When traveling through Northern Michigan, you will likely experience a wide variety of freshly caught fish at area local restaurants. If you ask where they get their fresh fish, there’s a good chance they’ll say John Cross Fisheries, and for good reason. This long-standing staple has been serving the Charlevoix community for over seventy years. Catching up to 10,000 pounds of fresh fish daily, it’s safe to say, “they know their fish.”
The catch can vary daily, but you’ll find: salmon, walleye, whitefish, trout, and perch among other seasonal fish. They also carry non-native seafood varieties that are frequently brought in. Located just a few blocks from downtown Charlevoix on Belvedere Ave on the shores of the south side of Round Lake, John Cross Fisheries is a hidden gem.