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Sea Salt Eatery

Map & Directions 4825 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
  • American, Seafood
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' Description

Sea Salt is a consternating force in the life of Twin Cities fish lovers. On the one hand, it's got the best fresh fish in town, like oysters shucked as you watch, which taste chilly, silky, fresh, and briny as ocean mornings. Like fried haddock baskets offering fish fillets so crisp they snap; like crab cakes as fresh and plump as the first spring tulip blossoms; like fresh lake Superior herring, grilled hard, hot, and fast until it's as roasty and delicious as a Spanish sardine grilled on the beach. All of this, and more, comes courtesy of two former Coastal Seafoods employees who know fish the way Picasso knows line, and know a good meal the way Michael Jordan knows hoops--which is why pitchers of local Summit beer and cheap Spanish bottles of wine are always on offer. So, what's there to be consternated about? Just that there's a two-hour wait to get in here every prime-time, sunshiney weekend night between April and October. (This restaurant in the park pavillion is, sigh, closed all winter.) Now true city seafood-lovers have been forced to think like real fishermen: The easiest catch is had when you head out early or late, or when the sky darkens with stormclouds and the faint of heart stay home.

Member Reviews

  • schmidty2129 wrote a review for Sea Salt Eatery
    on 11/17/10

    Great lunch date spot. Its at such a fun location with lots to see and do.

  • Leah199 wrote a review for Sea Salt Eatery
    on 07/07/10

    Amazing calamari and ambience.

  • citypagesbestof wrote a review for Sea Salt Eatery
    on 05/06/09

    Sometimes you want your seafood served on fine china, gussied up with garnishes and sauce. And sometimes you want to eat it just like fresh-catch, pure and unadorned, shucked straight from the shell. When that's the case, head to Sea Salt, where the fish is as fine as if you'd just brought it off the boat. That's because the guys who select it, a couple of longtime Coastal... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Charles E. on 01/17/12

    I usually go here for the ice cream. But they have a lot of different drinks. Nice stop when you're out for a walk or in for one of the mini-festivals.

  • Heavy Table on 05/20/09

    The fried oyster po' boy sandwich (also known in New Orleans as an oyster loaf), at $12.95, is a delightful study of contrasts of textures and flavors.

  • Pepsi on 07/01/11

    Sit outside and try the fish tacos...You're welcome.

  • Meg K. on 06/19/09

    order beer in line and enjoy while you wait!

  • Tom H. on 07/31/10

    If there is a better grilled catfish po' boy sandwich somewhere else, I haven't tasted it.

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