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Stella's Lounge

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53 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4124
+1 616-742-4444
16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beer and a splendid burger in this retro style diner. Old pinball and video games hark back to a misspent youth; graffiti on the tables is encouraged!!

Thank Ewan C
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered the Bacon and Cheddar stuffed tots, the Angry Pig Tacos, and the Stella Burger. All were pretty good. Maybe I'm just getting old? Don't get me wrong, the food was good. But really, was just 3 1/2 star "bar" food. I can say that I was very excited about the Bacon and Cheddar stuffed tots. However they were not... More 

Thank rbaar47
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216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stella's is a whiskey lounge of champions in beer city, USA. Although the wait is hideous and it can grow extremely loud, the staff is friendly and funny, the menu is gigantic with loads of veg options, the food is phenomenal: full of flavor, texture, and hearty portions. And they have reasonably priced liquor flights.

Thank Lisa M
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having been in Japan for 2 weeks, it was good to be on home land. Came in from Chicago. We spent the night with friends and enjoyed a new place for lunch. I ordered the Martini Burger, Oh My! Delicious! Couldn’t eat the whole thing, so enjoyed it the next day for lunch and it was equally as good.... More 

Thank redroses123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have delicious vegetarian options. The fries are so addicting. The drinks are very good. The atmosphere is very cool. Pinball games and all. If you haven't been you gotta go.

Thank Heather M
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Mr. Fables burger and fries. My GR friends brought me, said I had to try the best burger in America. I'm more than skeptical about claims like that but it was very, very good. My burger had olives and Swiss cheese. Just fantastic. I usually don't like battered fries but these were awesome.

Thank philh629
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place was packed on a Saturday afternoon. We had a drink at the bar and felt like I was back in college or in Chicago. Quite the scene. The bartender was excellent and had good suggestions. We didn't eat.

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I brought my sister, who lives out of town' to Stella's because I read that they had great Bloody Marys, award winning burgers and a great atmosphere. We arrived at 6:15pm on Saturday night to a full house and a 45 minute wait so we headed to the 3 deep bar to order a Bloody Mary. The bartender was awesome... More 

Thank hancocksmail
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had friends recommend I go when they found out I was going to Grand Rapids for a meeting. The place has a young hipster vibe. I went to the restaurant accompanied by four other forty-somethingers and we enjoyed some laughs at the 80't retro look. We enjoyed the burgers, service and listened in on the open mic poetry and... More 

Thank Karbeek
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stella's is incredible. Amazing food, great whisky and Michigan draft beer selection. I had The Buffalo burger tonight, and it may have been the best burger I've ever had. And the Chronic Fries! Amazing. Also had the queso as an appetizer, and it was top notch! Highly recommend.

Thank Katie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4124
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-742-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?