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I'm looking for suggestions on a decent restaurant and/or coffee house in Windsor. I will be meeting a good friend coming from the US and ideally, the place is easy access to the border or right off the main road. Perhaps a go to place in Windsor that is known as the local landmark or institution. I must admit that I know nothing about Windsor and same for the friend coming from the US (other than Windsor is south of Detroit (thanks to trivia pursuit!)).

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Our vocalist has family there so I've asked if he knows of anything.
 
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If you are looking for a coffee shop close to the tunnel then there is the coffee exchange which is located at 266 Ouellette, it's a decent place. If your friend is taking the bridge, tolls are more expensive and there is nothing really around there. As for restaurants there is a lot to choose from, it will depend on what you are looking for. If you have anything in mind I might be able to make some suggestion on places to go or avoid.
 

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If you are looking for a coffee shop close to the tunnel then there is the coffee exchange which is located at 266 Ouellette, it's a decent place. If your friend is taking the bridge, tolls are more expensive and there is nothing really around there. As for restaurants there is a lot to choose from, it will depend on what you are looking for. If you have anything in mind I might be able to make some suggestion on places to go or avoid.
Looking for a decent restaurant, good food and a place that we can chat for a few hours.
 

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Right downtown there are a lot of restaurants. The casino has a bunch of restaurants, city grill is good, fourteen restaurant and sky grill has a nice view of Detroit. Mazaar has very good Lebanese food. There is also a keg right downtown. If you are parking downtown I would recommend the parking garage located on Goyeau and Chatham St.
 

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If your looking for a pizza place, Greek, Thai or other there are plenty of great places but I'd recommend going to the east end which is a 15 min drive from the tunnel.
 

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I have been told of Spago in little Italy. There is another one, waiting to get the name.
 

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Everyone seems to be tunnel-focused - if you're aiming for the bridge, I would suggest Hurricane's. Nothing fancy neighbourhood pub/chicken wing place. It's a couple minutes from where the 401 ends at the border for you, or a couple minutes over the bridge for your friend.

Hurricane's Pub And Grill - Windsor, Ontario

Been a few years now anyway, but certainly used to stop for wings whenever crossing over the bridge and didn't want the typical chain stuff waiting down Huron Church Road (what the 401 turns into on your drive into Windsor).

For absolute ease of access, something on Huron Church would fit your bill.
 

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I know Windsor well as I have worked there for years. I would suggest the large Devonshire Mall on Howard Avenue, just of the E.C. Row Expressway.
 
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Hey, I'm not the OP but thanks for all this! The wife and I will be in Windsor overnight in early August. You'll make me look like I know stuff!
So the tunnel is cheaper? We've always taken the bridge over but I think that was just easier coming out of the airport...
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