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About 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 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!

1400 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Sushi

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!

Happy Hour twice daily! Twofers, cocktails, half price oysters, great food specials.

FULL HOURS:

Mon 11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Tues 11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Wed 11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Thurs 11:30 am to 12:45 am

Friday 11:30 am to 1:45 am

Sat 11:30 am to 1:45 am

Sun 11:30 am to 12:45 am

Cross Street:
Girard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 824-8862

Website:
http://www.stellasfishcafe.com/

Entertainment:
"On Top Of Stella's" Rooftop Patio & 360 SkyDeck Dining
Boasting Minneapolis' Best Skyline View!! SkyDeck rental is available,. Contact the Events Line: 612.455.1273 (Nicole Turner)

Catering:
Catering Available. Custom Menus and Professional Staff. Contact the Events Line: 612.455.1273 (Nicole Turner)

Parking Details:
Valet parking available 7-Days a week, starting at 5pm.

Show reservation confirmation to valet to receive $3 off valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Adam DeSanto

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Finally an alternative to the Elk's Lodge. . .

Stella's offer's four event spaces including the 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.

Specials

Lobster Sunday

Sundays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Big Shrimpin' Thursday

Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sushi Wednesday

Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Prime Time Fridays & Saturdays

Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Specials

Lobster Sunday

Sundays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Details

1 1/4 lb Whole Maine Lobster for $19.95 every Sunday. Available until the tanks are empty. One of the best deals in town!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Sundays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

Big Shrimpin' Thursday

Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

3 Course Shrimp Dinner 1/4 pound of peel & eat shrimp Shrimp Scampi Warm Brownie Batter $24.95. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Sushi Wednesday

Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Details

Buy any two Sushi Roll and get a Stella roll for free. All day and every Wednesday. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

Prime Time Fridays & Saturdays

Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Details

Prime & Surf Special. King Cut Prime Rib, Mushroom Au Jus, Grilled Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes $34.95. Add on items: Shrimp Scampi $10 - Scallops $15 - Lobster $20 - King Crab Legs $30. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

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Private Dining

Stella’s Offers 3 Unique Event Spaces and the City’s Best Rooftop Patio. The Versatility of the Spaces Allows Us to Host Everything From Casual Events to Formal Affairs; We Offer a varied and unique Events Menu including fresh seafood (obviously), steaks, appetizer displays, and carving stations.

Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Casual (24)
Fun (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Bar Seating (18)
People Watching (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Scenic View (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Business Meals (9)
Romantic (9)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Authentic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good but poor service. The table had been "cleaned" and set but chunks of other people's food were left on the table and seat. Oysters poorly shucked with shells broken and multiple bits of shell in the oysters. A request for more horseradish went unanswered until we asked a second time. Waters went empty for long periods.

Prices are too high for the quality.

I would not recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The seafood was fresh and excellent! Stells'a has great food and the price is so reasonable. I have never had a bad meal there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food is always DELICIOUS!! Would definitely recommend.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was ordinary at best . We sent back one of the shrimp dishes. The clam chowder contained perhaps two bits of clam at most. We’ve made a note not to eat at Stellas again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My son took me to Stella's for my birthday. We had a couple of beers and I really enjoyed the Lobster Bisque, it was wonderful. The swordfish was piping hot and delicious. The service was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very fresh fish and oysters. Great portions too. A bit slow to open doors but otherwise no issues.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Fried calamari and coconut shrimp were tasteless. entrees weren't much better. Halibut was bland, jambalaya was beyond spicy hot and ciopino was meh.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Shrimp were mushy and undercooked. $250 + lunch for four, with my having a salad, is seriously ridiculously overpriced for the food quality and quantity. #disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our experience at Stella's was wonderful. They were very accommodating, although were 30 minutes late due to terrible traffic.
Our server was great. She anticipated our needs. We were especially appreciative that she split the appetizer charges among each of the three checks. That is wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had a great meal. Loved our server.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Not so great this time. We had oysters which were very fishy. We eat oysters all the time and good oysters should not be fishy. I had the jambalya and did not feel well the rest of the day. My husband had a lobster roll and the lobster was over cooked. The bloody marys and clam chowder were good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I went to Stella's cuz Lucia's closed and I read that Stella's was owned by some of the same people. They didn't disappoint! I had the salmon oscar. The fish was quite fresh, it came with a small salad, a medium-sized crab cake (more than enough), and mashed potatoes. Everything was served on a hot dinner plate which I really appreciate. The service was good, the wine was good, and the food was quite good. It's a little noisy in there on a Saturday night, but I will definitely be back again.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Organic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The entrées were uninspired so salty they were inedible and overpriced. The ambience was adequate but noisy. If you wish for only raw and steamed seafood this place might be suitable.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was very good and priced very well.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great to be there during Restaurant Week, but that contributed to the feeling of the host not being particularly friendly (she seemed rushed), our being rushed, and similarly with our clam chowder coming out practically cold. However, the rest of the meal was awesome, and our server warmed up as the evening went on. I'd like to come back when it's not restaurant week to see if the meal can feel more relaxed and I can enjoy it more. There are great choices on the menu!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was the worst experience that I've ever had at Stella's. The food was either cold or over cooked.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great find for restaurant week! I’m not sure I would visit too much otherwise as the prices are on the high side.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Stella's was an excellent choice to celebrate a birthday/date night! We had wonderful service on the patio (in October!) and the food was delicious. Thank you for making this a fun night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I am never disappointed when I dine here. The food is great, there is more then you need to eat and the wait staff always friendly. The seafood seems very fresh and the recipes are great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went for resteraunt week. The server was ok. The food was good! Great atmisphere.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was great, service was REALLY slow. Lunch took almost two hours, and the server only came to table when bringing food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

te a wonderful meal! So why a 1 star - left my credit card behind and they couldn't find it. Still no reason for a 1 star as that's my fault. Here's why - in trying to identify who to ask about my credit card I found an incorrect charge on my bill of about $20. Of course it couldn't be refunded to my lost credit card and when I tried to get the manager to figure out an alternative, he said he wasn't going to bother as he was doing me a favor by considering a refund in the first place. The 1 star is for the manager. (The waitress was a young, very pleasant young lady called Megan and I did leave her a $50 tip - last one that restaurant will get from me.)

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was amazing! Although, unsure why we were asked if it was a special occasion that we were out when making a reservation. We were in fact there for a big birthday, which was noted, and nothing was ever said about it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Ahi tuna wasn’t very good. Walleye filet was pretty good. All in all, we probably won’t go back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is an Uptown institution. I ordered fish and chips and spouse ordered coconut shrimp. Both excellent. I had had Alaskan cod in Ketchikan just two months ago, but Stella’s surpassed it. Good sized portions, light but crunchy batter, perfectly cooked. The fries were very good, with a light sprinkle of coarse sea salt. The shrimp was also lightly altered, and not over cooked as so often happens. Stella’s knows fish, and knows what to do with it. Good bar, too. Noah provided friendly service, setting a good tone. We will return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was fine, but for the pricing and the fact that this is a fish and seafood specialty restaurant I was very disappointed that they only offered one wild caught protein option, which was salmon. Nothing that we tasted was bad, but nothing was outstanding either. Even my dessert was rather pedestrian and dry. We didn't finish it, which is very unusual for our table. The highlight of our meal was our server, who did everything within her power to answer questions and accommodate my dietary needs. Given the pricing we likely won't return, but others who don't care as much about sourcing or sides might enjoy it more than we did.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was fabulous. Wine list was meager and especially in the category of champagne. One bottle at $79? A little more selection would be nice. Noise levels on the main floor where we were seated was outrageous. It was extraordinarily difficult to hear conversations with the 5 of us. While I would recommend Stella’s, I would think twice about going there with the noise levels.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Blackened Swordfish was terrific! Menu selection was vast

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

NOAH WAS THE BEST SERVER, THANKS FOR THE GREAT SERVICE!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Smells like mold/mildew the moment you walk in.
Sticky tables and dirty glasses. Disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great menu, food was perfect and service bybour waiter was outstanding

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great spot for a wedding anniversary celebration! Lobster Bake for 2 was delicious - huge amount of food. Service was excellent. Little noisy - open concept rooms. They do have outdoor dining which we were offered, but the weather was less than perfect.

Groupon was $109 for a Lobster Bake for 2, including a bottle of very decent wine, that normally retails for $189.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was very tasty. Service wasn't all that great, waitress seemed to preoccupied to give us the great service I expected for the price we were paying for the food. I asked for a water refill and it took an extremely long time to get it! Also, the restaurant was fairly empty but they sat us at a table pretty much right in the kitchen, so that was a bit odd to me.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious oysters, scallops, lobster, & shrimp in butter. Beware that the fish tacos are in flour tortillas. Daddy's Little Helper Cocktail is quite sour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Honestly the waitress was awesome, Very patient and friendly for how busy it was on a Friday night. Thank you for the brownie birthday thing!

I made a reservation and had requested the top floor and when they called me to confirm I asked about the roof top. The host I talked to gave me some great advice and suggested I have my friends and family show up around 7pm to check in and try to get a table on the roof in case one was open; If not then I still had my table on the 2nd floor. Here is when it got a bit annoying.

My sister in law checked in at 7pm with 2 other people and was told to wait till 7:20 before checking in and some was told she had only a table for 6 people. I sent her my confirmation for 11 guests and I also told her what the host had told me. When the time came they didn't have a table ready but I love the effort and how they got something set up downstairs before I showed up with my wife. The host that night was a pain over the phone and I wasn't to happy with it but I still love coming here regardless and this is only about that night.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amazing experience! Our waiter was awesome and the food was great. We did the Groupon lobster dinner for two and it was wonderful.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Unique building and great rooftop patio. Restrooms need attention, new paint and need walls cleaned.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food great, especially my oyster rockefeller and blackened halibut.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Went here with my family and my boyfriend, I loved sitting out on the rooftop, our waiter was super friendly and the food tasted great. My only complaint would be that our waiter forgot to put in one of our appetizers, it was a bit loud, and I think the food is a little overpriced, but it was a busy Saturday night, it was well worth going there and eating with my family.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Slowest service ever despite it being empty. Waitstaff must be used to pokey bar crowd. No hustle whatsoever. Nothing tackier than handing out entrees for guests to pass around the table. Drinks went empty. Order had to be checked twice. Wow.

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