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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?

    ~TDQ

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    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.

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          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.

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            Meritage
            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)