Steak, Lobster & Shrimp: Surf & Turf Dishes in the D

By: Amber Ogden | July 8, 2015

When it comes to dining out, combination plates are great for many reasons: if you’re feeling indecisive, it makes your decision a little easier, and secondly, your taste buds get to experience even more flavors!

If that aforementioned combination is surf and turf, all the better. While surf and turf combines seafood and meat (like steak and lobster), a few Metro Detroit restaurants are getting creative with their surf and turf combinations. Bring your appetite to one of the following establishments:

Taqueria Mi Pueblo, 7278 Dix St., Detroit, offers Mar y Tierra on its menu, which includes a combination of grilled skirt steak and sautéed shrimp. The dish is served with refried beans, rice, guacamole and pico de gallo. If you’ve never had surf and turf Mexican style, now is the time to try it.

Lakes Grille, 6722 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston, adds a third component to surf and turf: mac and cheese. The Surf and Turf Mac and Cheese contains steak bites, elbow pasta and a special cheese blend, topped with lobster. The dish is baked and served with a side of vegetables.

Dino’s, 22740 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, serves weekend brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, when you’ll find a surf and turf breakfast item on the menu. It includes a half order of Crab Benedict with a half-pound New York Strip steak. The hearty meal is served with a side of breakfast potatoes.

Slows Bar B Q, 2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, knows a thing or two about barbecue, and the restaurant has its own version of surf and turf. Surf & Turf… Slows Style is a combination of blackened catfish, beef brisket and jambalaya. If you need any side dishes, try the Old Timey Apple Sauce, Waffle Fries, Applewood Bacon Baked Beans or Zingerman’s Cornbread.

Rojo Mexican Bistro, with multiple Metro Detroit locations, serves Mexican dishes with a twist, like the Surf and Turf Tacos. Two flour tortillas are filled with steak, sautéed shrimp, lobster cream sauce and grilled peppers. The dish is served with rice and beans. Don’t forget an order of Table-Side Guacamole!

If you prefer a more classic surf and turf, consider making a reservation at one of the following eateries in Metro Detroit:

  • Coach Insignia, 200 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, serves “By Land, By Sea,” a dish with grilled filet and jumbo shrimp scampi
  • The Detroit Seafood Market, 1435 Randolph St., Detroit, where the surf and turf includes pan seared sea scallops and braised short ribs
  • Fishbones, with locations in Detroit, Southfield and St. Clair Shores, offers Land & Sea, a dish with lobster tail and filet mignon or two lamb chops
  • D’Amato’s, 222 Sherman Dr., Royal Oak, is the place to be on Tuesdays, when the restaurant offers three course surf and turf for two for $50

Whether a little different or totally traditional, enjoy your land and sea meal in Metro D!