Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar

Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stellasfishcafe.com/
  • Phone: (612) 824-8862
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 days a week:
    11:30am for Lunch Menu
    4:00pm for Dinner Menu

    Serving late: Kitchen open until Midnight on the Weekends! Bar closes at 2am.

    Oyster Orgy: Fridays 3pm-6pm $1 Oysters, $5.25 appetizers. 2-for-1 Rail Drinks, Tap Beer and House Wine. Buy one, get one for a buck on all single pour call cocktails.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Rasmussen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Available. Custom Menus and Professional Staff. Contact the Events Line: 612.455.1273 (Nicole Turner)
  • Entertainment: "On Top Of Stella's" Rooftop Patio & Brand New 360 SkyDeck Dining
    Boasting Minneapolis' Best Skyline View!!
  • Special Events: Finally an alternative to the Elk's Lodge. . .

    Stella's offer's four event spaces including the brand new 360 SkyDeck. No room charges just simple food and beverage minimums. Work one on one with our friendly staff, we offer all the amenities of Downtown in the heart of Uptown. Celebrate life's moments big and small at Stella's.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Girard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available 7-Days a week, starting at 5pm
A word from Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar is a casual seafood restaurant located in the heart of Uptown's bussling neighborhood.

Specializing in accessibly priced super fresh fish & oysters, chef specialties, pastas and steaks, Stella's serves it all up in a warm & lively setting, devoid of pretension or snootiness. Stella's presents "Lobster Lover's Sundays" with 1 1/4lb. lobsters for only $19.95 and a Friday "Oyster Orgy" Happy Hour with $1 oysters, $5.25 appetizers and 2:1 tap beer, house wine and single pour rail cocktails!

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 Skyline View.

Groups Welcome! 3 Banquet Rooms allow for groups of 20-200ppl. With a unique menu and professional staff, your event is a guaranteed success!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (96)special occasion (91)good for groups (89)fit for foodies (82)hot spot (78)neighborhood gem (62)scenic view (50)vibrant bar scene (50)romantic (35)great for lunch (25)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (11)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Awesome Service!
    Jules
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The Customer experience is key to the manager--James. Amy and Noah are friendly, engaging and entertaining--good people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The dinner of the century
    teddyVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We had the lobster bake. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. I would recommend this to anyone who likes seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marychachaVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The food was very good. The Lobster bisque really was exceptional. Our server was informative and friendly and is what is now in vogue is to take the bottle of wine home. Nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as we remember
    NonVegansVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    For one reason or another we hadn't dined at Stella's in quite some time. I think the parking situation had something to do with it. Be that as it may, we had an excellent lobster dinner. We went for a late lunch/early dinner and it was quite nice. Seated in a booth the atmosphere and ambiance was enjoyable. We opted for the hash browns as a side and took a lot home and enjoyed them the next day. The wine prices were a little high but not objectionable. I think the next time we go we'll try the Lobster bake for two, which appears to be an excellent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great seafood!!
    cjdan
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food is excellent. It's expensive for my budget so I would not go all of the time, however, they have an extensive seafood menu and if you are looking for seafood here in mpls this is the place to go. I will go back again to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lobster Sunday!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had the special whole Maine lobster for under $20.00 (Sunday) and it was fabulous! Out of a party of 7, 6 of us enjoyed the wonderful flavor of a Maine lobster! Our waitress was attentive and professional. She made my sister's birthday celebration the topping on the cake (so to speak...) Would definitely recommend the Sunday lobster special!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    MMayer
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    All four of us really enjoyed our meal! Everything was very fresh!! The service was great! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some Good, some not
    Roger
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First the good: Drinks are generous, Five of six diners loved their entre. The edamame was great. Next,the not so good: Although the wait staff was attentive they forgot to bring me the oysters I ordered and forgot to bring ginger-ale our teetotaler friend ordered. The steak stuffed with crab and blue cheese dinner was awful. The blue cheese overwhelmed whatever crab was included and the meat was "gummy". Yuck. Given that the five other diners liked their meals and didn't mind the loud noise I'll just write-off my meal as a poor choice on my part and give them another try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special night
    dontgetoutmuch
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We don't get out much, so we are somewhat easy to impress. Overall, we had a great time at Stella's. Our server was very good and was happy to answer all of our questions and give recommendations when we asked. The food was really good. The champagne mussels were delicious. The Gorgonzola bread was tasty. The blue point oysters were great, but the highlight of the meal was the sushi. There was good energy at Stella's and we had a good time. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Bake
    Alby
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We got the lobster bake dinner for 2, it was fantastic. The service was great as well. We would go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME LOBSTER
    Michella
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My husband & I both said it was the best lobster we had in a long time. It was fabulous. Also, our server, NOAH, was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sea food dinner value prices
    Chris2396
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Greated at the door by the manager We were offered a lobster bake at a discount price Enjoyed the wine and oysters This is a great place to take a group on business or a family as well
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Fantastic place to go. Love the lobster bisque. Can't wait to go back. Nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stella's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My husband and I had never been to Stella's before. It was fabulous!!! It is a place we definitely will go again. We had the waiter named "Noah" - he was the best waiter we have ever had. He explained everything. He really knows the menu, he answered our questions thoroughly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 38th ANNIVERSARY DINNER
    CANTWAITTOGOBACK
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    WE LOOKED AROUND FOR A PLACE WE LIKED BETTER THEN STELLA'S FOR OUR SPECIAL DINNER DATE AND COULDN'T FINE ONE. WE DIDN'T WANT TO SETTLE, SO WE MADE RESERVATIONS, WERE SETTED AS SOON AS WE ARRIVED, SERVER WAS GREAT, AND THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL. WE BOTH SAW THINGS WE'D LIKE TO TRY FOR DINNER WHEN WE RETURN AGAIN. JUST A GREAT NIGHT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant+Excellent Service
    MonkeyBill
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time here and it was everything we had been told. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply amazing.
    Lex87x
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Girlfriend and I went there for the first time and loved it. The whole meal was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The ambiance and noise level was great from 7:30 to about 10 for a date but then it got really loud when the music started and turned into a place to come for drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic fish!
    Betsy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I went to Stella's Fish Cafe for dinner and we all had wonderful meals. I had blackened swordfish with garlic mashed potatoes that was perfectly cooked with a crisp blackened crust and succulent center. My husband had a shrimp pasta dish that he loved. One of my friends had the crab platter and had fun devouring it. We ordered the champagne mussels which are a must have. They're served in a garlicky broth that is one of the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonably priced
    Nick3VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Seafood which was excellently prepared. Great server - a real pro
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal and setting
    BillyV
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had the lobster for two with wine. It was fantastic, the service was excellent, and the ambience was very nice. It was a very pleasurable dining experience, one that I would definitely like to experience again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth It
    Dzawacki
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Second time I've been to Stella's and I wasn't disappointed. I tried something new, and it wasn't to my tastes but it still was cooked very well. I'm a huge fan of the blackened swordfish (though I wish the blue cheese butter would be scooped on the side as it can overpower the fish). Will return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will give Stella's a 2nd chance
    DBC55438
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We took a large group (10) to Stella's, not knowing it was Restaurant Week. Service was good, Front of the house was efficient and friendly, seating was comfortable, and the atmosphere was energetic, but not so loud you couldn't talk. One really positive thing is that the staff was well trained on how to accommodate one of our friends that is highly-allergic to shellfish!! Eight of us had the Restaurant Week "four course special". The other two really enjoyed their meal. Enough said... All in all, there were plenty of positives that will take us back there for a second chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissatisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have been there one other time and the food was good.this last time the food was very different.it was so spicy two of us could not eat it.same meal. Both times.we spent 160.00.for a family celebration it was not a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food; slow service
    GLEP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was very good; the waiter was friendly and made good suggestions. We could see him hurrying from table to table; obviously understaffed as we waited 40 minutes before a drink order was taken and another long wait before the food order was taken. The noise level was high, making conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nerdgrl
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This time, we were at Stella's for Restaurant Week. I'm glad we had reservations! For the first time we sat upstairs and the noise level was quite acceptable. The food, as always, was wonderful; great seafood. Stella's is one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    cfresh
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I elected Stella's for a restaurant week lunch with friends. Restaurant week includes an appetizer and dessert with your lunch. Usually there are a few selections in each category to select. The only appetizer offered was a clam chowder which I love but they ruined it by putting bacon in it. I do not eat bacon. On the dinner menu for restaurant week they offer either the clam chowder or the lobster bisque so I asked the waiter for a substitute. He not only said no but was extremely rude about it to the point I wondered why I wasted my time selecting Stella's for my treat out during restaurant week. He ruined what should have been a nice lunch out. The should have two options or offer an alternative if someone has a diet restriction.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seat placement
    TRIMURMEAT
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our service was great being we had 18 in our group. The only thing was we were seated and about an 45 minutes into the night we were advised they have a DJ and he would be setting up right in front of us about 5 feet away. This made it rather loud to hold a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kagles
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I'd never been to Stella's before. I love it's industrial look and atmosphere. Food was great, service was great. Prices a bit high for what I am used to but I'm not sure I am used to similar places. Over all, great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the best seafood in MPLS
    nancyg
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food - good deals! Friendly staff! Love coming to Stellas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valet/Food
    2Timer
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It took forever for the valet to assist us. But the food & atmosphere was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    nguye092
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our server was kind enough to replace my order when I accidentally spilt my beer in my walleye dish. I knew it would be a wait since we were there around happy hour and the place was filling up fast. But I was pleasantly surprised when my replacement order came within 10 minutes of notifying our server of the situation. Thank you to our server, Michael, he exceeded our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic East Coast Seafood
    Tiffany
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My husband and I went to Stella's for our anniversary. Being in Uptown, I thought it was more stylish than not so my husband wore a suit and I wore a party dress. We were quite overdressed but it didn't bother us (wear jeans and a tee and you'll be just fine). We spent some time in Maine last summer and ate Lobster dinners a lot. We were pleased with how true to form Stella's was to that experience! The lobster bisque was fantastic - as was everything!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobsterific
    VZdineVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I had the lobster special at Stella's on Sunday. The lobster was delicious and perfectly prepared. All the food was great, as was the service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience, overall
    DBlmgntn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I checked out Stella's for the first time last weekend, celebrating our wedding anniversary with a special deal with had purchased. The place was nice, service was warm and attentive. The seafood was good, but was not hot -- lobster not cooked all the way through, a bit rubbery. The broth it was served in was very hot, and very tasty. Just thought they main food would be hotter and more tender. I was charged a high-end price for a bit of an average meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very cool place
    Foodmama
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was fantastic and inventive. Very cool bar-type feel, lots of people coming in for just drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food and service!! Would highly recommend. Appreciated the valet service very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh seafood
    Eater
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had some of the freshest oysters we've had in the Twin Cities. Overall our seafood dishes were tasty and well prepared .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey for sub-average food/service
    Chaser
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Maybe this was an off night but server was forgetful and food was very overdone. Halibut was dry and dense and accompanying roasted vegetables were burned beyond recognition. Spouse did not want to take time to complain thinking another meal would take too long. Disappointed...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    UPgirlz
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Been to Stella's many times and each and every time it is Superb ! Food, service, atmosphere... everything ! Only wish it would have been warm enough this past week end to enjoy the outdoor patio ! thank you for another wonderful experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.