July 29, 2003

Dining Review: Fishbones

Located in downtown Detroit adjacent to the Atheneum Hotel and near Greektown. New Orleans / Cajun style. About as good as you can get when looking for the Big Easy this far north. Nothing is as hot as I like, but you can spice it up. Fans of catfish and oysters will be disappointed, but the Creole / jambalaya / etoufee standards are good enough. They also serve several of the Dixie Brewing Company beers, including the great-but-hard-to-find Blackened Voodoo.

Again, nothing spectacular when compared to the real thing. When compared to the rest of the dining in downtown Detroit, however, Fishbones is a must-eat.

Final rating: Three out of four stolen crab forks.

Posted by Avocare at July 29, 2003 06:16 PM | TrackBack

I shall be in lovely downtown Detroit on Thurs as we whip right through to the western suburbs.

Posted by: Jane Finch at July 29, 2003 07:30 PM

The key is to keep moving until you get to Dearborn ...

Posted by: Alan at July 29, 2003 10:35 PM

I loved your words on Logan Ut and Detroit! I live in Ut and lived in Detroit for 6 yrs. Fishbones is an awsome place. You needed to try there Bloody Marys..the best I have ever had! Just down the street from the best Irish tavern I have ever been to. Anyway..keep up the awsome work!

Posted by: Marriner Merrill at August 6, 2003 10:17 AM

Marriner, thanks for the kind words, and I'm glad you enjoy the site. I'll be in Detroit again next week ... would love to know the name of the Irish tavern.

Posted by: Alan at August 6, 2003 06:35 PM

Iíve been a downtown resident for almost a year now and tried Fishbones when my girlfriend came to visit. The food was good when they finally got the order right (after two attempts, the third time was a charm). They overcharged us on two items and we never got the bread that we asked for three times. A non-existent waitress and a manager who acted like he didnít have time to hear genuine complaints, made the evening forgettable. Next time, Iíll try another nearby restaurant were the service and management may be a little more hospitable.

Posted by: Bello at May 30, 2004 11:34 AM
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