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Parks & Rec Diner offers a quiet and tasty escape
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Photograph by Jacob Lewkow

Located in the historic Grand Army of the Republic Building, a Richardsonian Romanesque structure that fulfilled its namesake until the mid 1930s, Parks & Rec Diner is now one of Detroit’s most popular destinations. Brunch is served seven days a week from its pale blue interior filled with classic metal tables. Photographer Jacob Lewkow captures an original Belle Isle “Welcome” sign, which depicts the iconic Scott Fountain and hangs above a table along the diner’s back wall.


1942 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-446-8370

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