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 $22 and a Friday "Oyster Orgy" Happy Hour with $.99 oysters, and appetizer and drink specials! Check out our website for all updated 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

Lobster Lover Sundays

Enjoy a 1 1/4 lb Whole Maine Lobster on Sundays for $22. All day long.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 16, 2019

Ends: December 17, 2118

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

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Yes, we are open! Last seat is 8 pm. Full Menu is available along with our Ultimate 4 Course Seafood Feast for Two for $99.95. Check out our menu online at www.stellasfishcafe.com. It's a holiday dinner you can't miss! The special 4 course dinner available from Christmas Eve through New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bad part was when we arrived 15 minutes early. There was no one at the Host stand. We waited over 5 minutes and I finally waved down a server. She checked our reservation and seated us. My friend ordered the seafood platter and the lobster tail was over cooked.

RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Excellent scallops. Very noisy atmosphere. Wait staff seemed struggling with two wedding parties seated next to us

J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and food were very good but thought the portions were very small, especially for the price. 2 scallops on an appetizer for $14 as an example

MN
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah should be requested by everyone that is looking for a
Great experience.
Side note he could do what he does anywhere I’m happy he stays at Stella’s. Hope they know that.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was great, the beet salad and cornbread were delicious. Our king crab legs were good, though it would have been a nice touch to split the shell somewhat, the potatoes and asparagus were cold and overdone. Other than the great service, the whole experience lacked a level of polish that I would expect for a meal at that price point. I'll likely go to the Lexington or smack shack next time I'm hungry for crab.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal meal with great friends!

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food!

SS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, and the food was delicious. We will for sure be back!

N
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a great experience. Happy hour prices were awesome. Noah was our server and he was great! He was attentive to our needs and was very knowledgeable. One person in our party left her cell phone behind and Noah was able to contact me to return it. I’d be happy to spend my money here again!

RB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and place. One of our favorites, by far.

PD
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent Thanksgiving Dinner at Stella’s!

JF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was weird! Water glasses were college cafeteria plastic style, yet there was a Porter in the men’s bathroom. I’ll never understand that gig (Bathroom Attendant) because I never carry cash into a restaurant bathroom, so it’s made awkward when I’m unable to tip.

D
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We felt that Stella's was not ready for the volume of diners. We stood in line for about 10 minutes, which would have been fine except for it's right next to the door so my hair blew all over the place every time someone came in the door. There were 2-3 people at the check in, but only one of them was checking people in. I wouldn't have cared about a wait to be seated, just the wait to even check in.

Once seated, we were offered drinks and extras such as sushi or oysters which was nice, however the gal had no clue what type of oysters other than east coast. They were served with cocktail sauce, but no mignonette. Our reservation was for 2:15, but by the time we were seated and got our first plate it was probably 2:45. The salmon was all gone for the day, the swordfish sat empty for almost 40 minutes, and even then it went so fast my husband got the second to last serving. I got none. There was plenty of butter, but no dinner rolls when I went through twice. The green bean casserole was inedible as was the pumpkin perfume pie. I was disappointed that the cheesecake was pumpkin and not labeled. The potatoes were good, but there wasn't enough gravy, and it was just okay gravy. The turkey was actually very moist, although there were only 4 pieces left and the station unmanned. The stuffing was unexpectedly good as I didn't know I liked cornbread stuffing. The shrimp were good, but other buffets generally offer a larger count shrimp size. I probably took more than I would have at a larger size- you know the whole confusion on chip dip ratio, but my husband was able to eat them.

Overall it was a good value, but I'm not sure if we'd return for this specific event again, or if we did, we'd have to show up 2 hours earlier than we normally eat on Thanksgiving to ensure we could sample all of the food.

k
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was a Thanksgiving Dinner buffet. The staff was wonderful. The waiter was great, always around to help. The food was "good" but our food experience was not so great. It seems that Stella's doesn't know how to service a buffet. From start to end, every time we got to the buffet tables, they were almost bare. As a result, the turkey was try, the stuffing edges (all that was left) were burnt. The green bean casserole and gravy were good, as was the shrimp and cranberries. The swordfish and salmon were only little scrapes left. When we asked one of staff how long before the tables were refreshed, they did not know. As people kept arriving, we thought to go back to our table for a bit, but almost the same thing happened when we went to the tables the second time, for dessert. This time, only a half-piece of pumpkin pie was left. So while some of the food was good, the experience was not so great.

OF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Casual eatery with a great menu and very tasty food, there is a good wine menu choices, considering the place. My husband and I enjoyed Thanksgiving special buffet that included outstanding green salad with apples and candied nuts, fantastic turkey (must be deep fried), remarkable salmon, shrimps, typical holiday side dishes and choices of deserts. The place was busy, must be popular, especially on this holiday when many are closed. Drinking water is served unfiltered, though. Serving personnel is friendly.

N
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Stella’s and Thanksgiving at that. The turkey was moist and savory, and the shrimp and salmon was delicious. We have found a new tradition.

M
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Thanksgiving buffet area was very dirty. Food spills were never cleaned up and serving utensils were not clean. Food was disappointing.

II
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We booked the Thanksgiving Buffet. It is understandable that everyone cannot be seated on the same floor as the food, however, navigating the windy stairs was a challenge due to how busy it was. An elevator was convenient, but it just did not seem right getting on an elevator full of people with a plate of food.

The food was great and refreshed regularly. It was a decent alternative to spending hours in the kitchen.

SW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined there for Thanksgiving and everything was excellent. The food was great and our wait staff was very attentive. We plan on making this an annual tradition.

HK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanksgiving meal. Good staff. Could turn the music off

NP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah helped to make my Moms 70th birthday amazing. Our server was wonderful as well! I know she had a great time and will be back soon! Thank you for a memorable evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything about the meal and the restaurant was great. But Open Table’s worthless app sucks. Wouldn’t let me make anything other than reservations for 2, and when I tried to change it to 5 and make it a later time, it kept reverting back to the original settings. We got there and they still had us down for 2 half an hour earlier. Terrible app.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Stella’s fish cafe so I brought 4 family members with me to have lunch we loved it. Great experience and I love sharing that with others that have never been to Stella’s

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great clam chowder and the service was wonderful.

KL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

i hadn't been to Stellas in a while. i was very disappointed. the fish and chips was unremarkable and the coconut shrimp was awful-over cooked, dark brown, no coconut flavor. The service was awesome and they did remove the charge for the coconut shrimp from the menu. For a "fish cafe" they should get seafood dishes right!!! Not going back...

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. The service was amazing and they really made the birthday boy feel special

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiter apparently was getting frustrated with us. She was fine at first but then caught an attitude and was very short with all our questions, since a few of us had not been there before. The food was not flavorful and overall we were not satisfied. My son ordered a platter that had a lobster tail and and ask for butter, thinking he’d get the melted butter that they normally give. He was brought a slice from the stick of butter (we all laughed and thought is was funny BUT it was rude) We all just got bad vibes. Once all the workers got word that our table was not satisfied, they all want to start staring (biggest pet peeve). I will not be back there. Just uncomfortable and food is NOT GOOD.

SC
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place for fresh seafood, prepared right, priced right, and served by a great staff!

JA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food was delicious

SP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a cup of the lobster bisque which was not very warm and the fries with the shrimp were not hot at all.

DW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Upbeat spot, food takes 45 minutes to come out on a day that's not busy at all. Food is good but service could've been better

l
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We got a Groupon deal for a lobster bake for two so we reserved a table to celebrate our anniversary. The service was slow at first to get our order but over we put in our food order then things were starting to pick up.
We didn't get any special for coming to celebrate our anniversary and I was disappointed that we couldn't use the Yelp coupon for checking in on Yelp.

J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Mother of god the food is terrible here.

TS
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The FOH staff were excellent and accommodating. We had bar seating during happy hour and our server was knowledgeable and helpful in making suggestions. The .99 oysters are selected by the raw bar chef and, as expected, were the smallest ones. They were, however, delicious and still a good bargain. I also had the Parmesan fries with truffle mayo, also good. I also had a Manhattan that was average. Beer selection is just OK. Highly recommended for happy hour.
For dinner, I had the Backflip sushi roll. Very nice presentation but this was not very good or interesting. In a way, it has too many sauces and not enough sushi-ness. My wife had the fish and chips and we enjoyed the fish but the chips were just french fries and the tartar sauce was average.

M
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Loved it. it was our daughter’s belated birthday celebration and she wanted to try King Crab. Stella’s did not disappoint.

m
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our 40th Anniversary. Our kids along with the help from our server surprised us with flowers etc. plus a five course meal chosen by Noah. Amazing food!❤️

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

When we made our reservation, we were asked if we were celebrating something. We responded that it was our anniversary. The maitre-d acknowledged that fact. Our server, Tony, never mentioned our special day and his attitude was aloof and very unattentive to our dining experience. We felt like we were an imposition to his evening. The noise in the restaurant made it impossible to have a conversation. We did not expect any big ovation about our anniversary but why were we asked if we were celebrating something in the first place? Our food was good, but not good enough to overshadow the lousy atmosphere.

J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the price of the wine. Even for a restaurant the price of a glass of wine was crazy

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, server who knows the menu, made great suggestions for pairing and just the right amount of attention. I’ve been her several times and never been disappointed!

JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was really good only thing I would say is I wish the happy hour menu was extended to the whole restaurant rather than just the bar as we didn't want to sit in the bar section with a baby. But the food was good! Wish we would have ordered more!

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