Where to Eat in Temperance: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Leonarda Pillsbury

Temperance is an unincorporated community in Bedford Township, Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes. The population was 8,517 at the 2010 census. The Temperance ZIP code, 48182, serves most of Bedford Township outside of the Lambertville area, as well as portions of western Erie Township, southern Ida Township, and northeast Whiteford Township. Temperance was established as Bedford Center in 1859. On December 8, 1884, a post office was established at Bedford Center and was named Temperance with Lewis Ansted as the first postmaster. The name "Temperance" was suggested by the wife of one of the founding land owners, who was a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. A petition was circulated and the name Bedford Center was changed to Temperance. During the early years of Temperance, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages was prohibited.
Things to do in Temperance

1. Brenda's Family Dining

10597 Lewis Ave, Temperance, MI 48182-8700 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 734-854-1431
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Brenda's Family Dining

Reviewed By hobartfenster - Temperance, Michigan

Their breakfast specials are hard to beat. Price is low and food quality is high.
Broasted chicken is juicy and delicious. So are their potatoes and gravy. All their specials are worth trying. Good value for the money.
A regular stop on my eating circuit. Try it and you'll be happy you did.

2. Scoop's Soft Serve LLC

8750 Lewis Ave, Temperance, MI 48182-9380 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 734-847-2073
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Scoop's Soft Serve LLC

Reviewed By Mike151 - MIchigan

Just about any favorite ice cream treat can be concocted here. The cones sizes are a little on the (that's a lot of ice-cream) side. They are open early with a small variety of breakfast items and the same for a quick lunch. It's a seasonal operation that stays open till 9 PM.

3. Angelo's Northwood Villa

6630 S Dixie Hwy, Erie, MI 48133-9221 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American Dinner, Lunch +1 734-848-0090
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 83 reviews

Angelo's Northwood Villa

Reviewed By Edward N - Novi, Michigan

We were invited to our friends birthday party. Considering the crowd, our server, Sue was very good. The restaurant provides a menu filled with Italian, steak and seafood favorites. I selected the seafood platter (perch, shrimp, scallops and frog legs) which is the best seafood platter that I have had in a restaurant. My wife had one of the several veal dishes and she also thought it was excellent. The restaurant was full so make sure you have reservations. The only drawback was the distance we had to drive, since it is almost into Ohio. It is a little expensive but for special occasions, it is a place to consider and enjoy the fine food and service.

4. Bedford Coney Island

3325 Sterns Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144-9738 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff American, Greek, Mediterranean, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 734-856-1700
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Bedford Coney Island

Reviewed By mrsgfive - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Our family comes here a few times a month and we've never had anything we haven't liked. The Rubens are great and so are the gyro sandwiches. They make delicious homemade soups as well.

5. Village Pizzeria

714 W Temperance Rd, Temperance, MI 48182-1601 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 734-847-0240
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Village Pizzeria

Reviewed By Cheritaylor - Treasure Island, Florida

Have had pizza from this place for over 35 years and still consistently the best. Nice thin crust, fresh toppings and friendly staff. Love this place!

6. Mancy's Steak House

953 Phillips Ave, Toledo, OH 43612-1336 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 419-476-4154
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 562 reviews

Mancy's Steak House

Toledo's Finest Steakhouse! Established in 1921 and under third generation ownership! Mancy's specializes in USDA Certified Angus and USDA Certified Angus Prime Steaks that are aged and butchered on premise. We are also known for great seafood! We buy the best Foley's Fresh Fish, Alaskan King Crab and Australian Lobster. Also, our steakhouse's atmosphere is filled with mahogany woods, interesting art and Tiffany shades from days gone by.

Reviewed By Mike P - Tecumseh, Michigan, United States

My wife and I hadn't been to Mancy's in a number of years and decided to go for our anniversary. Pretty mediocre, and nothing special. The waitress was very good and attentive, but the steaks we ordered were not as good as I remember from Mancy's in the past and a number of other restaurants we have been to recently.

7. Sidelines Sports Eatery & Pub

8116 Secor Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144-8673 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 734-856-5050
Excellent
30%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Sidelines Sports Eatery & Pub

Reviewed By Laura B

My husband and I have never had a bad meal at this Sidelines. The atmosphere is fun, friendly, and entertaining (because of the TVs). There's plenty options to choose from. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches, fish, steak, etc.

8. Red Star Diner

7327 Lewis Ave, Temperance, MI 48182-1216 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 734-224-7101
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Red Star Diner

Reviewed By Nathan E - Temperance Michigan

Love the food and the prices. The service was and always is amazing. I could not eat all of my meal so it was really two meals for the price of one.

9. Sidelines Italian Grille

7965 Summerfield Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144-9679 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 734-568-6055
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Sidelines Italian Grille

Reviewed By Kona-ray - Michigan

GOOD
- pasta, pork, mashed potatoes and bread were wonderful

BAD
- 65 degrees outside but A/C was on so restaurant was cold (except bathroom, which was toasty!).
- it was 9:30pm, but a friend of the waitress was visiting with her newborn baby & waitress actually came to our table to check on us WHILE HOLDING THE BABY (while her friend sat at the bar)! When we left, waitress was again holding the baby (behind the bar)! There is a time/place for this, and when you're handling food and waiting on customers is the WRONG time. (Would have been a 4 if not for this)
- Pricey! $47.50 with tax & tip: 2 entrees + $2 soup & $2 salad; only water to drink, no appetizers or dessert.
- country music ! Nice, classic Italian would have been SO much more fitting.

MIXED
- gnocchi soup was good but temp wasn't hot enough
- Caesar salad was just ok--probably wouldn't get it again. Croutons tasted like they were from a cheap dollar store box--a real shame, since they could easily make great croutons from their bread.

10. Bedford Diner

6660 Lewis Ave, Temperance, MI 48182-1201 Reservations, Waitstaff American, Diner Breakfast +1 734-224-7774
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Bedford Diner

Reviewed By pnedry - Petersburg, Michigan

The regular diner in the area that we often frequent was closed, so my wife and I thought we would try another local establishment. We visited this diner in the early afternoon of mid-week. The diner was not busy. We were quickly greeted and seated; the server took our drink orders, a diet cola and a water with lemon. She brought a regular and diet cola. Then did an opps. A few minutes later, she returned for our order, but still no water with lemon. That got corrected. Our measure of a good diner is to check out breakfast--hard to mess up eggs; or a burger! We opted for the 1/2-pound burger specialties.

The fries were good, but the burgers were a little underdone and served on a stale bun. When asked for a side of mayo, it came in individual server packets. The mustard and catsup were in brand name containers, but we could see the catsup bottles being filled with generic product.

One of the servers asked how everything was and my wife reported that the buns were stale. The response: Oh! That's it.

The restaurant has a nice selection. One of the specialities is rice pudding; after ordering it, I discovered that they were out.

The prices are very reasonable, but as a diner, it falls far short of the tradition. We likely won't return.

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