Freighters Eatery & Taproom

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$30 and under
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Freighters is a culinary destination situated on the St. Clair River, overlooking the Blue Water Bridge. Freighters' Dine-In and Banquet Menus feature locally sourced menu options, specially created by our Executive Chef. Our energetic team will make you feel right at home in our inviting atmosphere that features a fireplace lounge and outdoor seating.
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.0
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4.3
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3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RandyW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Wonderful setting. Appetizers and mac and cheese were fantastic, but steak could have been more tender and potatoes seemed like they had been kept under a warming light for a while. They compensated the 4 of us by giving us 2 free desserts.

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Mspman05
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the portion sizes were massive. There was an amazing view of the river and the bridge.

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Riles
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was absolutely phenomenal, she was running her butt off and still was able to serve us with a smile! Food was incredible as always! Thanks again for another fantastic visit!

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vipGrammy
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always outstanding we return again and again every trip to Port Huron

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vipGrammy
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience we eat here every time we come To Port Huron at least twice

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RetaZ
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful view. Pleasant waitress. But very noisy due to large crowd.

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MarciaA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Christmas and birthday celebration. Nice view. Great service. Good food.

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Diane
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food selections were varied. All food was very tasty and served promptly. Had the nacho appetizer, fish and chips, chicken tenders and the MI salad. All portions were good except I paid an extra $5 for added chicken to my MI salad but felt the portion was way too small for the additional price. Would definitely return but next time, no salads!

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SusanB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter's 20th birthday here at Freighters. We enjoyed delicious food and ambience, had our favorite waiter take good care of us, and as a bonus got to watch a freighter pass by under the bridge.

This is definitely one of our favorite places to enjoy together. Thank you for the great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went out with some friends and were placed exactly where we wanted to be by the waterfront. I would highly recommend using this app and the restaurant.

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MichelleK
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish tacos are amazing!

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Fred
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pasta entre’ was delivered cold. Salmon was too salty to eat. Not a pleasant meal.

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MichaelC
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Great view of the river.

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Sixshot
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great view and atmosphere! Food was excellent and service was fantastic. Will definitely return.

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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Freighters Eatery & Taproom was excellent! The menu selection offered a wide variety of choices at reasonable prices. The food and service was great. Having a window view of the river was a beautiful setting for our special occasion.

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Riles
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant, the food is always incredible and they have a staff to match!

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CynthiaD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A must visit for all ship and bridge lovers. The view us superb!

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PeterF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The view can’t be beat. The drink selection is mediocre. The food is average.

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ivebeeneverywhereman
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a table with a great view of the water. Fabulous. We had the best waiter. Rinaldo was super. Request him!!!! The food was good. The menu had something for everyone. The prices are great, from the drinks to dessert and everything in between. We would definitely go back to Freighters Eatery. It was a wonderful time. It was a very warm, welcoming place.

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vipCarol
Detroit
40 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went with a group, at 4:45 to ensure a good table for our visitors. I had asked for a table AT THE WINDOW, well in advance. I went to the bathroom while our party was seated, and came back to find we were in the middle of the whole restaurant. Not happy. People arriving after us, with no reservations, were given window tables. Some had even decided to move inside from the patio. Really..... not cool. After waiting ten minutes (easy) without anyone coming for a drink order, I approached the front desk and asked for service. Not a good experience. Food was good, and service after that point was as it should be.
Soooooooo disappointed that my “ big birthday surprise” was a bust. :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

three of our plates of food were cold - specifically the fish and chips and mashed potatoes. The potatoes wouldn't even melt butter. We had several flies around our table landing on our food all night. Our server was good, but never asked us how our food was after it was delivered. She was very attentive until the main dishes came out then it seemed like we didn't matter any more.

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vipCarol
Detroit
40 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a booth by the window for a late birthday lunch. The booth was set and waiting for us, which I appreciated. Good food. Enjoyable experience. As long as they keep taking reservations, we’ll keep going ;)

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Kate
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

This place is okay for informal gatherings, food overall is good but service is slow. Great view of river...carpet could be cleaner though.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have not been here in over a year because of poor service. Brandon was a wonderful waiter!
I had made reservations very early in the morning and when we got there the hostess was seating someone else so the manager spoke to us. She clearly didn’t have a clue. She said she couldn’t accommodate our window request and they had several reservations, There were several open tables by windows. I pointed to a small table by a window that had a reserved sign in it and said how about this one!

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice restaurant. Enjoyed the view. Had the galley perch. Wish they hadn’t piled the perch on top of one another. Made the bottom perch really greasy. My wife had shrimp Alfredo. It was more of a marinara than Alfredo but it was still very good.

Freighters Eatery & Taproom
Responded on August 4, 2019

Mark, We're glad you enjoyed your time with us! We will let the chef know about the perch, however, we do not offer a shrimp alfredo? Glad your wife enjoyed the dish though! Hope to see you again soon! -The Freighters Team

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SamH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Our experience was pretty good. We had to wait a long time for the food. We had whitefish which was heavily breaded and deep fried. The whitefish was strong and the breading was ridiculously thick. I definitely would not order it again. Maybe their other choices are more palatable. We probably will not return though.

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Dawn
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Forgot my mom’s soup. My Mac and cheese was old noodles. They were orange with no 5 cheese. Was brought each liquid cheese to but on it. There was another customer with same order with fresh noodles and creamy cheese. Definitely not New York cheese cake. My Aunt warmed us about the bad food. To bad because we would’ve loved to come back due to the great view.

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Gram1
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve already referred to 3 friends!!
Enjoyed the atmosphere.
We reserved table for 10 and our waitress was great!

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KeblerGirl
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Server was great, good was great. Hostess was pretty horrible - rude, not accommodating to our OpenTable reservation.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

View from the restaurant is beautiful. Had reserved a table with a window view online. When we arrived the restaurant was not very busy. Hostess said booths by the window were for the people on the wait list and refused at first to change our table. Finally we were seated and it took approximately 15 min for the server to come to the table. It took well over an hour and a half to complete our meal. Service has been an issue each time I have visited Freighters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The kitchen was backed up even though there were a lot of open tables. They weren’t even going to seat us had i not made the reservation on open table. The waiter was trying but he had too much going on. The food wasn’t that great and they messed up my wife’s order. The only thing going for this place is the bar and the view of the river.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Took 35 minutes to get food. Had to ask for coffee refill. Pancakes a little over cooked. Came with out the promised fruit and whipped cream. Asked waitress for it and she got a small container of each. Small container of syrup but didn’t want to ask for more due to waiting. Beautiful view! Food was unimpressive. Potatoes were very very salty. Disappointing.

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Marym
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

So much better! I've seen a lot of good changes. I would recommend that the gentleman that delivers the food to the tables, either buy a lonhers shirt or bigger pants!
Overall great

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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LawrenceD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time dining at Fregther's the view was just gorgeous and the fish and chips was like no other. We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary and the waitress Denise was so kind as to present us with a chocolate bundt cake with yummy caramel syurp and strawberries what a way to end an evening of love and romance.

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PatM
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been several times. Fish tacos are excellent. Austin was our waiter and he was terrific. A keeper. Amazing views of river traffic.

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JerryL
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant experience, sitting on the patio watching the St. Clair River traffic on a bright sunny day. Remember to bring a jacket or sweater as the breeze off the Lake and River can be chilly (but refreshing) even on a hot day.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly waitress, Nicole? Sorry not positive if that was her name! Food was great! Will be coming again!!!

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MatthewS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perch was great as well as lamb tacos...good beer selection. We will return when back in the area.

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vipCstewart
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience4

We only come here once a year on our anniversary, so this was a special day. I don’t think we will ever be back. The service was terrible. My husband’s steak was overcooked and his potato and broccoli were not warm, my potato was not warm either. I’m very disappointed.

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