Where to Eat and Drink in Clawson

A healthy array of cuisine and an eclectic mix of old and new eateries make Clawson one of our favorite places to dine. Plenty of parking and a walkable downtown make this small metro Detroit city a desirable destination for everything from lunch and shopping to dinner and bar hopping.

Da Nang

Da Nang Vietnamese Restaurant Clawson Michigan

Da Nang is the place for Vietnamese cuisine in Clawson. Nestled on the corner of 14 Mile Road and Main Street, this eatery consistently serves piping hot bowls of pho, vermicelli noodles, and rice-based dishes.

Perry’s Pizza

Perry's Pizza Clawson Michigan

In addition to hand-tossed round and Detroit-style deep dish pies, Perry’s Pizza cranks out some of our favorite cheese bread in the area.

Three Cats Café

Three Cats Cafe Clawson Michigan

From the owners of Leon & Lulu comes the Three Cats Café located inside the historic Clawson Theatre. Character and charm pour out of every inch of this eclectic eatery, making for one of the most unique dining experiences in the city. Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, and baked goods alongside coffee drinks and a full bar.

Clawson Steakhouse

A legend. A Clawson staple. Whatever you choose to call it, locals agree that the Clawson Steakhouse is the place to treat yourself to an epic cut of meat in a throwback setting.

Woodpile BBQ Shack

Woodpile BBQ Shack Clawson Michigan

Get the meat sweats on Main Street at the excellent Woodpile BBQ Shack. Grab a takeout order of favorites like beef brisket and St. Louis spare ribs, or feed your face on their covered outdoor patio.

Due Venti

Due Venti Italian Restaurant Clawson Michigan

Flavors of northern Italy invade Clawson via the renowned Due Venti restaurant. In search of a romantic date night spot? This is it.

Renshaw Lounge

Renshaw Lounge in Clawson was once a tiny dive bar, but now boasts expanded capacity including outdoor seating, plenty of TVs, and an extensive beer selection with a notable Michigan craft beer offering. Kick back with friends and order one of their delicious pizzas to pair with your pints.

Noble Fish

Noble Fish Sushi Clawson Michigan

Perhaps the most talked about restaurant on our list, Noble Fish receives rave reviews for their sushi. After decades serving fresh fish from the back of their cramped Japanese grocery store, a recently completed expansion allows patrons to dine in comfort while streamlining the takeout process.

Black Lotus Brewing Co.

Black Lotus Clawson Michigan

A popular Clawson destination, Black Lotus is a must for beer lovers. We highly recommend the Detroit Hip Hops IPA and Funkin’ A Apricot Wheat when it’s available. In the summer, outdoor seating is perfect for enjoying a few pints under the sun.


Frittata is a popular Clawson breakfast and brunch destination. Not surprisingly, this quaint restaurant with outdoor patio is known for its festive frittatas, while Lemon Ricotta Pancakes receive high marks as well.

Still hungry?

Peruse our Interactive Guide to find more places to please your palate like pasties from Barb’s Pasties & Pizza, delightful breakfast dishes from the Clawson Grill, and Mexican eats from Mojave Cantina!


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