At the Paddy Shack you can get its fish sandwich (called the Fishwich) with either cod or walleye, but because we’re good little Minnesotans, we like to go with the walleye. The beer batter is perfectly light, yet crispy enough, and the whole thing is served with gooey cheese, shredded lettuce, and a delicious tartar sauce. And should you be on one of those weird low-carb diets, you can just get the walleye as part of the fish & chips. Then again, it's still fried fish, so maybe that low-carb diet isn't so low... sandwich or not.
This might be the most humble walleye sandwich on our list. But seriously, do not count it out, because it’s definitely one of the best. While it may come served on a dry white bun with only a few pickles and a lemon wedge, the fish is perfectly cooked, and the batter is absolutely spot-on. You also have your choice between a traditional tartar sauce or the special key lime jalapeño tartar sauce. Both are really good, and it was very hard to pick a favorite, so you’ll just have to keep on going back and try them both enough times to come to an appropriate conclusion on your own.
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Keane Amdahl is a veteran Twin Cities food writer and freshwater fish connoisseur. Follow him and his fishy adventures on Twitter @FoodStoned.