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Small Plates

1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2114
+1 313-963-0702
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (17 reviews)
“white pizza” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2114
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a quick visit to grab a bite with my folks. The service was quick and menu options are plenty. Delicious crab cakes and salad. Also there are plenty gluten free options.

Thank joekirk67
Reviewed 15 May 2018

seeking shelter from a rain storm we ventured into this spot and were greeted with a warm welcome but nowhere to sit. Once we explained that we were in no hurry and were not going to be choosy about a table, we were fast friends...More

Thank dixonconsultinginc
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This place was perfect for my vegetarian wife and my carnivorous tastes. I got sliders, we shared a caprese salad, we shared sweet potato fries. She ate the beet salad. Worked out great. Waiter was on point checked on us many times. Good prices.

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went to small plates before the opera. Brandon our server was awesome. The food was great, I really liked the Tapas style. The new owner walks around talking to people making sure things were just right and explains his plans for the new look. He...More

Thank troz03
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Liked the three small plates ordered and service was attentive. Convenient if going to opera house. Nice selection.

Thank jocelynd102
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We came here on Saturday night for a birthday celebration. The waitstaff was awesome and super accommodating. The food was good too, especially the chicken and waffles, mac n cheese and beef sliders. It's American food done in a shareable fashion. The ambiance was lacking...More

Thank WasagWorldTour
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Small plates is a nice place to grab good food without having it take awhile. Pretty quick service, food is good! I would recommend this place!

Thank Jenee O
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The new owner, Nick, is really a great guy. We had the audacity to walk in there without a reservation right before seeing Romeo and Juliet at Detroit Opera House. It was a really snowy night and we waited long enough that they were sure...More

Thank NanRichter
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Great little restaurant in heart of Detroit and within walking distance of the stadiums and theater district. Great selection of menu items, small portions intended to share with others. The mac & cheese and scallops are some of my favorites. Great setting with excellent selection...More

Thank simbadusty
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I love to stop here at Small Plates whenever we attend a game, be it a Tigers game at Comerica Park or a Lions game at Ford Field. We particularly like to sit outside and just enjoy people watching. The wait staff...More

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Questions & Answers
Yvette W
7 December 2016|
Response from bobfranklin | Reviewed this property |
They are open on Sundays only during special events such as home football or baseball games, music hall or Detroit opera hall events
27 January 2015|
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Response from rf2316 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I dined outside in the summer, but to the best of my recollection I also remember a single floor, street level restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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