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Stella's Fish Cafe

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$$$
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1400 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Girard)
+1 612-824-8862
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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 Minneapolis' bus sling Uptown neighborhood. Specializing in accessibly priced super fresh fish & oysters, chef specialties, sushi, pastas and steaks, Stella's serves it all up in a warm & lively setting, devoid of pretension or snootiness. Stella's proudly presents these specials: "Lobster Lover's Sundays" $19.95 gets you a one and a quarter pound whole Maine Lobster! (served a la carte). "Sushi Wednesday": Buy any 2 sushi rolls today and get a FREE Stella roll... "Crab Grab Thursday": One and a quarter pound of Red Alaskan King Crab... Just $19.95 (served a la carte)" Happy Hours with $half price oysters, 2 for 1 taps, rails and house wines.. as well as a great happy hour food selection at amazing prices. 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 City Views. Groups Welcome! 3 Banquet Rooms allow for groups of 20-200 guests. Our banquets offer a unique space, menu and professional staff, your event is a guaranteed success!
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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
Good seafood is not cheap - cheap seafood is not good

Nice place for a special evening. We got seated right away at sunset even though it was very busy. The ambiance was beautiful on the rooftop. We got the Hot Crab Spinach Dip which was good, but not great. Same for the Mac and cheese, which had a beer cheese sauce. The real treat was the seafood. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Nice place for a special evening. We got seated right away at sunset even though it was very busy. The ambiance was beautiful on the rooftop. We got the Hot Crab Spinach Dip which was good, but not great. Same for the Mac and cheese, which had a beer cheese sauce. The real treat was the seafood. We got the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A few of us had lunch on the weekend. Don't expect them to accommodate for special dietary needs. The server refused to offer an alternative to White Bread Buns. Food was okay. But Excessively 'Carb Ridden'. The Meat bites were the best. The "Joint" did have some Mid-Century Charm, so that was pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We try to go to Stella's when time allows. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and tried some Happy Hour Specials. We always have oysters and usually delicious. This time we found lots of shell pieces mixed in with them. They were small and dry. Very disappointed. Expressed dissatisfaction with server and asked if someone new was shucking them.... More 

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Becker, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It's called a fish cafe and there are plenty of fish and seafood choices, but they do have menu items for non-fish lovers, too. The rooftop is amazing. Don't miss out by sitting inside if the weather is good. It's located in the heart of Uptown and the nightlife is so fun, even on a Tuesday. Take the elevator to... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there last Saturday night. It was a busy, bustling place and rather noisy. The service was great but the prices were outrageous! I had the halibut (which looked like less than 3 oz.), 1/2 C. of mashed potatoes and 3 stalks of asparagus for $36! It was tasty but not worth the expense!... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

First timer for my husband and I and we will definitely be back. We first had a drink and some oysters outside on the deck. Great atmosphere and you can definitely see they pack them in for the evenings. We went downstairs for dinner and ordered the lobster roll and a salad with salmon. Both were extremely good! Very fresh... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love this restaurant! The rooftop is amazing. Love the food & the atmosphere. While I have eaten inside Stella's, I do prefer the rooftop in summer. The food is delicious & the waitstaff always so friendly. They also serve my favorite mojito which is a huge plus. Highly recommend the walleye sandwich & their mashed potatoes. A fun place... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Six of us stopped here for lunch on a beautiful afternoon and of course headed for the deck on the third floor. A great place with not too bad of a view. Everyone's food was good. Our waiter was friendly and helpful.. I can recommend the carnitas tacos. Others in the group had the fish and chips. There were no... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ordered the chef's special, lemon herbed salmon, my compliments to the chef, the salmon was prepared perfectly. The service was great, the seating was comfortable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've had the oysters here before and they were awesome, as was the service. This time we stopped in for a quick nosh after being outside at the Uptown Art Fair most of the afternoon. The place was not that busy but it took almost 10 minutes for a server to acknowledge us. We ordered right away and the food... 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: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar is a casual seafood restaurant located in the heart of Minneapolis' bus sling Uptown neighborhood. Specializing in accessibly priced super fresh fish & oysters, chef specialties, sushi, pastas and steaks, Stella's serves it all up in a warm & lively setting, devoid of pretension or snootiness. Stella's proudly presents these specials: "Lobster Lover's Sundays" $19.95 gets you a one and a quarter pound whole Maine Lobster! (served a la carte). "Sushi Wednesday": Buy any 2 sushi rolls today and get a FREE Stella roll... "Crab Grab Thursday": One and a quarter pound of Red Alaskan King Crab... Just $19.95 (served a la carte)" Happy Hours with $half price oysters, 2 for 1 taps, rails and house wines.. as well as a great happy hour food selection at amazing prices. 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 City Views. Groups Welcome! 3 Banquet Rooms allow for groups of 20-200 guests. Our banquets offer a unique space, menu and professional staff, your event is a guaranteed success!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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