Candice Simons, founder of lifestyle blog J’adore Detroit, explores downtown Northville for the best places to eat, drink and shop.
By Candice Simons
Photography by Daniela Lisi
202 W Main St., Northville
The Garage may be Northville’s trendiest spot. Built in an old gas station, this restaurant is the perfect blend of cute and cool. Stop in for “brunchie,” for “lunchie” or for a yummy char-grilled Garage burger for dinner.
135 N. Center St., Northville
Family-friendly Center Street Grille brings pub food to a whole new level. Come watch the game while you dine on gourmet fluffy crust pizzas, cast iron mac ‘n cheese with a crumbly topping and crispy french fries!
115 E. Main St., Northville
Edward’s is a bustling counter-serve restaurant on Northville’s Main Street with fresh salads, yummy soups and more. Make sure to check out the pasta salads, quiches and (irresistible) desserts in the window as you order!
134 N. Center Road, Northville
If you want delicious food in a quirky setting, come to Rebecca’s! A longtime Northville favorite and family-owned restaurant, Rebecca’s serves homemade soups, sandwiches, omelettes and more! The choices are endless — even the ice cream menu is huge!
150 N. Center St., Northville
Whether it be for breakfast or lunch, the Tuscan Cafe is sure to fill you with delicious food. Stop in for coffee drinks, homemade pastries, bagels or any of their giant sandwiches served on toasted Zingerman’s bread.
126 E. Main St., Northville
Located in a historic 19th century building, Table 5 has great scenery for an elevated, New American meal. This is the perfect place to have a glass of wine with friends, as the restaurant has a unique and extensive list.
18730 Northville Road, Northville
Deadwood is the perfect place to cozy up with the family for a hearty, home-cooked meal. Winter or summer, rain or shine, the log cabin, woodsy decor is warm and inviting. Stay for a beer and a round of pool, or maybe for the hot, gooey chocolate chip cookies (a must-have)!
102 E. Main St., Northville
One of the newest additions to downtown Northville, Lucy & the Wolf is a restaurant and bar whose small plate-style dishes have stellar reviews! The menu has something for everyone, although enjoying any item on the menu is practically inevitable.
146 Maincentre, Northville
Tirami Su is Northville’s quintessential Italian restaurant. With a fireplace, white tablecloths, generous portions, and delicious tiramisu (of course), this is definitely the spot to feel cozy and get super full with the whole family.
124 E. Main St., Northville
Intimate and upscale, Le George is a Mediterranean bistro perfect for date night. With fresh ingredients and classic recipes that have been passed down for generations, Le George’s dishes are authentic and full of flavor!
157 E. Main St., Northville
There’s nothing better than sitting on the Poole’s Tavern patio during the summertime and enjoying a cold beer and a classic sandwich. Check out their list of draft Michigan craft brews.
212 S. Main St., Northville
Having a drink at the Wagon Wheel is like a rite of passage for those from Northville. This local dive bar is equipped with billiards, karaoke and a few arcade games. Or, if you’re just looking to chill with your buds, there’s plenty of seating to go around.
505 N. Center St., Northville
Mosey on over to this cozy coffee shop for signature coffee drinks that are crafted with care. With an assortment of espresso and hot and iced drinks, and some Instagram-worthy latte art, you might just make this your go-to coffee stop.
120 E. Main St., Northville
Milkshakes? Alcohol? Say no more. Browndog has an extensive list of delicious craft cocktails, but they are most famous for their ice cream concoctions. Tired of the usual gin and tonic or not in the mood for a Manhattan? Try one of their boozy milkshakes — Browndog goes all out.
133 W. Main St., Northville
No night out in Northville would be complete without a visit to Brick’s. This bustling sports bar offers cocktails, food and, of course, beer. Check out the 30 beers on draft or long list of bottles.
137 E. Main St., Northville
This juicery has cold-pressed juice concoctions to refresh, detoxify and more. I “urge” you to bring your appetite too, as they also have yummy smoothies and acai bowls.
120 N. Main St., Northville
Whether you have a special event coming up or you’re just looking to look super freaking cute everyday of the week, Rococo in Northville is your dream fashion boutique. Right now, they have a wide selection of cute summer sets and dresses. Pro tip: Be sure to check out the sale racks in the back!
142 N. Center St., Northville
Lorla’s is Northville’s best accessory shop. The storefront is a simple space filled with funky purses, women’s shoes and other accessories. Each item is handpicked with you in mind; you’re bound to find something you love!
118 E. Main St., Northville
Walking into the Adorn shop is like stepping into an artistic dreamland filled with unique plants, paintings and sculptures, and gorgeous glassware. The shop specializes in floral and plant design for weddings and other events.
154 Mary Alexander Ct., Northville
Nest to Nest turns the concept of consignment shopping into a fun and stylish boutique! The shop specializes in selling gently used unique furniture and home decor, and if you’re lucky, you may find yourself a vintage treasure. Nest to Nest will also buy certain gently used pieces.
117 E. Main St., Northville
When walking down Northville’s Main Street, you can’t help but window shop and peek into Gardenviews! This warm and inviting shop is filled with cute home and garden decor, including: furniture, floral arrangements, planters, birdbaths/houses and wind chimes.
149 E. Main St., Northville
The Bee’s Knees is a pottery studio and shop that doubles as a fun social outing for you and your friends! With pottery painting, jewelry-making, and more, this spot may be the perfect place for a birthday party or other fun occasion. They also have weekly events, so be sure to check their website!
116 E. Main St., Northville
Calling all mommies, daddies and parents to be! The Moon and Me in Northville is a baby and toddler boutique and the best place to dress your child up in style! Browse their various clothing and accessory collections, many of which are from local brands and designers.
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