Saturday, June 4, 2016

No Doubt About It . . .

Tucked on the side of the road,
remote, off the beaten track,
amidst the hills, dips, twists of the road
between Ludington and Pentwater,
and steps away from Lake Michigan
you'll find Bortell's Fisheries.

Early Friday evening we took a drive to check it out.
We had driven by before, but it was closed.
The sky was as blue as blue could be
a perfect weather day, 3, 4, 5 in a row!

Fresh fish or deep fried to purchase, take home . . . or
treat yourself to one of the deep fried features and eat right there.

We treated ourselves to the lake perch, walleye and fries
and sat at one of the picnic tables for our dinner. 

Everyone else had the same idea.
Long lines of people waiting, cars parked along side the road,
people stopping by for the take-a-ways!

Mind you, no restaurants around,
this is a tucked away six generation gem
and a "must go there each summer season."

No doubt about it!
That Fish Critter in picture #2 is my
Critter for Eileen's
It's the weekend, enjoy it!
Love ~ Lynne


Kim said...

Sounds like a fun trip and yummy meal, Lynne!!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

What a great place - we always order perch when it's on the menu :-)

Jeanie said...

That looks fabulous, Lynne.

I don't have a lot of cooking goals left but one is to master fish. I may be working on that for the rest of my life. But I love it -- and oh, if there were such a fish store near me, I'd be trying to up my game fast!

Missy George said...

Looks wonderful..No wonder it's crowded...Wish I were closer..

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a fish-lovers haven.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love fish so I would love this place.

Pamela Gordon said...

It sounds like a perfect place to eat in the summertime! You gotta love places like that.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Lynne! The fresh fish must be delicious if there was a line waiting to purchase your meals. I love almost any kind of fish, not usually fried though. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Adam said...

My wife loves seafood

bj said...

I am not a fish person but Mr. Sweet loves it does son and daughter...
glad you and hubby enjoyed it...and glad you had so many nice days in a row...we had 25/30 mph winds here today and nearly blew us off the face of the Earth....hiss

Gail said...

Certainly is fresh. The crowds prove it is excellent. Fun to get out and enjoy great places like this.

Pondside said...

What a great way to spend an early summer evening. We are lucky here, too, to have access to the freshest fish and there are many fish and chips places around. My favourites are the ones right on the piers.

Linda said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, and your photos are so beautiful! :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the photos. As a seafood connoisseur, I would love to visit this place :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Love the fish place. Reminds me of the one in Leland.

Andrea said...

Hmmm i love fish and i love those elegant white flowers too.

susan said...

What a great find! We had a place on the water on Long island where they sold and served fresh fish. My mouth is watering!