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Guide to the 10 Best Restaurants in Davison, MI

Did you recently make Davison your new home? If you're like many locals, you've come for the outdoor adventures awaiting you at every turn. But once you work up an appetite after exploring the thousands of acres of trails our city has to offer, you may wonder where to eat in Davison. Luckily, the food scene here is pretty great, too. Plus, the best restaurants in Davison are only steps away from your home at Rising Estates Apartments.

Want to get familiar with the local dining scene? It all starts with this guide. Read on for the 10 restaurants in the area to try.

  1. Belva Restaurant and Bar

Belva is a newer establishment located in downtown Davison. The restaurant and bar is already making a name for itself with its fresh, in-season ingredients, speakeasy bar vibes, lively atmosphere, and friendly service.

The menu at Belva offers something for everyone. Choose from classic lunch staples like pizza, pasta, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Or try one of their mouth-watering entrees like creamy potato gnocchi and pot roast.

a white bowl of pasta with a garnish

2. Bear Soup Deli

Bear Soup Deli is a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant with a big personality. If you like to support local businesses, it's going to be your new favorite spot. Head to their location on North Main Street when you are in the mood for lunch.

The deli is known for its fresh sandwiches and eponymous homemade soups. Some of the best items to order from Bear Soup Deli's menu include the Latin-inspired tequila black bean soup and the barbecue-piled big smokey sandwich.

3. The Davison Hotel

The Davison Hotel in downtown Davison is home to a lesser-known pub with surprisingly approachable prices for a hotel restaurant. This restaurant is especially popular with pet owners since it has an outdoor patio. The gastropub-like atmosphere is the perfect setting for lunch, dinner, or a late-night drink.

You won't struggle to find something to order on the Davison Hotel menu. Take your pick of pasta, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and flatbreads. The appetizers and plates also come highly recommended.

4. The Agitated Grape Bar and Bistro

Are you searching for a restaurant that looks as good as its menu tastes? Then head down to Old Downtown Davison to The Agitated Grape, which is housed in a 140-year-old brick building. The Agitated Grape's menu is just as funky as its name, featuring fun twists on classic dishes. Try the fry bread tacos, Big Mac pizza, or beer and bacon mac and cheese if you are in the mood for something you can't order anywhere else in Davison.
a platter of meats and cheese on a cutting board

5. Kirin

Craving sushi? There is no better sushi spot in Davison than Kirin. Order for pickup or dine in at their location off South Irish Road near the Copper Ridge Golf Course. Even if you aren't in the mood for sushi, the Kirin menu is bound to have something for you. Fans recommend the ramen, miso soup, and poke bowls. You can also order from the Hibachi menu during lunchtime. 

6. MD's Sports Tavern and Grill

MD's is a popular local spot off North State Road. It has been serving up homemade entrees and on-tap brews for more than a decade now. You can catch a local band playing at MDs almost every weekend. MD's menu features American fare and a range of options, from pizza and burgers to Applewood smoked meats and classic entrees. But MD's is perhaps most famous for its smoked wings and handcrafted cocktails. There's also a buffet available for parties of 25 people or more.

7. Baby Jake's Pizza

If you are searching for the best pizza restaurants in Davison, look no further than Baby Jake's. This well-loved pizza joint is located on North Irish Road. What used to be an ice cream shop, Baby Jake's menu now includes made-from-scratch pizza topped with the most flavorful cheese in town. The menu is short but sweet, featuring a streamlined offering of cheese sticks, wings, salads, pizza, and stromboli. Make your own round or thin-crust pizza, or choose from specialty options like BBQ chicken, BLT, and The Kitchen Sink.

a pizza with cheese and onions on a cutting board

8. Italia Gardens

If you are an Italian food lover, you have to try Italia Gardens. This third-generation Italian restaurant has been a Michigan staple since the 1930s. It has three locations, including one in Davison. Customers love the menu at Italia Gardens for its fresh, classic Italian dishes and sauces. The pasta options come with must-try homemade sauces, and the pizza and calzones are handcrafted and wood-fired.

9. Flag City Diner

Flag City Diner is the best restaurant in Davison for breakfast lovers. Its breakfast menu is available all day, every day. But you can also order traditional American staples.

If you are craving breakfast, locals recommend the Polish skillet or the country French toast. Other favorites from the Flag City Diner menu include the Thunder Crunch seasoned fries and corned beef sandwich.

10. Pita Way

Pita Way is a Mediterranean spot located in the same shopping center as Kirin on South Irish Road, but there are multiple locations across the state. It offers fast casual food at its finest, with a focus on vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free bites.

The menu at Pita Way Davison is straightforward, with a focus on the pita it's named for. But it's also a great place to grab a Shawarma wrap or try a popular side like the Fire Fries. You'll even find something for your little chicken-tender-loving little ones.

a sandwich with meat and vegetables on a napkin

These Are the Best Restaurants in Davison

Davison, MI, has so much to offer in terms of its food scene. We may specialize in classic American eats, but there's also plenty of Asian, Mediterranean, and Italian fare for when you're in the mood for something new. Are you searching for an apartment community near the best restaurants in Davison? Rising Estate Apartments is located in the heart of Davison, only minutes away from top dining, shopping, and recreational destinations. Schedule a tour of our beautiful and affordable community today, or stop by any time. Walk-ins are always welcome!