Waterfront Dining In Metro Detroit

By: Briana Dixon | July 28, 2022

Photo courtesy of The Waterfront in Wyandotte

There’s something simply quintessential about enjoying a tasty meal in front of a breathtaking waterfront, especially when summer comes around. Soak up the warm summer breeze and watch the boats as they pass by, all while indulging in deletable Metro Detroit cuisine. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Here are the spots you need to check out…

The Waterfront Wyandotte

Here, customers can expect to find a menu stocked with your traditional American fare, including wings, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, soups, salads, steaks, pasta, and seafood. However, it’s suspected that the views of the Detroit River, on which The Waterfront Wyandotte rests, are really the main attraction. And the live music and entertainment are a definite bonus, which can be experienced from the indoor dining room, the patio, or the rooftop. Not to mention, patrons can arrive by boat, thanks to the 20 docks available for use. For more information, follow The Waterfront Wyandotte on Instagram @waterfrontwyandotte and on Facebook @TheWaterfrontWyandotte. 

The Beach Tiki Bar & Boil

Indulge the experience of a tropical excursion without actually leaving Michigan. The Beach Tiki Bar & Boil is best known for its tiki bar theme (as the name suggests), the fresh seafood boils, and of course the view of Walled Lake. They also offer more than 40 beers on tap, along with tiki-themed drinks that can be enjoyed indoors or out in the extensive patio dining that sits not too far from the shore. Customers can arrive by car or boat, and on the weekends, enjoy some live music provided by local bands. To learn more, follow The Beach Tiki Bar & Boil on Facebook @TheBeachMichigan. 

Octopus Beer Garden

“Food, drink, peace, and love” is the motto here, and Octopus Beer Garden continues to live by that, going above and beyond to provide a waterfront experience unlike any other. The menu features your typical American cuisine, along with craft cocktails, 20 craft beers on tap, and 47 canned beers which include non-alcoholic flavors. They also have a gorgeous outdoor space for events, equipped with tents, picnic tables, fire pits, games, and more. They host weekly events as well, such as concerts by a rotating roster of artists and karaoke night every Wednesday. To learn more, follow Octopus Beer Garden on Instagram @octopusbeergarden and on Facebook @octopussbeergarden. 

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Sinbad’s Restaurant and Marina

Located right on the Detroit River, Sinbad’s Restaurant and Marina is adored by the community for its incredible scenery, fresh seafood, Angus burgers and steaks, and homemade clam chowder. The meals can be enjoyed from inside the dining room, out on the patio, or from the second-story banquet room, reserved for events. For those who prefer to pull up on their boats, Sinbad’s Restaurant and Marina houses transient slips for the boats to be docked, and even offers overnight stays for a small fee. For more information, follow Sinbad’s Restaurant and Marina on Facebook @sindbads.restaurant.