The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big, salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of hand-battered bites and baskets at Mac's Fish & Chips in Saint Paul.
Founded in 1991 by former North Stars forward Tommy McCarthy, Mac's boasts a menu brimming with crispy, golden seafood, chicken, and chips. Order a classic basket of hand-battered fish, made ready-to-order and served over a hot heap of hand-cut chips ($9.15). Stop by on Wednesday or Saturday for a heaping helping of walleye in a classic ($11.99) or value basket ($6.99). Tame your dairy desire with Mac's cheese curds ($2.50), and polish off your meal with a sugary mouthful of cinnamon crispers (two for $1.95). No matter how you opt to gas up your gullet, you and your tablemates will be sure to depart with a keen ability to differentiate chips from chips and french fries from casino currency.
Mac's Fish & Chips
After spending seven seasons with the North Stars, Tom McCarthy finished his NHL career in Boston, but still he couldn't shake his Minnesota roots. In 1991, he transformed an old St. Paul gas station into a full-fledged fish shack. Since taking over the operation, Dan and Tom Flanagan have grown Mac's—the namesake remains—into a restaurant named one of the five best locales for fish and chips by CBS Minnesota, serving hand-battered cuts of fried cod, walleye, and halibut with baskets of hand-cut fries. As plastic lights shaped like walleye hang over the outdoor patio, cooks accompany the meals with sides such as coleslaw, cheese curds, and homemade bites of salt-water taffy, Poseidon's favorite adhesive.
1330 Larpentuer Ave. W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113Get Directions