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Matronix Jul 16, 2011 08:03 AM

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. The Dairy Queen RE: Matronix Jul 16, 2011 10:12 AM

    Sea Change?

    ~TDQ

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

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      keithinmpls RE: The Dairy Queen Jul 16, 2011 10:47 AM

      Second

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        ashii RE: keithinmpls Jul 19, 2011 05:45 PM

        Third

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        Foureyes137 RE: The Dairy Queen Jul 20, 2011 06:20 AM

        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).

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        semanticantics RE: Matronix Jul 20, 2011 06:45 AM

        A sushi place?

        1. Db Cooper RE: Matronix Jul 20, 2011 06:54 AM

          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

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            Brad Ballinger RE: Matronix Jul 20, 2011 10:23 AM

            +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

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              nycskigal RE: Matronix Jul 20, 2011 03:10 PM

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

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                suburban_mom RE: Matronix Jul 20, 2011 07:13 PM

                I'm an old school Blue Point fan. In the 20+ years I've eaten there, I've only had 2 things I've been disappointed with. One of which was recently - pistacio crusted halibut with butternut squash puree.

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

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                  Codetron RE: Matronix Aug 3, 2011 10:46 PM

                  +1 for Sea Change. Great oyster selection, beautiful place, top notch service, really good bar and bartenders.

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

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