For some of you, it’s Lent, and for some of you, it’s about eating healthier…and for the rest of you, who doesn’t like good ole’ fish and chips or fish tacos from time to time? So take a look at our list for best seafood in the city.

@ CENTRAL KITCHEN + BAR: 660 Woodward Ave., 313-963-9000

  • RAINBOW TROUT: Crispy brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, balsamic cherries, frisee, curry spiced pistachios
  • SHRIMP & GRITS: White cheddar grits, Cajun shrimp, sweet peppers, Hungarian peppers, scallions
  • FISH TACOS: Cornmeal encrusted catfish, chayote slaw, crema, avocado, queso cotija
  • SALMON SANDWICH: Maple glazed, tomato, crispy brussels sprouts, dijon aioli, grain bun

@ BOBCAT BONNIE’S1800 Michigan Ave., 313-962-1383

  • SMOKED SALMON EGGS BENEDICT: Twin poached eggs, smoked salmon, English muffin, hollandaise sauce
  • FISH TACOS: Corn Tortillas Cheese Filled, Seasoned Mahi-Mahi (Grilled or Fried), Pico, Avocado, Cabbage Slaw, Salsa, Chipotle Aioli

@ SLOW’S: 2138 Michigan Ave., 313-962-9828

  • CATFISH ENTRÉE: American farm raised catfish, blackened or in a seasoned cornmeal crust, with coleslaw and Zingerman’s cornbread

@ KUZZO’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES: 19345 Livernois Ave., 313-861-0229

  • SHRIMP & GRITS: Sauteed shrimp, scallions, bacon served over a bowl of creamy cheese grits
  • BELLE ISLE BASKET: Either six crispy fried shrimp or two southern fried catfish filets and a basket of chips, served with lemon wedge, and Kuzzo’s signature tartar sauce

@ TRAFFIC JAM & SNUG: 511 West Canfield St., 313-831-9470

  • CAROLINA CRAB CAKES: Twin crab cakes grilled and served over orange-scented, pecan-studded rice with a capered remoulade
  • HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SALMON: Fresh broiled salmon topped with macadamia nuts, almonds and gingered honey, served on tropical rice with a coconut lime sauce
  • LONDONTOWN FISH AND CHIPS: Hand breaded fish filets accompanied by beer battered potato wedges and Traffic Jam & Snug slaw

@ DETROIT INSTITUTE OF BAGELS: 1236 Michigan Ave., 313-444-9342

  • LEW SILVER, #7: A bagel sandwich served with lox, cream cheese, tomato, red onion and capers
  • TUNA SALAD, #15: A bagel sandwich with lettuce, tuna and fresh tomato

@ TOWNHOUSE DETROIT: 500 Woodward Avenue, 313.723.1000

  • WALLEYE: Corn flake crusted Walleye filet, buttermilk grits, Franks Red Hot butter sauce, arugula and chow chow
  • SHRIMP TACOS: Blackened Shrimp, grilled pineapple, avocado, chipotle crema, pickled red onion, corn tortilla

@ SCOTTY SIMPSON’S FISH AND CHIPS, 22200 Fenkell, 313-533-0950

From perch and chips to frog legs, Scotty Simpson’s Fish and Chips has it all. They fly their fish in from Nova Scotia, daily, and still manage to charge only $10.95 for their famous fish and chips. They’re a neighborhood favorite from the 1950s.

@ HURON ROOM, 2547 Bagley Ave., 313-265-3325
Huron Room is all about seafood and they let you choose your preparation- fish and chips, grilled fish, fried fish sandwich or fish tacos? As if that’s not enough, you can pick your fish for the dish with options including Ohio yellow perch, walleye, smelt, whitefish, river trout, shrimp or the catch of the day.

@ JOE MUER SEAFOOD, 400 Renaissance Center, STE. 1404, 313-567-6837

This Detroit classic offers crab legs, seafood ceviche, mussels, a plethora of oysters and a whole lot more. Try the Deviled Crab Balls with blue crab and stone ground mustard sauce or maybe the Fried Calamari with a lemon butter caper sauce and artichoke hearts. Don’t forget about the clam chowder and lobster bisque!


Detroit’s Mexicantown has Los Galanes, Mexican Village, Xochimilco, Armando’s and many other restaurants for you to take over. It’s not just burritos and beef, either! Try the seafood chimichangas from Mexicantown Restaurant or the shrimp fajitas and seafood enchiladas from Mexican Village…you won’t be disappointed.

@ DETROIT SEAFOOD MARKET, 1435 Randolph St., 313-962-4180

Visit this downtown treasure and sample their Seafood Gumbo or the Manhattan-style Clam Chowder. The whole menu is jam packed with seafood dishes, cooked how you like it. Go wild with some crab stuffed shrimp or go exotic with a Chilean Seabass dish.

Erica N. Rakowicz/After 5

Photo Credit: Huron Room

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