Dive In: 5 Metro Detroit Spots for Seafood

By: Katie Goncalves | June 29, 2023
Fresh-shucked oysters at Bar Pigalle

Fresh-shucked oysters at Bar Pigalle

Metro Detroit is home to some of the best seafood restaurants outside of the coastline of the United States. Although we’re hardly landlocked, sometimes it can be difficult to find a place offering fresh and delicious seafood dishes. From casual to fancy, these restaurants are taking seafood to the next level. Whether you’re craving sushi, shellfish, or fresh-caught fish, you’ll want to try these local places. 

Goblin Sushi

Detroit and Clinton Township

Goblin Sushi is an adorably tiny sushi restaurant serving delicious sushi creations made from high-quality ingredients. They use Koshihikari Short Grain Rice, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, and Canadian Farmed Salmon as well as other ingredients to create their specialty rolls. Some of their most popular choices include the Alaska Roll with salmon and crab salad and the Spicy Tuna Roll.


Assorted sushi from Goblin, Detroit
Assorted sushi from Goblin

Bar Pigalle

2916 John R Street, Detroit

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Bar Pigalle is a restaurant serving modern French fare and cocktails inside a historic building. While their seafood selections may not be vast, they are mighty and delicious. Begin with the oysters, which come served with individual bottles of homemade hot sauce and mignonette. Then select from mussels, diver scallops, or Great Lakes whitefish as a main course, all of which come with perfectly paired accompaniments. 

Great Lakes Whitefish from Bar Pigalle
Great Lakes Whitefish from Bar Pigalle

The Peterboro

420 Peterboro Street, Detroit

The Peterboro, which first opened in the spring of 2016 in Detroit’s historic Chinatown, is a casual contemporary restaurant serving a fusion of American-influenced Chinese fare. Whether you’re in the mood for an Asian-inspired meal or simply want to enjoy a handcrafted drink with the spirit of your choice, The Peterboro is a premier destination to gather with friends and family.” Many of their main dishes highlight various protein options including shrimp. Their menu is great for those who are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free as well. 

Shrimp Bao from The Peterboro
Shrimp Bao from The Peterboro


600 Vester Street, Ferndale 

Voyager Ferndale is one of Metro Detroit’s top spots for all things seafood. Their seasonal menu is always updated to fit what’s fresh for the time of year. Voyager always offers a variety of freshly shucked oysters from both the east and west coasts regardless of the season. The rest of their menu typically has fish, shellfish, and seafood towers for the most avid seafood fans. 

Lobster boil from Voyager
Voyager’s lobster boil

Joe Muer Seafood

Bloomfield Hills and Detroit

Joe Muer Seafood has been a fine dining destination for more than 90 years in the Detroit area. They are committed to giving each and every customer the very best experience from start to finish. The seafood menu begins with their traditional dishes like Deviled Crab Balls and Oysters Rockefeller. Then you can select from modern takes on seafood like Spicy Tuna Tartare or more traditional options like Crab Stuffed Atlantic Flounder.