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Gopher Bar

241 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2346
651-291-9638
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Ranked #272 of 785 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hot Dogs
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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English first
Rosemount, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you are susceptible to being easily offended, do not go here. If you are easy going and love a hole in the wall bar, with an opinion, this is your place! I've never had anything other than coney dogs and a beer here, and frankly don't recommened anything other than that. They are known for their dogs. The butter... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Gopher Bar on 7th and Wacouta in St. Paul is, as the title states, like no other place on this Earth. You have go plan a trip for the Gopher and go hungry as they have the best coney dogs anywhere. Sherry and George are the owners and let's just say that they say whatever they want and could... More

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Cocoa, FL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

If you have thin skin, don't bother. A great place to have a cold beer, fabulous chili dog and old school americana. A classic family owned business that is 90 years old and they have earned the right to tell you what they think AND they will. There will be many F bombs from Sherry and George (owners) but it... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

It's well known for its saucy service. I warned my companions not to ask stupid questions but sure enough: "what should I get" was met with "how the F*** should I know". Classic. Noobs get extra mocking. It's known for its coney dogs, they surprisingly expensive. Just play along and have fun.

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St Paul MN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Coney dog was awesome. Atmosphere is tacky....seems like they are trying too hard.

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