, 501 S. Eton St., Birmingham, MI, 248-647-5588
With the look of a classic diner, the Whistle Stop Restaurant is a rail district staple. Unassuming on the outside and small inside, the dishes are full of homemade flavor.
Though Whistle Stop has dozens of lunch and dinner entries — including BLTs, and homemade chicken noodle soup — the café is known for its breakfast selection. From pancakes, to eggs, to the cinnamon French toast — with whole pieces of cinnamon swirl bread — the wait can be long on the weekends but luckily, Whistle Stop serves breakfast all day long.
The restaurant has an active carry-out service during the day and service is fast. Plus, if you have a sweet tooth, check out the rack of pies and cakes behind the homey-looking counter. They bake them fresh every day and even on a weekday afternoon, the display is already half empty.
Recommended dishes: Eggs Benedict, turkey dinner and fish & chips
Price range: $5-$10 from a la carte breakfast dishes to burgers and sandwiches
Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Credit cards: Discover, MasterCard, Visa