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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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“steak” (24 reviews)
“cioppino” (4 reviews)
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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The packed parking lot is a hint about the popularity of Forest Lake with the local folks. Some tables face the lake - and all the tables are nicely set for the feast you will enjoy. I enjoyed a walleye sandwich which was the best...More

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Relaxing time with friend. No rush at all The flaming shrimp was the best ever. It had a spicy raise that was perfect. Our waitress was very good.

Thank David H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love coming to Forest Lake. Great food and wonderful service. The food was cooked perfect.

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Forest Lake. Nice setting, good atmosphere, very friendly staff but the food was just ok. Not that it was bad was just expecting a little more for the type of place this is.

Thank bugeater70
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We ate dinner in the steakhouse and breakfast in the restaurant. We were a large party and everyone was very pleased with the food and the service. I had broiled walleye for dinner, and it was delicious. We also enjoyed the views of the beautiful...More

Thank rolltide2
Reviewed 15 June 2017

You can never go wrong with a meal at the Forest Lake restaurant. I had the Belgium waffles with sausage and it was excellent. The service, view of the lake and north woods construction add to the experience.

Thank 956don
Reviewed 31 May 2017

My wife and I stopped for breakfast, what a treat. The staff was very friendly and we were seated with a view of the lake in the distance. The interior of the restaurant was like a lake cabin, very cozy. I ordered an omelet, it...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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 18 May 2017

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 17 May 2017

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
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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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