It just wouldn’t be the land of 10,000 lakes if Minnesota couldn’t fish something tasty out of one of them. Thankfully, the state lives up to its notoriety of water wonders with plenty of seafood destinations throughout the Twin Cities. Whether you’re in the mood for some simple shrimp or some crispy cod, there’s plenty of choices within Minneapolis to satisfy your sea-tooth. We have created a list of the best restaurants to get seafood in Minneapolis.
603 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
As one of the more casual but open seafood restaurants in Minneapolis, Smack Shack occupies an industrial part of the city that provides a mighty tasty array of seafood delights. There’s a lot to choose from but by far their best of the lot is the Lobster Lucy, a lobster take on the classic Jucy Lucy. Also, be sure to give their Smack Shack lobster rolls a try for being so savory. Open seven days a week.
Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar
1400 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Nestled inside Uptown is the casual allure of Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar. The place looks nice from the outside with its industrial-chic allure and its bustling rooftop seating. Venture inside and you’ll find their menu is packed with a wide assortment of fresh seafood options, ranging from swordfish to sushi. Be sure to check out their happy hour specials as well. Open seven days a week.
Cajun Boiling Minneapolis
1931 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Just because it’s Minnesota doesn’t mean we can’t have a bit of the south in our seafood and Cajun Boiling aims to bring some bayou banquets to Minneapolis. Their menu is absolutely astounding for featuring crawfish, mussels, catfish, shrimp, oysters, calamari, and more, all prepared in various ways, whether you favor fried or live. They also have portions perfectly suited for family get-togethers, considering how much of the fine finger food can be generously shared. Open seven days a week.
Wings & Seafood To Go
3404 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
There’re a lot of ritzy locations on this list but not all seafood spots around town need to be bound to the fancy. If you’re looking for the best affordable seafood restaurants in Minneapolis, the dishes on the menu at Wings & Seafood To Go will satisfy your cravings without breaking the bank. Their menu is loaded with perfectly priced fish and chicken options to go, perfect for full meals or snacks at parties. Open seven days a week. Sometimes you just want a simple fried fish fillet, the kinda meal that just screams midwest flavor.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
50 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
For the highest quality of seafood in the most elegant of interiors, The Oceanaire is by far the best seafood restaurant in town. As a high-end chain, their decadent interior boasts a bursting menu of everything under the water: oysters, shrimp, crab, calamari, clams, salmon, and even swordfish. They even have a fine assortment of classy wine as well as take-home kits if you feel like preparing a delicious seafood meal all on your own. Open seven days a week.
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