Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar

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Seafood
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar is a casual seafood restaurant located in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis.

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 $.99 oysters, and appetizer and drink specials!

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.

Pop up to "On Top Of Stella's" and see our newly remodeled rooftop patio & our 360 Sky Deck boasting amazing views of Uptown.

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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Specials

Half Price Lobsters

Half Price Lobsters Every Sunday till the tanks run out!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 3, 2019

Ends: May 4, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-9:30PM

Snow Crab Boil

Snow Crab Boil - $34.95
Snow Crab Clusters, Clams, Potatoes, Sweet Corn, & Andouille Sausage

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 3, 2019

Ends: May 4, 2118

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-9:30PM

Whole Maine Lobster Boil

Whole Maine Lobster Boil $34.95
Whole Maine Lobster, PEI Mussels, Shrimp, Potatoes, Sweet Corn & Andouille Sausage

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 3, 2019

Ends: May 4, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-9:30PM

Free Split of LaMarca Prosecco

Get a free split of LaMarca Prosecco with the purchase of a dozen raw oysters. Upgrade to a full bottle for $25 more!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 3, 2019

Ends: May 4, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-9:30PM

Weekly Happy Hour

Special pricing on select menus items including half price oysters. Buy one drink get another for $1 on taps, rails, calls & house wine.

$.99 oysters are available during our Friday Happy Hour!!!

Happy hour is available at high tops in the bar Saturday-Thursday & at all inside tables during our Friday Happy Hour.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 20, 2019

Ends: April 21, 2118

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-5:45PM
Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-5:45PM

Sushi Wednesday

Buy any two sushi rolls and receive a Stella roll for free!!!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 21, 2018

Ends: October 22, 2117

Availability: Wed 11:30AM-10:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Stella's on Thanksgiving! We will be offering a Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 am to 4 pm. Traditional feast with a Seafood Twist. Please check out our website stellasfishcafe.com for more details. After 4pm, we will be offering a plated Traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 3747 People Are Saying
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TH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Used to be great. Now it more like red lobster.

MT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch. Restaurant week lunch has yummy choices for a 3 course lunch at a fantastic price.

m
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good seafood meal. My fav seafood spot in the twin cities

MA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

I went for restaurant week and was very disappointed. I ordered chicken wings and the chicken was not cooked all the way so I was grossed out and although I got the rest of my food I could not eat it. Due to my food not being cooked throughly. I was disappointed about me experience.

MS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Loved the lobster special on Sunday. We will definitely be back!!

BP
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great place

M
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just a casual date with my fiancé. Food was OK. The calamari was really small cuttings and mixed with bell peppers to make it go a little further. I had the fish and chips for mains and the batter wasn’t that crispy. Good service from the waitress and I think it’s a fine place to go for drinks and enjoy the unique setting.

K
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner , fresh catch Halibut and great service!

B
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Have been there several times over the past ten years and never disappointed until this visit. The quality of product has fallen significantly. So much so I won't be back.

F
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great lunch with my wife. My scallops were melt in your mount great. Her salmon seemed less than fresh. Great mid-day break nonetheless.

G
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Halibut is always a sure thing. Don't miss the Ciapino.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

I would not recommend Stella's for a larger group. We were put next to 3 other large group tables. The noise level was VERY high and made it difficult to talk. The seating was very tight, as the tables were right next to each other. The food was not as good as normal.

SG
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated right away when we arrived. The server had to put a napkin under the table leg because the table was uneven. She was patient with us while we waited for one more person in our party to arrive. The food was ok. My daughter said that her salmon was not very flavorful. I enjoyed my calamari and lobster bisque. I had forgotten how noisy the place could be.

t
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent food. It's seafood and it's Minneapolis, so you can't set the bar so high.

r
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tony was a great waiter. Very busy, but took great care of us. The food was delicious. The clam chowder, lobster bisque, collard greens, brussel sprouts, and red beans and rice couldn't have been better! What a delightful celebration we had!!

CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Too noisy, but service was good. Food was okay, but over-priced for the quality.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. I even left my credit card with the bill and the server had it ready when I returned.

IO
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

We had reservations for my mothers 70th. She had seen my compliments on Stella’s food on Facebook and made a special request to have the family take her there.

Unfortunately, I think the server we had on the rooftop was overwhelmed. Some of our food came cold. Luckily when I started working my King Crab and noticed it was cold, I asked my mother how her scallops were and she raved. I am hopeful she wasn’t just being polite, which is her nature.

We also did not receive anything to place crab shells into and had to make due. After our meal was over we waiting for 20 minutes. While it’s common for waiting customers to feel an exaggerated sense of time while waiting, we in fact didn’t hear from our server for that duration. Our drinks went dry and it was only when we she finally stopped by and asked for dessert were we able to mention the terrible wait.

We did notice she was waiting on many other tables around us which is strange and I hope we were just an out of normal oversight. We weren’t rude about anything at all. She just seemed overwhelmed and not able to properly prioritize tasks and tables which left us without the service I have always enjoyed here.

I am glad my mother enjoyed her meal. She did continually rave about it.

KJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We went out for family lunch after reading reviews about Stella. Our order contained
1. Fried Chicken Wings - It was good
2. Crab cake - good but pricey
3. lobster bisque - rich and creamy (although I'm not fan of creamy soups, people who like creamy should try it)
4. Chicken Sandwich - I did not try this dish but when asked how about it, I was told it was good)
5. Lobster Roll - pieces of lobster in Texas toast with sauce/ranch. It was good.
6. Out host/server was attentive, gave us instructions on breaking the shell of lobster. He was quick in getting us our dishes/drinks.
Now for downsides
1. Fries and chips, sides were mediocre could have been better.
2. Whole Lobster in shell. This was the main reason we visited Stella. Me and sister were pretty excited to try Lobster for first time. We were gonna order it irrespective of offer(We got it for half price). The meat in claws were cooked and okay. The meat in guts, we left it (My sister couldn't digest that lobster has guts too... lol which was greenish in color) The tail which I believe is the one which should taste best turned out to way under cooked that it had to spat out. Note: We did eat the lobster meat in bisque and roll thus felt the whole Lobster to be under-cooked. I'm pretty sure we would not order whole lobster for a long time.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. They went above and beyond! Great time!

CY
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the Chef's Special and Adam treated us to some beautiful food that was great fun to eat.

M
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience at Stella's was superb!! From the parking (free because there was no valet) to our booth, to our waiter - and top that off with fantastic food and lovely wine!

S
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to celebrate our anniversary using a Groupon (dinner with wine, valid any day). The host was right on the job and engaged, and our server (Amy) knew what she was doing...and did it with a nice sense of humor. We had enough food that we took some home! We will return.

DK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a large group. Food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Our server, Noah, was on top of everything the entire night. Can’t wait to go back!

KB
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic!

N
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Dads 70th Birthday. Service, food, outside dining were amazing. Can’t recommend Stella’s enough!

DP
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Food was hot and exceeded expectations. Staff was very accommodating.

V
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the rooftop dining! Halibut was delicious and so were the garlic mashed potatoes! I don’t live here, but if I did, I would dine here frequently!

MT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved a table on the roof Thursday night and had a great experience. Our server Nick was amazing! Great service, very personable, and he took incredible care of us. I live only a few blocks away, this is one of the better restaurants in Uptown with best rooftop patio. Thanks for creating a memorable experience for me and my family!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Apps & drinks were good. Main course was OK. The mashed potatoes were dry & heavy for the entree. The asparagus was also good. Dessert was also very good. Our waiter, Noah, was amazing. He had great knowledge of the menu, made some great suggestions of sauces & wines. He was attentive, but not intrusive.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and you get a huge portion! Service was great as well. They even give you a small dessert for your birthday. Overall good experience.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Stella's Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar is a great place and we loved the outdoor patio. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary with another couple who are great friends. The food and the atmosphere were perfect!! The waiter we had ( I did not get name ) was not friendly or helpful. We felt that we were bothering him so didn't ask questions. It left an undesirable taste for us.

b
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a 6:30 dinner reservation, and were promptly seated, the noise level was incredibly loud, just conversing with the hostess we were practical shouting. The food was excellent. The atmosphere is very casual, almost everyone in jeans. Just not our type of restaurant. Again the food was very good.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Food quality was mediocre and not value for $. I will not go again considering the price you pay is for hyped food and service

R
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited restaurant while visiting relatives in Minneapolis. The Calhoun Square area of Minneapolis is a very up and coming area and there are a lot of small restaurants who are doing very well. I especially liked the corn bread as a side dish. It complimented the salmon dish I had. The wine selection was good and there are an abundance of local brews featured. A popular spot during the visit was the rooftop bar (weather was gorgeous!) I would not hesitate to recommend this eatery to friends or family.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our third time at Stella's this calendar year. The whole family has enjoyed dining there - great menu, great portions & great service staff. Certainly will be returning for more meals in 2019.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Lobster Roll in town

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had inside reservation on a Saturday night and moved to rooftop since we were early. Suggest you get a table away from hostess desk as it gets busy upstairs fast. Otherwise great meal.

BB
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my husband here for a special birthday. The food was excellent. My husband greatly enjoyed his Parmesan crusted flounder, and I liked my gnocchi and scallops dish. Our server was a delightful young woman and very attentive to us!

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