[Ann Arbor] The Real Seafood Company

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The Real Seafood Company | www.realseafoodcorestaurant.com

Address: 341 S. Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Verdict: Boring but necessary seafood
Will return: No (only if I’m compelled by another birthday or graduation dinner)
What to get:
   – Pan Seared Diver Scallops
   – Lobsterfest Special

I have been here a couple of times for birthday (including my own once) and graduation dinners. It’s not the most creative seafood place but it’s fine. Everything is pretty much baked or boiled and add salt but that’s just what some people like to eat. Overall, the dishes taste predictable. There is nothing wrong with it but there is also nothing amazing about it.

Pan Seared Diver Scallops ($14.95) with sweet potato puree and apple cider reduction

This appetizer is the one exception to everything I just said. I actually think this is the best thing ever at Real Seafood. The sweet potato and apple cider (I am a fan of both) go so well with the scallops. The scallops come in a trio but someone jumped the gun before I got to take a photo.

Real Seafood Ann Arbor

Creamy New England Clam Chowder ($4.95 cup; $6.95 bowl)
Chowda is a stable at seafood restaurants. This is standard but delicious nonetheless.

Real Seafood Ann Arbor

Maryland Style Lump Crab Cake ($11.95) with mustard sauce and greens tossed with fruit and nuts

The crab pieces were big and chunky. The salad was a nice addition and balanced the crab cake well. Yes, an impatient bite was taken out of this too before I managed to get a photo.

Real Seafood Ann Arbor

Half Clams/Half Mussels ($11.95) in white wine and garlic butter
The sauce wasn’t anything spectacular and I would not recommend getting this over the other appetizers.

Real Seafood Ann Arbor

Lobsterfest Special (Seasonal $20) with 1 1/4 lb lobster
They usually run this special in the fall and it is pretty legit. The server brings the lobster out whole first and de-shells it next to the table. If I come back, it will only be to get this special and the scallops.

Real Seafood Ann Arbor

Blue Plate Special ($30.95) with crab cake, baked oysters, baked stuffed flounder, grilled shrimp and scallop skewer
If you can’t decide or want variety (and are okay with not having lobster), this is a good entree to get. This is a great mix of samplings from the appetizer and entree sections. I especially like the the oysters, which are the Oysters Florentine with spinach, bacon, and parmesan from the appetizer section.

Crème Brûlée ($6.95)
 Real Seafood Ann Arbor