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JJ’s Bar & GrillAddress and Info
Price: $0.99 Coneys
Detroit’s contribution to the food pyramid is a questionable cylinder of meat covered in chili sauce and slopped in a bun for just less than a buck.
Bishr Poultry & Food CenterAddress and Info
Price: Two chicken wings for $1
Fried chicken with freakishly delicious and mysterious seasonings! Two wings for a dollar! What more could you possibly want?
Polish food by the pound!
Bozek’sAddress and Info
Price: $1, but maybe (probably) slightly more!
This Hamtown staple has been serving up quality Polish specialties since before listicles began! Hit the mini-buffet and fill yourself up to the point of whatever quantity substitutes a dollar! We recommend the gravy.
Brown Jug/Backroom PizzaAddress and Info
Price: $1 slice
3 Nick’s BarAddress and Info
Price: $0.99 spaghetti on Tuesdays!
There's a rumor that a girl in a bikini will serve you a plate of spaghetti for less than a dollar. What are you waiting for? It’s what Downriver dreams are made of.
Aladdin Sweets & CafeAddress and Info
Nothing costs more than $3.50 at this curry-scented Hamtramck hole-in-the-wall, with the excellent samosas winning the race for the cheapest available this side of Bangalore.
Tamalería Nuevo LeonAddress and Info
Price: $.50 per tamale ($5.50-$6 per dozen)
Real-deal Mexican tamales; sweet, spicy and filling, coming out to about $0.50 a tamale!
Ye Olde SaloonAddress and Info
Price: $1 burgers on Sundays
Sundays are generally a good day to visit Royal Oak, as it is the day when the town is wearing off the effects of the Axe body spray infestation from the Friday and Saturday clientele.
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1. JJ's Bar & Grill26085 John R Rd, Madison Heights
2. Bishr Poultry & Food Center12300 Conant St, Hamtramck
3. Bozeks Market3317 Caniff St, Hamtramck
4. The Brown Jug/Backroom Pizza1204 S University Ave, Ann Arbor
5. South U Pizza425 E Washington St, Ann Arbor
6. 3 Nick's16807 W Warren Ave, Detroit
7. Aladdin Sweets & Cafe11945 Conant St, Hamtramck
8. Tamaleria Nuevo Leon2669 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit
9. Evie's Tamales3454 Bagley St, Detroit
10. Ye Olde Saloon1023 S Main St, Royal Oak
11. Tony V's Tavern5756 Cass Ave, Detroit
12. Telway Hamburger System6820 Michigan Ave, Detroit
With a kitchen open all day and an extensive menu, this full bar/restaurant has something for everyone. But if you don't want to be overwhelmed with options, order one of their dangerously cheap pitchers of beer and a Coney. Or a simple -- but nonetheless impressive -- breakfast item.
Fresh, high quality poultry is transformed into golden brown fried chicken at this unassuming food center. That, combined with cheap prices, makes this a Dearborn staple. Other fantastic offerings include meat samosas, a variety of market selections, and, oddly, great spaghetti.
Quality meats, breads, produce, and -- most important -- imported delicacies are supplied at this neighborhood market, know for its Central/Easter European goods. In addition to offering various chocolates, cosmetics, and food items, Bozek's has an incredibly cheap mini buffet.
Named after the Michigan v. Minnesota trophy (the oldest in college football), this Ann Arbor staple/campus pub is a favorite of locals and UM students alike. Since 1938, The Brown Jug has been offering great, cheap Greek food. In conjunction with it is Backroom Pizza, a small eatery toting cheap slices.
This pizza joint is a favorite among University of Michigan students for its reasonably-priced slices. Feeling a bit wild? Try the Buffalo or BBQ slice. Or better yet, dozens of cheese sticks.
Nick, Nick, and -- and, correct me if I'm wrong, -- Nick are serving up casual plates of cheap spaghetti in this Downriver dive. Rumor has it that a girl in a bikini will serve. Buon appetite!
This spot in Hamtramck specializes in Bangladeshi cuisine and is one of the most affordable meals you will ever have. Nothing on the appetizer menu is even above $3.50, and that includes a kabob, tandoori chicken wings,and 4-piece braised shrimp in coconut cream.
With over half a century of service under its belt, Tamalería Nuevo Leon has, arguably, some of the best (and cheapest) tamales in Detroit. If half a dozen isn't enough for one sitting, this Mexican eatery also sells their tamales frozen, for safe travel, storage, and resurrection.
Although you can find really good chilaquiles and huevos rancheros at this unassuming Mexican eatery, their claim to fame are the 99 cent breakfast burritos. Load one or 15 up with chorizo, ham, potatoes, and anything else you like. Other cheap eats include half a dozen tamales -- for under $5!
Although this bar is packed on Friday and Saturday night -- check out the shuffleboard, darts, pool, and pinball machines -- it's no stranger to the Sunday morning rush, thanks to its weekly dollar burger special.
Tony V's Tavern, located in the old Alvin's space, is a college-bar-meets-grown-up-bar -- an attractive space with contemporary appeal that serves high-quality food, including thin-crust brick-oven pizzas, giant salads, burgers, and panini. There's also live music, DJs, karaoke, and trivia to keep the college bar crowd strong late into the night.
The Telway Hamburger System is open 24 hours, serving you sliders, fries, and coneys for ridiculously cheap prices. This counter serve takeout joint is the type of place that sells burgers by the bag from it's unapologetic, squat home in the middle of a parking lot. Nothing about Telway is about fine presentation, especially its uniquely thin patties that pack a fat flavor wallop, but they still make one hell of an impression. While you're there, keep your motor running with some of their famously delicious and equally cheap coffee.