Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit

4.6
4598 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Welcome to Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit's premiere seafood restaurant. We proudly continue a tradition of dining and service excellence that began in 1929. Enjoy classic fresh fish and creative seafood specialties, sparkling service, and the best riverfront views in Detroit.

Unfortunately, due to continued staffing and supply chain issues, we are not able to offer sushi on Sunday or Monday until further notice.

Joe Muer Seafood has a STRICT DRESS CODE:

Business casual/Professional/Semi-formal attire is required in all areas of the restaurant for all guests.
Please avoid the following items: work out or athletic gear including jerseys, yoga pants/shorts and leggings, hooded sweatshirts, graphic t-shirts, tank tops, distressed jeans, cut off/denim shorts, sport or open toe sandals, hats, caps or visors of any kind, visible undergarments.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4598 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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JasmaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love this place... the food is amazing. the piano playing OMG!!

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vipJeffW
Charleston
200 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience!! Sat by the window watching ice blocks flowing down the Detroit River and looking across to Windsor. Had wine, oysters and nice lobster and salmon entrees. Wonderful service, great food and incredible vibe at this location. Thanks to the entire JM team.

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JalaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great, loved the view. However my server was a little overwhelmed so it took a really long time to end our meal. Other than that, everything was great.

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BobbyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, curtesy of James in the kitchen! Service was amazing from the valet to the dining. 10/10 would recommend for a special occasion

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Joe Muer's on a last-minute date night while we were in Detroit. We had a great night. They were very accommodating, and their top-notch service and elegant atmosphere is second to none. Prices were a little on the expensive side, but we don't get out much and I really think you get what you pay for. The cocktails (jalapeno cocktail was the favorite) were so good, all the appetizers and entrees were delicious. Would highly recommend

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vipCherylB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Experience! Brian, our server was top notch!

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PaulE
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. I had a lunch meeting. Had the Martha's vineyard salad with shrimp added. The salad was fresh and delicious with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Our waiter was very professional and took excellent care of us.

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SheyShey
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

JOE MUER IS SPECTACULAR. I VISITED THIS FINE RESTAURANT ON JAN. 12, 2022.
THE SERVICE WAS EXCEPTIONAL. THE SERVER MS. SANDRA WAS ON POINT AND EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL, CARING ABOUT OUR FOOD AND AMBIANCE. THIS IS A CLASS SUPER A FANTASTIC EATERY. ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST. I JUST LOVE JOE MUER. NAMASTE!!
Detroit | Lamar Richardson & Sherry Washington

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BenjaminJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing server named Tamika. Would definitely recommend

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Toms
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Joe Muer's for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful experience. The food and service were both excellent and the ambiance is second to none. I have notice some complaining about the dress code but I actually appreciated it. The policy is not onerous and its fun to get dressed up for a special occasion meal. It is an expensive place to eat - especially if you are drinking wine/cocktails but it is worth it when celebrating. I would highly recommend it.

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SimpleeL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious and the piano player was good as well.

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Rana
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our evening was fantastical. My family and I celebrated our daughter’s 23rd birthday; we made a beautiful memory. The Detroit River view with the ice flowing was majestic…made us feel we were so far from the world. Our server, Katrina, was a delight. She was prompt, patient, and polite, but more importantly, she was personable and enthusiastic. She made our experience more enjoyable. The manager was so generous and welcoming. He made us feel like important guests. Honestly everyone who cleaned the tables and seated us were very professional and pleasant. Lastly, and certainly not least, hats off to the chef. The food was a work of art, and the taste lived up to its exquisite appearance. All in all, we had a phenomenal time. Thank you to everyone at Joe Muer-Detroit.

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Eman
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious sushi and steak. Service was excellent and live music was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The lady at the door told me why am i wearing a hoodie whens its 10 degrees outside. Then they sat me a table around the corner away from everything where i wasn’t happy with. A guy randomly walks up to me while me and my date are sitting down and tells me “HEY YOU NEED TO TAKE OFF YOUR HAT”. The other person is telling me take off your hoodie. I didn’t expect this from this place that i have been going to for years and never had a bad experience like this time. I spent $500 for two people and this is the kind of treatment you get. NEVER GOING BACK!!!!!! This place is managed very very poorly. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ESTABLISHMENT TRUST ME!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love you guys 💕

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DennisO
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Party of 5 and all meals were excellent and promise to returm

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vipLovesToDine
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food and service in Detroit !!

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Nyris
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great for special occasions. Great wine list. Overall great service.

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ColetteC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve 2021 - we enjoyed our time and dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice! Great view

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The steaks that both of us ordered were absolutely fabulous! We knew it, because we’ve had them before. We ordered oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer, and it was just OK. It was not warm at all and it just wasn’t very good. We also have the truffle macaroni and cheese and that was just ok also. His wine and my martini were very good! The bread and beans were good as usual. It was very expensive for really not that much food.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We asked for a window seat when booking a month in advance and were assured there would be one, when we got there we were seated not at a window even though there were open seats, the maitre'd told us they were not available...repeat, a month later... the table near us near the window sat open the entire time we were there...
The server did not leave a sushi menu for us to read while we were eating sushi so choosing more than our initial order was inconvenient, the interest level shown to us by staff wa minimal and the sushi was average at best from a quality standpoint and overpriced for what it was... overall very disappointing since it was NYE... The view and atmosphere were delightful, the bread and soup we had wer great, but the rest was a disappointment...

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ChadM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent….from apps to dessert!

Probably the best Old Fashioned I’ve ever drank!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New year dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the absolute best dining experience we have had in the last year. There was a piano player, good service, and excellent food. Considering industry wide challenges, giving JM an A+.

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vipClosetfoodie
Detroit
55 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Overall, I enjoyed my time at the restaurant and the staff members were quite friendly. I was confused that our server first wore a mask but later, returned to the table without it. Also, my perch and green beans were bland and truly under seasoned. The restaurant is beautiful though and the view the river is stunning.

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DaleG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I dined there. It was kind of Christmas present to each other. The service was great, the food was magnificent and the view was fantastic. Our only complaint was when we received the bill, it would have been nice for the waiter to tell us the gratuity was included in the price. Excellent choice for a dining establishment.

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JudithL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Joe Muer to celebrate our anniversary and they made it a memorable experience. The food and service were excellent and the lovely decorated plate and coconut cake dearest was delicious.

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vipDennisS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was very salty. Portions were great. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best staff, service and food around. Big fan

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HananH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Will definitely return.

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AnitaJ
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent. I would recommend this location.

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equanioj
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was awesome, food was amazing. We had an absolutely amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve at Joe Muer did not disappoint! Excellent food, service, ambience, and entertainment.

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NickyM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Waiter was amazing. Will be back

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MeganF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

“Post-covid” a lot of restaurants have fallen behind with consistency. Joe Muer has managed to maintain the same experience as “pre-Covid”. We enjoyed our meal and as always the server was professional, courteous and attentive.

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Skoneyhill
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Service was slower than we recalled (likely due to staffing issues). Also, with a large and boisterous party nearby it hearing our server and one another was challenging at times. Food was solid.

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PatriciaJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Service was absolutely awful - took 3+ hours for lunch with one of the worst waiters we’ve ever had. Messed up simple orders multiple times for our table. Food was lukewarm after waiting a ridiculous amount of time for it. Way overpriced for the mediocre quality of food.

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KieshaT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing!!! Definitely going back for the wagyu short ribs and Diablo shrimp. Yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

We are from the Detroit area and moved away a few years ago, we were coming home for the holidays and wanted to celebrate with our best friends at our favorite restaurant. Our reservation was on the 22nd of Dec at 7. We arrived, were seated at a table by the windows which was perfect and we were excited to be back in the “D”. Our waiter Calvin, came over to take drink orders. Shortly after he came back he rattled off the specials and walked away. When he came back with the drinks we asked home to repeat them because none of us heard everything. He did but obviously was annoyed about it. He then wanted our order right away, he kindly asked if we could take a couple minutes to think about it, he walked away. Once we did order, our food was brought out and was very good. One of our party wanted another beer, Calvin had not been to our table in awhile. We finally flagged him down, he never asked if everything was ok or if anyone else want wanted anything, took the beer order and left again. Next thing we knew he came with our bill after a long period of time. We asked about the beer and he became agitated and said he brought it. First off, why would we argue the cost of a beer after spending good money on drinks, apps and dinner? We asked him to just forget about the beer. I really don’t understand the treatment in such a high end restaurant, we were not demanding, we were friendly to him, we just wanted to enjoy a beautiful evening with our best friends and he made it a rather unpleasant experience. We were supporters of the restaurant long before we moved and our friends our regulars, that will change. I will not spend that kind of money and be treated like I’m a bother. We still tipped him 20% because it was the holidays but he certainly did not deserve it.
We understand there are staff shortages everywhere, that was not the problem, we were patient but should have been treated like they were happy we were there.

FAQs

Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 567-6837.

Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit is rated 4.6 stars by 4598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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