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605 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-3043
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Ranked #119 of 785 restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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60 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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Patagonia, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Terrific German beer selection, food and atmosphere. Best German restaurant in St. Paul by far ... plus wonderful German-themed murals on the walls and a unique urinal in the men's room.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love German food!! I love the atmosphere in this restaurant, but I do have to say that it smelled a bit like mold/mildew, which was not good. We were seated and our waitress came over quickly to take our drink orders. She missed one of the drinks, and she ended up not coming back to our table so we... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch after a meeting. I had heard about this place for a long time and it finally worked. Had a great meal, very tasty. Lunch is definitely slow and quiet. Atmosphere is OK but imagine it would be a lot more fun when busier. Unfortunately I couldn't sample the biers as I had to head back to work.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I will start with a disclaimer that since my wife is German, we are VERY picky about our German resturants. That said, this place pretty much met expectations, I'll detail in descending order. The dining area and bar are spacious and very well decorated. The selection of German beer on tap is excellent. Menu is extensive and authentic. The food... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We and kids stopped for apps after museum visit. Adults had good German beers. The schnitzel strips were tasty and the sauce was great! The combo platter was good as well. The kids split a giant pretzel with cheese and had fries that you could add on to the combo. The service was extremely friendly and attentive. We may go... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I've been coming to The Glockenspiel since 2009, and I can't think of a better bar in Saint Paul to go to for German beer and company. The Glockenspiel has a regular cast of characters, many of which are warm and quirky folks who share a love for drink and good humor. The wait staff are always attentive, and often... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Husband I were there on Valentine's weekend and ordered their expensive couples special. The appetizer was advertised as a wine marinated shrimp, eight small plain shrimp arrived with a tasty cocktail sauce. I asked the hostess about this and she stated that she was only the hostess, then to ask our waitress. Very poor customer service. When asked, the Waitress... More

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Wagoner, OK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

A group of 5 visited on a Thursday night and were immediately seated. The menu made the food choice difficult...so many tasty entries. The group tried 2 appetizers: Schnitzel Fingers and Sauerkraut Balls. The Schnitzel Fingers were served with lemon garlic mayo which was a flavorful touch. The Sauerkraut Balls were an interesting change of pace: crispy on the outside... More

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St Paul, MN
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Whether you sit in the bar area up front, or at the Stamtisch with several friends, the food is excellent and served by friendly staff. If you hit one of their festivals, it gets even better. I particularly enjoy the Sauerbraten. They also have an incredible beer selection, of course of mostly German beers. Don't bother going there for a... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Doing research on intercultural experiences and chose the Glockenspiel to get a feel for German cuisine. I dined with a couple who have been to Germany. I went on a weeknight and it was very quiet with just a few families in the restaurant. The servers were attentive and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the decor and would definitely... More

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