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Forest Lake Restaurant

1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
+1 218-326-3423
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (22 reviews)
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1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Marco O
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 18 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here on 3/27/2017. There was hardly anybody in the place. I hadn't been here for a while. The downstairs steakhouse is only open on weekends now. The server was awesome, it was just the good was not up to where it should be....More

Thank happy_mom_with_kids
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Our lunch at Forest Lake was somewhat disappointing. However - the fabulous dessert erased the disappointing lunch memories! The burger ordered was tasty - but I do not recommend the Prime Rib open-face sandwich (a "favorite" which the menu indicated). The meat tasted old, and...More

Thank BobandMunda
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've been eating at this fabulous restaurant for years. Note that there are two different areas to choose from when you eat here. The upstairs is a little more laid back with choices like hamburgers, sandwiches and a few more expensive items. Downstairs is the...More

Thank O9522STcarols
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Good food (coconut shrimp, steak, burger) and great prices. The staff is very nice and it was a delicious dinner. Can't wait to go back!

Thank bric_0419
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...More

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