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The Blue Door Pub

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American, Hamburgers, Grill, Pub
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1811 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6031
651-493-1865
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious sandwich!

The place is small, but I don't think anyone had to wait for a table over this weekday noon hour. I had the turkey burger which came with tots or fries. It was excellent! A nice combination of turkey, bacon, cheese, sprouts and aioli, served on a toasted bun. The serving of tots is large - I could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Judy J
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edina, Minnesota
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Do not even attempt to go here unless you are a small party-2 or 4 max. On the day we visited for lunch and despite there being 4 tables open at 11:25, they wouldn't seat our group of 6 by pushing two tables together because they were in

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Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a small neighborhood restaurant with a unique theme for gourmet burgers. The restaurant is very small with some sidewalk patio seating in the summer and limited onsite parking, street parking spots are ample. Service was very good and portions were a good value. We found the onion rings and hand cut fries to be amazing, we felt that... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The place is small, but I don't think anyone had to wait for a table over this weekday noon hour. I had the turkey burger which came with tots or fries. It was excellent! A nice combination of turkey, bacon, cheese, sprouts and aioli, served on a toasted bun. The serving of tots is large - I could have easily... More 

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was our second attempt to get in. I'll start by saying that the parking situation is difficult. That was the reason we opted out the first time. Once inside, we found it to be extremely crowded. It's a small space, and very popular. We had to wait a short while for our table, not a big deal, but there... More 

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Rochester, MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The worst service I have had in a decade, at least. My son could not eat his and by the time they came back he had eaten mine. They charged us for both nonetheless

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Northeast U.S.
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90 reviews 90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Came here for lunch while in town visiting family. We hit a lull during a weekday (after the lunch crowd, before happy hour), so the place was not very busy. Service was friendly and swift, and the food was GREAT -- burgers and beer for both of us. Really, we hadn't been expecting much beyond the usual pub fare. That... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Incredible food! A real gem! Although it is small, the fun atmosphere, excellent service and food outweigh the space. The burgers and onion rings are truly better than average and worth the wait in line. Its a busy place, so something good is definitely happening and the word is getting OUT!

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Simpsonville
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What a fun place! The food was good...we even tried cheese curds for the first time. The onion rings and friend green beans were great. There are so many options here it is bound to please your crowd!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Just got back from the Blue Door Pub.....GREAT dining experience. My girlfriend is a Saint Paul native so we had to go for Juicy Lucy's on my first visit to town so this is where we went. We started with the cheese curds which were DELICIOUS and then moved on to the piece de resistance....the Blucy. I tried the Frency... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Small location that fills up fast, but the quality and variety will keep you coming back. Fried green beans are an excellent option instead of fries and the rings are taste and large. A favorite appetizer are the Spam balls. I’m working my way through the distinct selection of burgers and have not found an unlikeable one yet.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1811 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6031
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-493-1865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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