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Forest Lake Restaurant

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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here many times but finally gave up. Our last meal was a breakfast that took 45 minutes to get and was cold. They get a good crowd but we don't get it. I would recommend Pickled Loon or 17th Grill.

Thank wornoit
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to celebrate. We ate downstairs and apparently its "The place" to go in Grand Rapids, or at least it use to be. It was the very first place we checked out when we moved to the area. The atmosphere is very dated downstairs, but that could be played off as a little nostalgic, however it missed the... More 

Thank max1021031
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here since I was a kid for family gatherings and the food and ambience has never let me down.

Thank histgeek17
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We ate here on 3/27/2017. There was hardly anybody in the place. I hadn't been here for a while. The downstairs steakhouse is only open on weekends now. The server was awesome, it was just the good was not up to where it should be. Some of my vegetables were cold, like they had been microwaved unevenly. Caesar salad was... More 

Thank happy_mom_with_kids
Duluth, Minnesota
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Our lunch at Forest Lake was somewhat disappointing. However - the fabulous dessert erased the disappointing lunch memories! The burger ordered was tasty - but I do not recommend the Prime Rib open-face sandwich (a "favorite" which the menu indicated). The meat tasted old, and the edges were excessively blackened and tough. It came as a slab (on two slices... More 

Thank BobandMunda
Bonfield, IL
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We've been eating at this fabulous restaurant for years. Note that there are two different areas to choose from when you eat here. The upstairs is a little more laid back with choices like hamburgers, sandwiches and a few more expensive items. Downstairs is the STEAKHOUSE! Of course this is where we usually go if we want a real good... More 

Thank O9522STcarols
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Good food (coconut shrimp, steak, burger) and great prices. The staff is very nice and it was a delicious dinner. Can't wait to go back!

Thank bric_0419
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We recently had a large family gathering (23 people) for breakfast at Forest Lake Restaurant. The food was great, the atmosphere was friendly, and the service was exceptional. It was a great place to visit with family and I think we plan to make it a yearly tradition.

Thank auntierah
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is your best value with great options for casual and fine dining with a main floor dining area and lower level steakhouse that offers a more elaborate dining experience. The food options vary and include Elk burgers as well as offering seasonal specials such as fresh Halibut. Owners are actively involved in the business and value quality friendly service.

Thank Don E
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Our team was in Grand Rapids for a hockey tournament last weekend. Since this had high ratings five families stopped here for dinner on Friday night. This place has a great selection of food and all but one enjoyed what they ate. Instead of bringing pizzas back to the hotel we ate here again on Saturday night and had 10... More 

Thank Jody F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-326-3423

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