After a Hiatus, Steve's Soul Food on Grand River Reopens

January 15, 2015, 2:39 PM by  Allan Lengel

Owner Steve Radden

The original Steve's Soul Food at 8443 Grand River in Detroit, which became an iconic Detroit eatery, but closed a few years ago after a fire, reopened last week.

The cafeteria-style restaurant that served up everyday people and notables  including Jesse Jackson, Mayor Coleman A. Young and Sen. John Kerry, is serving up the regular fare once again including chicken, ribs, pork chops,  collard greens and yams.

Owner Steve Radden, a former Detroit cop, said he concentrated for a while on his other location at 1440 Franklin Street in Detroit before deciding re-open on Grand River.

Radden said he plans to open a third location at 7 Mile and Outer Drive in northwest Detroit this fall.

A commercial for the Grand River location calls Radden "the hardest working man in the soul food business." 

The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 



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