Scotty Simpson's Fish & Chips has been a Detroit landmark since 1950, when James (Scotty) Simpson opened the doors and started serving fish and chips. Little has changed since then. There have been only three owners since: Scotty, (Uncle) Sean Gilmore, and the current owner Harry Barber. Harry has worked at Scottys, as the regulars call it, since 1966. Now you won’t just see Harry doing the books in the back; he also doubles as the head cook, and greeter. When you come in say hello to the bald guy at the fryer... ironically that's Harry.
The style of the place hasn’t changed much either. It’s like a step back in time. From the patterned carpet to the wooden and vinyl chairs, Scottys screams of the good old days.
But no one comes to this part of town for the scenery… They come for the food and boy the food is timeless. As Harry always says “Once I get them in the door, their hooked”.
This could also be said for the wait staff. Bev Ruese, Janie Hoffmyer, Judy Malloy, and (Aunt) Lee Marshall have over 100 years of experience between them.
Yes this is one of the few places left you can count on for great food at a reasonable price.