The Telway - Fast food restaurant, coffee house in Detroit

The Telway Reviews in Detroit

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      Department of Deliciousness, September 2017 The Department often goes off the beaten path to obtain simple yet classic foods. Telway System has been in business since the 1940s and restaurants do not persist like this unless they are delicious. We visited late in the evening...More

    thumb Limpiaverde
    9/22/2017

      Cheeseburger (sliders) - YUM...Onion rings - oy vey - YUM YUM Even the mini fish sandwiches are good. I was driving by and said to myself, hmmm THIS looks like I gotta try it. Just wishing it was closer than a 2 hour plane ridge...More

    thumb JEAN P
    9/08/2016

      This is old school Detroit burger place, very small, a little grungy, in a bit of a sketchy neighborhood. Not bad in the daytime. Used to be dozens of similar places all over Detroit area. Like a White Castle, but has its own taste and...More

    thumb Daddin458
    9/27/2015

      Almost every time I work in Detroit I try to stop at Telway......great sliders, cheap coffee, great fries, tasty donuts and some of the most entertaining fellow customers one could ever hope for. Every visit is an adventure!!

    thumb Duccy
    7/10/2012

      I have been coming to Telway since I was a little girl always my favorite place to come to BUT recently I stopped the hamburgers were so soggy and it didn't taste good at all 12 burgers I threw in the trash and not to mention the service is awful not one smiling face or have a good day the workers all had a attitude and the cashier didn't even hand me my charge it was thrown all over the counter top smh complete lost my service

    thumb Andrea B.
    5/20/2018

      Chili with beans has to be the best small joint chili around. Also had 2 coneys. The chili sauce was nice and runny. The dogs were deep fried and placed on a nice soft bun I had light onion and mustard. There's counter seating facing the prep area and also counter seating facing the street. They serve Pepsi product. I got water I'm just not a Pepsi drinker or they're other products. This is definitely a local joint because the locals were there. I got caught up with the gossip but I don't live there so I try not to be rude so I sit and nod. The staff in there are definitely hard workers. The carry out here is constant busy. The girl working the counter was exhausted but it never stopped her from her hard work and friendly manner. A place to check out at least once. By the way the sliders are really good too. I've had them in the past.

    thumb Mark C.
    7/09/2018

      Was pretty excited to try this place because I dig Tiny burger joints.  But I will NEVER got back here. Went in and the place was not very clean, few people at the counter talking to workers which I first ignored. I got a chicken sandwich and my bf got two sliders and we got fries. I kept trying to ask them what the total was so I knew how much cash to have out so I wouldn't have to dig through my purse and it was like pulling teeth. The food was alright, nothing special. Almost 100%sure it's all frozen that they just pull out and deep fry. What really got the one star was the workers and conversations happening. I get having regulars and really knowing them, but the amount of swearing, the whole conversation, everything was extremely off putting. I honestly just wanted to leave without even eating but I had already waited so long and was starving. I was just shocked at what the worker was saying, the language being used, and by the fact that she was having this conversation extremely loud. It's not a big place so you hear it all. I was so disappoint and disgusted.

    thumb Lauren P.
    2/27/2018

      I have never eaten here before, and after a Yelp Event, I figured I would swing in here for a bite to eat. I was pleasantly surprised to dine at this fine establishment, and actually ran into two other Yelpers while here that went after the event as well!

    I didn't know what to get, but going strictly off Nick's review, I knew I was going to like it.  I went with 3 burgers and an orange crush.  I didn't realize just how big the burgers were, and probably should have only gotten two.  Oh well, I ate them all, and really enjoyed it.

    Now mind you, these are what I call "old school" burgers. Stuff from way back when that's so bad for you, yet tastes so good.  Stuff that they served back in like the 50's. Before we cared about health.  Now we all want top notch beef that's organic and free range. Definitely not here.  H

    I can't describe what it was like, but it was fat greasy goodness.  The staff here was working hard, and the prices were dirt cheap.  For all 3 burgers with a pop, I was out the door $5.50.  I do admit, seating here is tight at best, so be prepared to sit on top of one another. Not much room up in this piece.  I did end up paying for my food afterwards, which I thought was odd, but hey, whatever works.

    Overall, I really liked it here. I obviously couldn't eat here all the time, but it was well worth the trip.  Will be back when I'm on this side of town!  Also, this place is strictly cash only! Please make sure to bring some bills so you don't get hosed.

    thumb Amy B.
    4/30/2017

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Located in Detroit 6820 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI 48210 - 12485457962