Enjoy Downtown Armada in Macomb County

Explore the village of Armada, which has great restaurants, shopping and more

If you’re looking to go somewhere charming and quaint, head to downtown Armada where you can get away from the hustle and bustle.

Located in rural, northern Macomb County, the Village of Armada has some really great food stops and unique shops to check out while you’re in the area. Whether you’re heading to Blake’s for the day and want to pop in for a bite to eat or you’re looking to go shopping and spend the day in a new area, you’ll want to stop in Armada to explore for a bit.


Armada Bar and Grille

This restaurant is veteran- and locally-owned. Some menu favorites include the Buffalo Burger, Atlantic Salmon, Beer Battered Cod, Armada Club and more. Be sure to follow on Facebook to find out about specials and events.

Papa’s Restaurant

Stop in for breakfast (which is served all day, unless specified on their menu), brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks. This cute spot offers lattes, coffees, espressos, hot teas and hot chocolates with whipped cream.

The Creamery on Main

Photo credit: Kari Zaffarano

This local ice cream spot features a large variety of Michigan’s own Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream flavors, loaded shakes, sundaes, ice cream flights and more.

Tiger’s Den Café

Stop in for a coffee, tea, specialty coffee, frap, smoothie or refresher. They also have a wide variety of sandwiches and a kid’s menu which includes PB&J, grilled cheese, chicken quesadilla, cheese quesadilla and a pretzel with cheese.

Tivoli’s Pizzeria

This is a family-owned restaurant, which has other locations in Richmond and Utica. Try their Chicago-style, deep dish or round pizzas. Their menu also features breadsticks, pastas, pitas, subs and desserts.


Achatz Handmade Pie Company

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This bakery features some really great pie flavors, including Michigan 4-Berry, Dutch Apple, Key Lime, Chocolate Cream, French Silk and much more. They also have sugar-free options and other baked goods such as cakes, cookies and lemon bars.

Armade in MI

This curated marketplace is open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. It sells handcrafted treasures and locally-sourced items from the heart of Armada. Try Cosmic Frandy, freeze-dried fruit and candy and fudge from The Armada Fudge Company.

Squirreled Away Books

Shop new and used books, audio books, rare books, toys, games, comics and more at this independent book store. They will accept donations of books, but they do not buy back books. They do, however, offer appraisals of books on Tuesdays only (make sure to call ahead for availability).


April Millsap Memorial Garden

This floral garden, which is a half a mile south of Main Street, is a peaceful place to check out while you’re in downtown Armada. It is located alongside the Macomb Orchard Trail.

Armada Free Public Library

Although books are the main focus at the library, they also have different events for you to check out including story hours, teen programs, book discussions and more.

Macomb Orchard Trail

The 24-mile path runs through Armada, Richmond, Romeo and Shelby Township. It is great for biking, walking, running, rollerblading, cross-country skiing and it is wheelchair accessible. There are restrooms and benches along the way. Use their interactive map while you’re on it.

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this at Metro Parent’s A Family Guide to Macomb County.

Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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