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Local Kitchen and Bar

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344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1761
+1 248-291-5650
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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291 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unique menu. Cool, boho-chic décor. Extensive list of fun cocktails. Highly recommend the Florence Night Away. Above all: very gracious venue for a hoard of hungry and thirsty ladies attending a bachelorette party. As the bride, on behalf of everyone who came, thank you!

Thank Lisa M
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to dine at this restaurant for our son's 25th birthday. We were visiting him from out of town. The hostess was flustered even though we had made a reservation for 3 through Open Table. We didn't wait long but the short time we were there, the staff had to repeatedly say excuse me to get by as there... More 

Thank Shelahlah
Ferndale, Michigan
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Local Kitchen customers are very loyal customers. Any why not? The Local menu is current and innovative. It has something for everyone, that's why everybody loves Local. Because the menu is fresh and :local" everyday I won't begin to explain last night's meal, but I was served a great salad with locally grown kale and marinated root veggies, followed by... More 

Thank Dogwalks
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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469 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Came here as part of a large group, and we filled 2 large tables upstairs (must have been 50 of us). They assigned a couple waiters to us, and it was a very nice, casual location to hang out and have a beer or two before we sat down. The meal was done in courses, with us being able to... More 

Thank Kevin S
Rochester, Michigan
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Place looks cool and sort of out there, almost a "Fred Sanford" of Sanford and son feel to the decorating approach. The dessert display reminiscent of years past needs to go! Service is good and servers were knowledgeable. I wish when I asked if the fish portion was big enough she would have told me the truth. I ordered it... More 

Thank M E
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

First of, the atmosphere is wonderful and the restaurant is decorated beautifully with attention to detail. Both times that my fiancé and I went, the service was great. The waiters took their time to give us recommendations according to our preferences. They also recommended a nice place nearby for drinks afterwards! Food was excellent, and especially the desserts are amazing!... More 

Thank AnomynousUser
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Interesting menu with creative choices, nice wine list, great service. Fun area of town in Ferndale. Only reason I can't give it a 5 star rating is due to the wood burning fireplace that results in a thick campfire stench. If you have breathing problems you may want to avoid this restaurant.

Thank smaniloff
Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Girls night out with a friend was an expensive dinner for two. One wonderful cocktail, two house white wines, an appetizer, two entrees and two desserts came to over $100. The food, as stated by many other reviewers is in tiny portions, small plate servings on large plates. The most generous was the fried green tomato appetizer. Two sea scallops... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I can't think of the last time I went to a restaurant and thought they didn't serve enough food. Every item in Local Kitchen was tiny, from the roll sized loaf of bread (which you pay separately for), to the, and this is not an exaggeration, 2 oz serving of duck that was billed as an entree! In particular, my... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Went with friends. The entrees are more like samples. Though the tidbits you get are tasty, it's not an option if you want a meal. Had the petit ribeye, and "petit" it was. About 1oz, possibly less. If you're super trendy and want to pay for an expensive Costco sized sample on a white plate, this is the place for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1761
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 248-291-5650

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