Top Hat Hamburgers - Detroit MI

Address: Various
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip:
County: Wayne
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General Information:

Peter Everet Westberg, a former White Castle employee, and Fred A. Simonsen opened Top Hat in Detroit, Michigan in 1955. The chain only contained 12 stores and eventually was sold to Church’s Chicken and Elias Brothers in 1984. There seems to be a few different "Top Hat" restaurants out there that had nothing to do with this small burger chain so I will try not to get confused between them.

List of Top Hat Hamburger Locations (so far):

  1. Clinton Twp - Gratiot and 14 1/2 Mile
  2. Detroit - Puritan and Lodge Service Drive
  3. Detroit/Warren - 8 Mile and Dequindre
  4. Detroit - Gratiot and McClellan
  5. Detroit - Grand River and Warren
  6. Royal Oak - 13 1/2 and Woodward

Thanks to Paul Ferris for info on locations.

Info Updates:
4/1/2024 - Don
Also a TopHat at 8 Mile Road and Gratiot.......... across from the White Castle.
3/6/2024 - Darryl Scott
Van Dyke and Harper was another location
2/1/2024 - Frank the Tank
There was a Top Hat Hamburger located in Roseville on the Southwest corner of Gratiot Ave. and Twelve Mile Road
9/21/2023 - Kevin
There was a Top Hat location at the southwest corner of Gratiot and 12 mile Rd. in Roseville, but it''s been gone many years now. Are there any locations still open?
8/22/2023 - T H.
There was one at 12 mile and Gratiot in Roseville.
8/16/2023 - David I
I was born and raised in Roseville, do not remember a Top Hat at Gratiot and 14 1/2 Mile. But went to a Top Hat at 12 mile and Gratiot in Roseville Many, Many times.
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Top Hat Hamburgers - Detroit - Puritan At Lodge Service Drive 1 (newer photo)
Detroit - Puritan At Lodge Service Drive 1 (newer photo)
Top Hat Hamburgers - Detroit - Puritan At Lodge Service Drive 2 (newer photo)
Detroit - Puritan At Lodge Service Drive 2 (newer photo)
Top Hat Hamburgers - Detroit - Puritan At Lodge Service Drive 3 (newer photo)
Detroit - Puritan At Lodge Service Drive 3 (newer photo)
Top Hat Hamburgers - Detroit - Puritan At Lodge Service Drive 4 (newer photo)
Detroit - Puritan At Lodge Service Drive 4 (newer photo)
Top Hat Hamburgers - April 1967 Workers Strike (newer photo)
April 1967 Workers Strike (newer photo)
Top Hat Hamburgers - Feb 1988 Ad (newer photo)
Feb 1988 Ad (newer photo)
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