While enjoying a few beers and appetizers during happy hour at Lily’s Seafood in Royal Oak, we started chatting about the best fish and chips we’ve had around town. Some of our favorites are well known, while some are not. Explore our list and share your go-to spots in the comments section.
Lily’s Seafood & Brewery (Royal Oak)
A restaurant specializing in seafood better have some great fish and chips. Lily’s Seafood & Brewery in Royal Oak delivers the goods, offering pilsner beer-battered cod with a side of regular or sweet potato fries. We recommend a pint of Sven & Ollie’s IPA to complete your feast.
Scotty Simpson’s Fish & Chips (Detroit)
Including Scotty Simpson’s Fish & Chips on our list is a no-brainer. The secret recipe batter that coats their seafood is pure perfection. Pro tip: Order the Fish & Shrimp & Chips combination for a truly delicious experience.
Pat O’Brien’s Tavern (St. Clair Shores)
In addition to their popular Perch Dinner, Pat O’Brien’s Tavern in St. Clair Shores serves crispy cod dipped in red lager batter to adoring patrons.
Sardine Room (Plymouth)
Before you devour an order of Fish & Chips at the renowned Sardine Room in Plymouth, slurp down some fresh oysters for an outstanding experience.
Griffin Claw Brewing Co. (Birmingham)
The beer-battered haddock at Griffin Claw Brewing Company is the crispiest, crunchiest we’ve ever had. The portion was huge, so bring your appetite.
For a hearty portion of Fish & Chips, Republica is sure to satisfy. Their Atlantic cod is beer-battered and served to a perfect golden brown, but what separates them from the crowd is their signature tartar sauce.
Royal Oak Brewery (Royal Oak)
You’re probably not reading this. You’re probably staring at this photo we took at the Royal Oak Brewery. Proceed.
Harbor House (Detroit & Clinton Township)
Choose how you want your fresh Icelandic cod prepared — fried or baked — then sit back and enjoy. There’s no shortage of fish and seafood options at Harbor House if you’re in the mood for something different.
Brown Iron Brewhouse (Washington Township & Royal Oak)
Find your way over to Brown Iron Brewhouse‘s Fish Friday and indulge with their beer-battered cod and vinegar-based coleslaw. We always recommend sharing an order of Burnt Ends before getting your fish on.
When you’re at Hazel’s, you can get your perfectly crispy beer-battered cod as an entree or a fantastic sandwich with dill-caper mayo and house-made pickles.
Irish Tavern (Madison Heights)
Irish restaurants tend to deliver the goods when it comes to Fish & Chips; Irish Tavern is no exception. Check out their generous portion — we’re talking a heaping 1/2-pound — of beer-battered Alaskan cod.