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Sea Salt Eatery

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Hiawatha, Minneapolis
  • The experts at Eater and Heavy Table recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Heavy Table
  • Allison F.
    "Good crab cakes and delicious po boy in a beautiful setting."(13 Tips)
    Jill N.
    "... trail and view of Minnehaha Falls."(3 Tips)
    Peter S.
    "Fried scallops taco was awesome."(3 Tips)
    Edward B.
    "Soft shell crab sandwich is fabulous!👍👌😊"(3 Tips)
119 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • tacos
  • po' boys
  • minnehaha falls
  • oysters
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  • Debbie M.
    Debbie MackieSeptember 20
    Yummy tacos!!
  • Edward B.
    Edward BockAugust 30
    Soft shell crab sandwich is fabulous!👍👌😊
  • Ben B.
    Ben BJune 2
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a separate line for beer and ice cream, so you don't have to wait to enjoy all those awesome Minnesota beer taps!
  • Kristen A.
    There is a separate line just for drinks if you aren't ordering food.
  • Kristen A.
    The clam fries are a great shareable appetizer.
  • Alex J.
    Get a beer while you wait in line. Makes waiting so much better
  • Alex M.
    Alex MayDecember 12, 2016
    Ice Cream and fried shrimp po' boy
  • Moraya D.
    Moraya DeGeareOctober 12, 2016
    This is the perfect place to go to eat with a wiggly toddler!!! Hands down the best choice for eating out with kids.
  • Moraya D.
    Moraya DeGeareOctober 12, 2016
    A lot of gluten free options. They have a list they can show you. The beans and rice, crab stuffed avocado, also wine on tap! Yum
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichOctober 7, 2016
    Waited well over an hour for food with no explanation and no apology. Food was fine.
  • Scott T.
    Scott TaylorSeptember 30, 2016
    Pickled herring with lemon and little crackers. A Nordic breakfast feast!
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca ThompsonSeptember 9, 2016
    Everything there is wonderful. The crab stuffed avocado is a must.
  • Attila K.
    Attila KovacsSeptember 2, 2016
    grilled catfish (po boy) was our highlight. Plus, nice selection of hot sauces!
  • Troy L.
    Troy LachinskiAugust 22, 2016
    Nice selection of beer & great seafood. Live music was a nice touch.
  • Eric
    EricAugust 19, 2016
    No idea what the hype is here. Had the shrimp po-boy. It was good, but nothing special. It's fried seafood. Very mediocre.
  • Calvin B.
    Calvin BfordJuly 21, 2016
  • Keizo C.
    Keizo ChicaJuly 3, 2016
    Fish tacos, oyster poboy, cat fish special...
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn SeifertJune 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Sexy Ahi Burger!
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToblerMay 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great sea food.
  • Keith F.
    Keith FolkertApril 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Peeled shrimp, salads, clam strips
  • Cari J.
    Cari Jaksha CanningApril 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Catfish Pontchatrain is the ultimate dish, if you're lucky and it's one of the specials. The Shrimp Remoulade is the best anywhere!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BivansJanuary 13, 2016
    The Po Boy fried shrimp sandwich is one of the few shrimp-anythings worth eating in MN
  • Chris B.
    Chris BuzzettaNovember 17, 2015
    Great food. Great price.
  • Javen S.
    Javen SwansonOctober 23, 2015
    Grab a beverage at the other counter first and enjoy the drink while you wait in the (long) food line.
  • Abby A.
    Abby Anderson JonesSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Well worth the long lines! You can get a beer while you wait and there is nothing better than eating outside on their patio.
  • Tas K.
    Tas KhanAugust 2, 2015
    Crab cake sandwich and calamari are delicious!
  • Erik E.
    Erik EspelandAugust 1, 2015
    Crawfish po-boy
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanJuly 27, 2015
    Good prices. Okay food. Great service. Awesome location.
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn McNultyJuly 22, 2015
    They have groovy tacos and a big water slide! Bring a barrel. Great for kids!
  • Carolyn B.
    Carolyn BenchJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't beat the casual atmosphere and great food. Haven't ever heard anyone say they didn't love Sea Salt!
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.July 9, 2015
    Good crab cakes and delicious po boy in a beautiful setting.
  • Jake G.
    Jake GoodJune 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried crawfish po'boy is ridiculous...
  • Meg P.
    Meg PetersonJune 25, 2015
    Scallop tacos!
  • Jerry S.
    Jerry SFebruary 23, 2015
    Nice outdoor atmosphere. The fish things are great along with crawfish and other seafood baskets. Good beers available. Wait can be long. Order taking process inefficient, not being able to see menu
  • Erin W.
    Erin WagenerJanuary 15, 2015
    Best fried fish I have ever had. Really nice place to go in the summer. There are a lot of cute dogs that walk through the park.
  • Cassie B.
    Cassie BoehmOctober 29, 2014
    The wait is super long in the summer, but the fish tacos and shrimp baskets are worth it!
  • Tami D.
    Tami DangerSeptember 21, 2014
    The tacos are great here! They give you two huge portions- perfect to share.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedySeptember 16, 2014
    Grab a beer before getting into the long line for food. Totally worth the wait.
  • Ned W.
    Ned WrightSeptember 7, 2014
    Calamari, tacos, po a beautiful park.
  • Alyssa S.
    Alyssa SchulkeSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The curry is unbeatable.
  • Chad F.
    Chad FennellAugust 26, 2014
    Plan to wait in line for a time, because they are not super fast at taking orders. My wife says grumpy people (me) can console themselves by drinking a beer or eating ice cream while waiting in line.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 24, 2014
    fried calamari
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 24, 2014
    clam fries (fried clam strips)
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 24, 2014
    red beans and rice (with sausage and bacon)
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 24, 2014
    peel-and-eat shrimp
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 24, 2014
    strawberry walnut salad
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 24, 2014
    serving sebastian joe's homemade ice cream
  • Peter S.
    Peter SchottAugust 21, 2014
    Fried scallops taco was awesome. Always a line here but friendly atmosphere so chat up your new friends in line while you wait.
  • Casey W.
    Casey WidnessAugust 21, 2014
    Amazing seafood for being so far in land!
  • Erik E.
    Erik EAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Crawfish po-boy is phenomenal
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaulAugust 8, 2014
    Girlfriend tried the watermelon gazpacho and loved it. I tried the fried fish po' boy. It was fine, but nothing spectacular. I would definitely recommend this place, great stop on a day in the park!
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 8, 2014
    Fish Tacos were great. Calamari fries too
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    Sea Salt is a consternating force in the life of Twin Cities fish lovers; it's got the best fresh fish in town. Read more
  • SemiToxic
    SemiToxicAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Clams with tomatoes and bacon in wine sauce is outstanding!
  • Chris S.
    Chris S.July 31, 2014
    Fried oyster po'boy is my go to menu item. Grab a beer before you get in line.
  • Brett J.
    Brett JenkinsJuly 15, 2014
    Great seafood for Minnesota!
  • Kristina S.
    Kristina SJuly 7, 2014
    Get beer from the truck if there is one. My furious was ~$9 after tax! (Truck beers are $5)
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MeyerJune 10, 2014
    outdoor seafood and waterfall park, can get here on the lightrail
  • Denise C.
    Denise CarmanOctober 8, 2013
    What a nice place to spend a pretty fall day! Great beer and wine selection too!
  • City Pages
    City PagesOctober 7, 2013
    Sea Salt is a consternating force in the life of Twin Cities fish lovers. It's got the best fresh fish in town, like oysters shucked as you watch, which taste chilly, silky and fresh.
  • Jake F.
    Jake FergusonSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm glad my wife was with me, I had the fish po boy, she had the shrimp basket we shared and both were amazing. I don't think I could pick one over the other. Bring a friend to maximize tastiness
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BarnesAugust 25, 2013
    Shorter lines during state fair
  • Kari K.
    Kari K.August 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Shortest line I ever seen, right before closing time...
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MagninoAugust 7, 2013
    Great fish tacos, good beer on tap, great shaded patio. Perfect after Minnehaha Falls trek.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PhelpsJuly 21, 2013
    If you don't do seafood, have the walnut burger! It's delicious.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    The never-changing basic menu includes favorites like the fish tacos, shrimp po'boys, and the famous oil pan (18 shrimp, 12 oysters, and pickled herring on ice). [Eater 38 Member]
  • Terrell B.
    Terrell BrownJuly 10, 2013
    Nice place if you like the smell of grease.
  • Pat S.
    Pat SimasathienJuly 8, 2013
    Hip. A bit pricey for the food.
  • Ginny H.
    Ginny HeinrichJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a separate line for ice cream and for drinks so when the food line is an hour+ long, get yourself something for the wait.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 14, 2013
    Grab a Surly tallboy. If you have time, stick around and try the sake oyster shooters.
  • Anne M.
    Anne MarciniakMay 12, 2013
    Walleye sandwich can feed 3 adults.
  • Santa E.
    Santa ErikMay 10, 2013
    Lots of great live music at Sea Salt! Tonight I caught Cooker John.
  • Pup E.
    Pup EbertsApril 30, 2013
    Unless you love waiting for at least an hour, don't bother going here on a weekend night. Or a weekday night.
  • City Pages
    City PagesMarch 4, 2013
    Treat the kids to some fish tacos and a scoop of Sebastian Joe's ice cream. Eating great food on a patio near the rushing falls, the kids will easily remember this spot in the park.
  • City Pages
    City PagesNovember 26, 2012
    Voted top 15 places to eat with kids! What better way to wear an energized kid out than Minnehaha!
  • Kla H.
    Kla HaeckOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The scallop tacos will haunt your dreams. Also, order 10 pitchers of beer.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KormanikSeptember 21, 2012
    Best crab cakes and calamari in the city!
  • Molly B.
    Molly BaeverstadSeptember 6, 2012
    The ahi tuna burger is supremely delicious!
  • Keith F.
    Keith FolkertSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The sexy ahi sandwich is my favorite
  • Meghan W.
    Meghan WilkerAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Etiquette when it's super crowded: place your order and THEN stake claim on a table.
  • Marcos L.
    Marcos Lopez-CarlsonAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The grilled catfish po' boy is one of the best sandwiches in Minneapolis.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SprouseJuly 2, 2012
    The clam strip and calamari apps are huge and well worth $$! Even my kids love them!
  • Andy S.
    Andy StrugarMay 21, 2012
    service very slow, but food is well worth it. and they have surly on tap. enough said
  • Carey D.
    Carey DoveMay 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is amazing and the beer selection is always changing. No-Show is the best cook!
  • Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth OlsonMay 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Expect a wait, but worth it, 75 minutes in line then 40 for the food, and I will do this many many more times!!
  • Rochelle R.
    Rochelle RoepkeMay 3, 2012
    Try the Thai Red Curry Shrimp w/ Pineapple
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 18, 2012
    I usually go here for the ice cream. But they have a lot of different drinks. Nice stop when you're out for a walk or in for one of the mini-festivals.
  • Arik H.
    Arik HansonSeptember 11, 2011
    Try the Czech style Lagunitas Pils. Wonderful!
  • Steve A.
    Steve AndersonSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Infamous Sea Salt Oil Pan. Don't forget to invite me first.
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen CranfordAugust 26, 2011
    Nothing can beat eating outside in the park except when you're eating outside in the park with a po boy in front of you. Quality seafood, beautiful setting - bike there and you'll burn it off!
  • Brad
    BradAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Hot sauce selection is incredible.
  • Jackie H.
    Jackie HansonAugust 23, 2011
    Beware the falling acorns! :) great entertainment if you don't get bonked on the head!
  • will d.
    will determanAugust 22, 2011
    Seriously, don't sleep on the crab cake basket or sandwich!
  • Nick N.
    Nick NesselAugust 22, 2011
    The employees don't wash their hands. Saw it myself. No soap in the bathrooms...
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanAugust 15, 2011
    Always super busy so try to go a little before or after normal lunch hours. And be sure to check out the falls right behind the restaurant. Read more
  • Sara B.
    Sara BentonAugust 7, 2011
    Try the shrimp po'boy! The tobasco sauce on it makes it amazingggg!
  • Tricia S.
    Tricia SwailsAugust 2, 2011
    Both the grilled marlin tacos and veggie tacos are fantastic! Wash them down with an ice cold Surly while watching the falls. Perfect summer evening.
  • Colleen L.
    Colleen LillyJuly 29, 2011
    Went to lunch here with college pals and sat outside eating calamari tacos and salads. Enjoyed a Spaten Beer! Tasty! So close to Minnehaha Falls - toured after lunch and walked the creek! Very nic
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer Hood ThompsonJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best broiled oysters. #toptuesday Read more
  • Vithida S.
    Waiting for more than one hour and still don't get our food ……so hungry
  • Pepsi
    PepsiJuly 1, 2011
    Sit outside and try the fish tacos...You're welcome.
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WaltersJune 14, 2011
    Try the oreo ice cream it'll break your spoon is so good!
  • Jen A.
    Jen AntilaJune 12, 2011
    Slow.... Pay to park
  • Scott D L.
    Scott D LewisOctober 13, 2010
    We had an order of fish tacos and veggie tacos. It was delicious and enough food for 2 people. And the falls are gorgeous.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse StremchaSeptember 29, 2010
    I love the shrimp basket - delicious cornmeal breading. Give it a try!
  • Tom H.
    Tom HorgenJuly 31, 2010
    If there is a better grilled catfish po' boy sandwich somewhere else, I haven't tasted it.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LindellJuly 25, 2010
    This place is perfect on a beautiful summer day. I had the crab cake sandwich, and I also tried the grilled marlin tacos and the vegetable gazpacho. Yummy. Great beers as well, both Surly and Summit. Read more
  • Mike L.
    Mike LJuly 12, 2010
    Get the fish sandwich and ice cream.
  • Josh T.
    Josh ThackerMay 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh fish, live bluegrass (with a saw player!), and all my fellow progressive neighbors. A South Minneapolis gem! Staff is also killer.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MMay 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    There are 2 lines here. 1 for ice cream and beer, other for food so it helps to walk in and actually look.
  • libby p.
    libby peggMay 19, 2010
    send someone over to grab beers while you wait in line! beautiful scenery & melt-in-your-mouth seafood.
  • Bret Z.
    Bret ZimmermanApril 7, 2010
    stopped there twice on Sunday during my bike rides. Beer, fresh fish, outside seating, in a park! what else could you need? GO!
  • Travis N.
    Travis NormanMarch 27, 2010
    Opens for the season on April 2nd!
  • Dan C.
    Dan ChristenMarch 26, 2010
    This place is perfect for a date, lunch or dinner. Get to the amazing River View theater for a 3 dollar movie after words. Read more
  • Jill N.
    Jill N.January 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a beer/wine while you wait in line. Best fried oysters also great biking trail and view of Minnehaha Falls.
  • Claire G.
    Claire GraupmannSeptember 5, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Fabulous place to stop while biking!
  • Lucy B.
    Lucy BauerAugust 19, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is good. I especially love the fried calamari, fried fish basket, crawfish po' boy, and tilapia tacos.
  • Meg K.
    Meg KnodlJune 20, 2009
    order beer in line and enjoy while you wait!
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableMay 20, 2009
    The fried oyster po' boy sandwich (also known in New Orleans as an oyster loaf), at $12.95, is a delightful study of contrasts of textures and flavors. Read more
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