Tucked away on a quiet street in Dearborn, Michigan, Dearborn Meat Market is easy to miss. On the outside, the restaurant looks like just another Middle Eastern hole-in-the-wall cafe or a simple butcher shop, but when you step inside, you’ll find some of the best meat dishes in the state.
“Dearborn Meat Market is so good,” Matthew Stifler, research and content manager for the Arab American National Museum tells me. “They have this big brick grill in the back, and they grill meat for you. They’re really known for their beef kafta, chicken tawook, and shish kabobs.”