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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 #137 of 1,579 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $15 - $40
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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65% Recommend
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English first
Wheeling, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Charleston, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dinning with friends in private dinning room. Food was good but a little pricey. Service was fair, could have been better. Overall good evening with friends.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have eaten at Stella's several times when we are in the uptown area of Minneapolis. If possible, we always eat on the roof - great atmosphere! The drinks and food are a bit pricey, but we have always received good service, fine drinks, and great food!

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Eden Prairie
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Wow what a great dining experience. My husband, daughter and I went to celebrate birthday and anniversary. We had: scallops, crab stuffed salmon and sword fish steak. All three dinners so good not a morsel of anything left on our plates. (Didn't lick them but wanted to). It's been a long time since we had perfect service and a perfect... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been here many times for oysters on happy hour. They're usually good, sometimes they're not. I've been here twice for dinner, and will not do so again. The whole restaurant seems more like a college party place than a restaurant. It seems most people here are drinking. The food is not the focus, it is quite average. The fried... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

$1 oysters and 2 for 1 drinks during happy hour (3-6pm). Great patio. After happy hour I had the pan seared scallops and asparagus. Sooooo good! Will be back next time I'm in town.

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San Francisco, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We arrived in Minneapolis early afternoon from SF. We decided to have lunch Uptown & try Stella's. It was 2pm & we were starving. My boyfriend requested a table close to the bar area. The bartender came over & took my order of oysters. 10-15 minutes came by & nothing. So BF looks for someone & finds the manager. She... More

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