Bait & Hook: Our Pick for a Destination Seafood Eatery

Urban city centers and trendy suburbs are no longer the only hubs for great dining. Acclaimed restaurants are popping up all over Minnesota, in small towns and rural areas. And locals aren’t their only customers—foodies from the metro are embracing the chance for a beautiful drive in the country or an overnight vacation. One of our current favorite destinations? Bait & Hook seafood bar in Cokato, Minn. (less than an hour’s drive from Minnetonka). The eatery features fresh fish and seafood, from raw-bar options like oysters to casually delicious street tacos. There’s local beer on tap, too. Hop in the car for a destination date night; Bait & Hook is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.