Top 5 Restaurants for Dinner in Ferndale Michigan

Ferndale may be a small city at just 3.88 square miles, but one thing they definitely are not short on are phenomenal spots to eat. Whether out for breakfast, brunch, second breakfast, lunch, a late afternoon snack, dinner, or a late night craving, you are sure to find some savory selections to satisfy your taste buds.

If you’re looking for a fantastic dinner in Ferndale, try one of our top 5 choices! And these aren’t your run of the mill restaurants, but local owned & operated, unique and awesome places for a wonderful dining experience.

#1 Otus Supply

345 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

For anyone familiar with dining in Ferndale, Otus Supply making the list of best places to eat should be of no surprise. The owners, Thom and Scott, set out to create an eclectic space where friends and family can gather, enjoy some delicious foods, and take in an assortment of excellent live music in the Parliament Room including Americana, Funk, Folk, Bluegrass and New Orleans Brass. The food itself is phenomenal with a music inspired menu providing a wide variety of dishes that rotate out every few weeks, along with numerous craft beers and cocktails. Also, all of their breads are made in house. All of this wrapped up in a rustic, yet modern decor that embodies the ambiance and atmosphere of Otus Supply. If you have not yet been here, you are missing out.

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#2 Como’s Restaurant
22812 Woodward Ave #100, Ferndale, MI 48220

A Ferndale icon, Como’s Restaurant has been in business since 1961. A lot of changes have taken place over the years, including it being closed down for a period of time, but one thing has remained consistent - the pizza and food in general is outstanding. Reopened by new owners in 2018 with a whole new lineup of menu items, and a rebuilt patio (the largest patio in the area) for outdoor dining, Como’s is and remains the place to go in Ferndale on a temperate evening to hang out and have a cold beverage along with one of their amazing specialty pizzas. Looking for a venue to host an event? You can also rent out the patio, or the private upstairs loft dining room to entertain your guests!

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#3 Pop’s for Italian
280 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

If you love Italian food as much as we do, Pop’s for Italian is a must! This family owned restaurant does Italian right, with a wide range of family style dishes, all homemade using only the freshest of ingredients. The well rounded menu provides numerous options including mouth watering appetizers, wood fired Neapolitan pizzas, handmade pastas and Italian classics that no self-respecting Italian restaurant could go without. Whatever your choice may be, it is hard (maybe impossible?) to go wrong when dining here. 

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#4 Voyager
600 Vester St, Ferndale, MI 48220

If you’re a die-hard seafood fan, or just prefer your food on the halfshell, Voyager certainly needs to be on your radar. It may be the only place to go in, or around Ferndale for oysters, but Voyager can definitely hold their own against other big names in the Metro Detroit area such as Eddie V’s, Talua’s, or Craft Work. In fact, Voyager was ranked as one of the nation’s Top 10 Restaurants by Food & Wine Magazine in 2018. It’s THAT good. The sustainable, high-quality seafood served up at this impressive little bistro is something that you won’t want to miss. Whether ordering from their selection of cold + raw menu items, or one of their other plated items, Voyager is sure to have you coming back for more.

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#5 Imperial
22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Every day is (and should be) taco Tuesday over at Imperial. Whether you’re a taco connoisseur or a food truck enthusiast, Imperial serves up some of the best street-tacos and Mexican inspired cuisine around - and yes, they do have their own food truck which you can book for your own special events! You’ll find monthly & weekly specials on their tacos and Sonoran hot dogs, which are always worth adding onto any order, as well as a number of other taco choices. You can never have too many tacos, right? Imperial also offers a DIY taco bar, however a 48 hour advance must be made for this option. And of course they have a full bar providing classics like margaritas, along with other specialty craft cocktails to pair with your favorite hand-helds.

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With such a large selection of different food choices, atmospheres and entertainment all in one little city, it’s easy to understand why so many people choose to visit Ferndale for a day, or night out with friends and family. Enjoy the walkable downtown with the many eclectic shops, take in a festival, and of course grab a bite to eat while you're there. No matter your taste, Ferndale has you covered.


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