ordered fish tacos, sliders, chicken & waffles and pizza. Of course beer, and more beer.

Thank 347fredericks
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absoluterly love this place. I discovered it by accident oneday last year and have been back a number of time. If you like to order lots of different things then this is definitely the place for you . Try the lamb chops! they are great and the Mac an cheese is pretty good. The cheese plate is fantastic. The... More 

Thank Nigel V
Southfield, Michigan
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took in this venue before going to see the Lion King. The concept of Small Plates was explained by the waitress , which made our visit even more enjoyable. We ordered several different items, which everyone enjoyed.

Thank craigorie
Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I took his mom here for dinner. I think we tried six or eight plates & everything was delicious. I especially liked the ahi tuna plate & the duck lettuce wraps. Drinks were great also.

Thank BellaBeachGirl
AuGres, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small cafe is right across the street from the Detroit Opera House. The food is wonderful and the idea is to share you choice with your friends. Wonderful idea.

1 Thank 257connieo
Grand Rapids, MI
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We tried this restaurant during our latest trip to Detroit. We received excellent service from the bartender and ended up eating with her. The food was excellent, although, in keeping with the name, the portions are not huge.

1 Thank elevatorguy
on vacation
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78 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I were looking for a place to eat after a Thursday matinee of Lion King. I'd heard of Small Plates, which serves a great menu in small, appetizer portions, and you share. I was wary as they had no children's menu, but there are things kids eat. We ordered scallops, kabobs, two kinds of French fries, chicken... More 

1 Thank thaliajen
Windsor, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

There were four of us having dinner, before seeing The Lion King. We all ordered different drinks, all very tasty, especially the one that tasted just like apple pie!. We ordered a variety of small plates... Crab cakes, fish taco, shrimp and grits, caprese, chicken and waffles, and two desserts, the pomegranate cream brule and bread pudding. All were very... More 

Thank Nartnart
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The food comes out quickly and some of the dishes that were supposed to be hot were lukewarm at best. The crab cakes lacked seasoning and the Asian pan sald was a plate full if shredded cabbage - literally. The hostess was rude, the waitress was unhelpful and we switched to the bar and left a 15% tip and didn't... More 

Thank Lisa T
Rochester Hill,MI
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was my first trip to Small Plates and I will return. The server suggested that we order 2-3 choices per person.There were three people in our party. We ordered 5 items: 2 beet salads, 1 dish of brussel sprouts, vegetable sliders and a duck pizza. The brussel sprouts were flash fried and the best any of us have ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2114
    (John R)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk to the Broadway people mover station
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-963-0702

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?