Editor’s note: Alaska Eatery is now closed.
Similar to the Oceanaire Seafood Room in terms of offering fresh, hearty seafood options to an upscale clientele, but less concerned with offering an East Coast oyster house / lobster shack vibe, and more dedicated to wild game and fire-grilled seafood. Alaska Eatery is expensive (most entrees hover around $25-$30), well thought through and a thoroughly professional operation that puts a premium on making its customers feel comfortable.
Like Manny’s Steakhouse, although the check is big, the servers take care to offer friendly, unpretentious help to diners, who can relax in a lodge-like setting complete with mounted animal heads and a real fireplace. A Hemingway-esque man’s man vibe permeates the room, making it a solid choice for gruff uncles and small-town relatives seeking something classy and celebratory yet familiar.
BEST BET: The Fire Grilled Alaska King Crab Legs must surely rank among the best seafood entrees sold in the state of Minnesota. Absolutely worth a try, for seafood lovers and unconverted skeptics alike.
Alaska Eatery and Glacier Bar
6501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Seafood in St. Louis Park
OWNER/CHEF: Taher / Josh Hedquist
RESERVATIONS/RECOMMENDED?: Yes and Yes for Weekends
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN: Barely and No
ENTREE RANGE: ($17-40)