What to Eat, Drink, See in Grosse Pointe Michigan

e're going to chalk up Grosse Pointe's past tensions with the city of Detroit as one big "misunderstanding." In fact a cluster of five communities-the Farms, Park, Shores, Woods and city proper-the Pointes are undeniably peppered with hidden gems in the arenas of shopping and sightseeing, but the mother lode of the area's attractions consist of cuisine.

What to see in Grosse Pointe

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

  • 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
  • 313-884-4222

Edsel Ford (son of Henry) once shared this historic home with his first wife Eleanor, and the manor's beauty has become Grosse Pointe's best-kept secret. On a tour of the grounds, you'll see quaint meadows, gardens, a bird island, lagoon and, of course, history.

Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

  • 97 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
  • 313-882-5299

Come to the Dirty Dog for the music, but stay for the cooler-than-cool atmosphere that has shaped legends in jazz music from all over metro Detroit.


Where to Shop in Grosse Pointe

Savvy Chic Boutique

  • 15005 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Park
  • 313-466-3388

If you're looking to leave with a purchase in your bicycle basket, you have to stop at Savvy Chic. Just like its Eastern Market location, Savvy Chic has unique clothing, accessories and great gift finds for any stylish Detroiter.

Where to eat in Grosse Pointe

The Chocolate Bar Cafe

  • 20737 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods
  • 313-881-2888

This sweet treat will have you pedaling on a sugar rush. The Chocolate Bar sports a fun '50s theme with a friendly staff that keeps the cafe running in the same fashion as when it originally opened 90 years ago!

Atwater in the Park

  • 1175 Lakepointe St., Grosse Pointe Park
  • 313-344-5104

Atwater in the Park is where the antiquity of Grosse Pointe meets modern beer culture. Located in the former Grace Community Church, take your beer to the altar or the outside biergarten or grab a table for some German-inspired eats.

Jungle Juice Bar

  • 14929 Charlevoix St., Grosse Pointe Park
  • 313-571-3075

More than just your neighborhood juice bar, Jungle Juice regularly hosts community engagement activities, making it the perfect communal hub for you to fuel up on information and a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables that's healthy and oh-so delicious.

The Jagged Fork

  • 18480 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
  • 313-458-8440

The Jagged Fork is to Grosse Pointe what Hudson Cafe is to Detroit. But with menu items such as Oreo pancakes and apple cinnamon flambé, this brunch beacon is in a league of its own. Stop in to fuel up for the rest of your bike route or grab vittles on the go (omelets travel best!).

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