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Jul 16, 2011 08:03 AM

Seafood Restaurant (Non-fried)

Looking for a nice seafood restaurant to go to for a birthday. I enjoy places like Sea Salt and Anchor but we aren't in the mood for fried fish. What are some of the good seafood places in the cities?

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  1. Sea Change?


    Sea Change
    806 Second Street S., Minneapolis, MN 55415

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      1. re: The Dairy Queen

        Yeah, this is really your only option unless you want to do chains, though I will say Meritage does terrific work with seafood (excellent raw bar and their sturgeon is outstanding).

        1. Sea Change is good, no doubt. Here are a couple of thoughts in terms of a more "traditional" seafood restaurant:

          Blue Point in Wayzata gets some love from this board from time to time. I know they opened up a second in Bloomington, but I always say stick to the first location.

          The Nicollet Island Inn handles seafood in a traditional manner and the place is for sure romantic.

          The two downtown chains (Oceanaire and McCormick and Schmicks) are also reliable.

          Nicollet Island Inn
          95 Merriam, Minneapolis, MN 55401

          Blue Point Restaurant & Bar
          739 East Lake Street, Wayzata, MN 55391

          Sea Change
          806 Second Street S., Minneapolis, MN 55415

          1. +1 for Meritage. The best seafood isn't always at a seafood-themed restaurant.

            410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

            1. Not a seafood restaurant, but The Craftsman usually has 2-3 seafood entrees which are quite excellent on their menu (which changes regularly)