Today on the Bite Tonight: Sweetwater Tavern
Located in Detroit across from St. Andrew’s Hall is Sweetwater Tavern. This tavern has a reputation for serving real deal grub for the past 30 years. Amanda took me here for the famous wings. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites
Price: 3 out of bites
Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites
Service: 2.5 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites
Sweetwater Wings: Marinated in a house specialty for 24 hours, dredged in spices and fried. Now, I prefer boneless wings because you can pop them right in your mouth, but there’s something about a juicy traditional wing that’s done right that I can’t ignore. These were spicy, savory, and full of delicious heated flavor. No wonder they were voted best wings in Detroit by the Detroit Free Press.
Potato Skins: Three potato boats, packed with bacon, cheddar and jack cheese. Cheesy, bacon-y, and tender. I hate when a potato skin is too dry. These were the total opposite, being a little on the greasy side, but what’s a potato skin without a little grease?
Corned Beef and Swiss: Half pound of lean house-made corned beef, sliced thin, piled high, on an onion roll. The corned beef was thin, tender, and had a nice marbling of fat. It was served with creamy coleslaw. In my opinion, the sandwich and tablespoon of coleslaw wasn’t worth $9.
Service started out good, but started to lack on drink refills. I always hate saying service was poor due to drink refills, but isn’t being attentive to needs the job of a server? The atmosphere was very neighborhood tavern-esque with a comfortable, friendly, atmosphere. Halfway through our meal, loud rap music started to play. I like rap, but its hard to enjoy dinner and converse with company when there’s noisy music pouring through the speakers. Otherwise, Sweetwater Tavern has a great local vibe and if you haven’t paid them a visit, do it.