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Feb 16, 2007 08:53 AM

Btwn Bloomington & St.Paul

Looking for a place to meet for brunch/lunch tomorrow that meets the following requirements:
VERY kid friendly: there will be a 1yo, a 3yo and a 7yo
Somewhere btwn Bloomington (very South) and St. Paul.
Shrimp/shellfish free. We are going with someone who is violently, deathly allergic to shrimp and thus cannot go to places where shrimp is a common ingredient. I don't mean that it can't be anywhere on the menu, but there are places like Chinese/dim sum which are out of the question because of the pervasiveness of shrimp, whereas there are others that have a couple dishes on the menu but they are not a focus of the place.
Any ideas?

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  1. Hm, I'm not that far south very often but recently we went to the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe on the Eagan/St Paul border. We shared the hot appetizer sampler which was really good and more than enough for 4 people. Delicious hummos and non-greasy spinach pie. For entrees we got the mousaka which was fantastic, and a lamb dish that was also really nice. It's a pretty casual place so kids wouldn't be a problem at all. One person I went with is allergic to seafood and poultry and it wasn't a problem finding many things he could eat.