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.
For an elevated twist on breakfast and lunch, be sure to check out Downtown Charlie’s in Clawson. This Chicken & Waffle photo says all you need to know!
Three Cats Café
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.
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
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.
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.
House of Barbecue
The Jerk Chicken at House of Barbecue will knock your socks off.
The Hideout is a no-frills Clawson institution, but don’t think you can’t find some delicious eats. We swear by their Fish & Chips and homemade Chicken Pot Pie, available during fall and winter months.
Peruse our Interactive Guide to find more places to please your palate like pasties from Barb’s Pasties & Pizza, Mexican eats from Mojave Cantina, and more!