Next-Level Grilled Cheese Spots in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich? We’ve got you covered at these great locations in southeast Michigan.

We all remember having a grilled cheese sandwich as a child. It’s one of the quickest and easiest things to make for lunch or dinner.

Up your grilled cheese game at these local metro Detroit and Ann Arbor spots. Try it with bacon or lobster added or different kinds of cheese to put it over the top!

313 Pizza Bar

This restaurant features a grilled cheese on fresh grilled sourdough with Fontina and white Cheddar cheese, bacon and sliced Granny Smith apples. It is served with Tomato Basil soup to dip.

5th Tavern

Both locations have a lobster grilled cheese sandwich with lobster, dill Havarti cheese and roasted garlic aioli on Texas Toast. It’s served with roasted tomato bisque soup, which is great for dipping.

Amore’s Grill and Spirits

This restaurant has a grilled cheese a la pita, which has fresh onion, green pepper, tomato, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese. You can add chicken for a $3 upcharge.

Apple Annie’s 

This spot is known for its daily soups and has been voted top 5 for soups in Michigan two years in a row. The ultimate grilled cheese comes with American, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese on an Italian ciabatta.

B1 Tavern

This restaurant offers a short rib grilled cheese, which features Swiss cheese, provolone cheese, pickled red onion and garlic sauce on top of grilled sourdough bread. It also comes with fries. End the meal with their famous cheesecake topped with fresh fruit, chocolate drizzle and whipped cream.

Bagger Dave’s Tavern

The “Crazy Train Grilled Cheese” features cheddar, muenster, parmesan, Applewood bacon, apple slice and garlic aioli on marble rye or sourdough bread. This sandwich comes with a cup of roasted red pepper gouda soup.

Beer Grotto Dexter

Try their grilled cheese made with pepper jack, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, bacon and tomato on grilled sourdough.

Bobcat Bonnie’s

This restaurant has a sandwich that is “not your average grilled cheese sandwich” with cheddar, smoked gouda, honey siracha, apple bacon on sourdough. Pair it with some loaded or truffle tots.

Café Muse

Try their “Grilled 3 Cheese,” which is mozzarella, Havarti and fontina cheese, tomato, basil and honey.

Casey’s Tavern

The Multicheese has grilled pepper jack, Tillamook cheddar, Swiss and smoked mozzarella cheese. Add bacon, tomato and onion for an upcharge. Pair it with the soup of the day, onion rings or fries.

Eagles Bar & Grill

Try their pulled pork grilled cheese on grilled rye bread with melted American cheese and their famous BBQ pulled pork. They have plenty of loaded fries and tots to choose from to complete your meal.

GCC Bar & Grill (Garden City Cafe)

Their Crazy “Goud” Grilled Cheese is made with melted gouda, American and Swiss cheeses, thick-cut bacon and grilled tomato on grilled Texas toast. It’s served with a pickle spear and side of fries.

Grand Tavern Troy 

Try their lobster grilled cheese sandwich with lobster, roasted garlic aioli and dill Havarti cheese on Texas toast with palomino sauce for dipping. The sandwich comes with house-made potato chips or you can substitute for fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings for an upcharge.

Grand Traverse Pie Company

The Grand Traverse Grilled Cheese has cheddar cheese, Havarti cheese, tomato and bacon on rustic sourdough bread. Pair it with tomato basil bisque, chicken noodle or broccoli cheese soup.

HopCat

The Madtown Grilled Cheese comes with smoked gouda, dill Havarti and muenster cheese on sourdough with apple slices, honey and garlic aioli. It comes with a cup of roasted red pepper gouda bisque and a side of fries. Make them cosmic fries and you won’t be disappointed. Livonia location coming in July 2023.

Jayell Smoke House BBQ Romeo

This restaurant lets you build your own grilled cheese sandwich with all of its fixings for only $9.50. Pick your meat and cheese and top it with red onion on Texas toast. Add an order of loaded waffle fries or candied bacon.

K-Blocks Fire Pit BBQ

Try their Texas grilled cheese, which is made with brisket smothered with cheddar, jack and pimento cheese, served on Texas toast. All of their sandwiches are served with pickled red onions, dill pickles and house-made BBQ chips. 

Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger

The “Ultimate Cheese” has a fried egg with five cheeses of your choice, banana peppers, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, mayo and Dijon on an onion roll.

Le Andos Cafe

Although this spot is known for having some really unique breakfast items, their lunch menu is something to try as well. Their version of grilled cheese is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, pesto, spinach, grilled tomato and avocado.

L George’s

Enjoy their regular grilled cheese sandwich or loaded grilled cheese sandwich, which includes ham, bacon, tomato and egg on grilled Texas bread.

Mongers’ Provisions – Berkley

This spot has multiple grilled cheese sandwiches. Try their Cheezza, G.T.O., Ham & Geez!, The Flaming Fig and Better Than Basic. Enjoy it with their vegan and gluten-free tomato soup. 

Mongers’ Provisions – Detroit

This spot has multiple grilled cheese sandwiches. Try their Better Than Basic, Cheeza!, Ham & Geez!, The Flaming Fig and Wagyu Pastrami. Enjoy it with their vegan, gluten free and dairy-free tomato soup topped with EVOO and crushed black pepper.

Moose Preserve Bar & Grill

This restaurant has a Brie & Apple Grilled Cheese sandwich. It is made with cinnamon-spiked, fire-roasted Fuji apple, sharp cheddar, Brie cheese, arugula and walnuts on marble rye.

Ms. Mary’s and Pete Too

Their three-cheese grilled cheese is made with feta, Swiss and cheddar cheeses on top of a grilled Texas bread. Pair it with their chicken noodle, lemon rice or roasted tomato soup.

Octopus’ Beer Garden

This spot’s grilled cheese sandwich is made with American, Swiss, pepper jack and garlic mayo on sourdough Asiago crust. Try it with their mac and cheese with aged cheddar and Cheetos dust, French fries or potato salad.

Orleans Sports Café

This restaurant in downtown Mount Clemens features a Pimento Grilled Cheese. It has pimento, provolone and pepper jack cheeses, bacon, tomato, fresh basil and honey all on Italian bread. All of their sandwiches are served with chips and a pickle, but you can upgrade to fries, sweet potato fries or zucchini sticks for an upcharge.

RAPPOURT

This spot has a pesto tomato grilled cheese, which is made with provolone and Fontinella cheeses, house-made basil pesto and tomatoes on sourdough bread. It’s served with fries.

Red Hawk Bar & Grill

Their grilled cheese comes with Swiss and cheddar cheeses, tomato, onion, fontina on Zingerman’s rustic Italian bread. You can also add bacon or ham to it. Their sandwiches all come with your choice of a side including coleslaw, steak cut fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, mashed potatoes or side salad.

Royale with Cheese

This burger joint is located in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood and its name is based on the movie, Pulp Fiction. Try their “All Up in Your Grill” Cheese Sandwich is made with cheese fondue, smoked gouda, parmesan, turkey bacon and fried egg. It comes with roasted tomato basil soup.

Terry’s Terrace

This restaurant has a couple grilled cheese-like sandwiches, both made on a pretzel bun. The Turkey O’Connor Pretzel is thinly sliced turkey breast, melted Swiss cheese and honey Dijon. The Ham and Gouda Pretzel is grilled ham, smoked gouda and spicy pickles with chipotle mayo. Add soup, fries or sweet potato fries to make it a meal. Also, try their Oreo, red velvet and funfetti shakes.

The Brown Jug

The Devin Funchess’ Grilled Cheese is made on thick cut Texas toast and your favorite cheese. You can add crispy bacon and a ripe tomato for a $3 upcharge. It’s served with a pickle and kettle chips. 

The Habitat 

It’s located in Weber’s Boutique Hotel. Their lobster grilled cheese has lobster meat, basil and brie cheese on it. It also comes with a side of creamy tomato soup, which is great for dipping. 

The Songbird Cafe

Try their grilled cheese trio, which has cheddar, provolone, smoked gouda, apple butter, tomato on a grilled panini. It comes with a pickle spear.

Thrilled Cheese

Try their Classic for a Reason grilled cheese sandwich with classic fries, cheesy bacon fries, jalapeño poppers or crispy cheese sticks. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try their New Wave Fave, A Cut Above, High Standards or Grater.

Wolverine State Brewing Co

Their Isabella Mozzarella sandwich is made with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto and balsamic glaze on a garlic butter ciabatta roll. It’s served with kettle chips.

Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Try Miles’ Mozzarella sandwich, which is made with fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers with their house-made basil pesto on rosemary Focaccia. Try it with one of their soups of the day Monday-Friday.

Zingerman’s Delicatessen

This shop is well-known for its deli sandwiches. If you’re looking for a unique grilled cheese, try their Gemini Rocks the House, Leo’s Friendly Lion or Lila & Izzie’s Skokie Skidoo.

Zorbas Family Dining 

Try their Mediterranean grilled cheese, which is made with fresh mozzarella cheese, Kalamata olives, red onions, tomato and fresh basil on a grilled Italian bun. Add seasoned waffle fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings to make it a meal.


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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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