Sweetwater Tavern, Detroit MI | Merchant Profile

The finger licking barbecue taste of Detroit comes in the form of homemade chicken wings and pulled pork, all made in the Sweetwater Tavern. The Sweetwater Tavern restaurant is located in Detroit historic district, and its building was first built in the mid-1800’s as a hotel. There are three locations, with two in Detroit and one in Southfield. All of Sweetwaterís entrees are fresh and homemade and homemade food in which it’s best known for its boneless wings and chef made. All of Sweetwaterís entrees are fresh and homemade and homemade food in which it’s best known for its boneless wings and chef made dressing. The restaurant is owned and run by Jeffrey Cain. According to the restaurantís website he has been working in the restaurant business ever since he was a teenager, having worked as a dishwasher, server, chef and bartender. Having worked across the street at a Marriott Hotel as a bartender, he then purchased the tavern in May 1991. Growing up, his parents told him to be diligent and to stay focused when working in the restaurant business. The menu primarily serves barbecued and fried items. The appetizer section of the menu includes over 10 options including potato skins, homemade onion rings, beer battered chicken strips, shrimp kabob, Cajun steak bites and rib tips. The main menu primarily consists of meat-based entrees including sandwiches, hamburgers and seafood. Cain said that the Sweetwater wings are the most significant item on the menu. The wings are imported fresh and then marinated for 24 hours and then are dipped in a spicy sauce.Between all three locations, the restaurants serve over 12,000 pounds of the wings. Some other significant entrees among customers are the spare ribs, the big pig (pulled pork sandwich), fish and chips and the homemade meatloaf. Everything is prepared and made in the kitchen. The restaurant is open from 11 to 2 a.m.. Cain said that the restaurant does heavy in business everyday with the long hours. He observed that the lunch and dinner times are at its highest during lunch and dinner time.

Address
400 E Congress St
Detroit, MI 48226