Enjoy Downtown Eastpointe in Macomb County

Discover the hidden gem of downtown Eastpointe. This family-focused spot offers some really great food and unique shopping.

Eastpointe (formerly known as East Detroit) is home to the Shamrocks and serves as the Gateway to Macomb County. Since it’s located along Eight Mile Road, it shares a border with Detroit and Harper Woods making it easy to get into Wayne County.

There are plenty of places to enjoy with your family in downtown Eastpointe. Here’s our handy guide for exploring this Macomb County downtown.

Dine

Photo credit: Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development

Andary’s Grill & Deli 

This family-owned restaurant offers breakfast all day, sandwiches, wraps, pitas, burgers, hot dogs, salads, starters and entrees. End the meal with a Sanders Hot Fudge Cream Puff, banana split or a malt/shake.

Cloverleaf Bar and Restaurant 

This pizza place opened in 1949 and is considered one of the birthplaces of Detroit-style pizza using the founders’ own mother’s recipe. They also offer specialty pizzas in flavors such as BLT, Bruschetta, Reuben, Hawaiian, Mexican and more. Visit and learn about the historic connection between Cloverleaf and Buddy’s Detroit-style pizza!

East Detroit Bakery & Deli

This bakery and deli offers delicious baked goods including cakes, donuts, cupcakes, cheesecake and breads.

Legend’s Coney Express

Enjoy popular items like a Coney Island hot dog with some chili cheese fries or the corned beef sandwich on an onion roll or rye bread at this restaurant. They have a corned beef egg roll, wing dings and a grilled chicken pita that are must-tries, as well.

Shop

Allied Cycle Shop 

Shop the highest quality bicycles and accessories including helmets, locks, mirrors, bells, lights, bags, hydration and more. They sell snow, hiking and swim equipment, too.

Melodies & Memories

This store features lots of vintage items including vinyl records, lunch boxes, t-shirts, CDs and cassette tapes (remember those?)

Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice Cream

This shop sells candies by the pound and also serves ice cream cones and sundaes crafted with Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream.

Sweetie Marie’s 

This ice cream shop features family-friendly snacks, custom cakes, chocolates, treats and more.

Explore

Photo credit: Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development

Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden is such a unique public art space. View the large mural, titled the Rainbow Maker, which was painted by Wendy Popko. You’ll also see lots of fun sculptures along the way.

Eastpointe Memorial Library 

Any Eastpointe resident may obtain a library card at Eastpointe Memorial Library. For ages 18 and up, bring in your Michigan drivers license or identification card or proof of residency with your name and address on it (current utility bill, current automobile registration, rent receipt or current property tax receipt). Any residents under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a library card application with the proof of residency listed above.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Park

This park has lots of picnic tables, a basketball court and a playground with swings.

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

This 11,000 square-foot museum features actual artifacts, uniforms, weapons and equipment from the military. They have a Young Modelers Club that meets every Saturday morning at the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until April 20, 2024. Ages 8-16 (and their parents) are welcome to join.

MiDog Park

Located in Memorial Park. Bring your furry friends to get some exercise at this off-the-leash dog park. You’ll need a key fob to access the park. To get one, bring your dog license receipt and vaccination records to the Recreation Authority Center. The cost for the annual key fob is $25/resident, $35/non-resident and $10 for a replacement fob.

Recreational Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe

Also known as “RARE,” this recreation center is located in Roseville, but is accessible to Eastpointe residents. It offers family-friendly events and programs for all ages. The pool can be used on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. September-mid June. The cost for the pool is $3 for ages 17 and under, $5 for ages 18-54 and $4 for ages 55-plus.

Spindler Park 

This park offers a playground, tennis court, disc golf course, a soccer field, horseshoe courts, shuffleboard and plenty of picnic tables. There’s a walking trail and a sledding/climbing hill, too.

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this — including other Macomb County downtowns — 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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