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Stella's Fish Cafe

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1400 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Girard)
+1 612-824-8862
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar is a casual seafood restaurant...
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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  • 52
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family dinner

Always a great time at Stella's. However, sometimes their entrees miss the mark, just a bit. Apps are outstanding, and oysters are always wonderful! Noisy place on a Friday night, but we knew this ahead of time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
empress1950
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Had the peel and eat shrimp (yummy and always so tender) and mussels for an appetizer. Usually love the mussels, not so much this time. They were very rubbery and almost slimy. Let 1/2 of them go uneaten. Had the Ribeye for dinner. Loved the cajun seasoning I had them put on it but ordered it medium rare and it... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Always a great time at Stella's. However, sometimes their entrees miss the mark, just a bit. Apps are outstanding, and oysters are always wonderful! Noisy place on a Friday night, but we knew this ahead of time.

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Edina, Minnesota
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208 reviews 208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

For a chain, this place turns out reliably good food in huge portions. It is often bustling and can be pretty noisy - even upstairs where we usually ask to sit. On our most recent visit I had one of my favorites - coconut shrimp which comes with your choice of sides plus coleslaw. I'm a pretty big eater yet... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wow!!!! This place was awesome. I am from DC and I was looking for some cheap oysters and this place not only had $.89 oysters on Friday (half off any other day for hh) but they had 2 for 1 drinks and some for call also. Their hh menu is amazing! We had the fried pickles which were the best... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We've had lunch at Stella's several times and the food was always excellent - fantastic fresh seafood. However, we went for Easter brunch and were disappointed. The "crankcase" tasted like fishcakes, green beans and potatoes were cold. The worst was when I asked for a serving spoon for the fresh fruit and was told to use the tongs -- the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We love Stella's!! We had the best waiter, Noah! We will be back for sure and request his section!!!!!

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Washington DC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you MUST travel to Minneapolis in the winter time and you are forced to go out, then make the trip worth your while. Go to Stella's Fish Cafe in Uptown Minneapolis. As is often the case when I visit a restaurant with multliple seafood options, I sought the advice of our server. She was incredibly helpful and very knowledgable.... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Really liked the atmosphere in this place and the oysters were fresh. Real good oyster deals during happy hour as well.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We tried Stella's again after the owner emailed me immediately when I wrote about my first experience. The second time the food was wonderful. Lobster tail and swordfish! May have been an off night the first time, but will definitely go back. I was impressed how quickly the owner got back with me. That says a lot for sure!

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Rice Lake, WI
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our first visit to Stella’s. We made reservations online (which was quick and easy), and upon arrival were seated at a comfortable booth upstairs. What we loved: champagne mussels, jalapeno cornbread and blackened swordfish. What was good but not rave-worthy: clam chowder soup, scallops over hash, and warm brownie batter with vanilla ice cream. The staff was energetic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    (Girard)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Uptown
  • Neighborhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-824-8862

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?