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Stella's on 97

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, American
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7050 Scandia Trl N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-9161
+1 651-464-8435
11:00 - 01:00
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Tue - Fri 15:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lamb chops. Wonderful. Cooked perfectly. Most places don't offer them. Don't know why. Good service. Good cocktail. Place seemed a little dark. That may just have been me. Gotta go back soon.

Thank Henry H
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Bloody Mary's are delicious, served with the best bacon slice ever! The food is all good, never had anything less than delicious. The Champagne Chicken is tender, flavorful, and served with good vegies! Our favorite new place to go!

Thank Kimber2
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I totally agree with another reviewer that the remodel which cuts down on bar noise in the dining room was the best thing! We too have had some 'way too much noise' visits there in the past. We haven't tried the screened porch, but I'm glad to hear about it! It's a very pleasant location. About the only complaint I've... More 

Thank Laurie T
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We've visited Stella's in the past and quit going because it was too loud for conversation. We tried again and found they put up a wall barrier between the dining room and the bar. What a great difference that made. The food was really good, the wait staff awesome and the dining area really a step up.

Thank gophergirl
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Normally I would give this restaurant a 5 but the entree I ordered was a tad bit disappointing. Broasted chicken although delicious there is no longer a choice of just white meat on a 1/2 order. I'm ok with that but Hubby isn't a dark meat fan. The sausage/stuffing side was ok & mashed potatoes were lumpy. It's been a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Easy parking. We ate on the dinner side of the patio. The patio is split between the screened in dinner patio and the non-screened in bar side patio. The dinner screened in portion did not have smoking but the outdoor drinking patio had smoking and was much louder. The tuna was really great. It was enough for a meal for... More 

Thank CarmensFam
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My grandson is going into the military and we decided last minute to have a little celebration. Called at noon and they set us up in the screened porch at 6:30. Was a great space for our family to move around and visit. Service and food were excellent. I truly believe Stella's is a hidden treasure in Forest LAke. Champagne... More 

Thank Diane K
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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309 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We have driven by this place so many times and never stopped. This was our day. We dined in the screen porch with a nice view of the golf course. Service was very good and the food was as well.

Thank CaptainDan330
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The beef stroganoff was good. It appears to be their pasta specialty. When I make it the beef is fork tender -- these chunks had to be cut with a knife, but they were quite tasty. I'm not sure any of the mushrooms were "wild" but there were a few different kinds. No regrets on this menu choice. The outside... More 

Thank Jeanne G
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

one of our favorite's We love the food, staff and atmosphere!! We have been here for many occasions and have always had great service.

Thank Jackie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7050 Scandia Trl N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-9161
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-464-8435
Whether you're out for dinner with family or drinks with friends Stella's on 97 Neighborhood Grille is the place to be. From the moment you walk through the doors you're hit with Stella's welcoming atmosphere. The classic wood décor, natural lighting and beautiful view of Castlewood golf course set the relaxing tone of the restaurant-while our fun and friendly staff add spunk as they work hard to make sure you get the best experience every time you visit Stella's. After major renovations, Stella's Event Center is ready to host your special event or weekly business meeting and can accommodate up to 240 people. Being located just down the road from Forest Lake Area High School, Stella's is a great destination for school-related events or after a game.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?