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Babo - Detroit, Detroit, MI

Babo - Detroit

4.8
4.8
458 Reviews
$30 and under
American
An homage to owner Kris Lelcaj’s father, “babo” (slang for “dad” in Albanian) is a gourmet, all-day diner in Midtown Detroit. We will feature a menu comprised of creative, artisanal takes on comfort food classics that will be served up in a bright, lively ambiance.
We pride ourselves on carrying products of the highest quality and social responsibility from local, small batch producers. We will serve our guests, team members and community with a brand of unmatched hospitality. We will cultivate a dining experience that is as remarkable and unique as the city we call home.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 9:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 974-6159
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Contact us at info@babodetroit.com for more info on Catering!
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us at info@babodetroit.com for more info on Private Dining!
  • Area
    Detroit
  • Cross Street
    Woodward
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking, Park Shelton Garage
  • Public Transit
    Ferry Street QLine Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    American

  • Detroit

    Best Overall

  • Detroit

    Best Food

  • Detroit

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit

    American

458 Reviews
  1. MargaretA

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute little place. Excellent food. Great ambience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was friendly and sweet. The food was presented beautifully and tasted even better than it looked. The vibe of Babo is pretty laid back and comfortable, we saw lots of smiling faces for a Tuesday morning. I will definitely be back here again soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food offering eclectic and good. Noise level a little high as foot print of the restaurant is small. Excellent cappuccinos. .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was absolute perfection… genuinely warm, attentive and professional. Food was very good, as usual, with a nice selection of breakfast and lunch offerings. Waffle with berries was yummy; just wish you used real maple syrup.

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  5. Den48

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Babo is among my favorite places to dine! The food is always very good and the service is excellent. Our server today was exceptional; attentive, helpful, and genuinely friendly. I invited a friend for her first experience and she thoroughly enjoyed it and plans to return!

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  6. Caroline

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and drinks! Had a cafe rocher, truffle fries, and a breakfast sandwich.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were to die for! Our server was the nicest and provided just the right amount of attentiveness. I like that you can customize the mimosas with multiple flavors. I did Orange and Mango. Yum! The high ceilings made for a little noise when conversations picked up but not too bad. I’ll definitely be back.

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  8. RonLeTondre

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my fave places in the D for weekend breakfast/brunch. Highly highly recommend the Creme Brulee French Toast and Kimchi Patatas Bravas…split with someone to get the best of sweet and savory. Need to come back more often.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from my latte to the food was absolutely awesome. You are seated very close to the next table so if any advice, maybe just a little space. But, awesome experience and can’t wait to come again!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I come to Babo often for work. I usually bring 1-2 guests with me. Great food, the best coffee in Detroit, and great service. Sadly the metal chairs are awful! Besides the worst chairs in the world the food, service, and coffee are incredible! Seriously get a cup of the coffee. If they replaced the metal chairs with something less physically painful this place would be a 10/10.

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You can order delivery directly from Babo - Detroit using the Order Online button. Babo - Detroit also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 974-6159.

Babo - Detroit is rated 4.8 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Babo - Detroit

15 E Kirby St, Ste 115, Detroit, MI 48202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Woodward
  • Area
    Detroit
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 9:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking, Park Shelton Garage
  • Public Transit
    Ferry Street QLine Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (313) 974-6159
  • Catering
    Contact us at info@babodetroit.com for more info on Catering!
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us at info@babodetroit.com for more info on Private Dining!
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