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Restaurant
Name / Type
Location Atmosphere  Food Service Prices/
Value
Overall Rating
1-6 
6 best
Applebee's Grand River across from Providence Park Hospital Comfortable and clean bar and grill Very
good
Very
good
$$$ Fun place for a burger, sandwich or meal. Surprisingly consistently friendly service. 4
Andiamo
Italian
Closed, again. The sign's gone, but the sign on the door says "closed for remodeling" this time. The location in Livonia on 7 Mile Road just east of Haggerty is open, and very good.
Bagger Dave's Novi Town Center, corner Novi Road and Grand River Upscale burger joint with full bar. Very
good
Very
good
$$$ Unique place for a burger. Friendly. 4
Bahama Breeze
Caribbean
Haggerty Road south of 8 Mile. Relaxed and comfortable. Patio side a bit loud. Usually busy. Very
good
Very
good
$$$ A relaxing, fun place.  Can get quite busy on Friday evening through Sunday. 4
BD's Mongolian Barbeque Main Street, east of Novi Road, south of Grand River Usually crowded and a bit loud. Tables to the rear are better, but a further walk from the food line. Depends on your skills Good $$$ Self-service, make your own creation.  An interesting, fun place. 
 
3
Benito's Pizza Cafe Novi Road at Ten Mile A very comfortable local pizza parlor. Very
good
Very
good
$$ A classic pizza place, plus other entrees. Dine in or carry out. We rank it "Best Pizza in Novi". 4
Big Boy Haggerty at
8 Mile
Comfortably roomy, clean. Good Good $$ Great place for a quick meal. Something for everyone. 3
Big Tommy's Parthenon
Greek cuisine
Grand River Ave. west of Haggerty Rd. Upscale Greek restaurant with two seating areas and a large bar. Very nice. Very
good
Very
good
$$ An extensive menu with your favorite Greek specialties and super-friendly service make this a must-try.
 
5
Black Rock Bar & Grill South end of Twelve Mile Crossing (Fountain Walk)
 
Large, roomy place. Nice bar and outdoor seating area too. Very
good
Very
good
$$$ Extensive varied menu with large portions at a reasonable price. Try the Black Rock Martini. 5
Bonefish
Grill
Novi Town Center, corner Novi Road and Grand River
 
Very comfortable, with a nice bar area too. Excellent Excellent $$$ Upscale seafood place. Always busy. A small chain that's different. 5
Border Cantina
Tex-Mex
 
Novi Road 
north of 8 Mile.
Very clean and comfortable. Very
good
Very
good
$$ This is a fun place for a Tex-Mex meal. 4
California Pizza Kitchen Twelve Oaks Mall, NE entrance Upscale pizza place with large, full bar. Very
good
Very
good
$$$ A different type of pizza place; especially popular with shoppers 4
Carrabba's Italian Grill West Oaks, across Novi Road from Twelve Oaks Mall.
 
A bit crowded, very clean, unique. A bit loud. Very
good
Very
good
$$$ Consistently good food with quick service. Usually quite busy - expect a wait. 4
P.F. Chang's
China Bistro
Haggerty Road south of 7 Mile Road Busy, a bit loud, but elegant and very clean. Very
good
Good to very
good
$$$ A unique combination of elegance, quality, friendly service -- all at a reasonable price.  Expect a wait. 4
Cheesecake Factory North-east side of 12 Oaks Mall Very nice place; quite comfortable. Very
good
Very
good
$$$ It's new and the only location in Michigan. Expect a long wait during prime time especially.
 
4
Chilis
Southwestern bar
and grill
Haggerty Road, just north of 8 Mile Road
 
Comfortable spot. Very 
good
Good $$ Fun place for southwestern and American style food. Service inconsistent and generally slow. 3-
Deadwood
Bar & Grill
Classic spot
Northville Road just south of Seven Mile. Rustic look and those antler chandlers give it a classic northern Michigan feel. Very 
good
Very
Good
$$ Classic atmosphere with reasonable prices. Where else can you order a Road Kill Grill in the area? 4+
Diamond
Jim Brady's

Comfortable elegance
Novi Town Center Upscale, welcoming and comfortable. Excellent Excellent $$$ Elegant, fresh look at the new location. 5+
Famous Dave's NW corner of Novi Town, east off Novi Road south of I-96 Busy, loud, wide open, fun. Very
good
Varies $$$ The place to go to for really good Bar-B-Que! Expect a wait; slow service in general but quick meal delivery. 4
Guernsey Farms Dairy
Ice cream counter, store and restaurant
Novi Road north of Eight Mile Road Always busy; classic comfort; opening booth dining area. Good;
Ice Cream Excellent
Very
Good
$$ This place is very well known throughout the region for their ice cream.  Also a nice, comfortable family dining restaurant with good prices and food. 4
Happy Sushi Ten Mile Road at Meadowbrook Quaint and comfortable Very
good
Very
good
$$ An interesting and different place. Extensive menu.
 
4
Honey Tree
American style family diner with Greek flair
NW corner of 10 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads Very comfortable and clean. Good Good $ The place where seniors and cops eat.  Great values on specials.  Wide menu selection. This place is a local favorite for good meals. 3+
IHOP
International House of Pancakes
 
Grand River Ave. just east of Novi Rd. Newly remodeled, clean but a bit crowded. Very
Good
Very
Good
$$$ An American icon now in Novi. Nice selection of sandwiches too. 4
Kim's Garden
Chinese
Novi Road north of Ten Mile Road Clean, comfortable and efficient Very
good
Very
good
$$ Billed as an authentic Chinese seafood and Dim Sum restaurant -
it is. A Novi favorite for over 30 years now.
 
4
Library Pub Grand River east of Novi Road Typical bar and
grill
Good Good $$ The place is packed during any big game. Loud, fun local crowd almost any time.
 
3
Maisano's Italian Novi Road, west side, just north of Grand River Intimate and comfortable Very
good
Excellent $$ It's hard to find great local Italian restaurants like this. Family operated, and sure to please. This is one of Novi's hidden treasures.
 
5
Maria's 
Italian 
Bakery

Carry-out
North-west corner Ten Mile and Meadowbrook Very nice. Clean, efficient and homey. Very
good
Very
good
$$ Pasta, Stromboli, Subs, Sandwiches, Pizza, Desserts, and other good stuff.  They've got it all.  Try a U-Bake-It Pizza! 4
Max & Erma's
Bar and grill
 
Inside the Twelve Oaks Mall near J C Penney Store
 
Sometimes busy, but always comfortable. Very
good
Very
good
$$$ Great burgers with many other menu selections too. 4
Moe's on Ten
Upscale family-type restaurant with very reasonable prices
 
10 Mile Road, just west of Haggerty Very nice; comfortable. Very
good
Very
good;
friendly
$$ Great local dinning at a reasonable price. Moe will make you feel at home. Very popular for lunch, and weekend brunch too.
 
5
No.VI Chop House and Lobster Bar 
Fine dining
Inside the Crown Plaza Hotel, 27000 Sheraton Dr. Exquisite, elegant, and immaculate. Superb Superb $$$$$ Outstanding by every measure. Prepare to be pampered. Steak and lobster dishes beyond compare.  Excellent wine and imported beer list.
 
6
Olive Garden
Italian
Novi Town Center near I-96 Comfortable, large place Good Good $$$ Decent place for an inexpensive Italian meal 3+
On the Border Mexican Grill Haggerty Road north of 8 Mile Inexpensive family-style Mexican restaurant Good Good $$ Decent Mexican restaurant; free chips and salsa a plus. 3
Outback Steakhouse 
 
Grand River, just west of Beck Road Quite comfortable. Very
good
Very
good
$$$ Great place for a really good steak and a good price. No worries... 4
Panera
Bakery, sandwiches, and more
Novi Road south of Grand River Comfortable and clean. Very
good
Fair $$ Great food, but the services is generally fair at best at this one. 3
Pei Wei
Asian diner
Town Center (NE corner of Grand River and Novi Rd)
 
New; clean strip mall-type place Good Good $$ Unusual menu; service inconsistent. 2
Penn Station East Coast Subs Novi Road just north of Ten Mile New; clean strip mall-type place Very
good
Good $$ Great subs, especially for the price. 3+
Picasso Cafe Grand River Ave. west of Haggerty Rd.
 
Quaint and comfortable Very
good
Good $$ Unique place for a quick lunch. 3+
Potbelly
Sandwich shop
Novi Town Center, NE corner Novi Road and Grand River
 
Unique, clean and comfortable. Very
good
Very
good
$$ Great place for subs and salads. Unusually good service. 4
Red Lobster
Seafood Chain Restaurant
In front of Twelve Oaks Mall; Novi Road near
I-96.
Consistently busy.  but a great place for seafood in Novi. Very
good
Fair to Good $$$ Good food and service, but oddly expect a wait to be seated even when it's not busy. 3-
Rojo
Mexican Bistro
Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk - south end Very comfortable and clean. Very
good
Very
good
$$$$ Upscale Mexican spot; unique. 4
Ruby Tuesday Twelve Mile Road just west of Haggerty Road Comfortable large dining area with separate bar. Varies Varies $$$ Nice salad bar and great selection of burgers too! Service is above average here. 3
Shiro
Japanese Cuisine
with a French flare;
Great for Sushi too
 
Nine Mile Road just east of Novi Road Very comfortable.  They will make you feel welcome. Excellent Excellent $$$ This is a must-try.  From the Sushi bar, to the many dining rooms, to the unique Japanese dishes.  Something for everyone too! 5
Steve &
Rocky's
Fine dining
Grand River, north side, east of Novi Road Very comfortable. You will not be disappointed. Excellent Excellent $$$$ For a relaxing, quality dining experience, this is a good place to visit.  Comfortable; older crowd. 5
TGI Friday
Bar and grill
East off Novi Road just south of I-96 at the Novi Town Center. Fun, relaxed and comfortable. Good Good $$ The food, and service, are consistently good. A nice place for a good time. Note: The location on Haggerty south of 8 Mile is not recommended.
 
3
Tilted Kilt
Bar and grill
12 Mile Crossing / Fountain Walk Large screen TVs everywhere. Large bar, and very roomy.
 
Good Good $$$ An upscale Hooters. Not a place to bring the kids, of course. Try the wings. 4