Mom’s Spaghetti is Serving Up Classic Eats for Metro Detroit Families

A trip to Mom’s Spaghetti should be on every Detroiters downtown bucket list!

Even if your kids aren’t Eminem fans (yet,) a trip to Mom’s Spaghetti  is something that should be on every Detroiters downtown bucket list. 

Quick details about Mom’s Spaghetti

Owned by Grammy-award-winning rapper Eminem, the casual spaghetti restaurant is named after one of the rapper’s most iconic lines on perhaps his most well-known song, “Lose Yourself.” At Mom’s Spaghetti, you won’t find anything on the menu that’s fancy or difficult to pronounce; just good ol’ spaghetti, served in huge portions with meatballs and garlic bread. 

The frills that are lacking on the menu are made up for in the fun, touristy nature of the restaurant. Kids will love that the walk-up order window is tucked away off the street. Take your takeout containers to go, or eat inside the restaurant’s casual seating area clad in red-and-white-checkered tablecloths and nostalgic corner store vibes. 

After your meal, stop by The Trailer to browse Mom’s Spaghetti merchandise. Eminem fans will enjoy the exclusive merch, collectables, rare items and not-for-sale archival items that are also on display. 

Mom’s Spaghetti menu highlights for kids 

With a simple menu of spaghetti, meatballs (vegan options available,) garlic bread and s’ghetti sandwiches, the offerings at Mom’s Spaghetti are definitely kid approved. Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s on the menu, in case you have picky eaters at home. 

Spaghetti

Enjoy a heaping portion of the signature spaghetti. The huge “regular” serving size is plenty for kids; consider ordering a large and sharing! Add your choice of meatballs or “rabbit” (vegan) balls, and pair it all with a side of garlic bread. 

S’ghetti sandwich 

The standout menu item at Mom’s is the s’ghetti sandwich, which is exactly what it sounds like — delicious spaghetti sandwiched between two pieces of bread with ooey gooey cheese. Order it “Marshall style” for a side of dipping sauce, just the way that Eminem remembers eating it as a kid. 

Other things to do nearby with kids 

  • Grab dessert at JoJo’s Shake Bar, an over-the-top diner with amazing shakes that both kiddos and grown ups will love! 
  • Enjoy art, sculptures and free family programming at the Spirit of Detroit Plaza. 
  • Catch a show or a game at one of the many entertainment venues and sports arenas in downtown Detroit, including Fox Theatre, Ford Field, Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena. 
  • Explore the Detroit Riverfront and discover amazing playgrounds, public art, scenic city views and more.
  • Looking for more things to do? Check out our downtown Detroit family guide for more places to eat, shop and explore with kids.

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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