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Best Seafood Restaurants In Detroit

March 12, 2014 9:00 AM

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Looking for the best seafood restaurants in the city and metro area? Look no further than this list.

Ocean Prime
2915 Coolidge Highway
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 458-0500
www.oceanprimetroy.comOcean Prime was founded in 2006 as Mitchell’s Ocean Club in Columbus, Ohio, and was re-named Ocean Prime for non-Ohio locations. The Troy location sits at the corner of Coolidge and Big Beaver Road, and has an outdoor patio for the summer months. Feast on oysters on the half shell from the raw bar, or shrimp linguini and jumbo lump crab cakes. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, go for the twin lobster tails with asparagus. Ocean Prime also offers happy hour in the lounge from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, which features discounted appetizers, cocktails and wine. The restaurant also offers half-off bottles of wine on Sunday nights.

Detroit Seafood Market
1435 Randolph St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-4180
www.thedetroitseafoodmarket.comDetroit Seafood Market is located in downtown Detroit and offers fresh seafood, along with daily specials such as martini Mondays ($5 martinis) and half-off wine on Tuesdays. Try the broiled Florida snapper with crab meat, broiled Chilean sea bass, or deep-fried lobster tails, a house specialty. For those who aren’t huge seafood fans, the restaurant also has chargrilled rib-eye steaks and New Zealand lamb chops. Check out the Seafood Market’s Sunday brunch as well, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., which has roast beef, blintzes, house made waffles and more.

Lily’s Seafood
410 S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 591-5459
www.lilysseafood.com/index.htmlLily’s opened in 1999 and is owned by the Morton brothers, who named the restaurant after their grandmother, Lily A. Strange, a Scottish immigrant. The restaurant features signature dishes such as seared sesame ahi tuna, calypso crab cakes and “crabby stuffed” pork chops. The Prince Edward Island mussels are also a favorite amongst guests. Lily’s happy hour has drink and appetizer specials from 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and don’t forget to try the build your own Bloody Mary bar. Reservations for the restaurant are recommended, but not required.

Related: Best Seafood in the Detroit Area

Rochester Chop House
306 S. Main St.
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 651-2266
www.kruseandmuerrestaurants.com/rochester-chop-houseYou can find the Rochester Chop House in downtown Rochester on Main Street. This establishment opened in 1992 and is known for its steaks and seafood. The Chop House is the place to go for special occasions, and its menu reflects this. Try the filet with crab topping, baby froglegs, Maine lobster tails, or the stuffed shrimp. Or, if you’re in the mood for an appetizer, start with the Maryland crab cakes. Metered parking is available on the street or in nearby surface lots.

Sindbad’s Restaurant & Marina
100 Saint Clair St.
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 822-8000
www.sindbads.comSindbads originated in 1949, when two brothers-in-law bought a small building at the edge of the Detroit River. Since then, it has expanded greatly, and was remodeled completely in 1998. “Treasures of the Land and Sea” are featured on the menu, and they range from fried shrimp to frogs legs to New Zealand orange roughy. Sunday brunch is also offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sindbad’s has a kids menu as well. In addition, the restaurant has the Sindbad’s Sohar Room overlooking the Detroit river from the second floor, which is ideal for meetings, luncheons and banquets.

Related: Best Wine Bars In Detroit

Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at Examiner.com and yesnofilms.com.

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