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Jqls
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 12:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit has many restaurants, many flavors. But I was wondering if there is any place downtown to get some good quality fish and chips?
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Granmontrules
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 1:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We like Union Streets fish and chips.
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Beantown
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 6:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Foran's Irish Pub on Woodward. They serve many Michigan beers on tap, and their excellent fish 'n chips are beer battered with Michigan beer...
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Gnome
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 7:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Scotty Simpson's on Fenkel at Dolphin ... one long block west of Lahser
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 7:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

forans
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Designerguy24
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Londontown Fish and CHips at The Traffic Jam and Snug is by far the BEST!
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Gpcharles
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bring back Milroys!
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Eriedearie
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh yeah! They always had the best smelt and chip dinners!
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chick's!
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Scooter2k7
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 10:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dublin's Fish and Chips on Hayes Road in Clinton Township
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Gazhekwe
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 6:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heading off to Scotty's in a few. They have the best since 1950.
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Deals21
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 6:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Andrew's on Jos. Campu between E. Jeff & the river.
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Jrvass
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 6:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My father always liked Mercury Fish on 10 mile, W. of Telegraph.

Oakland Co. Sportsman's Club puts on a good buffet. All you can eat for less than $10... open bar, boy scouts bus your table. Waterford Rd., E. of Dixie Hwy.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 6:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bet and Jessie's on Grand River used to be super. They were first at Grand River just east of Joy Road, and later up around GR and Lahser. I imagine they're long gone.
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Gibran
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did someone say Milroy's :0 having lenten flashbacks of lines around the block on Kelly....but boy we sure cooked a lot of fish on a Friday....
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Tompage
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 7:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Had Detroit Beer Company's (Broadway, across from the Opera House) Fish and Chips today. Quite good. Also excellent coleslaw. Nothin' is as good as Scotty's Fish and Chips, but the DBC's are more than satisfactory.
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Scs_scooter
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Hey Ray1936, Bet and Jessies is still there! Had lunch there last week. It's jumpin' on Fridays. I drive all the way from St Clair Shores for a carry out when my Dad comes to town. They are on Grand River at Inkster.(Redford, I think) We used to go years ago when we lived in Rosedale Park. I remember as a little kid being mortified that they served frog legs!
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Jgavrile
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 8:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hopes Fish and Chips is pretty good . Livonia border with Westland Joy rd. Between Middlebelt and Inkster.
There used to be a good one on Greenfield North of Michigan in Dearborn, but it is gone now. Can't remember the name.?

Mercury fish and chips used to be at 6 mile and Schaefer, then it moved out to Telegraph and ten mile.
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Detroitteacher
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 8:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Scotty's has always been a family fav. Dad would drive the extra distance just to get take out Scotty's!
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Gazhekwe
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 8:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mercury Fish & Chips is gone now. The one on Greenfield was Brown's I believe.
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Jgavrile
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 8:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Seems like the last time I went to Mercury Fish and Chips , it was being run by a Chinese family??
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Gazhekwe
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That's right. They held onto it for a good long while.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 8:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for that info on Bet & Jessie's, scooter. Marked in my little black book for my next Michigan trip this summer!
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Brushparkbub
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

butcher's inn in eastern market. fried fresh perch and chips on fridays for lunch. only on fridays and it is better than any of the drivel mentioned above.
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 10:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips....long gone from metro area - not forgotten by this reporter.
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Jrvass
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 10:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That figures... I haven't been to Mercury Fish in 20 years since I worked in the area. At least people remember the place.
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Skylark
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 10:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone remember The Hungry Penguin fish and chips
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Meaghansdad
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 11:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Graduate project took me to Brightmoor. Scotty's is great!!
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Paczki
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Posted on Saturday, February 09, 2008 - 9:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mercury Fish & Chips was run by an Asian family the last few years. Not the same but still decent. The last time we tried to go there for lunch it was a Thai place.
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Gazhekwe
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Meaghansdad, did we see you there? It was unusually quiet in there last night, usually they are packed during Lent on Fridays.
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Skulmaty
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 4:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Went to Dublin's on Saturday. The fish was so good, I didn't use tarter sauce. Very tasty. Wife said the hush puppies were the best too.
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Rb336
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 4:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

how about mushy peas?
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Edziu
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The Old Mill on Carpenter and Conant. Now the building is a mosque.

Not only the best perch in town but also the freshest cole slaw and rye or pumpernickle bread. Cold boombahs of Stroh's dark!

Tempus Fugit!

It seems the fish and chip joints now serve fish that are heavy on grease and batter with a sliver of cod or pollock in the middle. Sort of like "fish paczki"
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Warrenite84
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Chuckjav, Haven't heard the name, "Arthur Treacher's Fish And Chips" in a VERY long time. There used to be one on Van Dyke south of 14 Mile Rd.

The group who sells fish and chips at the Tastefest and Arts,Beats and Eats have THE best I've ever had. They only sell during these type events only,....bummer
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Texorama
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Rb, the Kildare House in Windsor has mushy peas on the menu. What's more, the menu for a long time contained the profound question "Why not try a side of mushy peas?" That line has been deleted, but the peas are as mushy as ever.
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Fury13
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why does the name "Mercury Fish" not inspire a lot of confidence in me?
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Gibran
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true story...the folks from Arthur Treacher's was always trying to get the Milroy's secret coating recipe...George would guard it like a state secret...as far as I know he took with to his grave ...God Bless his soul...left a different version I'm sure for Graitiot's location...
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Jrvass
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Yeah... "Mercury Fish" is not the best name for a restaurant. But they had good food.

Anyway, I like the discussion. Except 'mushy peas'... I prefer the spinach souffle from Joe Muer's. It's where my grandfather taught me how to read a menu as a child.

"Look at the right side of the menu. When you get to $1.95, look to the left and order that!"

He had some other classics like giving the waitress a tip and asking if she wanted another one... If she said yes, he'd tell her to send her kids to college!

He used to own a bottling plant in Jackson MI. He claimed my father drank all the profits delivering the pop!

W.E. Vass 1896-1977. He trained artillary crews in WWI.
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Fury13
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My parents still wax poetic about the joys of Milroy's. Would Scotty Simpson's on the westside be similar?
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Gibran
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if so sign me up...
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Jeanofarc
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I had Scotty's every friday when I was growing up.
do they still serve halibut?
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Eric_c
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Did anybody see that Harbor House (in Clinton Twp. for 35 years) opened a Downtown location where Cock n' Bull used to be?

Anyone gone? Fish and chips?
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Msamslex
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Years ago Arthur Treacher's was on the corner of Oakman and W. Warren in Dearborn. Can't remember when it closed. In recent years it was another fish & chips place, now it's a meat market with a steer statue on the roof.
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Gistok
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Yeah I used to go to Mercury Fish as well, good fish! Reason for the dubious name was because it was formerly located near the now razed Mercury Theatre (as stated earlier at 6 Mile & Schaefer).

I wonder if the folks who later bought it out were the owners of the neighboring Gold Coin Chinese restaurant.
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56packman
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We used to get carry-out Fish and chips from the Fin and Feather on 7 mile and Pierson.
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QUOTE: "Years ago Arthur Treacher's was on the corner of Oakman and W. Warren in Dearborn. Can't remember when it closed. In recent years it was another fish & chips place, now it's a meat market with a steer statue on the roof."

I worked for Arthur Treacher's in the Detroit area for over 12 years (1985-1997) (it was my first job). In the mid 80s, Bill Chackeres, the franchise owner of every Detroit area location, lost his franchise from Treacher's and re-named all his stores "Seafood Bay", keeping the EXACT same menu, recipes, etc. Nothing was changed, other than the name of the restaurant. Slowly over the next 10 years, he was closing a store here a store there (there were 30 at one time). By 1996 he filed for bankruptcy closing all of the stores (and not even telling any of us employee's!). He kept the Oakman & W. Warren store in Dearborn open under another new name "Fish & Shrimp House". I remember a bunch of us employee's picketing that location and even ending up on the news. The Arthur Treacher's company tried to "re-introduce" their name back into the Metro-Detroit area by buying some of the vacant Seafood Bay stores and re-opening them as "Arthur Treacher's Seafood Grille" (only 2 stores, Madison Hts & Livonia actually opened) but the venture fell through. A few mall locations (owned by different franchisees) tried to operate but have also since failed. I miss the Fish & Chips (& hushpuppies) there! Now if you want the taste of Treacher's, you have to drive to Ohio, many locations there!
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When I was little, my dad would get fish and chips from Ardmore fish and chips. I went with him a few times to pick our dinner up--I'm thinking it was on Ardmore and Grand River. Anyone remember it? I had never cared for fish, until I ate their fish. When I was older, we would go to Brown's Fish and Chips. They used to serve ginger beer there--
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Sec106
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Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 1:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Right now look to your local Knights of Columbus for Fish and Chips on Fridays during Lent.
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Sec106
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Also Vivio's in Eastern Market has really good fish and chips. The Mel Bar in Melvindale has pretty decent stuff too on Fridays.
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Msamslex
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Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thedeadofnight,

Thank you for the info. I couldn't remember the other names, Seafood Bay & Fish and Shrimp house.
Sorry to hear the owner snuck out on everyone. So sad. Fairlane mall had an Arthur Treachers for awhile up on the 2nd floor where the monorail used to come in but it closed some years ago.

msamslex
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Skulmaty
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Anyone remember Cuingan's Shrimp House on Southfield Rd. between Lincoln Park and Allen Park?
Now there was a great place for fish and chips, though a more upscale place. They had a "fire" there around 1985, I believe. Could be wrong about the year.

(Message edited by skulmaty on February 15, 2008)
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Treble484
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The one in Dearborn, now gone was Brown's. Originally on Ford Rd. and Middlesex before Ford was widen. Joe's Top Dog on Michigan and Calhoun in Dearborn has some pretty good beer battered cod on Fridays for around 7 bucks.
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Cuingan's was really good, on Southfield Rd in Ecorse I believe. Owners son had Flappers Cafe on Southfield in Lincoln Park for a long time, sold it about 5 or 6 years ago.

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