Nestled in the heart of the warehouse district, Smack Shack tries to transport you to a typical american coastal seafood joint even if the patio is shadowed by fellow old warehouses and tall apartment buildings. Not only does it work but it goes beyond offering great food. You might as well be eating a lobster roll right of the eastern shore. The patio is great and fairly casual but the interior is modern, smart and fun, a far cry from what you’d expect from a place that sells divine fried chicken. That’s just the thing. You can enjoy great comfort food and guilty pleasures along side gourmet delicacy in a fun and sleek atmosphere.
To give you a taste of the range of the menu, I ordered lobster mac and cheese with all its creamy goodness along with a selection of raw oysters. It was quite the combo but it worked and I enjoyed it to the last bite. There are a lot of classic seafood choices but the menu is broad and everyone is bond to fine something appealing from the raw bar and lobster rolls to the southern fried chicken platter and the catfish. There are sandwiches and seafood entries, in addition to plenty of sides and appetizers.
Overall, my experience at Smack Shack was exceptional. Great food, a great atmosphere and something for everyone describes the newly opened North Loop joint. Who knew that you could feel like you’re on the beach in the middle of Minneapolis!
Address: 603 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
There is also a location in Chicago and one coming soon to the airport in Minneapolis.