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Forest Lake Restaurant

) #1 of 29 Restaurants in Grand Rapids ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (22 reviews)
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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been here many times but finally gave up. Our last meal was a breakfast that took 45 minutes to get and was cold. They get a good crowd but we don't get it. I would recommend Pickled Loon or 17th Grill.

Thank wornoit
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to celebrate. We ate downstairs and apparently its "The place" to go in Grand Rapids, or at least it use to be. It was the very first place we checked out when we moved to the area. The atmosphere is very dated...More

Thank max1021031
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here since I was a kid for family gatherings and the food and ambience has never let me down.

Thank histgeek17
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here on 3/27/2017. There was hardly anybody in the place. I hadn't been here for a while. The downstairs steakhouse is only open on weekends now. The server was awesome, it was just the good was not up to where it should be....More

Thank happy_mom_with_kids
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Our lunch at Forest Lake was somewhat disappointing. However - the fabulous dessert erased the disappointing lunch memories! The burger ordered was tasty - but I do not recommend the Prime Rib open-face sandwich (a "favorite" which the menu indicated). The meat tasted old, and...More

Thank BobandMunda
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We've been eating at this fabulous restaurant for years. Note that there are two different areas to choose from when you eat here. The upstairs is a little more laid back with choices like hamburgers, sandwiches and a few more expensive items. Downstairs is the...More

Thank O9522STcarols
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Good food (coconut shrimp, steak, burger) and great prices. The staff is very nice and it was a delicious dinner. Can't wait to go back!

Thank bric_0419
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We recently had a large family gathering (23 people) for breakfast at Forest Lake Restaurant. The food was great, the atmosphere was friendly, and the service was exceptional. It was a great place to visit with family and I think we plan to make it...More

Thank auntierah
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is your best value with great options for casual and fine dining with a main floor dining area and lower level steakhouse that offers a more elaborate dining experience. The food options vary and include Elk burgers as well as offering seasonal specials such...More

Thank Don E
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Our team was in Grand Rapids for a hockey tournament last weekend. Since this had high ratings five families stopped here for dinner on Friday night. This place has a great selection of food and all but one enjoyed what they ate. Instead of bringing...More

Thank Jody F
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Do you offer gift certificates?
17 December 2015|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I visited Grand Rapids this weekend and ate at Forrest Lake Steakhouse and had the best sirloin tips I've ever had. We attended an 85th birthday and there were 16 in our party and all had a variety of steak, shrimp, prime... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-326-3423
  • E-mail