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Cadieux Cafe

4300 Cadieux Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48224 USA

176 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Fri 4p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Wifi
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“a Prohibition-era speakeasy”

Featherbowling, steamed mussels, more than a dozen beers from Belgium...at the Cadieux Cafe, as the bumper sticker on the wall says, "It's Beautiful To Be Belgian." Since its days as a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the Cadieux Cafe has been a social hub for metro Detroit's Belgian population. Flemish culture flourishes at the Cadieux, which is or has been the unofficial headquarters for an array of clubs promoting pastimes from across the pond, including pigeon racing, archery, bicycling, darts and, of course, feather bowling. The Michigan Traditional Arts Program awarded the Cadieux the Michigan Heritage Award for "continuing family and community cultural traditions with excellence and authenticity."  The Cadieux Cafe has been owned by the Devos family since the '60s, with a new generation taking over 10 years ago. They've been careful to maintain the place's old-world charm and traditions, but they've also made it more accessible to the masses -- particularly the 21-35 year-old demographic -- by bringing in live musical acts and staying open until 2 a.m. daily. It's still beautiful to be Belgian at the Cadieux Cafe, but you're more than welcome to pretend.  Featured on the TV show No Reservations.  The Cadieux Cafe is also one spooky place! The haunting seems to be somewhat of a family affair. Witnesses have seen the apparition of cafe owner’s mother Yvonne Devos in the bar area or sitting at a table, and her husband Robert has been seen in the basement. Also, an apparition of a man is said to freak patrons out by walking in the door, and objects have been known to move about on their own!

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John W.

An eastside family-owned staple since the 1930's, when it served a Belgian enclave, then located near Grosse Pointe, Michigan. It continues this tradition, serving an extensive selection of... Read more

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Cinthia K.

Came by here for dinner one evening when my friends and I were in Detroit this past summer. Apparently, the actor/comedian Keegan Michael Key had spoken highly of this place, and that was enough... Read more

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David D.

I'm upset that this place went from having the best fries with a variety of amazing sauces to accompany them to just bland crappy bar fries. Like we went from 'would you like the garlic aioli or... Read more

Cadieux Cafe

4300 Cadieux Rd
Detroit, Michigan
48224 USA
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Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Mon: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue - Sat: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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