From world-class sushi and killer burgers to funky furniture and antiques, Clawson offers lots to explore
By Jola Hymeti
Featured image via Three Cats Cafe Facebook
45 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
As a Clawson staple for 30+ years, this always-jam-packed sushi bar and Japanese market offers a traditional sushi menu full of fresh, high quality seafood and oversized rolls, plus delicacies to take home if you want to DIY sushi. And you can’t beat the reasonable prices!
116 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Located in the historic Clawson Theater, Three Cats Cafe offers a unique atmosphere scattered with quirky knickknacks, bold furniture and Michigan and Detroit souvenir merchandise (all for purchase!). Plus, chef Matt Prentice creates delicious dishes that will have you coming back for more!
139 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Salty? Check. Sweet? Check. Whether you’re craving a killer grilled cheese, a warm scone, or a cup of freshly brewed coffee, The Salt & Sugar Co. has it all. With a menu made from all-natural ingredients sourced from local farmers and businesses, you can’t go wrong with anything you decide to try. (Tip: If you’re hosting an event, check out their food trailer and catering service, too.)
27 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Known for good burgers and cold brews, The Old Detroit Burger Bar is a great spot to enjoy lunch with the family or cheer on your favorite sports team with friends.
303 S Main St, Clawson
Woodpile BBQ Shack knows a thing or two about quality smoked meats. From Central Texas beef brisket to smoked jalapeno cheddar sausage, enjoy fresh, wood-smoked menu options prepared daily. And don’t skimp on the homemade sides: We recommend the creamy mac & cheese, homestyle slaw or sweet potato mash.
56 S Rochester Rd, Clawson
The Clawson Steakhouse has ben providing fine dining to the community for 50 years, specializing in prime rib, filet mignon, a signature 30 oz. Porterhouse and more. Not a beef fan? This family-owned restaurant also offers fresh fish and seafood entrees, pasta and veal.
110 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Looking for a spot to grab a slice (or three) of pizza and a drink? Put this modern, relaxed Italian restaurant on your must-try list.
48 W 14 Mile Rd., Clawson
Voted Channel 4’s best Mexican restaurant six years in a row, it’s no secret that Mojave Cantina — which churns out authentic dishes made from scratch — is a Clawson favorite. Visit for your next Taco Tuesday (and don’t forget to order a margarita).
220 S Main St., Clawson
Serving up traditional Northern Italian cuisine, Due Venti is known for expertly made pasta, decadent dessert and amazing wine. The restaurant’s dining room is currently closed due to COVID-19, but check out the weekly takeout menu for a variety of fresh options.
235 S Main St, Clawson
Enjoy modern twists on classic dishes at Tavern on The Main, which is family-owned and operated for over 16 years and known for one of the best burgers in town.
236 S Main St., Clawson
Kick off your day with a hearty breakfast at Downtown Charlie’s, where you’ll find delicious dishes along with fresh coffee, tea and mimosas.
210 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Renshaw Lounge is the perfect place to grab a drink while watching the game. Make sure to check out their daily specials including free pizza with a two-drink minimum on Mondays, and half off appetizers from 3-9 p.m. on Wednesdays.
1 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Back in the early 1800s, Clawson was nicknamed “Pumachug and the Corners.” The community recently welcomed PUMACHUG, a gastropub that plays on this old age nickname, to the downtown district. This fun, inviting space offers a scratch-made menu full of fresh salads, sandwiches, pizzas and vegan options, along with some seriously cool and delicious cocktails.
31 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
At White Wolf Japanese Patisserie, Chef Doran Brooks combines French technique with Japanese traditions to create some of the most decadent and unique pastries around. Try a matcha green tea crepe cake or An Pan and Shokupan, and top off your treat selection with some fresh coffee or tea.
1110 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Catch the game on the big screen at The Hideout while enjoying a craft beer, burger or pizza with friends! Afterwards, play a game of pool while listening to your favorite tunes on the jukebox.
126 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Shop sustainably at Regeneration Clothing in the heart of Clawson. Offering a wide selection of vintage and current clothing and accessory options, this resale shop has been serving the community since 2007.
96 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Pop over to Leon & Leon to browse unique furniture, beautiful antiques, one-of-a-kind gifts, Detroit and Michigan-themed items and so much more! With 15,000 square feet of shopping space, you are sure to find something special.
41 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Calling all music lovers! Visit this shop — which opened in 1983 — to buy or sell records, cassettes, CDs, collectibles, video games, posters and more.
Hips Resale Boutique buys and sells women’s plus-sized clothing along with shoes, handbags and accessories. Look for finds from brands such as Torrid, Layne Bryant, Anthropologie, Athleta and more.
118 S Main St, Clawson
Stop by Clawson Antiques Etc. to browse a wide selection of vintage and antique collectibles. Their team has years of expertise in everything from glass and tools to jewelry and furniture to make sure each visit is a helpful and friendly one.
932 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson
Add a modern touch to your home with treasures from this upscale resale shop, or breathe new life into your old pieces with the services offered, including fabric sourcing, reupholstering, wood refinishing or glass replacement.
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