February 28, 2020

15 places to get a good, old-fashioned fish fry in the Detroit area

Whether you're a strict Catholic and abstain from meat on Fridays during the Lenten season, or you just can't resist a plate of deep fried cod and French fries — this list covers a slew of places in metro Detroit that serve a mean fish 'n' chips dinner. Many of them only offer the special on Fridays, so be sure to check hours and availability before heading out to your favorite joint.

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Nu Wave Fish & Chicken 
21729 W. Eight Mile Rd, Detroit; 313-255-8840 
15607 W. Nine Mile, Southfield; 248-569-1111,19125 
19125 Telegraph, Detroit; 313-537-1700 
2970 W. Davison St, Detroit; 313-868-9000 
15030 E. Eight Mile Road, Detroit; 313-245-5100
14541 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit; 313-835-8000 
19125 Telegraph Rd, Detroit; 313-537-1700  
Nu Wave serves whiting fish dinners served with fries and coleslaw. Other options include catfish, ocean perch, tilapia, and shrimp. Those with a sweet tooth can complete their meal with a slice of cheesecake. 
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Nu Wave Fish & Chicken

21729 W. Eight Mile Rd, Detroit; 313-255-8840
15607 W. Nine Mile, Southfield; 248-569-1111,19125
19125 Telegraph, Detroit; 313-537-1700
2970 W. Davison St, Detroit; 313-868-9000
15030 E. Eight Mile Road, Detroit; 313-245-5100
14541 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit; 313-835-8000
19125 Telegraph Rd, Detroit; 313-537-1700

Nu Wave serves whiting fish dinners served with fries and coleslaw. Other options include catfish, ocean perch, tilapia, and shrimp. Those with a sweet tooth can complete their meal with a slice of cheesecake.

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Bosco Fish and Seafood
16227 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-863-8675 
Bosco serves up five pieces of fish (you can choose from tilapia, ocean perch, white fish, smelt, and more) with fries, coleslaw, and a complimentary can of pop.
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Bosco Fish and Seafood

16227 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-863-8675
Bosco serves up five pieces of fish (you can choose from tilapia, ocean perch, white fish, smelt, and more) with fries, coleslaw, and a complimentary can of pop.

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Nancy Whiskey
2644 Harrison St., Detroit; 313-962-4247  
Fish fry offered noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays 
Grab a tasty fish fry at one of Detroit’s oldest bars. You’ll find large portions of cod and perch served just right with fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce.  
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Nancy Whiskey

2644 Harrison St., Detroit; 313-962-4247
Fish fry offered noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays
Grab a tasty fish fry at one of Detroit’s oldest bars. You’ll find large portions of cod and perch served just right with fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce.

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Zebee Fish Market
8233 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-933-5255 
You can order 10 pieces of fish, 10 chicken wings and 10 pieces shrimp as a meal, or a variety of other combos. You can also try a Caribbean Escovitch red snapper dinner. Zebee also serves crab claws and lobster tails. 
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Zebee Fish Market

8233 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-933-5255
You can order 10 pieces of fish, 10 chicken wings and 10 pieces shrimp as a meal, or a variety of other combos. You can also try a Caribbean Escovitch red snapper dinner. Zebee also serves crab claws and lobster tails.

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Fresh Fish House
11820 Woodward Ave., Highland Park; 313-865-3474
10033 W. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-861-3474
23231 Greenfield Rd., Southfield; 248-569-1400?
9015 Telegraph Rd., Redford; 313-387-7667
140 W. 12 Mile Rd., Madison Heights; 248-548-7777?
Meals offered include white fish and fries, ocean perch and fries, orange roughy and fries, and catfish nuggets and fries. Choose from 11 types of fish for your sandwich.
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Fresh Fish House

11820 Woodward Ave., Highland Park; 313-865-3474
10033 W. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-861-3474
23231 Greenfield Rd., Southfield; 248-569-1400?
9015 Telegraph Rd., Redford; 313-387-7667
140 W. 12 Mile Rd., Madison Heights; 248-548-7777?
Meals offered include white fish and fries, ocean perch and fries, orange roughy and fries, and catfish nuggets and fries. Choose from 11 types of fish for your sandwich.

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Chick’s Bar
18550 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-441-6055 
This Detroit bar offers a Friday fish fry special and there is a wide variety of fish available: lake perch, cod, smelt, shrimp, scallops and frog legs.
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Chick’s Bar

18550 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-441-6055
This Detroit bar offers a Friday fish fry special and there is a wide variety of fish available: lake perch, cod, smelt, shrimp, scallops and frog legs.

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Scotty Simpson’s Fish and Chips
22200 Fenkell Ave., Detroit; 313 533-0950  
At Scotty's, battered and fried cod is served alongside hand cut fries with coleslaw and tartar sauce. Or you can order battered perch and chips, smelt and chips, frog legs and chips, or numerous other items. 
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Scotty Simpson’s Fish and Chips

22200 Fenkell Ave., Detroit; 313 533-0950
At Scotty's, battered and fried cod is served alongside hand cut fries with coleslaw and tartar sauce. Or you can order battered perch and chips, smelt and chips, frog legs and chips, or numerous other items.

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Crow's Nest Bar and Grill
6166 N. Canton Rd., Canton; 734-459-4020 
Get all-you-can-eat fish-n-chips every Friday. Cod fillets are hand-dipped in a light, crispy beer-batter and served with fries and coleslaw. 
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Crow's Nest Bar and Grill

6166 N. Canton Rd., Canton; 734-459-4020
Get all-you-can-eat fish-n-chips every Friday. Cod fillets are hand-dipped in a light, crispy beer-batter and served with fries and coleslaw.

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 JJ’s Fish and Chicken 
20225 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-533-9950
29702 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 249-327-7088 
Lunch specials include chicken wings, catfish nuggets, shrimp, and more, with fries and pop or Kool-Aid. Dinner and family combo options are also available. 
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JJ’s Fish and Chicken

20225 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-533-9950
29702 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 249-327-7088

Lunch specials include chicken wings, catfish nuggets, shrimp, and more, with fries and pop or Kool-Aid. Dinner and family combo options are also available.

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 Manhattan Fish and Chicken 
8712 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit; 313-491-4500  
This spot catfish, tilapia, whiting, and shrimp. Menu options include 20 pieces of catfish nuggets, seven pieces of fish fillets, or 18 pieces of butterfly shrimp. 
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Manhattan Fish and Chicken

8712 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit; 313-491-4500
This spot catfish, tilapia, whiting, and shrimp. Menu options include 20 pieces of catfish nuggets, seven pieces of fish fillets, or 18 pieces of butterfly shrimp.

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