Greatest eats in Downtown Wayzata
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Choosing where to eat is always tough, but these restaurants in Downtown Wayzata will satisfy your cravings. From sushi to malts, these restaurants have everything.
Crisp and Green
With its recent opening this year, Crisp&Green is predicted to call Downtown Wayzata home for many years. Its atmosphere is very aesthetically pleasing, but surprisingly plain, making the colors of the fruits and veggies stand out. The serving style at Crisp&Green is fast and efficient, and can almost be compared to the system Chipotle uses. This gives the customer the ability to pick and choose exactly what they want, starting from the bases of either greens or grains. They have nearly every healthy option under the sun, ranging from different types freshly cut meats, and dressings. Along with their build-your-own menu, they also provide one of their own, advertising their favorite mixes of the foods offered. Crisp&Green is the healthiest restaurant that Wayzata has ever seen, making it appeal much more to the public, and especially to the residents around the area.
Cov is a recent addition to the heart of Downtown Wayzata, making itself one of the few restaurants on Lake Minnetonka to have its own docks behind their location. Cov is easily accessible to boaters at any time of day, and they can dock their boat for free before coming inside to have a meal. Something I quickly realized in my first times eating at Cov was that I wasn’t getting my money’s worth for the food they were serving. Cov is expensive, but the food at this restaurant is only mediocre. Although Cov is known as the gorgeously blue- lit lakeside restaurant, they forgot to mention that it’s also train- track side. The City of Wayzata was built around these train tracks, creating an inconvenience any restaurant attendees. As the train passes by Cov, the entire restaurant begins aggressively shaking and conversation becomes impossible. If customers are seated outside along the back of the restaurant, they are completely exposed to the passing train, which disrupts the atmosphere. Still, the staff at Cov is incredibly pleasant, allowing the experience to still be enjoyable.
Tucked away in the strip mall at the end of Lake Street sits a secret family restaurant that will blow your mind. Most people don’t know it exists because it blends in with the stores around it—but if you do, it’s the only place you’ll ever want to eat again. Maggie’s Family Restaurant is a seat-yourself, sit down restaurant that serves breakfast, dinner, everything in between. They’re known for being the mastermind behind the perfect pizza and wide variety of malts they offer. It’s so easy for customers to eat there regularly, because there’s so much on the menu, making it hard to order the same meal twice. Maggie’s has sat in its secret corner for years and will sit there for many more. Their pizza isn’t going anywhere.
Sakana vs Sushi Fix
The two designated sushi restaurants of Downtown Wayzata have always been Sakana and Sushi Fix. Competing around the same price point and upscale ambiance, the two have gained mixed opinions on which one has what the other doesn’t. I’ve always been confused about the hype surrounding Sakanda—the meat never tastes as fresh as Sushi Fix’s, and in my experience, Sakana has encountered problems of mixing up reservations and running out of rice in the kitchen. Sushi Fix brings up the rear of the strip mall in Downtown Wayzata, giving Sakana the advantage of looking across Lake Minnetonka. But everyone knows that you can’t make sushi without rice.