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Forest Lake Restaurant

1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (24 reviews)
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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We like to eat here thew food is typically great and the service fast and friendly. the atmosphere is noisy and tables close together but always good food.

Thank Curt L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited The Forest Lake restaurant for Father’s Day. Our dinners were both great! The service was excellent. The ambiance is always great!

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat. Great food and prices. They have a nice frequent diner program, too.

Thank corinnerolstad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Forest Lake Restaurant for dinner. The service was very fast and friendly. I had the spaghetti and lemonade. The food was very good. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank therock1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: This restaurant had a wonderful view. It sat right on some water and you could see it through several tables in the restaurant. We had a dark haired waitress and she was AMAZING. Lots of waiters weren’t doing much and she was running around...More

Thank c22hubb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last evening had hankering for a juicy burger. So, went to the Forest Lake. Once again excellent food with excellent service. Asked for thick slice of raw onion and it came with more than expected to my delight. Added my own dollop of mustard and...More

Thank Tarry E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. I truly enjoyed the wild rice soup and German rueben. We sat by a window overlooking a lake. Lovely setting and tasty food. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The food was wonderful, and service was impeccable. They were very busy when we arrived on a Friday night but service was still prompt and our waitress was very attentive. While we were there our daughter lost her necklace. I called the next day to...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Nice place to have a light lunch or a heavy dinner. Rustic scenic view of the water. Great food and drinks.

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I eat there about twice a week. Good service, basic food quality. This place is also a neighborhood bar frequented by locals and tourists alike. Good location on highway 2 west. Local favorite for breakfast and lunch. Busy most of the time.

Thank Rolland N
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Donna B
23 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
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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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