25 all-you-can-eat fish fries around the Twin Cities

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It's that time of year when restaurant deep-fryers are going full tilt on Fridays.
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LITTLE Oven is the best.
Great pizza, Cheap but good steak dinners they
have it all. Very small but very good
JP - St Paul

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Don wrote:
All you have to do is come to Wisconsin any Friday night during the year for fish fries. Almost any corner bar, cafe or other restaurant has Friday niigt fish fries. Be sure to allow plenty of time. Many of them are very busy. It is quite traditional in Wisconsin to go out for fish on Friday nights. You can get walleye, perch, cod haddock, bluegills, etc.
Having moved from WI to MN, that was one of the biggest differences we noticed. The further east in Wisconsin you go the more common are the fish frys - all year. Door County down to Milwaukee was settled by a substantial Catholic population which kept the fish on Friday tradition. In fact, you'll even find some Italian, Mexican, and pizza places in Wisconsin adding a fish fry on Friday nights. The other difference is that while Cod is more common in MN, in eastern WI, you'll see Lake Perch on the menu. And something like catfish, fairly common in communities along the Mississippi River, is practically unheard of in eastern WI. It's kind of fun to see what people eat in different parts of the country.
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jct wrote:
Went to Deans last year. IT WAS AWFUL !!
Deans has been a great place for years, they have new owners and are trying to revamp the place. Meanwhile they are loosing the 'neighborhood friendliness and comfort'
I strongly disagree!! Deans was neglected and the new owners have BROUGHT BACK the neighborhood friendliness and comfort of a local tavern. All us locals love it, so maybe you should give it another try instead of bashing some place anonymously.
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LITTLE Oven is the best.
Great pizza, Cheap but good steak dinners they
have it all. Very small but very good
Their pizza sucks.
Tom Van Putten

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The South St. Paul VFW is great ... if you like incredibly long lines and the largest collection of obese slobs you'll ever see in one place. Honestly, it's a wonder the earth doesn't slip out of its orbit. Don't know if the smoking ban extends to VFWs, but the last time I was there you needed an oxygen to breathe. Yep, the food is decent, but blech!
Obese, drunk slobs !!
Tom Van Putten

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Hah wrote:
<quoted text>Burns & 61. NW quadrant.
Bring a gun and a can of mace.
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Tom Van Putten wrote:
<quoted text>Bring a gun and a can of mace.
Just had the fish there tonight. Nothing wrong with the place or location . Right accross from Mounds Park. The fish was really good.
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LITTLE Oven is the best.
Great pizza, Cheap but good steak dinners they
have it all. Very small but very good
I ate there once. The food was mediocre at best. The pork chops were tough and cut with the grain. The cheesesteak sandwich had little steak in it. To top it off, while I was struggling to both push my mother's wheelchair out the door and hold the door open, two female employees were chatting with each other at the hostess area not 8 feet away and did not assist us with the door.
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Saint Paul, MN

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Worst experience ever at Deans on Rice. The beer was warm and flat. The fish took 40 minutes for the 2nd request. Never again!
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Saint Paul, MN

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Mar 1, 2010
 
Visa wrote:
It's not all you can eat really, but....Give me that filet - o - fish, give me that fish.
Great.... now that stupid song is in my head.
Charlies

Saint Paul, MN

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Mathew wrote:
<quoted text> Where is Obb's? Thanks
Obb's Sports Bar - St. Paul
Burns Ave. at Point Douglas Rd.
Just West of Hwy 61.
Indian Mounds Park Area.
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I strongly disagree!! Deans was neglected and the new owners have BROUGHT BACK the neighborhood friendliness and comfort of a local tavern. All us locals love it, so maybe you should give it another try instead of bashing some place anonymously.
I'll give it another try next Friday. We stopped by for a drink in early Dec. and vowed never to go back AWFUL SERVICE and DRINK (how can a run and coke be so awful!)(we live near and have occassioned Deans for the last 30 years) but we'd REALLY like them to improve and succeed. Not bashing them - but saying how it is.
Tom Van Putten

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Its still the same crap hole. Nothing has changed. Was there last nite. Horrid!!
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Mar 11, 2011
 
Lisa wrote:
Worst experience ever at Deans on Rice. The beer was warm and flat. The fish took 40 minutes for the 2nd request. Never again!
I've had that experience to at Deans. Long wait to get an order. I've gone there at 10 AM for breakfast. Maybe 3 people in the place. Over 30 minute wait. Cook is busy, I was told. Huh, how can that be? There is only 3-4 people here...

Maybe they hired that drunk that holds up a sign, "will work for food"...

Today, I got the Cubs Belly Buster and brought it home. Was a 5 minute wait to get my order in. But that's not bad, compared to the over 45 minutes I had to wait to get to bad chili dogs at Deans...
Like Rum at times

Saint Paul, MN

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boo hoo wrote:
(how can a run and coke be so awful!)
By not using a good Rum. I've bought a bottle cheaper then Bacardi, and will not do that again...
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The last thing overweight Minnesotans need is list of places to stuff their pie holes.
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Mar 17, 2012
 
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