Restaurant Week is back

MPLS St. Paul Magazine’s Restaurant Week is right around the corner!  July 20-25, participating restaurants will present specially priced meals (lunch, dinner, or both) that showcase their culinary offerings in the local dining scenes.  Lunches are $10/20 and dinner is $15/30, depending on the venue.  Tax, wine, beverages and tip are not included in that price.  Some of the participating restaurants include Boca ChicaBarbette, Coup D’EtatMeritage, Smack Shack, The Oceanaire Seafood Room and many more.  For a full list of participating restaurants and menus offered, click here.  Many of the menus are not up yet but some of the hot spot restaurants may fill up their allotted Restaurant Week reservations before the menus are up.  Therefore, you may want to make a reservation now.

My top pick this time around is the $30 dinner menu from Smack Shack shown below!


  • Fried Calamari with Fresno Peppers and Spicy Aioli

Appetizer (Choose one):

  • Fried Oyster Sliders
  • Pork al Pastor Tacos
  • Lobster Guacamole

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Lobster Roll
  • Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy
  • Leon’s Andouille Sausage Po’ Boy
  • Fried Green Tomato Po’ Boy

Sides (Choose one):

  • Coastal Slaw
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Corn Bread & Honey Butter
  • Seasoned Fries
  • Lobster Mac and Cheese


  • Strawberry Cheesecake with Lemon Marscapone Whip and White Chocolate Ganache