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Dockside Fish Market

418 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Ranked #8 of 30 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
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89% Recommend
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English first
Marion, Iowa
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Dockside is tucked in just east of the North House Folk School and has great chowders and excellent fish & chips. A great value compared to the full-service / full menu places nearby. Also has a nice variety of locally caught and smoked fish.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The white fish is a choice I keep getting at dockside fish market. The ladies behind the counter are knowledgeable and courteous. I would suggest going later there will be less of a crowd. I brought two of my friends here and they both enjoyed there meal so much we returned again the next night for dining. Eat and enjoy... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Dockside was located within easy reach of our hotel although not within walking distance. It was easy to find. My husband wanted to eat walleye for lunch so we went there. It was disappointing! The fish was deep fried and rock hard. I had the whitefish; it was more moist than the walleye. The cole slaw was good but... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great fish and chips. Don't expect over the top service here, you order at the counter, and a while later the waitress brings a basket of fish and chips to your table. Fresh fish though. Kids loved it too.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Yum! We just discovered this restaurant and were not disappointed. My husband ordered a walleye basket with fries and I had a smoked salmon wrap. Both were delicious. The weather was nice and we were able to eat outside on the patio in back. There is a huge selection of local fish and we took some "on the road" for... More

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Ely, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great food to eat in or take out. Great harbor view. Great prices. Bring your cooler and take home fresh and smoked fish.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I were disappointed by this place.... we were hoping for fresh, local fish - we received very 'fishy' tasting fried lumps of fish on soggy fries.... Watch out for the bones, they were prevalent and honestly made it hard to eat. For the price, I expected better. Will not return.

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had the fish and chips(whitefish) and it was fantastic. I also brought home a large chunck of smoked Lake Trout and that was also excellent. It is a very simple place but great food and the staff was very friendly despite the very busy store.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really enjoyed the quick bowl of chowder I had at Dockside Fish Market. It was busy and offered outdoor seating as well. Giving it a 4 since I wasn't able to try other items. The salmon wraps seemed popular. Short walk from Nelson's and other cabins on 61.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The fishing boats come in to this place each day and their fresh Lake Superior fish are the main attraction for us. The fish and chips as pretty good, but not as good as taking the Herring, Whitefish, or Lake Trout fillets back to the camp fire and enjoying.

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