Hello, all my Divettes, this is Annod again with a review that has been a long time coming. Myself and the other Undercover Divas, Suse and Gini, just love the water so we decided to try the Tin Fish, located on a canal in St. Clair Shores. It is so close to the water, just what we were looking for.
Upon entering the restaurant, we were disappointed at the response we received by two young ladies at the front desk. They were more interested in speaking to each other than they were in greeting us. We were told “there is a 30 minute wait,” even though there were lots of empty tables. We wanted to sit out on the deck but the clouds were looming and we wanted to enjoy our meal inside. Twenty minutes later we were seated in the dining room on the right. There was a huge “Tin Fish” hanging from the ceiling, and the booths were all decorated with a nautical flair and curtains for privacy. Gini was so impressed she took a few pictures for this post.
Our waitress, Ariana, was a joy. The menu had a great variety of choices, from fish to Filet Mignon and salads to pastas. I decided to try the Panko Encrusted Tilapia with asparagus and red skin potatoes. She was fine with my substitution of mashed potatoes ($12.00) Suse ordered the Pecan Pickerel, French green beans and red skinned potatoes ($14.00) Gini had the Tin Fish & Chips with seasoned fries ($10.00). Most meals are available as half servings for half price. They call it the Seniors Discount but it was available for all, if you really want a half order. Even though we are too young for the Senior Discount, we did take advantage of the offer.
To start the meal, Suse and I ordered the Wedge Salad with crumbled blue cheese dressing (small portion, $4.00). The dressing was amazing. Gini had the French Onion soup, which was good, but a little small for the price ($5.00). Ariana brought our salads and soup and some homemade rolls.
When our food came, it looked like it was pulled from a magazine! My tilapia was mouthwatering, it fell apart. Suse enjoyed her Pecan Pickerel, and Gini loved her beer battered cod (a little too much breading, though) and liked the seasoned fries. We all enjoyed our meals, but the consensus was that prices were a bit high for what you got, and half orders were just that, half a meal.
Ariana brought over a tray of desserts. They looked amazing but we had our minds set on frozen yogurt, which was located across the street from the Tin Fish. What started out as a dud in the beginning, turned out to be an enjoyable meal and great service. Thanks, Ariana! As a side bar, we think they should monitor the outside of the restaurant as we witnessed several females that were so drunk, one fell in the street. Thank goodness a cab showed up and, hopefully, drove them home.
The Tin Fish is located at 24420 Jefferson Ave., (north of 9 Mile Rd.) in St. Clair Shores, MI. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, Noon to 9pm. – Friday and Saturday, 11am to Midnight. Their phone number: 586/778-8330.
Special Attention: Now on to dessert. Just outside the long ride out of the Marina from the Tin Fish, and across Jefferson, we headed to an Ice Cream/Yogurt shop called Mastro’s, for dessert. They have everything needed for a treat after a great meal. Stroh’s Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt (my favorite) with all the toppings, was featured. They had regular cones, waffle cones, chocolate with sprinkles cones, soft serve ice cream, and many flavors of ice cream by the scoop. Prices are reasonable and your taste buds go crazy. What a successful evening for all three of us.