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Forest Lake Restaurant

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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (15 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

My wife and I stopped for lunch, never having been there before. We had driven by before, and had always noticed cars in the parking lot. I had the German Reuben sandwich, and Sue had shrimp. Both came with a choice of side, and were...More

Thank John K
Reviewed January 24, 2017

We stopped to have breakfast. The food was delicious. We had the stuffed french toast and the ham and eggs. Both were excellent. Price is very reasonable. Service was fast and friendly. We were just passing through the area but if we lived close we...More

Thank suem5268
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We visited the Forest Lake Restaurant on our first visit to Grand Rapids. Our first night was a Monday where the special was all-you-could-eat BBQ ribs. The place was full of what appeared to be large local family groups, all getting the ribs. I decided...More

Thank Adele G
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is a lovely sit-down restaurant with a view of the lake. The food is excellent, especially the walleye. There is also a bar and steak-house level. The service is excellent and the ambiance is soothing for an evening out. It is a lovely change...More

Thank roberthD1938ZZ
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Lunch at Forest Lake Restaurant was a pleasant experience. The lunch menu has very reasonable prices and the selection is very good. The food came quickly and our server was excellent.

Thank Dinina48MN
Reviewed December 14, 2016

My (local) family recommended we meet here for dinner while I was in town for business. The burger & sweet potato fries were good, the atmosphere fun!

Thank Emily A
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Great place to eat in Grand Rapids. Service and food are both good. Right along Highway 2. Nice window options overlooking Forest Lake.

Thank CLichtle
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This was a great find for some drinks and a good meal. The staff was friendly. The food was delicious. The view was scenic. You are able to catch a sports game in tv, too! It is not far from the rink and has a...More

Thank Lulu416
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Forest Lake Restaurant is a regular eating place of mine when I am working in the Grand Rapids area. Pleasant staff and good food. This is my go to place for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed November 10, 2016

This restaurant has been around forever and is known for its great food. When I am visiting the area, we always go here for lunch to get their wild rice soup and dinner in the steakhouse downstairs for a more upscale meal. Everything has always...More

Thank Bobbie C
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I visited Grand Rapids this weekend and ate at Forrest Lake Steakhouse and had the best sirloin tips I've ever had. We attended an 85th birthday and there were 16 in our party and all had a variety of steak, shrimp, prime... More
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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
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail