Battered & Golden: The Ultimate Fish And Chips Dinners

By: Carolyn Hall | February 2, 2024
Holding a plate of Fish and Chips with coleslaw and fries

Fish and chips is the quintessential British dish that made its way across the pond and found a cozy home all over, including in the culinary scene of Metro Detroit. This humble yet satisfying meal has been embraced and reinvented by a number of local establishments, each adding its unique touch to this classic. From the crispy breading to hot fries, fish and chips have a lot of fans. Let’s embark on a gastronomic journey through Metro Detroit, exploring delicious fish and chips dinners…

ONE-EYED BETTY’S

175 West Troy Street, Ferndale

Nestled in Ferndale, One-Eyed Betty’s is a place that’s as quirky as its name suggests. This gastropub features 44 rotating craft beers alongside its dishes, as well as an extensive whiskey selection. At One-Eyed Betty’s, you’ll find the ‘Obligatory Fish & Chips’ on the menu, but it certainly does not disappoint. You get a fresh fish fillet, hand-cut fries, and coleslaw. One-Eyed Betty’s version of fish and chips has a delightful surprise to the plate as a lemon-caper aioli accompanies this dish. 

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TERRY’S TERRACE

36470 Jefferson Avenue, Harrison Township

Terry’s Terrace is a great spot for catching up with friends, watching a game, checking out arcade games, and ordering fish and chips. With three varieties available, it’s no wonder why the fish and chips have previously been voted #1 in the area. The hand-cut Atlantic cod is freshly cooked with a traditional batter, Sam Adams batter, or a weekly featured beer batter that the chef creates with one of the 50 tap beers available. The traditional version comes with lemon and remoulade, and all three come with a side salad or soup du jour along with the promised fries. 

THE GRAND TRUNK PUB

612 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

The Grand Trunk Pub, housed in a beautifully restored former railway ticket station in downtown Detroit, offers meals with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. You’ll find fresh beer-battered cod and seasoned steak fries, accompanied by house-made coleslaw and malt-vin aioli or house-made tartar sauce. Pair the meal with one of the dozens of beers available at the Grand Trunk Pub, and you’ve got yourself a filling meal with a side of history. 

SWEETWATER TAVERN

400 East Congress Street, Detroit

15640 West McNichols Road, Detroit

16091 East 10 Mile Road, Eastpointe

At Sweetwater Tavern, the fish and chips have become a fan-favorite, right alongside its wings that everyone knows and loves. This meal provides a huge portion of beer-battered Icelandic cod, French fries, and coleslaw. While it doesn’t offer many frills, this fish and chip meal is all about keeping the classic alive, and you certainly won’t leave hungry. If you aren’t looking for cod, you can get jumbo fried shrimp or pan-fried pond catfish served with seasoned fries as an alternative meal option. 

VOYAGER

600 Vester Street, Ferndale

Voyager brings a touch of coastal delights to the Metro Detroit food scene. It is the place for all of your seafood needs, ranging from pan-seared scallops and hushpuppies to oysters and more. If you want to learn more about their oysters (and others around Metro Detroit), check out our feature on oysters here. Voyager’s fish and chips are made with the catch of the day and served with malt vinegar frites (fries), cabbage slaw, tartar sauce, and lemon. Have that along with some other seafood and enjoy your food like you’re seated along the sea. 

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