Would we go back:
12401 Wayzata Blvd
• Crispy fried shrimp rolls with cucumber chili dipping sauce $7.95 (shared)
• Tom’s crab cake blt sandwich with fries and slaw $10.95
• World’s smallest banana split $2.95
I can easily see why the Lakeshore Grill is a popular spot in the Macy's at Ridgedale. One there are not many other options in the mall. Second they keep their prices reasonable and the food tastes fine.
The fried shrimp rolls were the highlight of the meal, they were fresh and tasty. The crab cake sandwich was good mainly because it was hard to beat the price especially since it came with fries and slaw for the price of one crab cake elsewhere. I really loved the idea of the world's smallest banana split, it was the perfect size to get a taste of dessert without a huge amount of calories and for a nice sized price as well.
Overall, I would not go out of my way to go there, but if I was famished and in Ridgedale, I would not hesitate to stop in.
• Ribs with espresso bbq sauce with fries and slaw $13.50
• Lemon sorbet $3.50
When we went to the Lakeshore Grill in Macy's at the Ridgedale Mall, I was hoping we would find a hidden gem. Instead, we found what I would call cheap food at cheap prices.
The crispy shrimp egg rolls were good. They were served with a spicy green chile dipping sauce that was quite good. The outside was really crispy and the egg rolls arrived piping hot. The price was a little high, most egg rolls are priced below $5 at Asian restaurants, and it was out of step with the rest of the menu - entrees were mostly under $15.
The ribs were dry, tough, and tasteless. I don't expect Rooster's or Lee and Dee's, but I hoped for better. The espresso barbecue sauce didn't do anything for me, either. The 'seasoned' French fries tasted pretty good, but I couldn't tell what the seasoning was exactly. The cole slaw was nothing special.
I would try the Lakeshore Grill for a light lunch or a sandwich, but avoid the entrees. Then again, I would much rather try the Origami to see if it's as good as the downtown location.
March 31, 2007
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