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Great Restaurant Walleye In Minnesota

mark grossman Jun 2, 2006 07:10 PM

i know all about Tavern on Grand and the Wild Onion.

any other good walleye dinners anywhere in the state-- from small town mom and pops on up.

the Pickwick in Duluth??

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    Rowdy RE: mark grossman Jun 3, 2006 12:09 AM

    I hesitate to even say this, but for my money the best walleye in town is at the Lexington on Grand Ave. in St. Paul. Yes, it's an old style place in the great St. Paul tradition, but their walleye almondine can't be beat!

    It's almost always listed as a special, but they always have it.

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      Stan RE: Rowdy Jun 5, 2006 12:17 AM

      I second The Lexington. I love the place. Not too many of the old fashioned places left and the Walleye is great.

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        karykat RE: Stan Feb 20, 2008 08:30 AM

        What a great tradition that is. I was eating the walleye almondine at the Lex thirty years ago.

        And loving it.

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      CulinaryKate RE: mark grossman Jun 3, 2006 11:26 AM

      I had a great Cornmeal encrusted walleye sandwich at Cafe Twenty-eight in Linden Hills. Homemade tartar sauce and served with pear and cabbage slaw. AWESOME!!

      (Note, their Smoked Turkey Pizza and Beet and Goat Cheese burger were also phenomenal)

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        Loren3 RE: mark grossman Jun 5, 2006 02:08 PM

        A vendor took some of us to Zander in St. Paul for lunch one day, on the promise that their walleye was to die for. It was good. Not having grown up in the upper midwest, I tend to judge walleye against catfish. Zander's was really good - plump and sweet and not overly fried.

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          karykat RE: Loren3 Feb 20, 2008 08:31 AM

          Zanders is no more. Out of business as of a couple weeks ago.

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          MSP Flyer RE: mark grossman Jul 2, 2006 02:41 AM

          Great Walleye sandwiches out on Lake Minnetonka: Lord Fletcher's OR Maynards on the Lake in Excelsior.

          They have on at Sunset's in Wayzata but they put American cheese on it and I find it awful - more bread and lettuce than fish on my recent visit. Sunset's has turned more sports bar in the last few years anyways. Check out Blue Point in Wayzata accross the street from Sunset's - Blue Point is a hidden jewel in my opinion.

          1. MN Hick Chowhound RE: mark grossman Jul 8, 2006 01:15 AM

            My fav is the pan-fried walleye at Axel's Bonfire in Woodbury. Consistently good.

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              MarkG RE: mark grossman Jul 9, 2006 02:10 AM

              just went to THE LEXINGTON in st paul (lexington at grand) and indeed their walleye special was PERFECTION. we sat in the much less formal but totally respectable and comfortable bar area. the main dining room is a bit on the stuffy/formal side seemingly. cant wait to go back for another walleye session there.

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                sullysully RE: mark grossman Feb 20, 2008 05:51 AM

                Any new walleye recommendations?

                How is Axel's in Mendota?

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                  liesel RE: sullysully Feb 20, 2008 03:00 PM

                  I've had the walleye at Axel's and it's good. A little plain sometimes but good.

                2. The Dairy Queen RE: mark grossman Feb 20, 2008 06:13 AM

                  Fisher's Supper Club in Avon, MN (summer only, though) http://www.chowhound.com/topics/435270


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                    snoboardbabe77 RE: The Dairy Queen Feb 21, 2008 06:15 AM

                    The walleye is really great at Kozlaks Restaurant in Shoreview. I had it prepared two ways on two occasions. First time was the broiled -with paprika and slivered almonds ... true walleye taste (as it should be). Then I had it broiled with a slight crust - and I don't mean breaded - very slight, lightly flavor of bread crumb - also with lemon and almonds. Excellent..and if you go for the twilight menu (4-5:45), it's only $17.

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