2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 471-3400
Phone: (313) 471-3454
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, Caterers, Family Style, American, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
03/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Went there for the lunch special with my kids and they ran out at 2:00pm LOL! Waited for a waitress to finally come over and take our order after being seated for 10 minutes. Mean while staff appears to be mulling about doing nothing. After ordering, I was brought a beer that was not cold. I was going to ask for another, but the waitress never came back until our food was ready. I was thirsty. Pizza was greasy and hotdog was sub-par.
I held a private event at Hockeytown for a charity fundraiser. The service was exceptional, the manager and catering manager were excellent to work with, the food was outstanding! I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience and would recommend this venue to everyone for any occasion!
06/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Hockeytown Cafe has a lot going for it: good location, loyal hockey fan base. But it seems to rest on its laurels and makes no attempt at providing good service. My friends & I went there for the Game 5 of the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs and were completely disappointed by the lack of planning and preparation for the event by Hockeytown Cafe. They were understaffed and overcrowded, but that wasn't the worst of it. It was so crowded inside that we went to the outdoor patio to watch the game on the big screen. But they don't have a darker cover to permit viewing while it's still light out, so we completely missed the 1st period. Someone had to hold up a large piece of cardboard to allow the projected image to be seen, but of course that was much too small for us in back to see. Once it became clear that you couldn't watch the game, the crowd rushed to the one and only bottlenecked entrance/exit to the building. They promptly started denying entry into the building due to capacity restrictions. So tough luck for those outside, and they didn't even have the volume up loudly enough to hear the game. Other evidence of poor planning included incredibly slow service and a lone bartender serving the entire outdoor patio who told one of our party members that tips were poor so he was taking his own sweet time (self-fulfilling prophecy, buddy), and there was 1 lone portapotty for females vs 4-5 for males. Anyone with a brain knows women need to use the restroom more and take longer, so the lines for the women were long, while men could come & go as they please (unless they chose to urinate in the bushes, and there were plenty of them, too - nice). To top it all off, in the third OT, it started to rain - yet the Cafe shut the doors on people trying to get inside - even those who were just trying to exit - forcing them to climb over a fence just to get the h*ll out of that place! It's not like they have never hosted a playoff before - they should know better. Get new management!
You can't beat the spirit of Hometown Pride and it is everywhere in Detroit and Michigan.
The Hockeytown Cafe with its HD 63 inch plasma TV, makes it even more enjoyable.
You can't catch the spirit any better then over a hot plate of their steamy Red Wings and a
pitcher of beer. Add a speciality house burger and top it off with the best apple pie in town.
04/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have never had a worse experience at a resturant before! Seems all the servers have to do is take our order and thats it. She took our drink and food order together because she left us for so long. Someone else served our food and it had to be autioned off. Runners are fine but make sure you know who to serve what and to where! Our food came out before our drinks, she forgot our waters, we were served a meal without silverware, napkins or a side plate. Who serves without utensils and its not like she forgot she really had no intentions of putting them on the table. When we asked for napkins she kind of looked at us as if it was an inconvience for her to do the basic things of her job. She did not have to clear her own table she checked on us once and that was for me to give her my card for the bill. The sad thing was, she had two other tables a three-top and a four-top plus our two, thats it! There was no need for that poor of service, it was terrible!
09/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is a joke! It was recommended to us as we were in from out of town and just wanted to watch a some football on a Sunday afternoon. First, unless you liked the Lions (or Tigers as they were playing across the street too), forget about watching the game you want to see. I understand it's IN Detroit, but this place has many many TVs... surely they can put more than the Lions and Tigers games on right? I asked for the San Diego/Green Bay game and they told me they couldn't find it. Doesn't a sports bar who has Directv also have Sunday Ticket.. and carry all the games?? Second, the food was TERRIBLE! Prices were ok, but we had appetizers (and soups) coming out after entrees. The French Onion soup should be called French Salt soup. The fries were cold. The turkey on the Club was second grade at best. Not good food, period. And third, the service was far from spectacular... or even good for that matter. It wasn't busy at all but service was very slow and they messed up a couple orders in our group of 10. The bar had some positives like HDTV and lots of Red Wings memorabilia but unless you like the Red Wings, I'd stay far away. Or check it out by just having a beer... but definitely do not eat there! Go to one of the many other places nearby, we wish we would have!
12/07/2005Provided by Citysearch -
If you like very average, mass-appeal food and beer, you'll love this place. It's one of the most popular spots in Detroit. It's a bar, a restaurant, and a club, and even has a theater. Everybody in town knows about it, and inevitably comers here. Knowledge of this place denotes no sophistication. I've been there 20 times or so, due to friends under various circumstances. If you are a beer or food snob, this place is only for the socialization, of which you will find plenty.
10/09/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Of course this is a great place to be during a Red Wing game, but it's great everyday! Lots of Red Wing memorabilia, almost like a little Red Wing museum. Menu wasn't what I was expecting, I was thinking burgers and stuff. More upscale! Fun place to visit! Go early on game night!
01/22/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I recently visited Hockeytown Cafe while in Michigan for Christmas and have to say its the BEST place for hockey fans, especially Wing Fans, by far!
The main bar with the ""ice rink"" was an added touch! I will definitely be back...... all the way from South Carolina.
01/16/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Not your run-of-the-mill sports bar in any way. The food is in no way the usual bar food, and the drinks are reasonably priced. The atmosphere is second to none, esp. during the playoff run when the deck is open and the weather is warm. The HockeyTown Cafe is located steps away from the Fox, Ford Field, New Tiger Stadium, and shares the same building as Second City. The casinos are minutes away, as is the bridge to Windsor.
01/05/2003Provided by Citysearch -
We went to Hockeytown Cafe before a Red Wings game. The place was busy and we waited an hour for a table. The whole restaurant was extremely crowded. Once we were seated, service was good and friendly. The food was not exciting, but it wasn't bad either. I had a portobello mushroom ""burger"" which was pleasantly grilled but very basic. This is a good place to go before a game (or during one) if you're a hockey fan, but otherwise there are better choices than this theme restaurant.
11/21/2002Provided by Citysearch -
I love hockey, so I will say that I love to watch the Wings here when I come to Detroit. The food is good, sometimes the service can be slow before games. But all in all, if you get to Detroit then give it a try, espically during a Red Wings hockey game.
I love Hockeytown Cafe!!! Being an avid fan of the DETROIT RED WINGS, I had to expierence Hockeytown Cafe, and it was fantastic. The food was great, the service was fast, and fun, and the whole decor thing is AWESOME!!!!!!! I would recommend Hockeytown Cafe to anyone, especially out of towners, to show them what a real hockey city is all about!!!!!!!!!
This is a great place if you can catch it on an off day but if there is a big sporting event going on, then forget it. The place gets overcrowded and parking in the area is expensive. Second City is usually a great show and there is a small dance club on the top floor that is fun.