I have traveled to many countries and eaten at many different restaurants and this was one of the top places I have ever eaten in my life! It is hard to find such amazingly flavourful food made with such fresh ingredients and that is at such a great price. Everything from the biscuits with butter to the hand squeezed lemonade to the banana pudding cheesecake was delicious. The shrimp scampi was some of the best shrimp I have ever eaten, fresh, juicy and had an amazing lemon butter sauce that made you feel like you were on the East Coast. This shrimp literally brought tears to the eyes of the group I was with. The mac and cheese was super flavourful and the fried chicken reminded me of my grandma's. We were such a large group we were such a large group so we were able to taste most of the cheesecakes and desserts which were all spectacular but especially the apple crisp cheesecake, key lime pie cheesecake and the banana pudding cheesecake. The meal was so great we went back two days later and plan on going back the next time we are in town. This is definitely a place not to miss when one is in Detroit!
When I was young my dad would could ribs regularly during summer months. In winter he worked hard and brought ribs home. They became one of my favorite foods. This was in the early eighties. We lived in Detroit then. As I grew into my preteen years my parents split. We moved to the downriver area with my mother. dad stayed in Detroit. He still cooked in summer. I found the source of the carry out ribs one night on the way to stay with him for the weekend. He exited the freeway and went to Vicki's. He was very particular about his ribs as he used to have a barbeque restaraunt of his own. He tried alot of places but Vicki's was always his favorite. Its been 14 years now since dad has passed and Vicki's is the only place that tastes anything near what he used to cook for us. I have been eating there since I was a child and will continue as long as possible. Theres alot of rib joints in Detroit, but only one worth the trip from Monroe. I am not sure how long this place has been there, but I have been a customer for at least 21 years. R. Porter
Totally agree with the last two sentences by Tom H. Down-home friendly. Totally casual, no picking up at this bar! Not a posh, trendy environment. It's more "comfortable". This is a place where you can walk in by yourself, lugging your schoolbooks, or with a friend, or with your whole class. It's a "come as you are" type of place. I enjoy it immensely and think the atmosphere is awesome. I have only been there 3 times but feel totally comfortable and at-ease when I'm there, and I keep hearing of many Wayne State students that gather periodically during the school year in there. PLUS - THEIR PIZZA IS AWESOME!!!!