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Forest Lake Restaurant

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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
07:00 - 01:00
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had a large family gathering (23 people) for breakfast at Forest Lake Restaurant. The food was great, the atmosphere was friendly, and the service was exceptional. It was a great place to visit with family and I think we plan to make it a yearly tradition.

Thank auntierah
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is your best value with great options for casual and fine dining with a main floor dining area and lower level steakhouse that offers a more elaborate dining experience. The food options vary and include Elk burgers as well as offering seasonal specials such as fresh Halibut. Owners are actively involved in the business and value quality friendly service.

Thank Don E
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our team was in Grand Rapids for a hockey tournament last weekend. Since this had high ratings five families stopped here for dinner on Friday night. This place has a great selection of food and all but one enjoyed what they ate. Instead of bringing pizzas back to the hotel we ate here again on Saturday night and had 10... More 

Thank Jody F
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped for lunch, never having been there before. We had driven by before, and had always noticed cars in the parking lot. I had the German Reuben sandwich, and Sue had shrimp. Both came with a choice of side, and were good. Definitely would go again.

Thank John K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped to have breakfast. The food was delicious. We had the stuffed french toast and the ham and eggs. Both were excellent. Price is very reasonable. Service was fast and friendly. We were just passing through the area but if we lived close we would be regulars!

Thank suem5268
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visited the Forest Lake Restaurant on our first visit to Grand Rapids. Our first night was a Monday where the special was all-you-could-eat BBQ ribs. The place was full of what appeared to be large local family groups, all getting the ribs. I decided I better try them. They were very good and also very reasonably priced. We liked... More 

Thank Adele G
Grand Rapids
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a lovely sit-down restaurant with a view of the lake. The food is excellent, especially the walleye. There is also a bar and steak-house level. The service is excellent and the ambiance is soothing for an evening out. It is a lovely change from fast food. I highly recommend this very nice local restaurant.

Thank roberthD1938ZZ
Cohasset, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Lunch at Forest Lake Restaurant was a pleasant experience. The lunch menu has very reasonable prices and the selection is very good. The food came quickly and our server was excellent.

Thank Dinina48MN
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My (local) family recommended we meet here for dinner while I was in town for business. The burger & sweet potato fries were good, the atmosphere fun!

Thank Emily A
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great place to eat in Grand Rapids. Service and food are both good. Right along Highway 2. Nice window options overlooking Forest Lake.

Thank CLichtle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?