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Great perch dinner in the Detroit area?

alaskafisherman Jan 18, 2010 12:27 PM

Point me there

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    Jim M RE: alaskafisherman Jan 18, 2010 12:43 PM

    Yer in luck. There's a discussion on this very topic happening now.


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      RedTop RE: alaskafisherman Jan 18, 2010 02:44 PM

      There are PLENTY of pretenders who want to influence a visit...

      But there is only one Pat O'Brien's in St Clair Shores.

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        xman887 RE: RedTop Jan 19, 2010 07:05 PM

        pat's is an east side legend.

        i have not been since they changed owner's in 2005, but terry's terrace in harrison twsp used to be pretty good, too. http://www.terrystime.com/index.php

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          RedTop RE: xman887 Jan 20, 2010 03:32 AM

          Nothing about the kitchen has changed, xman. Owners have been very energetic.

          You should give it a try when you're back in the area.

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        Tripper RE: alaskafisherman Jan 18, 2010 05:37 PM

        Always thought Rocky's of Northville had excellent perch dinners. It is on 7 mile.

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          Ignatz RE: alaskafisherman Jan 21, 2010 07:27 AM

          Caucus Club, downtown. Probably a little pricier than most places, but awesome perch, plus you get the "this is where Barbra Streisand was discovered" stories. Haven't been there myself, but have also heard from what I would consider to be reliable sources that Ivanhoe's perch is outstanding. Ivanhoe is also frequently called the Polish Yacht Club by locals.

          1. momskitchen RE: alaskafisherman Jan 22, 2010 03:34 PM

            Speedboat Bar in Wyandotte...only served on Fridays. Best perch I have ever eaten in my life, but it's been at least 15 years since I have been there, so things may have changed, but I sure hope not. It's the kind of place where things don't change much. People line up every Friday for it. Also need to mention (if you are up to a drive) the Bay Port Inn in Bay Port, in the thumb. Great perch dinner, too. And stop at Bay Port Fish Company and buy some perch to make at home. I did last summer when I was camping up there and it was fantastic! They are open April - Nov, though, so call ahead first.

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