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Looking for MILROYS style Fish and Chips in Detroit Area.

firestalker Nov 28, 2006 11:49 PM


I am going back aways Milroys probably closed twenty years ago. Does anybody remember this place it was on Gratiot at 8 1/2 mile in East Detroit.

They served the best fish and chips I have ever had the owners I believe were Scottish and they double fried Haddock with an awsome batter.

The original owner retired and the new owners ran it down they started using cheaper fish and serving Gyro's and Greek Salads.

Anyway if you do remember this place have you found another restaurant that has the same style fish and chips.

The best I have found is Dublin on Hayes in Clinton Twp.
And Whities {sp} in Davidson up by Flint. Both are good but not even close to Milroys.


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    roy77 Jan 15, 2007 02:51 PM

    As a kid in Detroit in the mid 50's, Milroy's was my favorite place to eat. The fish and chips were wonderful, and I'd always finish with the strawberry chiffon pie. Of all the places I ate back then, there is no place I'd rather be able to revisit than Milroy's. I remember it as not fancy, but clean with friendly staff.

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      bob5440 Feb 6, 2014 11:59 AM

      Firenzy on 10 mile rd between van dyke and Hoover, but the fries are the worst in the world!

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        aea6574 Feb 7, 2014 02:01 PM

        Do not know the place but Scotty Simpson's on Fenkell east of Telegraph is still serving great fish and chips, was there last night and completely satisfied. Really enjoyed the cheesecake as well.

        Best regards, Tony

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          Ken H Feb 8, 2014 12:29 AM

          Here's another recommendation for Scotty Simpson's, which in addition to the 5 Mile & Telegraph location, have a unique arrangement with Lynn's Cafe in Brighton.

          Lynn's Cafe featuring Scotty Simpson's Fish and Chips
          180 North 1st St
          Brighton, MI 48116

          Both are great and are the best fish & chips I've ever had. Get them with the ginger beer.

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