Taste of the Tropics
The Tin Fish seasons freshwater goodness with a dash of tiki-inspired flair.
By Patty LaNoue Stearns
Let’s say you’re floating on Lake St. Clair’s Anchor Bay and suddenly the urge to nosh on a Dungeness crab cake sweeps over you like a gigantic cumulus cloud. Then you start hankering for a minty mojito to wash it down.
Worry not, my friends. Steer your sailboat into one of the 26 slips at the Tin Fish, where you can while away the afternoon in the just-remodeled waterfront Tiki Bar, sun on one of three tiers of decks, or relax inside this Florida Keys-themed, casually upscale eatery, which boasts a floor-to-ceiling view of the sparkling lake at any seat in the dining room. Heck, this place even offers his-and-her shower rooms to spiff up before you eat.
The wine list features a nice assortment of Michigan wines, and the menu is big on seafood—among appetizers, the tender, lightly dusted calamari sautéed in lemon-caper sauce is by far the most popular item in this stylish spot. Daily fresh-catch offerings might include Alaskan halibut, wild salmon, ahi tuna, tilapia or whitefish, either grilled, broiled, Creole-blackened, jerk, Hawaiian or Caribbean. You can also inhale entrees such as …