Joe Muer Seafood Restaurant inside GM Renaissance Center, Detroit!

One of Detroit’s many ‘must-visit’ gems is Joe Muer Seafood Restaurant.

Joe Muer interior

Opened in September 2011 inside the 726ft tall GM Renaissance Center building in Downtown Detroit, Joe Muer’s is a legendary seafood spot and overall great place to eat and drink. They even have an awesome outdoor patio with red umbrellas!

Joe Muer interior

Sunday Brunch is always a great time at Joe Muer’s. Every Sunday from 11am-3pm, starting May 17th, Joe Muers will begin hosting their famous Sunday Brunches.

Joe Muer vintage logo

We recommend trying: bottomless for 2hrs Bloody Mary’s (25.00), Lox and Bagel (16), Joe Muer Eggs Benedict (17), Biscuits and Gravy with Detroit Sausage Co. sausage links (17), Lobster Roll sandwich (17), Alaskan King Crab Melt (18), etc.

original Joe Muer Oyster House (2000 Gratiot Ave, Detroit) c. 1929-1988

Opened on October 28th 1929, the original Joe Muer’s Oyster House (2000 Gratiot Ave @ St. Aubin, Detroit) featured 7 tables and 5 employees. This legendary spot grew tremendously and was opened until 1988.

Joe Vicari, co-owner of Joe Muer Seafood Restaurant

The current incarnation of Joe Muer’s is a collaboration between Joe Vicari (owner of the Andiamo Restaurants) and Joe Muer III (grandson of original founder Joe Sr.). The interior is classy, contemporary, upscale and was designed by legendary Birmingham, Michigan based designer Ron Rea.

Original Muer Family Crew: Joe Jr., Joe Sr., Bill, Tom

I’ve been to Joe Muers several dozen times over the past few years. What I like most about Joe Muers is that it’s a lovely place to impress your lady, the location offers an excellent unparalleled vantage of the Detroit River and Windsor skyline and the food is always fresh, well-prepared and delicious. Yes, the food is not cheap but it is totally worth the price. Things like:

Fresh oysters, broiled Lake Superior whitefish, Chairman’s filet mignon, Alaskan king crab legs, scallops, mushrooms, black truffle mac n’ cheese, grilled swordfish, lobster tail, an enormous wine list, etc. They even have a 5-tiered dessert cart on wheels!

Joe Muer Detroit

If you decide to check it out, I would highly recommend getting valet parking for $10.00 and specifically requesting either a window-front seat or a seat on the small intimate outdoor patio if either are available.

Quick Aside:

Chuck Muer

Muer Family member Chuck Muer (owner of Charley’s Crab restaurant chain) disappeared without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle during a raging storm in March 1993 while sailing with his wife and two friends from Berry Island, Bahamas to Jupiter Island, Florida.

40ft long 1977 Freedom 40 sailboat

Neither Chuck’s 1977 fiberglass Freedom 40ft sailboat nor any of the bodies were ever found and all four were eventually declared legally dead.

Chuck and wife Betty Muer

Chuck was a sailing enthusiast who lived in Grosse Pointe Farms and spent most of his time sailing on Lake St. Clair. R.I.P.!

The Muer’s Ill-Fated Route
Bermuda Triangle

What:          Sunday Brunch

Where:        Joe Muer Seafood Restaurant @ GM RenCen (400 Renaissance Center Dr, #1404, Detroit)

When:         Sunday, May 17th, 2015 (goes until end of season)

Time:          11am-3pm

Contact:      (313) 567-6837

Parking:      $10.00 valet (or use attached parking structure)

Groups:       Large parties can reserve the Riverfront Room which seats up to 175 people.

Joe Muer Seafood Restaurant hours:

M-Thurs      11am-11pm
Fri                 11am-Midnight
Saturday      4pm-Midnight
Sunday         11am-3pm/ 3pm-10pm

Joe Muer Seafood homepage

Joe Muer Facebook page

Article on Chuck Muer disappearance

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