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“Tasty and Touristy”

Smokin Oyster Brewery
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: Casual open air with Great Food and Drink
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Tasty and Touristy”
Reviewed November 3, 2009

The food at SOB was good. Their fish specials were some of the best we ate on vacation, once you got over the kitchy decor. It seemed that locals like the place somewhat, but for the most part tourists dominated the crowd.

My only complaint is that it was hit or miss whether or not food items on the menu were available. We ate there 3 separate times, on one visit, there was a both a special and a few regular menu items that the staff told us about as restaurant favorites, but then told us 20 minutes after ordering that they could not produce.

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2 Thank midlfig
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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“SOB ROCKS!!!”
Reviewed October 23, 2009

For the 7th consecutive year we made it a point to stop by at least a couple of times during our stay. As usual we had a blast. The food is always good and the staff very friendly.
Debbie is our favorite and it's always nice to see her when we are there.

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Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a ball!”
Reviewed September 19, 2009

My wife found this little jewel by accident. We liked lit so much we ate and drank there three times. Its like dining outside with a lid over your head. Everything we tried was really good and their micro beer was awesome! The wait staff was very curtious and helpfull! Crazy good raw oysters. This place truly is a ball!

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2 Thank morenutsthanbolts
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Solon, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“casual and laid back raw bar.”
Reviewed September 16, 2009

Excellent food and spirits served by the friendliest and knowledgeable seafood authorities. Good laid back local entertainment nightly. Great happy hour entrees. Seasoning and quality are the trademarks here.

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2 Thank gregSolon_Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Love you, you SOB!”
Reviewed August 26, 2009

The SOB has great food, an island feel, and live music. Nice kids menu, with high chairs, and it's all open - air. Definitely a bar, but we didn't feel out of place with the kids.

Best crunchy grouper sandwich on the island, so I hear.

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2 Thank sommerlovin
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