You won’t have to go far for one of the best downtown Saint Paul restaurants or bars for shareable small plates—braised short ribs or seared fillet. However if you’re in the mood for seafood and specifically the best walleye, you’re going to have a hard time making a decision with so many excellent options available. So we did a little digging and have narrowed it down to 5 solid options that won’t disappoint.
Casper’s and Runyon’s Nook
651-698-4347 — 492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116
Casper’s and Runyon’s Nook has the motto “a small place with big burgers”. They offer curbside to-go with delivery service in the works. Out of all the pubs and burger places in the twin cities but there’s only one option if you’re looking for an Irish nook with live music, food and drink specials. If you’re looking for a place to pre-game they even have free shuttle that will take you to all the Minnesota Wild and Vikings home games.
Moscow On The Hill
651-291-1236 — 372 Shelby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-645-4128 — 128 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
The Anchor Fish & Chips
612-676-1300 — 302 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Porterhouse Steak & Seafood
651-483-9248 — 235 Little Canada Rd E, Little Canada 55117
What do Walleye fish taste like?
Walleye is a popular, unique tasting freshwater fish known for its slightly sweet flavor without too much of a fishy taste. The texture is relatively firm but still flakes delicately and seems to melt like butter when prepared correctly. It is surprisingly consistent in flavor, despite its versatility in how many different ways in can be prepared.
Is Walleye a good fish to eat?
Walleye are one of the healthiest, safest seafoods available. In general, the risk of contaminant exposure is very low especially compared to the health benefits of eating walleye. However, you should still be aware of fish consumption notices if you catch it yourself or to be safe, just stick to highly respected restaurants that follow all food safety guidelines.
Do you eat the skin on Walleye?
The best walleye is commonly prepared and consumed with the skin still on there. When prepared correctly, you will barely notice the thin and delicate skin as you slice away at a crispy, fillet with nothing more than a fork and the same amount of effort as other fish without the skin. In most cases, you will never even notice the skin depending on how it is prepared.