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Sandcastle on Nokomis

kevin47 | | Jul 24, 2013 05:45 PM

Wife and I paid a visit

First of all, really nice view, so long as you aren't having alcohol (we weren't). The beer garden is a bit more secluded. This is a great place for families.

The food was hit and miss. Really enjoyed the sweet pea falafel wrap and the Nokomis dog. Both had abundant, fresh, summery flavors.

The cheese curds were a bit cold (timing with the other food items might have been an issue). Certainly competent, but the dipping sauce (caesar in our case) did nothing to elevate it.

The ceviche struck me as possibly the gazpacho recipe with the addition of seafood. At any rate, the seafood was rubbery across the board. Not a good dish.

The fry bread with bison was a strong idea. The bread was absolutely delicious, but the buffalo was under-seasoned and oddly greasy. There is potential there, though, I think.

I should note that the food is dirt cheap and the portions generous. By my lights, this place is already delivering at a higher level than the other newfound, waterside establishments, and the venue couldn't be better.

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