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Mar 13, 2001 02:02 PM


  • j

I'll be in the Superior, WI/Duluth, MN area later in the week. I'd love some recommendations for a place that serves excellent Walleye or Lake Trout. I love 'em both but can't get them here in NC.


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  1. Try Grandma's in Duluth. I remember having some great walleye there about 2 years ago. Also, a delightful chicken wild rice soup. You may have to wait on weekends. I'm not sure if they take reservations.

    1. No place in Duluth-Superior is known especially well for walleye or trout. Grandma's is worth a try. Less touristy choices that MAY have it include Blackwoods, Buena Vista, or the Pickwick. Give 'em a call when you're in town.

      For sure bets in Duluth, try Lake Avenue Cafe and Bennett's. I can't guarantee they'll have walleye or trout, but I can nearly guarantee you'll get a great meal.


      1. I am thinking that the dining room at the Fitger's brewery/hotel might be a good choice for walleye or lake trout. I have not been there for several years, but remember enjoying the experience the last time I was there. Plus the view is nice.

        1. Thanks for the tips. The Pickwick had excellent broiled Lake Trout. Didn't get a chance to sample any Walleye in Duluth/Superior. The best I've come across was the pan-fried version at The Fargo Cork in Fargo, ND. I hope to get back soon to continue the search (and get some work done...).


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          1. re: Jim

            Best walleye I've ever had was in a tiny town north of Grand Forks, N.D., during a fish fry. Usually I don't like it deep-fried, but oh this was good!

            I live in St. Paul, where Tavern on Grand is legendary for walleye. But it's not as good as what I had in that little town in North Dakota.

            1. re: Steve

              Walleye is an exceptionally delicious aand sweet fish-a fresh water equivalent to grouper. Both are my faves in the fish department. Lake Michigan area (the "pinky finger" area--think of a mitten, yeah) has the best I've ever had. The Manitou restaurant, outside of Benzonia (actually don't know if it's sitll in biz) had the best walleye, and the single best piece of pie I've had in my life--fresh Mich. red raspberry with the best crust I've ever had in a restaurant. Walleye should be on the world list of fish--a best kept midwest secet.

              1. re: berkleybabe

                best eatin fish in north america

                1. re: gupshure

                  Just had walleye tonight at The Grill on Broadway -- terrific!

                  1. re: Dave Feldman

                    Glad you enjoyed the gem of the Great Lakes. It is just a delish fish--as I compared in an earlier post, a kind of freshwater grouper. Or, more accurately, grouper is a saltwater walleye!