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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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07:00 - 00:00
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Grand Rapids
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 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 from fast food. I highly recommend this very nice local restaurant.

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Cohasset, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 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.

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Thank Dinina48MN
Bismarck
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 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!

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Thank Emily A
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

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Thank CLichtle
St Paul
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 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 great upnorth feel.

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Thank Lulu416
Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 November 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.

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Thank Jim B
Prosper, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 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 been delicious. Get a table by the windows for a nice view of the lake.

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Thank Bobbie C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

For a steak house you would think they could at least get the steaks right. They never refilled our drinks our server was awful. This place has really gone down hill.

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Thank church2014
Mesa, Arizona
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

You know the food will be good when the locals take their guests there. Place was not to loud so easy to visit here and the food was top notch and lots of it

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Minnesota
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The restaurant and bar are excellent. The restaurant has great food and is family friendly but I usually prefer to sit in the bar area. The food and service are great in both areas. However, if I am looking for an excellent meal I always make reservations in the lower level steakhouse. It is a smaller venue but is worth... More 

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Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?