IT ALL STARTED WITH A TILEFISH…In 1981 a banker became a fishmonger. After ten years in banking, Suzanne Weinstein briefly worked in the seafood business with a local company and decided to strike out on her own. With a small loan, a used van, a beautiful shipment of some incredible tilefish from a family fishery in Barnegat Light, New Jersey and a generous offer to store the product at a small grocery store in Minneapolis, she founded a wholesale fish business. Four years later, a retail store opened in the Seward neighborhood, then another in St. Paul in 1992.

Coastal Seafoods provides quality fish and seafood to over 200 restaurants and co-ops in the 5 state area. Flying in fish and seafood 6 days a week enables Coastal to always have an amazing variety of over 50 kinds of the freshest fish imaginable. Coastal’s clients include awarding winning restaurants, grocery stores and co-ops. Coastal takes pride in having thousands of loyal retail customers in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Coastal Seafoods would not be what it is today without the participation of many incredibly special people. The staff know everything there is to know about fish and seafood. The expert staff possesses an extraordinary knowledge in all things related to fish and seafood and are always happy to share new recipes and cooking ideas with customers.  The amount of time the current employees have spent at Coastal Seafoods translates to over 200 years of experience! Staff members have written cookbooks, opened their own restaurants, and more.