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 3760 People Are Saying
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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
15 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
11 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!

TH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

s
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. Always love coming here.

MT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The crab dip is horrible now, there was mostly spinach in the dip and portion was smaller than last time we visited there.
The server was not attentive.
The prices are too high also.

m
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

MA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

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 on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BP
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great place

M
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner , fresh catch Halibut and great service!

B
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service4ambience1

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
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service1ambience5

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
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. They went above and beyond! Great time!

CY
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!

N
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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