Biz Lunch: St. Paul Fish Co.

St. Paul Fish Co.
The East Coast-style Lobster Roll is one of the best selling items on the menu. St. Paul sources its fish from across the U.S., including Florida, Washington and Alaska. Credit: St. Paul Fish Co.

St. Paul Fish Co.

Address: 6200 W. Mequon Road, Mequon
Website: stpaulfish.com
Cuisine: Seafood
Chef: Kyle Woppert
Mood: Fun and casual
Pricing: Lunch entrees $8.95 – $15.95; Dinner entrees $14.95 – $25.95

Milwaukee-based St. Paul Fish Co. recently expanded into the North Shore with a new seafood market and restaurant at Mequon’s newly developed Spur 16 mixed-use project, which includes the Mequon Public Market, luxury apartments and townhomes.

Husband-and-wife duo Tim and Mary Beth Collins started the business in 2005 as one of the original tenants at the Milwaukee Public Market in the Historic Third Ward. Fourteen years later, that corner space has grown “organically,” they said, with an additional table seating area and a sidewalk palapa bar, but the restaurant was ready to expand beyond its 50-seat capacity.

A former canning factory, St. Paul’s Mequon location is much more spacious, with seating for about 160 diners including its full-service bar. Diners enter the restaurant through its front-of-house fish market, which sells a seasonal selection of fresh seafood shipped in four to five times per week.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.