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McRae's Big River Grille
The historic building housing McRae's Big River Grille has made a few career changes in its life. It came into the world as a boat livery in 1933 owned by newly minted German immigrants. A husband and wife team, the two spent their time together renting out boats, and eventually started frying up the fish hauled in by some of the ships. Since then, ownership has changed hands, but the building has always served as a restaurant.
In it's latest incarnation—and one that's been around for nearly 20 years—the riverside bistro creates a tapestry of classic American eats made up of seafood and comfort food. Seafood takes center stage, and ranges from the classic, woody flavor of cedar plank salmon to the decadence of lobster stuffed flounder—a half-pound of flounder filled with a homemade lobster cheese blend and topped with lobster cream sauce. The NY strip steak Souvignon and the slow-roasted spare ribs attract their own legions of turf-based fans, and dishes like the Traverse Cherry Linguine pay homage to regional fruits and vegetables. Diners take in the classic, homespun meals in a bistro overlooking the St. Clair River, where they can gaze across the water at Canada, raise a martini, and whisper, "Hello, old friend."