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Dockside Fish Market

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418 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2334
+1 218-387-2906
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Clean, friendly and good food. Nice patio in back overlooking harbor. Not many choices for the non fish lover, yet some sandwiches.

Thank susan b w
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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129 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This deli is located right on Highway 61 as you enter Grand Marais from the south. The parking is òn the street. There are lots of soup, chowder, sandwich, seafood and salad options. The coleslaw and crisp french fries are very good. The walleye was great. The prices are very reasonable (under $10). Many sandwiches are $6.50. The deck outside... More 

Thank Sharon T
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This little Fish Market has become a must-stop at place for us every time we're even near Grand Marais. Our last visit on our fall trip this Sept. was just as good as always - fantastic fresh trout chowder and fresh caught fish. We decided to get our food to go and took it back to our rental cabin. However,... More 

Thank NorthStarGal
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Hey I passed this joint a couple of times on my way to the northern woods and I decided to stop with my wife to try the fried fish. We had clam soup and cheese soups and they were super hot, tasty, and well seasoned. The walleye fish was crispy and juicy but required a bit of salt. They forgot... More 

Thank Aurelio C
Maple Plain, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place is the real deal....Each day the menu varies based on what the fisherman caught that morning. We ate there quite a few times when we stayed in Grand Marais for a week. There is a porch off the back to sit and eat. I suggest the Whitefish-Fish and Chips. However, everything there is amazing. Fresh as it gets..

Thank Tracy R
Middlesex, NY
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped by for Friday night dinner. We both had the fresh white fish & split a bowl of fish chowder, both were outstanding. We opted for the coleslaw instead of chips or fries. The coleslaw was just OK. They have a great selection of beers. We sat on the back deck which looks out over a warehouse area and... More 

Thank Jeanette D
Owatonna, Minnesota
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had lunch at Dockside on a Saturday afternoon. It was busy and was listed as a favorite in some of the travel mags. We enjoyed a salmon strip basket and a walleye strip basket. The fish was very fresh and niceIy breaded and the portions were large for a reasonably $10-ish price. I thought they could both have used... More 

Thank Sue W
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went to Angry Trout and had Fish and Chips one night. Went to Dockside Fish Market the next night. The Dockside wins, hands down, on quality, quantity and price. The only negative would be the "experience". Dockside requires you to order at the counter, take a number and wait. Angry Trout has service staff. Let's move on to the next... More 

Thank MN_Traveler55372
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fresh herring taken just hours before from Lake Superior is delicious, not overly breaded or greasy and the portions are generous. The prices, by Grand Marais standards, are very good. But what you may not know is that the chowders they make are superb! There are usually several to choose from. Obviously their seafood (salt water fish and mussels) chowder... More 

Thank David H
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

There is definitely a reason that this place has a line! Their fish basket lunches are fresh and delicious. I had the whitefish and it was great - and their fries are actually beer battered and wonderful as well! They also offer fresh and smoked fish to take so bring a cooler. They offer fresh, fried, and pickled herring -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2334
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-2906

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?