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Gopher Bar

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Hot Dogs
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241 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2346
651-291-9638
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
interesting place if you're adventureous

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
John F
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St. Paul, Mn.
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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Timbuktu, Mali
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Hudson, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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St. Paul, Mn.
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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

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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minneapolis minn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Richmond
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This little venerable dive bar has not changed in years. Very much a blue collar kind of place with great food and nice folks. The dogs are a little small, so be ready to eat at least 2! They are well worth the price.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I said eat, eat, eat, eat, eat (Eat, eat, eat, eat, eat), 'Cause you make me feel, like eating Coney's, they're so good, eating Coney's. What place can make me feel like eating Coney's? A tiny little hole-in-the-wall called the Gopher Bar in downtown St. Paul and a place not for the faint of heart. You will need some thick... More 

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Address: 241 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2346
Phone Number: 651-291-9638
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Hot Dogs

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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
  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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