We stopped at a quiet little diner for lunch, and it was so good, we felt we must go again before writing a review to see if the food was always so right-on perfect. What a pleasant surprise to find out that it was. But just to make double sure, we went five more times to check. Always superb. The place is called HomeTown Grill and it is located in a strip mall on 15 Mile Rd. (next to Baker College at Little Mack) between Groesbeck and Gratiot. It’s one of those places that you’d drive right by if someone hadn’t told you about it.
Parking is conveniently right at the door. As we entered the restaurant, we noticed a chalk board with specials of the day and TEN different soup choices. They boast of at least eight fresh soups on the menu, daily. It’s a small, busy place, and turnover seems to be brisk. We were given three menus. There was their regular menu that was huge, their “Specials” menu with their most popular breakfast, lunch and dinner choices, and then a one-sheet “Daily Specials” for that day. One of the other patrons sitting near us mentioned their excellent salmon with a lemon dill sauce as their personal favorite.
Each dinner comes with the option of soup, salad or coleslaw, and includes a home-baked bread basket, and a selection of homemade desserts. We Undercover Divas wanted to each order something different to compare. On this visit, Annod ordered the Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice ($8.95) and Gini had the Turkey Dinner with Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes ($8.95). I ordered the Stuffed Cabbage with Mashed Potatoes ($8.95) I asked for extra sauce on the stuffed cabbage and the mashed potatoes and they were happy to comply and even brought me an extra cup at no charge. Finally, I found a place that makes it “my way.”
I had a side salad with homemade blue cheese dressing, and the other divas had a cup of Cheddar Broccoli soup. The food was spiced to perfection. Annod loved it and she is a spicy girl, I was very happy with my food and I’m not into spices, and Gini is into homemade, and she was very pleased. It was all amazing. Dessert choices were: Jello, ice cream, tapioca pudding and bread pudding with a vanilla sauce. The bread pudding was amazing, and homemade.
The owner of the HomeTown Grill has been in the restaurant business for over 35 years. He is known for his family dining restaurants and his very successful catering business. He is the former owner of the Royal Cafe of Sterling Heights, HomeTown Grill of Warren and the Imperial House Banquet Hall of Clinton Township.
The HomeTown Grill serves breakfast anytime. Prices are very affordable (most dinners seem to cost around $8.95), and the food is definitely home style cooking. They welcome families and they do not serve any alcoholic beverages. Seating is all roomy, comfortable booths and counter service is available and very popular with customers. Servers are friendly and attentive. Even when they are extremely busy, food arrives without much of a wait, and piping hot.
The HomeTown Grill is busy at lunch and dinner times, but we have never had to wait. Everything is cooked perfectly to order and there is enough food to take home for another meal. There are Polish meals, Italian selections, Mexican choices, Greek dishes, and lots of American favorites, all made fresh daily. One thing to point out, they love garlic and put it in almost all their meals. Parking is right at the door, and the place is really clean. They are open seven days a week. Breakfast starts each day at 7 am and they close at 9 pm.