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Gopher Bar

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241 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2346
651-291-9638
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great dive bar

My family and friends have been going to this bar for years. Yeah it's a little rough around the edges, get over it. They have good coney's and strong drinks. It's not your coffee shop kind of bar or crowd, it's a dive bar that is fun and everyone seems to be having a good time. In my opinion, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Dblhaul
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

My family and friends have been going to this bar for years. Yeah it's a little rough around the edges, get over it. They have good coney's and strong drinks. It's not your coffee shop kind of bar or crowd, it's a dive bar that is fun and everyone seems to be having a good time. In my opinion, I... More 

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Thank Dblhaul
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Plain and simple, it's a cool little bar. If you have nothing better to do than study everything on the walls, I suggest you hang with better company. Yes, there is a Confederate flag and some old stickers on a wall or two. If it offends you, leave, if it doesn't, stay and enjoy a drink and a Coney. The... More 

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Thank SkiMom2010
Thunder Bay, Canada
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145 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Offensive to the max: photo's of Obama with joker makeup painted on, Tea Party/Republican hate messages scribed all over the place, catering to the dumbest of the dumb. I left disgusted without even ordering a beer. People like this are why the world hates America. Americans aren't disgusting; Republicans/Tea Party are. How the University of Minnesota allows this is beyond... More 

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Thank Rink64
Timbuktu, Mali
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Sorry, but this place is a dump that hides its mediocre food in a shroud of 'tough guy' paraphernalia. The coney wasn't worth the money or effort. It's hard to understand how they dare fly the confederate flag in a state where thousands of men were killed fighting to preserve the Union. But, the lack of thought and caring is... More 

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Thank Bill L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Known for its Coney Island hot dogs, this place has the recipe down and they're good. Whats off is some of the stuff on the walls, like the confederate flag. We're pretty sure that if they'd known we were a gay couple they wouldn't have served us. Although we thought the Coney's were great, we won't be back. Just didn't... More 

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2 Thank Mark B
Hudson, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This "corner pub" style gathering place expresses the owners "conservative views" in the signage and decor. If you are easily offended by this honest expression of his beliefs this is not the place for you. On the other hand if you don't mind a little off-color language, some good natured ribbing, are open minded and have some conservative attributes then... More 

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Thank Robert M
St. Paul, Mn.
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

great chili dogs and many "colorful" signs suggesting you don't ask to write a check. downtown and easy to get to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided it was coney time. After a little investigation we headed off to the Gopher Bar. I'll grant you it's not the prettiest place I ever been to but it definitely had atmosphere. The server asked if we'd been in before and since we hadn't we were deemed to be "virgins". Now the sweetest part of... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
minneapolis minn
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

i used to stop in for lunch time in winter, and georges mom would serve me some awesome soups along with those coneys....this was a horrible place to stop off at noon, mainly because after a few cold beers and a few great tasting coneys, I had no intention of going back to work,lol....many a good day the company had... More 

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Thank optimusprime9231982
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you've ever wanted to see a confederate flag in the colors of the University of Minnesota, look no further. If you are easily offended OR think this is a seedy version of the MOA's 'Dicks Last Resort' with faked rudeness, I would pass. Also- do not wear anything that you don't want to smell like old grease and smoke.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2346
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-291-9638

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene

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