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Forest Lake Restaurant

1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (20 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 01:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have never had a bad meal at the Forest Lake Restaurant and have never heard anyone else say that they have.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jpllwalls
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We ate at the Downstairs Steak House. Good drinks! Good view! Personable waitress. The food was excellent. I had steak and broiled shrimp and my other family member had prime rib. Meals were hot and flavored just right. My shrimp were enormous!!! Would go back...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pepsiface1941
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Came in at about 3:45PM and waited awhile for service. The bartender eventually came over and we explained that my wife had celiac disease and we needed a gluten free meal. The bartender/server assured us that it would be no problem. When the meal arrived,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Keith C
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Our dinner at Forest Lake Restaurant was so enjoyable! We had a fantastic view of the lake and our server Cindy was the best!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Corky71
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Food was ok. My wife had coconut shrimp which was over breaded and was obviously brought in frozen and I had the deep fried walleye which also tasted frozen and shipped in. We both had a salad which was fresh. Overall not bad.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank walletbuffer
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Recently visited Forest Lake Restaurant during a work trip for a lunch. Fabulous food and service for a large group. Excellent prices with large portion sizes. Definitely recommend the chicken wild rice soup as a side to any dish you order off the menu. Large...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 254tjd
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

So I ordered a dirty martini, and it came in a wine glass, with ice, and a couple hazelnuts....and a straw. The kitchen must have been backed up because we waited for quite awhile before we had our order taken, then after 45 min we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Service is great. Had breaded cauliflower with cheese dip and boneless chicken. It was awesome. Have never had a bad meal there.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MnSunflower
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Shayla was the perfect server, the steak and walleye was delish. The salmon appetizer was very tasty and I would highly recommend this restaurant as the prices are reasonable, the staff excellent and the atmosphere delightful if you like rustic places.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank X3795QUbill
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Great food, wide variety, excellent service even when they are very busy. Lots of seating. Reservations are a good idea. The Coconut Prawns were wonderful and my husband always gets the fresh Walleye Fingers. Generous portions, reasonable prices and nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Margaret V
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View
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
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