This is the only southern location of a well-known Michigan seafood house, and if any restaurant can be referred to as a “beloved institution,” this is it. Crab is only the beginning of the seafood smörgasbord offered here. Start with one of the raw bar offerings or appetizers, like crab-stuffed mushrooms. Variations on traditional fish preparations include macadamia-crusted mahi mahi (with mango coulis and coconut ginger rice, drizzled with peanut sauce flavored with Frangelico, and crab-crusted dynamite grouper. If you’re feeling fickle, order up a seafood mixed grill and let your fork dance between a jumbo lump crab cake, fresh-grilled fish and perfectly-seared shrimp. Should your carnivorous friends balk at the idea of Charley’s, let them eat steak—it’s on the menu, too.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Dine with a View
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