Who doesn't love going thru a salad bar? Well, at least if it's a good one. Some salad bars truly rock, others just lay there flat.

Some of the worst salad bars I've seen only had a bowl of lettuce, red onions, carrots and tomatoes. Dressings were Thousand Island and oil & vinegar.

To me, a trip thru the salad bar IS my whole meal: a little lettuce topped with heaps of chopped eggs, shredded cheese, lots of onions, cherry tomatoes, chick peas, and slathered with blue cheese, buttermilk ranch, and western dressing.....and I'm good for the whole day.

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The greatest salad bars include SO many more salad toppings and a wide variety of at least ten different dressings. There's also potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, cottage cheese, fruit salad, et cetera and so on.

But many other salad bars go above and beyond the call of duty. The owners' imaginations run wild with creativity and put things on that bar that you probably wouldn't have thought of. Many of these are specialty salad bars, featuring items from a certain area, whether it's Asian/Oriental, Spanish, Greek, Italian.....or even Texas BBQ-style.

We Michiganders do indeed love our salad bars...so where would we have to go to get the absolute best one in the state? According to The Holiday Story's list of the “16 Best Salad Bars In Michigan 2024”,  the Number One choice is:

1) Modern Greek and Salad Bar in Dearborn. From an elaborate menu, grab some authentic Greek food, appetizers, soups, seafood, steaks, and more along with the extensive salad bar. Their must-try salads include Grilled Halloumi Cheese Salad and Tzatziki Salad.

Filling out the rest of the list of Michigan's 16 Best Salad Bars are:
2) Fresh Forage, Ann Arbor
3) 211 Bar & Grill, Onaway
4) The Big Salad, Woodhaven
5) 7 Greens, Detroit
6) Leaf Salad Bar, East Lansing
7) Freshii, Grand Rapids
8) Grand Traverse Salad Company, Traverse City
9) The Chef’s In, Traverse City
10) Bliss and Vinegar, Grand Rapids
11) Green Room Salads, Detroit
12) Gaucho Steakhouse, Northville
13) Russ’ Restaurant, Muskegon
14) Ruby Tuesday, Cadillac
15) JAX Northside Food & Spirits, Charlevoix
16) Big T Restaurant, Lawton

Michigan's Best Salad Bar: Modern Greek


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