Honest John's Bar & No Grill

American Restaurant, Bar, and Dive Bar
488 Selden St (at 2nd Ave), Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 180 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Dana P.
    "The broccoli in the Big O omelette is awesome!"(3 Tips)
    Troy B.
    "get the chicken and waffles...amazing!"(5 Tips)
    James P.
    "Best I mean best jukebox in the Motor City."(4 Tips)
    Jocelyne N.
    "Simple, un-fancy, Motor City real talk."(2 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • burgers
  • chicken & waffles
  • big o
  • vegetarian food
  • jukebox
  • sandwiches
  • motor city
  • sweet potato fries
  • gumbo
  • omelettes
  • sobriety
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for a late night
  • full bar
  • brunch food
  • cozy
  • coffee
  • trendy
  • casual
  • Drksyde X.

    Everything's good here and the best part is they never turn down a hungry customer. The kitchen is always open..

    Drksyde X · 2 weeks ago
  • Jean-Luc G.

    Chicken and waffles

  • Jules R.

    They have awesome food .... Very friendly folks 😁😁😁😁

    Jules Roberts · March 25
  • Christopher H.

    The Turkey burger with the Turkey bacon was great

    Christopher Hayes · November 27, 2014
  • Antea S.

    Veggie burger and sweet potato fries. YUMMMM!!

    Antea Shelton · October 24, 2014
  • Ian D.

    Delicious burger - grilled onions to perfection

    Ian Davis · October 17, 2014
  • Eric L. D.

    Best patty melt ever!

    Eric L. Duncan · October 11, 2014
  • Sarah C.

    Veggie eastsider, always and forever.

    Sarah Cox · September 27, 2014
  • Chow Down Detroit

    Great selections for vegetarians.

    Chow Down Detroit · September 10, 2014
  • Lewis E.

    Conversation and Whiskey

    Lewis Enoch · August 29, 2014
  • Emeka A.

    This place has great good and affordable drinks.

    Emeka Agu · August 14, 2014
  • Amy L.

    Classic Midtown. The food is fantastic. The jukebox is always playing just what you need at THAT moment. POCKET OF JOY sandwich. Veggie Chili.

    Amy Lebowsky · August 11, 2014
  • Mary Ellen

    You know it's not Thompson's bar anymore cuz he never allowed pics in his place.

    Mary Ellen · May 10, 2014
  • chuckyleftduck

    Try the the gumbo...

    chuckyleftduck · March 30, 2014
  • Marquel H.

    Be hip or be invisible I guess. Sat at the bar had to wave the bartender down. She seemed annoyed and it was downhill from there. Left after 1 drink, went in for brunch.

    Marquel Howell · March 17, 2014
  • Angela A.

    Rachel the bartender is the best...love her and the food is pretty awesome too! Good people good times...

    Angela Arrington · March 8, 2014
  • dominic k.

    Chicken and waffles to die for, also watch an old lady grind her ass into a man her sons age crotch...

    dominic kalich · February 23, 2014
  • Ms Lillian Baldwin

    Its delicious

    Ms Lillian Baldwin · February 21, 2014
  • Christian R.

    Waited 45 minutes for our food. Overall, terrible service. Disappointed.

    Christian Ryan · February 17, 2014
  • Albert Mansour Realtor

    full bar and good food with lots of veggie options for your vegan friends…

    Albert Mansour Realtor · December 24, 2013
  • Tracey M.

    Place is a Detroit staple..service dux..but u put up with it..

    Tracey Marie ♐💋 · September 29, 2013
  • Social P.

    Great food in midtown... Breakfast is a good choice ;-)

    Social Payne · September 22, 2013
  • James P.

    Best I mean best jukebox in the Motor City.

    James Pozenel · July 27, 2013
  • Lindsey J.

    Open 7am-2am Monday-Friday and 9am-2am Sundays!

    Lindsey Jara · July 19, 2013
  • Eater

    Does Honest John's have the best burger in town? You'll have to go sample it yourself to make that call. We'll just leave it at a maybe. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · July 10, 2013
  • Neal G.

    Don't come here unless you want to wait an hour or more for your food. Wasted my time and ruined my day.

    Neal Gandhi · July 10, 2013
  • Ms Lillian Baldwin

    Ghettoblaster is a great choice for a new tasting beer...

    Ms Lillian Baldwin · May 6, 2013
  • Deanna M.

    Best turkey burger ever!

    Deanna Moore · May 4, 2013
  • Big Daddy S.

    This place is awesome

    Big Daddy Sr. · April 27, 2013
  • TJ R.

    Let the staff order your food!!! They always pick the PERFECT things to eat!!!

    TJ Reynolds · April 26, 2013
  • TJ R.

    Nice decor... decent prices... nice wait staff. Definitely a good spot to hit, if you're in the area.

    TJ Reynolds · March 21, 2013
  • Ann M.

    Great veggie options. Try the Pocket o' Joy.

    Ann Matteson · February 11, 2013
  • Dana P.

    Juke box and breakfast ftw! The broccoli in the Big O omelette is awesome!

    Dana Politi · February 3, 2013
  • Sarah C.

    What can you say about a place like Honest Johns? It is like CNN, in that it is always on. They've got breakfast, lunch and dinner. Early, late, all day! Super late! But No, it's not HBO.

    Sarah Cox · January 31, 2013
  • Lindsey J.

    The hours listed are wrong!! Honest Johns is open and serves food til 2am every night, 7 days a week

    Lindsey Jara · January 21, 2013
  • Andrew J.

    One of the best bars in Detroit. Great breakfast and good wings.

    Andrew James · January 11, 2013
  • Wissam F.

    Don't get the Gumbo. It's a sham to call it Cajun!

    Wissam Fawaz · January 2, 2013
  • Towanna W.

    I love this bar and grill

    Towanna White · December 26, 2012
  • Charles M.

    Vegetarians - don't sleep on this black bean burger

    Charles Murphy · October 25, 2012
  • Jeanie V.

    Try the sweet potato fries...and Calm Chowder

    Jeanie Vance · September 30, 2012
  • LuvCherripye 😘 - S.

    Have your dollar or quarters ready- "Jukebox!" ;-)

    LuvCherripye 😘 - Sheri C · August 4, 2012
  • Jocelyne N.

    Even though John doesn't own the place anymore, still a Detroit classic. Can't go wrong. Simple, un-fancy, Motor City real talk.

    Jocelyne Ninneman · June 24, 2012
  • Lola B.

    Ghetto blaster is good...

    Lola Bradshaw · June 15, 2012
  • Cait A.

    Order a drink at 7am

    Cait Ash · June 9, 2012
  • jenny c.

    actually its Honest John's Bar & No Grill but whatever.

    jenny calhoun · June 4, 2012
  • Rose R.

    Favorite bar to eat at ever! so many vegetarian options! Vegetarian chili fries are a must have.

    Rose Richards · May 20, 2012
  • Bright Lights

    I always forget to bring my sharpie so I can add to the grafitti on the bathroom walls ....

    Bright Lights · April 23, 2012
  • Laura H.

    Breakfast w salads is the way to go.

    Laura Herberg · April 14, 2012
  • Chuck

    Try the soups..all of them

    Chuck · April 6, 2012
  • Réjane P.

    Nothing like an Honest John's breakfast with beer and coffee to get you fueled up for Opening Day. LOVE this place.

    Réjane Pierre · March 8, 2012

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