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Serious food in SW Michigan--The Rock at Big Fish Lake, Marcellus, MI

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StarvinginMI Jan 2, 2014 02:27 PM

Often go see the inlaws in Cass County, MI. Love the people, the lakes, the scenery, but there's never been a restaurant that didn't feature the same sysco food thrown in the deep fryer or the local mom and pop version of a "wet burrito" (sorry, I'm from TX and I have declared these limp and sad on a good day, and downright frightening on a bad day). I'm so happy the situation changed. Had destination-worthy food at The Rock at Big Fish Lake. Kids loved the perch in brown butter with capers, Husband enjoyed his salmon with avocado sauce, and I had heard the locals rave about the fried chicken so had to try--amazing! Crunchy, juicy, not greasy, and LOTS of flavor. Go to Big Fish Lake for the sailing and fishing and stay for the food---yummy!!!

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  1. coney with everything RE: StarvinginMI Jan 3, 2014 05:20 AM

    shoot, my husband's family used to rent cottages near Dowagiac...that would have been perfect!

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      trapani RE: StarvinginMI Jan 3, 2014 05:34 AM

      Intrigued. How far is this from I94?
      Btw the food is quite good at Restaurant Acapulco in Lawrence, MI.

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        StarvinginMI RE: StarvinginMI Jan 3, 2014 12:38 PM

        It's about 14 miles south of I-94. Take the Paw Paw exit and head south on M40.

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