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“Food and ambiance”

Forest Lake Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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.

Thank TIMOTHY M
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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 a surprise... it was so good! My walleye fingers were like melt-in-your-mouth good. My husband did not say a word for 10 minutes while he gobbled his brisket sandwich down. We would definitely stop at this restaurant again if we were in the area. I wish these cook's could give some OJT to a few of the resort restaurants that we have been at where we had subpar food. These guys know what they're doing!

Thank Victoria S
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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
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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. We were a group of 7 with reservations at 6 but had to move back to 6:30 around 5. Called the restaurant they moved our reservations to 6:30 no problem.

Server was great she got our drink and food orders with no problem. I had steak and walleye which was delicious. Baked potato came out hot which unfortunately only happens half the time when dining out. One person had ribs and said it was very good. Everyone walled away satisfied.

We liked restaurant so much we decided to return for breakfast two days later. This time we had a party of 9 with no reservations. While restaurant was busy they moved tables together and accommodated us. Good diverse menu, pancakes were huge...and great according to the two who ordered them. I had eggs, sausage and toast everything was prepared as asked. Server kept coffee cups full and made sure our mom got her decaf coffee and kept it full.

Restaurant has a nice view of Forest Lake both from upstairs and downstairs. There is also a neat looking bar upstairs off to the right. Nice old pine bar with plenty of table seating as well. Nice beer selection on tap and they have a popcorn machine where you serve yourself.

Wonderful place for dinner or breakfast. They do lunch too. Will definitely be back when back in area. My brothers really enjoyed their dinner here 18 years ago and wanted to return which is why we chose the Forest Lake Restaurant for dinner.

Thank Bob1775
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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 ever!

Thank 349Charles25
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