A look at our survey leaders for Michigan’s best fried fish



Good Friday fried fish.

Research for Michigan’s Best Fish Fry is underway and voting will take place at our 11 regional polling stations across the state. We have tight races and changes of leader overnight.

Scroll through the results below to see who is in the lead. We just updated them on Saturday morning.

Recall: You can vote every three hours, once per email address, and you can vote in each of the regional polls.

The deadline to vote is Sunday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m.

VOTE HERE: How to vote for Michigan’s best fried fish in our 11 regional polls

Thanks again for your votes.

Michigan’s Best Journalist Amy Sherman and I plan to declare a winner in each region. And we will also travel to as many people as possible and share our experiences.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

Amy Sherman: [email protected]

Jean Gonzalez: [email protected]

Here is an overview of our survey leaders

* UPDATE at 7:30 am on Saturday March 6.

Fish and chips.

Grand Rapids area

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Birch Lodge, Grand Rapids

2. Grand Rapids Casino Club, Grand Rapids

3. Charlie’s Bar & Grille, Grand Rapids

4. West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids

5. Saint-Jean Vianney, Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Area – VOTE HERE

Best Polls for Muskegon Fish Fries

Fresh perch at Tootsie’s Diner.

Muskegon and Lakeshore Region

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Whitlow’s Forerunner Restaurant, Muskegon

2. Tootsie’s Diner, Muskegon

3. Dan M. Kennedy Council of the Knights of Columbus 706, Norton Shores

4. Bob Hi Lanes / Paddy’s Pub, Norton Shores

5. Muskegon Eagles # 668, Muskegon

Muskegon and Lakeshore Region – VOTE HERE

Top Polls on Kalamazoo Fish Fries.

Fresh perch.

Kalamazoo Region and Southwest Michigan

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Wegner’s Lakeside Bar & Grill, Niles

2. Coloma FOP # 147, Coloma

3. Knights of Columbus 1616 / St. Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Kalamazoo

4. Captain Luey’s Calabash Seafood, Battle Creek

5. Sandbank, Gun Lake

Kalamazoo and Southwestern Michigan – VOTE HERE

Top Fish Fry Jackson Polls

Three types of Alaskan pollock at Notre-Dame de Fatima. (Brian J. Smith | MLive.com) MLive Media GroupMLive Media Group

Jackson area and south central Michigan

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. The bridge at the bottom, Jérôme

2. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Michigan Center

3. One North Kitchen and Bar, Jackson

4. St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Jackson

5. Aggie’s Sports Bar, Napoleon

Jackson and South Central Michigan Area – VOTE HERE

Top Ann Arbor Fish Fries Polls

Fresh perch dinner.

Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club, Whitmore Lake

2. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester

3. Hamburg Pub, Hamburg

4. St. Mary’s Catholic School and Parish, Pinckney

5. Monahan Seafood Market, Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan – VOTE HERE

Top Fish Fry Detroit Polls

A perch dinner.

Metro Detroit

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Lyon Grill, South of Lyon

2. Fish & Chips from Scotty Simpson, Detroit

3. Sullivan Public House, Oxford

4. St. William Parish, Walled Lake

5. American-Polish Century Club, Sterling Heights

Metro Detroit – VOTE HERE

Top Fish Fry Lansing Polls

Fresh fish. (TJ Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press) BPNBPN

Lansing and central Michigan

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Bear’s 105 Diner, Perry

2. Hard Knocks Food Truck, Grand Ledge

3. The drunken cow, Elsie

4. Harry’s Place Bar & Grill, Lansing

5. Fish fry on the east side, Lansing

Lansing and central Michigan – VOTE HERE

Look for Michigan's best fried fish.

Coconut shrimp. (Cory Morse | MLive.com) Cory Morse | MLive.com

Flint and thumb area

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Emporium of Chef D’s Sandwich, Vassar

2. Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, Grand Blanc

3. Beeter’s Brewery, Sebewaing

4. Knights of the Good Shepherd of Columbus, Montrose

5. Whitey’s Restaurant, Davison

Flint and thumb area – VOTE HERE

Best Fish Fry Polls Bay City

Knights of Columbus Council St. Stephen’s # 4102 fry fish, Bay City.

Midland, Bay City and Saginaw area

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Heck’s Bar, Carrollton

2. Oasis Lounge, Bay City

3. Log Cabin Bar and Grill, Freeland

4. Corpus Christi Parish, Bay City

5. Linwood Corners Café, Linwood

Midland, Bay City and Saginaw area – VOTE HERE

Michigan's Best Fish Fry - 2021

The popular Perch Dinner at the Lewiston Hotel Bar and Grill in Lewiston, Michigan.Jean Gonzalez

Northern Lower Peninsula

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Lewiston Hotel and Bar, Lewiston

2. Keyhole bar, Mackinaw City

3. Academy of the Sacred Heart, Mount Pleasant

4. Café International, Prescott

5. Bar Swamp II, Frédéric

Lower Northern Peninsula – VOTE HERE

Best Polls for Upper Peninsula Fish Fries

Fish and chips.

Upper peninsula

* From 7:30 a.m. on Saturday March 6

1. Le Longbranche, Faithorn

2. Swallow Inn, Rapid River

3. The family hostel, Escanaba

4. Jack’s Restaurant, Rapid River

5. Place R, Spalding

Upper peninsula – VOTE HERE

Michigan's Best Donuts: Blueline Donuts

MLive reporters Amy Sherman, left, and John Gonzalez walk across Garland Street with a box of Blueline Donuts on Friday October 9, 2020 near downtown Flint. (Jake May | MLive.com)Jake May | Mlive.com

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St. Mary's Catholic School and Parish

The St. Mary Pinckney Fab 4 Fish Fry team, from left to right: Scott Berry, Chef Amy Berry, Chef Cathy Phipps, Bob Phipps.Courtesy photo, used with permission.

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