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“Great Walleye”
Review of Tavern on Grand

Tavern on Grand
Ranked #30 of 923 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed December 6, 2012

I was here to attend a retirement party and the "Walleye Shore Lunch" was the hit with several of us. It does have the best walleye and is in a charming area of St. Paul. Lots of small shops in the area and a residential area as well. This restaurant is well known in the area and should be experienced.

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Thank Shirley O
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

It was my first time in the twin cities and was told I had to try walleye. It was okay and would have to compare it to catfish but the locals told me it's far better. It definitely had a local feel to the place. It was located in a nicer part of the city. The salad that they gave me was pre-made with a side cup of dressing, just trying to say it wasn't fresh. The portions were generous and the beer was good.

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Thank blu817
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Joined friends from Minneapolis who insisted that this was the place in Minnesota for Walleye. In case you DONT know, Minnesotans are RABID, CRAZY, SICK for Walleye! Who knew?

Tavern on Grand is , simply, a Walleye restaurant.. yeah, they have other stuff, but the Walleye is the thing...We were told they go through 1100 pounds a week here. Single location.

Casual, full to capacity on a Saturday night... fun bar, lottsa neon and a log cabin interior, see pix, but the fish was inexpensive, the beers were cold, the service was immediate. What elswe is needed

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Thank OkieinParadise
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I went here at the suggestion of a local Minneapolis resident. It turns out that Walleye is the food of choice in Minneapolis. This is a no frills kind of place with a hardwood interior to simulate the feel of a log cabin. I ordered the Walleye Sampler (pan seared, fried, blackened) and absolutely loved it. The others dining with me who ordered walleye enjoyed their meal as well. only rated this a four out of five because I reserve fives for fine dining that meet my expectations. However, if you are looking for a good meal that is not touristy and is reasonably priced then this is an excellent place to go. Platters typically run between 15-20 dollars.

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Thank Clemente71
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I'm crazy about walleye. Unfortunately, I fled my midwestern roots for California forty years ago but when I return to visit the family every year or two I always make it a point to have walleye at least once (in between visits to White Castle and Cracker Barrel). However, this time one of my favorite walleye places was no longer in business. My cousin suggested Tavern on Grand and I'm now sad that I spent the last forty years not knowing about it. Their reputation as the best place for walleye is absolutely deserved. If you're a fan of "sander "vitreus" this is a must-visit place. I recommend the Walleye Sampler (appetizer), the Cajun Walleye (the lunch special the day I was there but specials change daily) and the.walleye basket.

The only negative experience I had was the lefse (they spell it lefsa). I love plain lefse buttered with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on it but theirs comes covered with garlic creme sauce, smoked chicken, mushrooms and several kinds of cheese. How are you supposed to taste the lefse?!?

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