When people think seafood, they often think of the coastal states - like California and Maine - but hey, Michigan is the Great Lakes State, so of course we have coasts too! And that means awesome seafood!

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Well one Michigan Seafood joint is getting national attention as one of the best in the entire country.

When I think Michigan seafood, I definitely think whitefish- which this restaurant definitely serves up!

Country Living has named the best seafood restaurant in each state:

If you thought seafood was just for the coasts, you've got another thing coming. And that thing is delicious eats from under the sea, in each and every state. According to Yelp, these are the top-rated restaurants serving everything from lobster rolls and lox to sushi and ceviche — no rod or reel required.

The top rated seafood restaurant in Michigan?

Brown Fisheries Fish House in Paradise, Mich.

Brown Fish House, Facebook
Brown Fish House, Facebook

This isn't the first time Brown Fisheries has gotten national attention - it's even been written up in the New York Times!

The family-owned restaurant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is along the shore of Lake Superior - which is where they catch their fresh whitefish.

Brown Fish House, Facebook
Brown Fish House, Facebook

A waitress at Brown Fish House told Awesome Mitten,

We’re a third-generation commercial fishery and we only serve fresh fish. We go fishing every morning. If we don’t have fish, we don’t open. If we run out of fish, we close early.

Brown Fish House serves whitefish in a variety of ways - smoked, in dip, fried, broiled, and in chowder. You'll also find different specials like perch and trout.

Brown Fish House, Facebook
Brown Fish House, Facebook

The menu also includes fried shrimp, chicken tenders, deep fried portabella mushrooms and sides like onion rings, fries, and baked potatoes.

As the Facebook reviews show, people LOVE this restaurant.

Christina writes,

The absolute best fish I’ve ever had in my life. A UP must every time!

Shelly says,

We have waited all year to enjoy this amazing whitefish again! First of all, customer service is THE BEST. Secondly, the whitefish is 5 stars delicious.

John shares,

From two trolls, excellent Lake Superior Dinner. Highly recommend stopping in for a dinner.

A warning - you may have to wait until next season to visit Brown Fish House. According to Google, Brown Fish House is temporarily closed. In a July 24 post to Facebook, a family friend shared on the restaurant's page:

Attention fish fans, this is a friend of the Brown family. They are very sorry they have not been able to open the restaurant yet. The family is dealing with a very personal family matter at this time. Please be patient and understanding. They could really use your prayers and good thoughts for getting through this very difficult time.

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