Skip to main content

Tavern on Grand in St. Paul has one of the best fish sandwiches in the country, according to

The food website released its list of the 12 best fish sandwiches in the country on Thursday, and while Minnesota is about 1,000 miles away from seawater, there's certainly no shortage of lake fish.

“Minnesota is probably not the first place that comes to mind when thinking of seafood, but the land of 10,000 lakes certainly has its own unique freshwater dishes,” the article reads.

“Among the local fish, the walleye or yellow pike, remains one of the most beloved Minnesotan catches.”

Other picks include a salmon cheesesteak from Washington D.C. and a fried codfish sandwich from Maine. 

Follow Bring Me The News on Facebook

Tavern on Grand first opened in 1990, with the sandwich being among its signature dishes. According to its website, it serves more walleye than any other restaurant in the world.

“Here we have been able to bring little known traditional Minnesota Northwoods recipes to the masses, especially the local’s favorite walleye,” the website reads.

“The walleye, Minnesota’s state fish, has been called the best-tasting freshwater fish in North America, if not the world.” 

Next Up


Runways shut down at MSP Airport due to heavy snow

Some spots in the Twin Cities could see up to 8 inches of snow on Tuesday.

Sourced_Q4_229260_A (1)

2PinkSquirrels - making memories with milkshakes

First Time Guests Get BOGO milkshakes starting December 1st and running through December 15th


Government official accused of stealing luggage at MSP Airport

Charges state Sam Brinton stole luggage with its contents valued at over $2,000.

Screen Shot 2022-11-29 at 12.09.28 PM

Developer plans 'modern European' condos for Minnetonka

City planners are set to review a concept plan Thursday.


Expect up to 8 inches in Twin Cities; another snowstorm next week?

The latest from Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.


Northern long-eared bat moved from threatened to endangered list

Populations affected by white-nose syndrome have declined by 97% or more.


Court: Ex-cop who fatally shot Philando Castile had teaching license wrongfully denied

The Court of Appeals sent the application back for reconsideration by the board.



Five Twin Cities restaurant openings to watch in November

A list of restaurant openings, expansions and new spins on old favorites.

Screen Shot 2019-06-10 at 10.41.07 AM

Travel site says Minnesota's 'best sandwich' is found in St. Paul

Saint Dinette makes the best sammies, according to Big Seven Travel.

Screen Shot 2020-11-11 at 10.30.23 AM

Kemps to bring back Gingerbread Man Ice Cream Sandwiches

The St. Paul-based company will also introduce other holiday treats this year.

Screen Shot 2019-09-23 at 1.30.02 PM

St. Paul is home to one of the 'Best Dive Bars in America'

The Arcade Bar has won praise for recent tweaks by its new owners.

Screen Shot 2020-02-04 at 7.34.53 AM

Food Network says MN brewery has one of America's best chicken sandwiches

Quite the accolade for Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub in Minneapolis.