The other night Christie, Sadie and I wanted to get dinner and could not decide where we wanted to go. We finally settled on downtown Royal Oak and one of them suggested Lily's Seafood Grill & Brewery. I'm the only one that had never been there, so I was all about trying it! Even though it was freezing cold out that night, as soon as you walk in you feel like you're in a restaurant near the beach because of the decor, but it's not too cheesy like some chain seafood places can be.
For dinner, I ordered the salmon Reuben, which I'm told is one of the more popular things there so I felt pretty safe with my choice. Plus, Rubens are one of my favorite foods. Guys, this thing is good. I wouldn't have thought of putting coleslaw, thousand island and salmon on a sandwich together, but whoever thought of it should be thanked. I do have to say though, there must have been a lot of salt or something in either the sandwich or the dip because I was incredibly thirsty after. Since I'm a weird person and don't like french fries, I paired my sandwich with sweet potato fries that were delicious. They weren't those weird really thin ones or too crispy, they were just right. Although, I will say that Christie's regular fries looked pretty good, even to me. She decided to be different from Sadie and I with our salmon Rubens, and opted for the chicken pesto sandwich which also looked really tasty!
Lily's Seafood also brews their own beer that I will have to try next time since I was feeling a little under the weather the other night. It's been around for awhile and most of you have probably been there before, but it seems like a Royal Oak staple and is worth reminding everyone about. Why not head in there on a cold "spring" night and eat some food that reminds you of the warmer weather!
They have specials all week long, including all-you-can-eat fish fry on Mondays and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. There will be an all you can eat Easter brunch and coming up on April 4 they will be having their annual Tartan Day Celebration that will include Celtic music, traditional Scottish dishes, haggis and bagpipes (awesome!).