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Forest Lake Restaurant

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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
07:00 - 01:00
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Sun 07:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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Duluth, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The KC BBQ brisket sandwich is excellent (upstairs restaurant)! It's about $9, so about what you'd pay at BK or McD but infinitely better!!! And if you're not on a budget, there's a steakhouse downstairs (I haven't been to it yet, but if the food upstairs is any indication, it must be amazing!).

Thank Kate K
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

When in town, eat with the locals . The best ribs in town. My choice is always the fresh walleye. The strawberry flavored butter and fresh bread are a great compliment to your favorite meal.

Thank Ladonna2014
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The fresh hot bread and strawberry butter was a real treat. Great Ribeye and Shrimp Manicotti on Jennie's birthday...followed by a tasty piece of cheesecake. Cari our waitress was super friendly and loved our experience there! Gregg and Jennie J. Grand Forks, ND Visited July 10, 2016

Thank GreggandJennieJ
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We are locals and eat there often. Occasionally, things aren't as good as they should be. Their response is do you want something else? I don't want to wait for something else to be fixed while my spouse eats alone! I don't want to eat whatever they serve and pay full price for something that isn't good, which I've done... More 

Thank rapids1
Blaine, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

You certainly get your monies worth and will most likely get 2 meals out of one. Servers are so very nice, pleasant, respectful. We will definitely return.

Thank bearmn2007
Ellenboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Nice atmosphere, consistently good food, great service. Ribs are great, steaks are great! I always look forward to this restaurant when in Grand Rapids. Great food, but very "laid back" atmosphere!

Thank makennasma
Saint Charles, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great food in both the bar area and the downstairs restaurant. Frequented by locals for their cuisine.

Thank wlf01
Breezy Point, Minnesota
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

After a wonderful live radio show that the Great Northern Radio Show put on, we all were looking for a steak, well most of us. They have that and more in the lower level of this restaurant. It was a smaller room so the noise wasn't as loud and we could carry on conversations with our friends. The steak was... More 

Thank nannerjammer
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

While some of the food was excellent, the overall service left much to be desired. We are in the dining room section of the restaurant, which has a different menu than the steakhouse. To start, we had a reservation and showed up about five minutes early. We had to wait almost ten minutes past our reservation time to get our... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I went with my brother and his son. We were hungry and the food and service were excellent. I recommend the ribs and my nephew loved the sweet potato fries!

1 Thank George C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?