PJ's offers a diverse menu with multiple options with something for just about everyone. We use many local products including bolillos from Prince Valley, tortillas from Michoacan Totillas, bread from Avalon and homemade vegan biscuits. Everything is fresh, from our ranch dressing, to our pico de gallo, and remoulade sauces. Gluten free bread from Sugar Kisses Bakery may be substituted. Please ask when ordering.
Dressings: Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard and Thousand Island
A good sized salad with leaf lettuce, tomato, cucumber & onions. Choice of dressing.
Our other good sized salad with leaf lettuce, parsley, cucumber, tomato, green onion & garlic tossed in lemon juice, olive oil & spices. Add a grilled chicken breast or a spicy catfish filet for a real taste treat. ($4)
"THE BANHB!" VIETNAMESE SALAD
Our Banh MI snadwich in salad form! Marinated and deep fried tofu triangles served over artisan lettuce, our cucumber, carrot and jalapeno slaw, topped with chopped red peppers and our homemade peanut sauce. Add grilled shrimp for $4.
SOUP OF THE DAY
All of our soups are homemade in small batches in our kitchen with the freshest ingredients we can find. Ask your server for today's selections.
PJ'S DETROIT GUMBO
Savory roux-based gumbo with Andouille sausage & chicken served over rice with bread on the side. Rivaled by few and better than most!
Hand-cut chicken breast meat, hand battered in our own mix and deep fried to a golden brown, served with ranch or BBQ sauce
Hand cut catfish filets, hand battered with our own mix, deep fried to a golden brown, served with remoulade sauce
BEANS & RICE & CHIPS
Our zesty and flavorful beans and rice served up with our house cooked nacho chips
MAC AND CHEESE
Rigatoni noodles with plenty of bleu and cheddar cheese inside, and lots of cheddar on top
BASKET OF FRIES
Hot & tasty, with Cajun spices if you'd like.
BASKET OF SWEET POTATO FRIES
Sweet and something different.
PJ'S ALMOST FAMOUS ONION RINGS
A big basket of onion rings, hand cut and hand dipped in our own special batter and deep fried to a golden brown. It may take a few minutes extra to make, but it's worth the wait. If you are ordering onion rings, help us out and order them first so that we can get them going for you. Because your onion rings are still an onion when you order it! Thank you!
DEEP FRIED PICKLES
One whole pickle, sliced into six spears, hand dipped in Guinness flavored batter and cooked to a golden brown. It may take a few extra minutes to make, but it's worth the wait
Crispy, hearty grilled bacon strips, with lettuce, tomato and mayo on toasted rye or wheat bread
LOUISIANA SPICED CHICKEN BREAST SANDWICH
Marinated, spicy, grilled chicken breast topped with grilled peppers & onions, Swiss cheese, lettuce & tomato on a grilled bolillo roll
Corned beef, cooked in house, thick sliced, with Swiss cheese, homemade coleslaw & Thousand Island dressing. Grilled on hearty marbled rye
Our tasty, poblano Spanish rice and beans with lettuce, homemade pico de gallo and chicken or ground beef. Spicy or mild
Deluxe it with cheddar cheese & sour cream$1.00
Vegan! Poblano Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, pinto & black beans, pico de gallo, spices, avocado & vegan queso. Spicy or mild
House-made chips, oven-baked with either beef or chicken, with our zesty bean mix, cheddar cheese, salsa, lettuce, avocado & sour cream. Big enough for the group! Spicy or mild
FOR THE MEAT FREE IN THE HOUSE!
TOFU BANH MI SANDWICH
Marinated and deep fried tofu triangles served over lettuce, our cucumber, carrot& jalapeno slaw and topped with our homemade peanut sauce & chopped red peppers. Served on an open faced toasted bolillo bun with veganaise. With fries $9.95; with sweet potato fries $10.95. Add grilled shrimp for $4.
Grilled Tempeh pattie with coleslaw, swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. Served on grilled marble rye bread. With fries.
J-RAE'S VEGAN PO-BOY
Grilled tempeh patties, sliced and topped with grilled onions, mushrooms & a veganaise based remoulade sauce. Served with lettuce on a toasted bolillo bun. With fries $10.95 with sweet potato fries $11.95.
BBQ TEMPEH SANDWICH
Grilled tempeh cooked in BBQ sauce, brown sugar, & honey and topped with red onions and coleslaw. Served on a toasted Kaiser roll. With french fries
MICHIGAN AVENUE BURGER
with lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle and your choice of Swiss, cheddar or American cheese on a Kaiser roll w/fries
NEAL'S BLACK'N'BLUE BURGER
Seared with Cajun spices, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and a special remoulade sauce w/fries
ALL AMERICAN BURGER
Piled high with cheddar cheese & bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle w/ fries
Burger with mushrooms, Swiss cheese, grilled onions & pickles w/fries
In New Orleans and Louisiana the po' boy sandwich is everywhere. Originally it was a poor man's sandwich but, if you get some good bread and some tasty fillings all of a sudden that po' boy's sandwich starts tasting pretty good! Ours is served on a grilled bolillo roll that closely approximates the New Orleans French loaf. We lay down a bed of lettuce, put in the filling and put our own remoulade sauce on top. If you want to dress it, we can add tomatoes, pickles & onions too. Now that's a tasty sandwich...pass the hot sauce. All po' boys come with fries
DEEP FRIED CHICKEN STRIP PO'BOY WITH FRIES
DEEP FRIED CATFISH STRIP PO'BOY WITH FRIES
BLACKENED CATFISH PO'BOY WITH FRIES
Very spicy!! If you want us to ramp it down a degree or two, ask and we'll see what we can do.
GRILLED SHRIMP PO'BOY WITH FRIES
KAREN'S SPECIAL CHICKEN STRIP & MAC&CHEESE PO'BOY WITH FRIES
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am 3pm
THE NO. 1
Two eggs cooked your style with herbed potatoes, either 2 Detroit Co. sausages or 3 strips of Applewood bacon and toast. Choice of Avalon marble rye, cinnamon raisin, or wheat.
CORNED BEEF HASH
Sauteed corned beef red onions, green peppers and herbed potatoes with an egg on top and your choice of Avalon toast. Korean Style: Add house made Korean BBQ sauce and Bahn Mi slaw +1.5
Sauteed red onion, green pepper, tomatoes and parsley in 2 scrambled eggs. Served with grilled potatoes and choice of Avalon toast.
Sauteed red onion, green pepper, tomatoes and parsley in tofu scramble. Served with grilled potatoes and choice of Avalon toast.
AVALON CINNAMON RAISIN FRENCH TOAST
Three pieces served with butter and maple syrup. Delicious!! Add three sausages or four bacon strips 3.
VEGAN BISCUITS AND GRAVY
One of our signature dishes, rosemary and sage biscuits with faux sausage gravy. Served with tofu scramble and herbed potatoes
SHRIMP AND GRITS
Our unique New Orleans to Detroit dish is sauteed grits, topped with shrimp, cooked in a Cajun-spicy, cream sauce and topped with chopped bacon, and a sprinkle of parsley. Toasted bolillos slices on the side! Rich and delightful!
Two eggs over medium inside of avocado halves on green lettuce, pico de gallo with a tortilla on the side. Only want one egg? 7.00
Grilled Large flour burrito with scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, beans and shredded cheddar cheese. Tofu scramble can be substituted for eggs. Add sausage, bacon +2.
4 slices of bacon or 3 sausages
Two slices of Toast
Tropicana Orange Juice
Bloody Mary with well vodka
With call brands, slightly higher
The House Mimosa
All PJ's sandwiches and po-boys are now available on gluten free bread from Sugar Kisses Bakery or on wheat bread from Avalon Bakery. PJ's wants you to know that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,seafood, shellfish or egs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Welcome to PJ’s Lager House, a Corktown fixture since 1914 when it opened as a neighborhood bakery and restaurant.
It masqueraded as a furniture store during Prohibition (ask PJ to show you the secret password slot in the basement door), but emerged a beer garden the minute the 21st Amendment was passed repealing Prohibition. Prior to being renamed The Lager House in 1965, 1254 Michigan Ave. was known as the Doemer Beer Garden, Doemer Brothers Tavern, and The Doemer Tavern. The bakery/restaurant/bar served up great food and drink to city pols, Corktown neighbors, unionists, bookies, bettors and sports fans alike.