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Stella's Fish Cafe

1400 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2640
+1 612-824-8862
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (64 reviews)
“lobster bake” (23 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
11:30 - 23:45All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1400 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2640
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Stella's almost ten years ago and remembered the walleye, so when I came back to Minneapolis I made a second visit. The decor is a lot different than I remembered; this time we sat at a table on a nice rooftop deck. The...More

Thank Shannone J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about 2 in the afternoon. They were not busy but there were several tables. The service was a little slow but fortunately we were not in a hurry. I had the coconut shrimp which was served on a bed of fries. The portion...More

Thank trudioo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and good food. I had the salmon, which was grilled perfectly, with asparagus and mashed potatoes- both of which were delicious. Extremely noisy, but what fish house isn't? Use the valet parking unless you know the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis well.

Thank Robert B
John G, Guest Relations Manager at Stella's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in and enjoying the exciting atmosphere here! We value your input.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fun spot. Patio was quite busy, despite missing typical lunch time (2ish). Service, while maybe not up to the speed some reviewers would like, wasn't a problem to us. If I'm on a patio, I don't always expect the quickest of service from...More

Thank Cornflake81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was not very good. The food made up for it some. Every table around us sat after us and received food and some situations were done before we got our food. Only four of us and two were kids meals. The food was very...More

Thank snj1027
John G, Manager at Stella's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in! We try to make everyone's visit a great one. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jenna was ahhhhmazing. Drinks were full. Food courses were perfectly timed. Despite her long day and busy tables we felt like we were her only table! Will definitely be back.

Thank Marissa B
John G, Manager at Stella's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled you had a great visit and hope you come back and see us again, soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came up from Rochester to experience the hype of Stella's!! It lived up to it! Our server Jenna was amazing! Fast, super friendly and checked on us a lot! Great job, we will be back!!

Thank Marcel B
John G, Manager at Stella's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words, it is because of your comments we do what we do and try to do it better every day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was fantastic. The view and ambiance made us want to stay for hours, and the service provided by Noah made it especially memorable. Swordfish was the best we've ever had.

Thank Vicki M
John G, Manager at Stella's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are proud of our rooftop and ar happy you enjoyed it with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the weather was somewhat warm, we found sitting on the rooftop totally delightful. To start with, the four of us shared a spinach and crab dip with drinks. I ordered a tasty purple mojito, which I made last for the whole lunch since our...More

Thank Rickinaustin
John G, Manager at Stella's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words! Come back soon. You make our job fun.

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Nice fresh oysters, pan seared to perfection scallops, fresh sushi rolls and topped of with ice cream for dessert. Top of the roof top seating along with roof top seating and the main floor for dining. Valet parking but car ramp parking directly across the...More

Thank Mars1964
John G, Manager at Stella's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the input, we are happy you came and enjoyed your visit!

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17 May 2017|
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Response from 22lynn22 | Reviewed this property |
There's a ramp about half a block away.
Cory H
25 June 2016|
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Response from Pamela R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they still have it on Thursdays for $19.95.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-824-8862
  • E-mail
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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