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Mario's Restaurant

4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1706
+1 313-832-1616
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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12:00 - 22:00All hours
4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1706
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I will NEVER visit Mario's again! Basically, this restaurant pulled the old "Bait and Switch" routine to lure unsuspecting patrons in for a fictitious $14.99 lobster special. Our party of four (senior ladies) had a 7 pm reservation for the advertised lobster special. After placing...More

3  Thank IzettaDiiane
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for dinner after seeing a show at the Fisher Theater. Everything was superb, from being seated quickly to excellent serving staff. The meal was inclusive, starting with a fresh antipasto plate and a basket of breadsticks and fresh Italian...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Mario's advertise $23.95. Main Lobster & Prime Rib with shuttle service to the game We made our reservation for 11am. We were escorted to our table, which was nice. Surprised to find out it was a buffet. It was terrible. Such a long line. Not...More

2  Thank Mary Kathleen C
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Neither of us had been to Mario's but were eager to try a new place, especially one that had such an established presence in Detroit. We arrived around 5:30 and the place was packed -- usually a good sign. We had Manhattans at the bar...More

1  Thank Lana A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

First time here. I took my parents before a show at the DSO. Excellent food, service, and taking the free shuttle to the door at the DSO proved to be an great idea for my aging parents. The food portions and extras such as the...More

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Mario's for years. The ambiance and food is still wonderful. Nabil, our waiter, who we requested, did his usual exceptional job. Five stars again. Veal & beef are top notch. Our cousins joined us, and we'll all be back.

Thank Irv P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food here never disappoints and there is always way too much to eat - this is a fun old school restaurant where they still do things the right way

Thank KS1339
Reviewed 27 February 2017

First and last time at this restaurant. Went with a party of 25 on Thursday night for dinner. Two received something other than what they ordered and one received the wrong thing twice. I did not receive my dinner until all others were finished and...More

1  Thank StephenC274
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I made a reservation for 3 people for 5 pm yesterday, requesting to be near the fireplace because they don't turn the heat up. I arrived promptly at 5 pm, gave my name, the hostess said "Table for seven?" NO, I distinctly made it for...More

1  Thank misscind
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I purchased the theater package (dinner, transportation, tickets) to see the Thursday evening performance of Phantom of the Opera at the Opera House in Detroit. My upfront costs were $243.50 of which $178.00 were the face value of main floor seating. Since...More

5  Thank Aaron G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have vegan options?
23 April 2017|
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Response from Aaron G | Reviewed this property |
My vegan associates will not eat in an establishment that serves meat so this would disqualify Marios.
Becky W
Do you have gluten-free options?
30 November 2016|
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Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure.
do you have a shuttle to fisher theater on Feb 10th
31 January 2016|
Response from 61teresaf | Reviewed this property |
You should address your questions to the restaurant, I was just a customer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-832-1616
  • E-mail
This isn’t retro, this is real. We’ve been around since 1948. There aren’t many restaurants with this kind of character. One step inside and you’ll see that Mario’s is a place rich with tradition and we like to keep it that way. From our service to our cuisine, you’ll feel right at home while enjoying our elegant and traditional atmosphere.Mario’s believes…A restaurant has a personality; a flavor all its own; a character created by its people. There is a ritual of elegant dining, be it a business lunch or private dinner. The enjoyment of food is one of life’s great pleasures. We measure our success by the degree of esteem and pride gained in the guests’ mind and heart.We can accommodate from 10 to 400 people. You provide the guests and we’ll handle the rest. From intimate to elaborate we can cater weddings, showers, birthday parties, or any other reasons to celebrate life. We’re here to help make enjoyable memories. We can also handle a short notice wake.We also offer complimentary shuttle service and valet parking for all functions scheduled during regular restaurant hours.Please call one of our catering specialists to discuss all the details of your event.
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