When you dine at The Continental at Ford House, inside the Visitor Center, you'll experience an extraordinary meal while looking out on a fantastic view of Lake St. Clair.

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Our menu, which changes seasonally, offers a unique twist on American cuisine, complemented by a full bar. We are open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Indoor and patio seating are available, as is a children’s menu. You do not need a ticket to dine at the restaurant, although you are welcome to purchase a grounds pass or house tour to complete your experience.

Dates to Remember:

  • Friday, June 7 – CLOSED

  • Sunday, June 16 – OPEN, but guests must purchase an EyesOn Design ticket for each guest to dine

  • Thursday, June 20 – Closed for dinner service 
  • Thursday, July 4 – CLOSED
  • Thursday, November 28 – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 25 – CLOSED

  • Wednesday, January 1 – CLOSED


We strongly recommend making reservations.

Make a Reservation

Click here to make your reservation online, or call 313-884-4222. If your party is of seven (7) or more guests, including infants and children, please book directly through Ford House by calling 313-884-4222 for availability.



  • Lunch: Tue – Sat: 11 a.m. – 3 pm
  • Dinner: Thu – Sat: 4 p.m. – 8 pm
  • Brunch: Sun: 10 a.m. – 3 pm
  • (Closed Mondays)

More to explore

The Speedster

No reservations? No worries! You may order snacks or meals from The Speedster, our quick-service counter inside the Visitor Center. Plenty of outdoor seating is available on our patio or the beautiful estate.

Tuesday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Closed Mondays)

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Gift Cards are Available!

What to get someone who has just about everything? Dinner or lunch at The Continental at Ford House makes a memorable gift! Gift certificates are available at the restaurant or online!

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Friends of Ford House

An annual Friends of Ford House membership is a great way to enjoy all that Ford House has to offer! Enjoy discounted tickets, pre-sale access, exclusive events, discounts on dining and shopping, and more.

Special Thanks

Ford House is grateful for the generous support of Ford Motor Company Fund and helping us fulfill our educational mission and making Ford House more accessible to our community.

About Ford House

Ford House is a 501c3 nonprofit and National Historic Landmark. Experience the historic family home of Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford, and his wife, Eleanor. Visitors from all over the world come to wander, wonder, and explore the beauty of this 1928 National Historic Landmark and uncover a unique piece of the American automotive story in metro Detroit. Learn more below.