Auburn Hills

Auburn Hills is located in Oakland County. You might know it best as the home of The Palace of Auburn Hills and Great Lakes Crossing shopping mall, but it's also the headquarters of Chrysler and the home of the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Shock. Of course any city that houses that many attractions will also have a plethora of great restaurants and bars to frequent. Here are some of our favorites in the Auburn Hills zip codes of 48321 and 48326.


Buddy's Pizza - Buddy's Pizza is always a Detroit favorite for their deep dish square pizzas and their fun atmosphere. Prices are moderate and they offer wifi for those who want to bring that ultraportable laptop or a wifi-enabled smartphone. You'll find Buddy's on N Squirrel Rd north of E Walton Blvd

Bistro Bordeau - Known as one of the best restaurants in the Auburn Hills area and serving delicious American food, Bistro Bordeau has great music, a very comfortable dining atmosphere, and excellent food. One of the most popular items here is the bleu cheese and bacon crusted filet. This is a very romantic and elegant place for dinner. Located on Auburn Rd just east of N Squirrel Rd

Fran O'Brien's Maryland Crabhouse - Seafood lovers will really enjoy O'Brien's. They're known for their crab cakes, but another excellent specialty is their Maryland Spiced Crab Soup. Family friendly and moderately priced, you'll find this seafood haven on S Opdyke Rd just off I-75.

Rainforest Cafe - Rainforest Cafe is a favorite among kids and those who are still kids at heart. Portions are giant so you get a lot of bang for your buck, and the rainforest atmosphere is something that you just won't find anywhere else. It's busy and loud, but that's part of its charm. Make reservations or be prepared for a long wait. Located inside Great Lakes Crossing on Baldwin Rd just off I-75.

Stir Crazy - Stir Crazy is a fun place to grab some delicious Asian food. They cook the food right before your eyes, so the preparation is your entertainment. Great drinks, a newly revamped menu, and a really fun atmosphere make this one a stand-out choice. Located inside Great Lakes Crossing on Baldwin Rd, just off I-75.


The Post Bar - Always a favorite no matter which Detroit location you visit, The Post Bar in Auburn Hills is no exception. You'll enjoy the games like foosball, pool tables, pinball, darts, and of course you'll want to grab a bite of the wings and ribs before you down those pitchers of beer! An affordable good time with friends. Located on Lapeer Rd right across from The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Callahan Neighborhood Bar - Looking for a cozy Irish pub atmosphere in the Auburn Hills area? Callahan's is your best bet. They've got excellent pizza, ribs, and burgers, and the prices are affordable. It can get loud and boisterous inside these hallowed walls, and if you're the type who loves that, then Callahan's is your place. Located on South Blvd near S Opdyke Rd

Stan's Bar and Grill - Great atmosphere here. You'll love the subs, burgers, and bar food. You can get your drink on the cheap, and the food prices are equally affordable. They've got darts, pool tables, and video games, and if you want to catch a game on TV while you're chilling this is a great place to do so. You'll find Stan's on Auburn Rdjust east of Squirrel Rd.

Red Ox Tavern - Red Ox Tavern has a warm and inviting atmosphere, so after that concert or sporting event, this is a great place to come and enjoy yourself. Beer and wine for around five dollars, and martinis for about eight. You'll love the pool tables, trivia, video games, and shuffleboard. Located on E Walton Blvd near Oakland University.

Hoops Sports & Spirits - Located near The Palace, they've got a full bar and you can enjoy watching the games with your friends. Enjoy traveling to and from The Palace in the Hoops Van, or just hang out at the bar and enjoy the wings, drinks, and good times. Located on Lapeer Rd near I-75.

Woody's Diner - This is a nice bar with two stories. They have a sports bar with food on the main floor and pool tables and a large dance floor upstairs. Sometimes there is a cover upstairs on the weekend. You can find Wild Woody's on 5th Ave and Center street.