Howell Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Howell

April 14, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Howell is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,489. It is the county seat of Livingston County and is located mostly within Howell Township, but is politically independent from Howell Township. The city is part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area.
Things to do in Howell

1. Tomato Brothers

3030 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-8539 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 517-546-9221
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

Tomato Brothers

Reviewed By Don S - Howell, Michigan

Tomatoes had been recommended to us so we tried dinner. Ordered the ribs for two which was excellent. It was served with a large salad for two and bread sticks. Service was excellent and the restaurant was crowded. We will be going back. The Italian dishes served to the patrons around us looked inviting. The portions are substantial.

2. Brunner's

1101 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-1719 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 517-546-2222
Excellent
52%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Brunner's

Reviewed By Matt S - Brighton, Michigan

We stopped at Brunner's for a late lunch while in the area, and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. It had been a while since we've been here, but we're glad we stopped by.

The service was excellent, and although crowded on a Friday lunch time, we were still quickly seated and served. Overall, we thought the quality of the food was excellent!

I ordered one of their specials, which was a grilled cheese with bacon, with moderate expectations. What came out was a full blown sandwich on a baguette...loads of cheese (three or for different kinds), and a very sizeable amount of bacon, with a side of home made fries (which were excellent). The sandwich was very good; I was not able to eat the whole thing!

Overall, Brunner's was an excellent stop.

3. Uptown Coffee House

102 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2252 Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Cafe Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +1 517-546-1124
Excellent
68%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Uptown Coffee House

Reviewed By Jirasela - Howell, Michigan

I had a business meeting mid mourning and Uptown was a convenient location for all three of us. We were able to order our drinks at the counter and grab a table. There was a steady flow of customers but it didn't detract from our conversation. Our drinks were served as ordered and no crazy high prices. I will definitely go again.

4. Biggby Coffee

1275 Lawson Dr, Howell, MI 48843-8051 +1 517-545-8196
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Biggby Coffee

Reviewed By Ashley M - Howell, Michigan, United States

This is my morning coffee stop!

A few years ago, I stopped in to a coffee shop to do some work while my husband was doing some work at a separate location. Not to be rude, I asked the barista to make me something yummy. Behold! The white chocolate mocha was introduced to me.

After several coffee shops later, including big chains and smaller mom and pops, I found Biggby. Their coffee is fresh, doesn't have any weird after taste, and is hot.

Debbie, Jeanette, Sam, and Cindy are just a few of the amazing staff members here. They recognize me, my order, and are super friendly. I stop here every weekday for a white lightning. The coffee shop is clean and feels so warm to come in and work/eat.

Definitely, come here for breakfast, especially for their coffee.

5. Mom and Pops Bakery

119 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2236 Breakfast +1 517-579-2041
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Mom and Pops Bakery

Reviewed By MichiganFam3 - Michigan

Very friendly & helpful. Very yummy! Tried many different things there from brownies, to gobs, to pretzel sandwiches (breakfast & lunch). All very yummy. My son & niece wanted brownies instead of cake for their birthday. From the amount of people going to be there, they recommended a half sheet of brownies. Glad I didn't get a full sheet. Everybody loved them! We don't eat sweets much, but they are where we go for special treats! A gem downtown.

6. Block Brewing Company

1140 S Michigan Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2669 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Brew Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 517-540-0300
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Block Brewing Company

Reviewed By trbeer - Hell, Michigan

Went here twice on the same day a week ago Saturday. Stopped in during the afternoon with friends while we were on a pub crawl at our local brewpubs / breweries. They had released a chocolate cherry stout earlier that day so I had a pint of it and loved it. Everyone in our group was pleased with their beer selection and the beer each had chosen.

Fast forward and we're at Brewery Becker deciding where we wanted to go for dinner and we all liked what we saw and smelled earlier in the day and returned. The place was busy but we were seated quickly and had a friendly server who was on day 3 of working there. She did all right; missed a few things but nothing that made for a bad dinner. Our dinners were all good, pork sandwich, beef brisket, the burger with brisket. I wish they gave me more Cole slaw with my BBQ pork sandwich but other than that it was good. The craft beer was good and everyone was pleased

7. Cleary's Pub

117 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2251 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 517-618-7204
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Cleary's Pub

Reviewed By Andrew S - Austin, Texas

I wrote a pretty bad review earlier this year, but I was told I needed to give it another try. I recently went back with my wife, and we had a completely different experience. We had a great time and good service. The y had a musician playing as well, which add the the environment. A decent place for a beer and decent food.

8. Diamonds Steak and Seafood

101 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2236 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 517-548-5500
Excellent
48%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 227 reviews

Diamonds Steak and Seafood

In the heartbeat of downtown Howell, Diamonds Steak and Seafood serves as the premier steakhouse in Livingston County. We are very serious about food, take much pride in our made from scratch recipes, and strive to consistently provide our guests with the very best of all we have to offer. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Family-friendly environment with on-premise and off-premise catering.

Reviewed By Redd517 - Williamston, Michigan

We learned to make a reservation through Open Table and we arrived and received our reservation on time. The poor host staff had difficulty with their ear pieces but was quickly resolved.

Our waitress Marissa was knowledgeable and attentive. Our steaks were cooked to perfection ...medium rare and medium.
The flavors were spot on and good portions. The fried onions on the ribeye are not needed. We liked that sides came with the entrees unlike some other fine dining establishments.

We did save room for the signature carrot cake and met our expectations.

The atmosphere is warm and charming. We did like that a staff member came over and boxed up our food without us asking.

We loved the new location, atmosphere, service and food. We will be back.

9. Jonna's Country Corner Market

1485 N Michigan Ave, Howell, MI 48843-3105 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 517-545-8000
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Reviewed By Jon B - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Clean and reputable party store. Has the areas largest selection of liquor, wine, and beer. Even if you are not into alcohol it is impressive to see the selection. Their pizza is to die for! They have fried chicken, Mac n cheese, specialty dish like pot pie or stuff chicken breast, large deli - high quality meats and sides. Has great pickup lunch or dinner options for the whole family. Highly recommend.
Only reccomendation I would have for management is that staff could be a little friendlier.

10. Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill

4433 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843-6583 Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Italian, American, Pizza, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 18 +1 517-552-9999
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill

The Aubree's story begins in 1972, when Bill and Sandee French opened a little corner bar in Depot Town, Ypsilanti. Throughout the years, Aubree's has grown into the full service restaurants we are today. We not only want to exceed your expectations of quality, service, and atmosphere, but our hope is to be deeply rooted into the community by being active in supporting local schools, charities, and organizations. Our community has helped shape who we are today, and will continue to determine who we are in the future. Our goal is to provide top-quality meals at a reasonable price in a casual environment. We operate our restaurants with integrity and respect, and we do it in a personal way! Our customer needs are our top priorities. Our extensive menu includes gourmet pizza, fresh baked breads, salads, pub sandwiches, burgers, and other comforting entrees. For us, it will always be about combining gourmet flavors with the right balance of indulgence and nutrition. In this way, our guests can enjoy Aubree's in a way that fits their mood and style of living.

Reviewed By Tom A - Brighton, Michigan

Wife and I were here with siblings for dinner. We all ordered salads, and a large margherita pizza to share. Unlike other visits, toppings on this pizza were very skimpy, outsides had literally no toppings, and there was far oo much balsamic glaze drizzled for my taste. Needless to say, this visit was not what we expected.

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