Fish Entrees

Poached, Grilled & Broiled: Fish Entrees in the D


There’s nothing better than a hot plate of fish and chips… unless you’re looking for something a little healthier. Fortunately, fish is one of the most heart-healthy options around, and there are so many different ways to prepare fish than frying it.

These seafood restaurants of southeast Michigan serve up some of the tastiest fish entrees around, without going anywhere near the deep-fryer:

Steve and Rocky’s

The Novi restaurant offers a diverse seafood menu that changes daily. Items you may find include Poached Lightly Smoked Salmon (served with a vermouth sauce), Lake Perch Sauté and Broiled Blue Cod.

Find the menu here before your visit.

Real Seafood Company

A premium seafood restaurant located in Ann Arbor, Real Seafood Company has been serving up fresh entrees for over 40 years. Guests can choose from a variety of fresh catches, including Lake Superior Whitefish, Local Rainbow Trout and George’s Bank Blue Cod, either broiled or grilled.

House specialty entrees include Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, Sautéed Lake Superior Whitefish and Cornmeal Encrusted Indian Creek Rainbow Trout.

River Crab

Located next to St. Clair’s Blue Water Inn, River Crab offers both excellent cuisine and breathtaking views of the St. Clair River. Great Lakes Walleye, Perch and Whitefish can all be sautéed, blackened, broiled or grilled to your liking.

Additional entrée choices include Cedar Planked Salmon (with a tarragon mustard glaze), Wasabi Pea Encrusted Tuna (topped with soy-Sriracha beurre blanc) and Whitefish Charley.

Streetside Seafood

If you enjoy classic seafood dishes with a contemporary twist, you’ll find plenty to excite your palate at this Birmingham eatery. Great Lakes Perch, Oven Roasted Whitefish, Pan Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon and Seared Yellowfin Tuna are all on the menu.

Be sure to visit during Birmingham Restaurant Week, which runs Monday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5, when a select menu is offered.

As you can see, there are plenty of fish in the sea, and many of them are not fried! There are so many ways to enjoy fish in Metro Detroit, and these are just a few of the healthy options. As for the fried variety, be on the lookout for an article coming soon about Metro Detroit’s best fish fry options during lent!