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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, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, 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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stella's Fish Cafe

Loved the food and the service. I would reccommend this place to everyone who wants great seafood and fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
lorirk123
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MN
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved the food and the service. I would reccommend this place to everyone who wants great seafood and fun.

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MN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My wife, daughter and I went to Stella's on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend for an early celebration. The weather was beautiful and we decided to eat on their roof top deck. It was the middle of the afternoon (around 2) and the place was packed. We waited for about 30 minutes for a table and it was worth... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went here on a beautiful evening. If you go, you must sit on the rooftop patio. It makes the whole experience! The placed was super busy on this Saturday evening, but we were surprised at how quickly we were seated. I am picky and thought the food was good, but not mind-blowing. I love cooking and my expectations are... More 

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Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We ate lunch here around 2:30pm, drawn by the (outdoor) rooftop dining option since it was a gorgeous, sunny day. We got seated right away, but tables were packed so tightly, it was as if we were in the same party as the 2 tables closest to us. We heard *everything* the other tables were saying - no privacy. We... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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134 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?