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Forest Lake Restaurant

1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (18 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
“cioppino” (4 reviews)
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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff and affordable price. Inexpecive drinks and lots of tv's in the bar to watch the game.

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered the smoked salmon !! Absolutely mouthwatering !! Served with a spicy pepper jelly ..soo tasty !!

Thank Cat C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Good food, excellent staff and great atmosphere!!! Wonderful place for all 3 meals. Whether you go upstairs or downstairs you will not be disappointed.

Thank Missy T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We love to eat here because of homey atmosphere and kind attentive staff. Food is so so and concentrates on ribs and beef, not much here for vegetarian minded folks which is to its negative.

Thank Robert43118
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had eaten at the Steakhouse several times over a 20 year period, but had not returned during the past few years. About mid afternoon, I went online to read the menu. Sounded great as always. Two of us ordered the small sirloin and broiled...More

Thank TomStL_41
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great place to stop! Enjoyed a nice lunch both times we stopped there while passing thru the area. Waitresses and receptionist very accommodating and pleasant. Food was good as well as the decor. One criticism would be for them to update their men's bathroom a...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. lunch or dinner. Downstairs steakhouse always good food and many out of the ordinary evening dinners. Upstairs bar and dining room has extensive menu,. Recommend for all food choices.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way back from the Blueberry Festival in Ely. Really cute little place, a nice surprise. Our server, Tammy, was very sweet and nice. I tried the walleye fingers baskets and my husband tried the brisket sandwich. Wow what...More

Thank konakai2008
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Enjoyed the food here and the log cabin flair. The bread is warm and delicious and the wait staff were very nice!

Thank souldancer2
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice, once for dinner in steakhouse downstairs (there is a downstairs street level door for those who can't do stairs) then a few days later for breakfast up stairs. Dinner in steakhouse was outstanding with a diverse menu of steak, seafood and salads....More

Thank Bob1775
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Donna B
24 October 2017|
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Response from Cat C | Reviewed this property |
They likely are open.I would check the website and call ahead first. Try and reserve a room facing the lake !! Amazing view 🦋
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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
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