When you visit Grand Marais, MN you feel like you are visiting a coastal town, maybe somewhere out East. You don’t expect a town like this in Northern Minnesota, and it’s a very cool surprise. I can’t believe I had never been there before this past November. I had driven through the town but never stopped to take in all of its charm. Another great surprise was the Dockside Fish Market, where you can get fresh fish and seafood. And I mean FRESH! They actually catch their fish and get it in daily. You can see what their catch of the day is on their website and in their store.
You can also get seafood, which for MN is very fresh! It’s flown in for them. I ordered fish and chips and a side of shrimp cocktail. AND a glass of white wine! It was all so good. (Don’t forget their fresh cheese selection as well!) And the view you can’t beat. It feels very nautical as you sit on the shore of the Great Lake that looks so much like an ocean you can transport yourself easily to the coast.
They have a great menu to order from and a whole deli area of things to buy and take with you. We ended up ordering scallops to go and cooked them up at the resort we were staying at. They were SO GOOD. Of course good preparation for scallops is essential and my brother is a fabulous chef so they turned out just perfect. Quality ingredients is the first step however, and they were quality my friends. We will be going back, I cannot wait!
They are seasonal so be aware of their hours of operation. In the meantime, start planning your trip and check out their website: docksidefishmarket.com