Burton Bar Hop
The Red Baron
2495 S Center Rd. Burton, MI 48519
For a great American style diner in Burton, the Red Baron is one of the city’s best. Their burgers are an easy crowd favorite. From the Charlie Chan, a teriyaki glazed burger with mushrooms, to their signature Baron Burger, with the standard lettuce tomatoes and red onions, this is the best part of the menu. If you came in on an empty stomach, the Bombardier will quickly satisfy you. A one pound cheeseburger with classic toppings and American cheese, this burger is awesome. There’s also a full Mexican menu, with classics like tacos and quesadillas. But in the end, their beer is the main attraction. They serve all sorts of craft beers, so if you’re looking for a fresh, stiff drink, head to the Baron.
El Cozumel Mexican Grill
4190 E Court St. Burton, MI 48509
El Cozumel is Burton’s most popular Mexican restaurant. Specializing in all sorts of grilled dishes, the food isn’t the most authentic, but it’s definitely the most satisfying food you’ll find for miles. The Carne Asada, topped with caramelized onions and served with a side of beans and rice is to die for. The meat is grilled perfectly, and the onions are caramelized to perfection. There’s also a full bar and tons of speciality margaritas. The alcohol, paired with the beautiful ambiance of authentic Mexican artwork makes this place great for a night out.
4050 S Center Rd. Burton, MI 48529
While you can find all sorts of great drinks at El Cozumel, Sharky’s is the town’s best place for drinks. The food is pretty good for bar food. Between the extensive salad menu, the so-called “Field of Greens”, and their speciality pizzas, Sharky’s is an awesome place for a great meal with drinks. Each day has its own drink specials. If you like Bloody Marys, be sure to come in on Sundays and if you’re a Corona fan, come in Tuesday for their Corona special.
Scotti’s Coney Island
5522 Lapeer Rd. Burton, MI 48509
Scotti’s is where you go for Flint specialties. Their Flint style coney dog is out of this world. Unlike Detroit coneys, the Flint style is a bit neater and not as overpowering as those in Detroit. Scotti’s perfects this style of coney. So be sure to come in on their 99 cent coney nights. They also have excellent fish and chips. The batter they use for the fish is perfect. While it’s a bit crunchy, it doesn’t detract anything from the perfectly cooked fish. The ambiance is pretty standard for a coney island — bright, spacious and serviced by a stellar waitstaff.
3498 E Bristol Rd. Burton, MI 48529
Here we have another great pub in Burton. Puzzler’s has been in business for more than 20 years, so expect a highly knowledgable bartending and server crew. The wraps here are the main attraction. If you’re a fan of pesto, the Pesto Wrap is a must-try. With excellent turkey, provolone cheese, a little avocado and an amazing pesto sauce, this is easily one of their best offerings. The atmosphere here is quintessential of a sports bar. Dim lighting, a ton of TVS and a full bar all come together to make this one of the best bars in town, if not the best.
Firkin & Fox
1341 S Center Rd. Burton, MI 48509
While British food isn’t the most popular dining option around, Firkin & Fox are doing their part to earn its place among standard American dining. The Irish Nachos are a great appetizer. Start with crispy golden waffle fries, add some melted cheese, and top it off with bacon, sour cream and green onions, and you have one of the best dishes on the menu. The beer choices are great too. There’s a wide selection of craft beer, so if you’re looking for a great Oberon, be sure to stop in here in the early fall.