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Stella's Fish Cafe

1400 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Uptown)
+1 612-824-8862
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Ranked #128 of 1,585 restaurants in Minneapolis
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Price range: $15 - $40
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Uptown
Cross street: Girard
Description: Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar is a casual seafood restaurant located in the heart of Uptown's bussling neighborhood. Specializing in accessibly priced super fresh fish & oysters, chef specialties, pastas and steaks, Stella's serves it all up in a warm & lively setting, devoid of pretension or snootiness. Stella's presents "Lobster Lover's Sundays" with 1 1/4lb. lobsters for only $19.95 and a Friday "Oyster Orgy" Happy Hour with $1 oysters, $5.25 appetizers and 2:1 tap beer, house wine and single pour rail cocktails! Open daily at 11:30am for lunch. Reservations are always accepted for dinner, and don't miss the late night happy hour and bar atmosphere until 2am. Pop up to "On Top Of Stella's" rooftop patio & brand new 360 SkyDeck boasting Minneapolis' Best Skyline View. Groups Welcome! 3 Banquet Rooms allow for groups of 20-200ppl. With a unique menu and professional staff, your event is a guaranteed success!
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66% Recommend
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

There were 3 adolescent girls at the hostess stand who failed to smile or greet us. and when I asked for a quieter table rather than the one we were given by the very noisy bar, we were made to wait 15 minutes even though the place was less than half full. The service was very slow. We did not... More

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Washington, NJ
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My step-son lives in the Twin Cities and he took us to some of his favorite restaurants, one of which is Stella's. He especially likes their happy hour, with the $1 oysters and buy one beer, get a second free. For someone on a budget this is a great deal. We also had the steamed shrimp (large and perfectly cooked),... More

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A delightful restaurant with an interesting rooftop dining area. Great views of the neighborhood from there, but it does not take away from the quality of the food. We all really enjoyed our dinner there, sort of a "special place" for celebrations.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Decided to try Stella's Fish Cafe for lunch one Saturday while in the Uptown area for an art fair. The art fair was so-so, but we were very pleased with Stella's. Being this was our first time here we started out with the peel and eat shrimp and some Blue Point oysters. Both were very, very fresh and tasty. I... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I will preface this review by stating I had an less than ideal experience on my first trip to Stella's - which involved an $85 Groupon for a $180 East Cost Lobster Bake. On that experience, the Lobsters served in the pot were tiny and overcooked. There was no way the food/drink served under the Groupon special was worth anything... More

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Willmar, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had reservations on a Saturday night - it was packed and very busy, but we got in right on time. As an added bonus we got upstairs seating right next to the window so got to people watch. It is a bummer you can't reserve for the rooftop, but understand. We did have a limited mobility person with us... More

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Wheeling, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Located in the Uptown area, Stella's is a great spot for dinner. Roof top seating available. Started with Lobster Bisque and Clam Chowder. Both were good - rate near the top. Enjoyed the Plank Salmon special and the Halibut special. The salmon was served with mashed potato and a large stalk of broccoli. Everything is ala carte. we split a... More

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Cork, Ireland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been to Stella's twice now, once for drinks and appetizer and the second time for lunch. Both times we went to sit on the rooftop which is just amazing when it's sunny out with a little breeze. Staff are attentive and reliable which is also a plus. The appetizer we had, coconut shrimp tasted great - although I... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been wanting to try Stella's for a long time. We were pleased with the rooftop atmosphere and the staff was great. But the food was terrible and overpriced. My husbands walleye was average but my lobster was really bad. We sent it back the first time because it was undercooked and cold. The staff replaced it with a... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had the crab legs, nicely prepared. Other dishes done to order as well. We enjoyed the rooftop atmosphere. Nothing bad to say, though did seem a bit pricey overall...we would go back though.

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