5 to Try: Secret Seafood Finds

Not the first places to come to mind for great seafood, but they're top-notch all the same.

Updated: March 19, 2003

5 to Try

Heartland Contemporary Midwestern Restaurant

289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101

When you choose the "Rivers and Lakes" prix-fixe menu, expect local freshwater favorites like pan-fried bass with tarragon butter.

Jax Cafe

1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Love fresh trout but don't have time to fish? Catch your own trout from the patio stream to be prepared any way you like.

Cafe Brenda

300 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Known more for interesting vegetarian fare, this charmer shines with dishes like broiled char in ginger broth and wolf fish with brown-butter shrimp sauce.

Wildfire Eden Prairie

3020 Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Wood-fire grills are for steaks, right? Wrong. This local chain serves a fabulous rainbow trout encrusted with meaty crabcakes.

Tiburon Restaurants

1201 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Jewels from the sea, Caribbean-style. From a trio of seviches to conch fritters to fish tacos, look for interesting flavor combinations for fresh seafood.