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Good Perch Dinnner? [Detroit Area]

sandiegomike Jun 12, 2011 11:49 AM

Coming back to Metro Detroit for a visit. Where is a good place for a fried Perch dinner? We will be staying DownRiver but anywhere in the Metro area is OK.

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  1. rainsux RE: sandiegomike Jun 12, 2011 01:56 PM

    Dunno about Downriver; but I believe that Giovanni's Ristorante
    in Detroit has perch on the menu. Give them a call:


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      berkleybabe RE: rainsux Jun 22, 2011 06:44 PM

      This is one of the best meals I every remember in Detroit -- the perch Francese @ Giovanni's. You CANNOT help but just love this food. Wonderful lake perch, which are small fillets, sauteed crisply w/ a great wine/lemon/caper sauce. Just fantastic.

      Can't do better around here...drive there and be in perch heaven.

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      RedTop RE: sandiegomike Jun 12, 2011 02:53 PM

      The best Perch Dinner, THE ABSOLUTE BEST PERCH DINNER in the metro Detroit area is available at Pat O'Brien's Bar at 10 Mile and Jefferson in St Clair Shores. No other perch prep compares.

      Wait...Quay Street Brewery in Port Huron is pretty good too.

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        VTB RE: RedTop Jun 12, 2011 05:19 PM

        RedTop (my Eastside brother),
        P.O'B.'s is deep fried only? Any good accompaniments? Fillet or whole fish? Kids accepting?
        (sorry for all the questions, but you've piqued my interest here!)

        Eastside Cafe
        30W270 Butterfield Rd, Warrenville, IL 60555

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          RedTop RE: VTB Jun 13, 2011 02:54 AM

          Pan Fried, or broiled, VTB. Diner's preference. I order my Perch pan fried, wife orders her's broiled. Any perch meal is filet cut. Dining room is family friendly. Every once in awhile, the kitchen has a knockout veg, as a side, but otherwise choice of potatos, regular veg. Menu recently expanded to include more "irish" type selections.

          (And I probably was over the top in my hyperbole for the bar as stated above. I haven't sampled EVERY venue in metro Detroit that offers Perch. lol. City Kitchen and Sunrise Sunset in the Pointes also do a nice perch.)

          City Kitchen
          16844 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

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        tommg RE: sandiegomike Jun 15, 2011 07:10 PM

        The Rattlesnake has always had a great perch entre.

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          xman887 RE: sandiegomike Jun 16, 2011 06:25 PM

          i had a nice plate of sauteed perch for lunch at the bayview yacht club on tuesday.

          1. momskitchen RE: sandiegomike Jun 18, 2011 05:55 PM

            Downriver? The best perch dinner downriver is at the Speedboat Bar in Wyandotte.

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              sandiegomike RE: momskitchen Jun 19, 2011 07:33 AM

              Thanks for the tip. We've been to the Speedboat many times over the years but always went for the swineburger. We'll give the perch a try.

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              JD Seafood Express RE: sandiegomike Jul 22, 2011 06:48 AM

              I'm looking for a good Fri night perch fry - any suggestions ?

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