Seafood in Detroit: Where to Go and What to OrderModified: July 07, 2022 | Story by Lindsay Whitman Drewes | Photos by Bill Bowen
Detroit’s seafood restaurants are gaining national acclaim. With access to the freshest freshwater fish from the Great Lakes and creative twists on traditional dishes, Detroit’s seafood scene is dying to be explored. Ranging from upscale to trendy to southern, Detroit’s take on seafood rivals coastal canteens across the country.
Harbor House offers steak and seafood in the heart of Detroit’s entertainment district. The location is great for a delicious meal before or after a show, concert or game. Check out the calendar on their website for upcoming live music and entertainment.
Try This: Black Eye Peas and Collard Greens with Sausage Soup and Lobster Mac and Cheese
Joe Muer Seafood
Known for fresh, artfully prepared seafood, Joe Muer is a must-try for seafood in metro Detroit. Award-winning views and service make it a favorite of many. This upscale seafood restaurant is located in the GM Renaissance Center, and there is also a location in West Bloomfield. It’s right on the river with beautiful views of Canada making the dining experience even more memorable. If you’re attending a concert or game in Detroit, make a reservation and use the complimentary limo bus shuttle service to select venues like Little Caesars Arena, Fox Theater and more.
Try This: Fruits of the Sea — shrimp, scallops, clams and mussels sauteed with garlic, spinach, blistered sweet peppers, fresh herbs, olive oil and artisan pasta.
Making it on Food & Wines list for Restaurants of the Year of 2018 and Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America, 2018, Voyager is a buzz-worthy seafood restaurant in the Detroit area. This trendy oyster bar and restaurant features wild caught and sustainably farmed seafood.
Try This: Oysters, of course! Or Chili Crab Spaghetti made with jumbo lumped crab and Sichuan peppercorns
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Crab House Ribs, Soul & More
Crab House is a no-frills setting with great seafood and soul food. The restaurants has ribs, southern style boils, scratch-made Alfredo, shrimp and more.
Try This: Crab leg dinner — you choose southern-style grilled or fried and it comes with garlic potatoes, corn on the cob and their famous boiled egg.
Sindbads Restaurant and Marina
Keeping Detroit in seafood since 1949, Sindbads Restaurant and Marina is known for excellent views of the marina and delicious seafood. Sindbads has a long tradition of great service in the area. It’s the type of restaurant that keeps fans coming back decade after decade.
Try This: Go for the Fresh Great Lakes Perch and add a cup of Clam Chowder as a side. Round out the meal with a slice of Key Lime Pie.
Each restaurant on this list serves up great seafood dishes with their own flare. Whether you’re looking for seafood with a traditional, artisan, trendy or southern twist, Detroit has what you’re looking for.
Looking for more food in Detroit?
1Harbor House440 Clinton St., Detroit, MI 48226313-967-9900
2Joe Muer Seafood400 GM Renaissance Center, Ste. 1404, Detroit, MI 48243313-567-6837
3VoyagerVoyager, Vester Street, Ferndale, MI, USA248-658-4999
4Crab HouseCrab House, West Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI, USA313-535-1400
5Sinbad's Restaurant and MarinaSindbad's Restaurant and Marina, Saint Clair Street, Detroit, MI, USA313-822-8000