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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 30
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic Fish & Friendly Folks!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Ntreeg
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Washington DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed it very delicious meal this afternoon at Stella Fish Café in Uptown Minneapolis.The experience was made most pleasurable by our fantastic waiter, Noah. Noah has an amazing memory and remembers what you want, even when you forget to ask for it. The signature swordfish is an entrée I would order again. My son's firecracker sushi roll was dynamite!... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For one reason or another we hadn't dined at Stella's in quite some time. I think the parking situation had something to do with it. Be that as it may, we had an excellent lobster dinner. We went for a late lunch/early dinner and it was quite nice. Seated in a booth the atmosphere and ambiance was enjoyable. We opted... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We arrived at Stella's before our revervation so we could enjoy happy hour at the bar. Beers were cheap and the oysters were half off, we had the blue points and they were probably some of the best I have had. Granted I have not had them very many times. These were so delicious I actually chewed them instead of... More 

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Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Stella's for the first time for my Birthday.They have valet parking which was super convient. The first table we sat at we were all cold (draft coming from somewhere) but they moved us right away and no problem. Our waitress was great!! We had muscles, sushi and oysters. The muscles had the best cream sauce I have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The boyfriend and I went on Friday night for the Valentine's Special. Things we liked: Clam Chowder, Crab Cake Balls, Crab Legs, Brownie Batter dessert. Also, our server! Things that were just okay: Lobster Bisque and Peel and Eat Shrimp. Things we did not like: The lobster! Our working theory is that it was very overcooked? I grew up on... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Fun restaurant and bar with great seafood.. the Salmon with wasabi is OUT of this world! You can taste the freshness in all the fish that I have tried! Great service but always busy and packed so not a super romantic atmosphere!

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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: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions

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