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22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1735
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Troy, Michigan
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times and recommend it to friends often. I like being able to order small portions and try many things instead of one big meal of the same thing. They have a great brunch menu, original cocktails and outdoor seating. I'm not a fan of the large picnic style seating in the front so I usually go... More 

Thank sabrinatravel
Southfield, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Limited menu with tacos, hot dogs and sides. Tiny tacos for $2.95 each, but they're awesome. My favorites are the Al Pastor and Adobada De Pollo. The hot dogs look interesting, but I haven't had. Good drinks menu. Seating is large tables and benches so don't go there for an intimate table. Nice bar seating.

Thank Alicia S
United States
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was clearly a place for drinking more than eating...very limited menu. Taco's and hot dogs. There was also a brunch, not sure if that was just on the weekend? They seat you at long tables, there were a few booths, so you end up sharing your space with other folks. The drink list was very long...so clearly it's more... More 

Thank travelchick2
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live and work in Michigan and have been to Imperial a couple of times in the past and have had a decent food and drinks every time; but this particular time I had some co-workers from our Mexico facility here in Michigan and didn't truly want to take them here since there was no way in knowing if they... More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
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113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would not classify Imperial as a restaurant. It is a bar with limited food. They serve a variety of 3 bite tacos, a variety of hot dogs and, chips and salsa or guac. That's it. The service is also not the best. It took over an hour to get the tacos my friends ordered.. I expect everything is pre-made... More 

1 Thank signinsareapain
Troy, Michigan
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346 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was lukewarm on this place when I reviewed it in 2013. I liked it more this time. It is primarily a bar with a creative mix of Tex-Mex bar food. Great place to hang for a few hours which we did before a concert.

Thank 1Rahhalatun
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

They have a great selection of little street tacos serves family style. They do not have a tap though so beer is in bottles and cans only. I suggest getting one of the house cocktails they are great and go well with the tacos. Seating can be a challenge for dinner this place gets packed fast.

Thank Michele A
Drummond Island, Michigan
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Went with adult grandkids. OK food. Good service. Noisy place. Clearly a young crowd. Why would a young woman have tattoo on her chest that says "love sucks"? We wouldn't rush back to eat there again.

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Frankfort, New York
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in with my family for brunch. Had the biscuits with chorizo gravy. It was really good. Our waitress was very attentive and the service was quick.

Thank Will D
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I wasn't keen on the food but thats honestly just me. The service was great! Usually some places make you feel claustrophobic, but the design of this place is very open. It's a very laid back place to have dinner with family or friends.

Thank Grace J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: 248-850-8060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?