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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
    3.5 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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St. Paul, Mn.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
26 helpful votes 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 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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Brooklyn Park
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The food here is marginal . They will have either PBR or Old Style on tap which I enjoy. The prices are fair but not cheap. As others have posted this place is a dive but that is what makes it a great place to go,unless you are a thin skinned Mn liberal. The Confederate flags add a bit of... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food at this local joint has drastically gone down hill over the years. We used to go for the "famous" Coney dogs regularly. At $4 a piece for the dogs and a basket of crappy onion rings for $7, I can assure you....eat elsewhere and come here only for a cold beer.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

This place is straight out of a post-apocalyptic 'b' movie. The lone surly hag behind the counter was the cook, waitress, and bartender. Shouting to be heard over the myriad conversations, she barked and bellowed the patrons around; each and every scruffian obeying like a sheep. Amazing. Decor? I wouldn't call it that. Salvaged artifacts from days gone by harken... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I made the mistake of going twice! On my first visit, I was asked to leave if I was a Muslim, because they served bacon. I could not have been more that two or three steps in the door. During my second visit, I ordered a my drink, left to pay for parking, and returned. Upon my return I asked... 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
  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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