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You Won't Believe What's Inside This Old Gas Station

Fuel up on some delicious southern style food at the Red Crown

DETROIT – Years ago this Standard Oil gas station used to fuel your car, but now it is fueling you with delicious southern-style cuisine.

Originally built in 1932 this red roofed building used to be a Red Crown Standard Oil gas station. In the 70s it was transformed into a repair shop. Then, in 2012, the Cotton family bought up the abandoned building and transformed it into the Red Crown restaurant you see today.

They kept the name and the style of the old gas station, featuring the old red crown pump, acid wash floors and brick walls of the original establishment; but they added in cherry red table clothes and padded seats to go with the upscale food they serve.

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Red Crown features southern favorites, like their fried green tomatoes BLT, as well as classic BBQ which they smoke in house. Their specialty is the shrimp and grits made with jumbo gulf shrimp, thick house smoked bacon, a fried egg and creole sauce served on top thick and creamy grits. 

They are also becoming known for their brunch featuring items like bananas foster french toast and pull apart cinnamon rolls. 

If you want to visit Red Crown they are located at 15301 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230.


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