This past Wednesday was the first day of Lent, meaning many of you will be giving up an indulgence and going meat-free on Fridays. Whether that’s the case, or you’re just jonesing for a plate of crispy fish and chips, there are plenty of restaurants in southeast Michigan with meat alternatives.
Make a dinner date and check out one of the following:
A recent edition to southwest Detroit, The Huron Room is the latest from restaurateurs Jacques and Christine Driscoll—they’re also responsible for Green Dot Stables and Johnny Noodle King.
Here, the beer battered fish and chips is made with your choice of fish (Ohio Yellow Perch, Walleye, Smelt, Whitefish, River Trout or catch of the day), served with fries, tartar sauce and lemon.
Get a sneak peek inside The Huron Room with our video feature here.
You can never go wrong at this Ferndale eatery, in large part due to the 40 plus beers on tap at any given moment. As for the Obligatory Fish & Chips, it’s served with hand-cut fries, coleslaw and lemon-caper aioli.
If you need an app while you wait, opt for the Crispy Brussels Sprouts or Carnival Pretzels.
The motto at the Red Fox of Royal Oak is, “In cod we trust,” so you can certainly have faith that the fish and chips here is excellent. Cod is beer battered and fried, served with chips, tartar sauce, lemon, coleslaw, hushpuppies and mushy peas.
Mushy what? Don’t be put off by the green stuff on your plate—it’s excellent. And provides an element of health to your otherwise fried meal!
A Detroit staple, Scotty’s has been around for more than 65 years. Scotty’s Famous Fish & Chips is served with fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. The cod is flown in daily from Halifax, Nova Scotia! You can also opt for Perch and Chips or Smelt and Chips.
If you’re dining on a budget, head to CJ’s Brewery (with locations in Commerce and Plymouth) or Wintergarden Tavern (of Livonia and Chesterfield) for all you can eat fish and chips on Fridays. Sean O’Callaghan’s, located in Plymouth, serves half-off fish and chips on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The above are just a few of Metro Detroit’s many fish and chip joints. Enjoy, and remember: there are plenty of fish in the sea.