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Casper & Runyon's Nook

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492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
651-698-4347
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burger Heaven

Lifelong customers of the Nook. Amazing burgers, apps and beer. Small little quaint spot with lots of history. Plus there's an old school bowling alley in the basement. Just beware that it may take a while to get seated since its small. So plan ahead, enjoy a drink or 2 while you wait which we feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kim A
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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lifelong customers of the Nook. Amazing burgers, apps and beer. Small little quaint spot with lots of history. Plus there's an old school bowling alley in the basement. Just beware that it may take a while to get seated since its small. So plan ahead, enjoy a drink or 2 while you wait which we feel is worth it.

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Thank Kim A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brought and out of town partner for lunch. the juicy lucy and Paul molitor were so good we had to order a couple of summits with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank Mike B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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885 reviews
691 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 891 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After waiting 45 minutes for a table at 2:15pm it better darn well be great. To order a juicy Lucy takes ANOTHER 30 minutes! So we opted for a regular burger. Burgers were moist and perfectly seasoned. Fries and sweet potato fries were good. Service was friendly. Priced reasonably compared to some of the upscale burger places that have popped... More 

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Thank PlanetR
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered a medium well burger, got a well done burger, bordering on over done - very dry. Waffle fries were also a tad overcooked. The bun and all looked smashed together - not freshly put together. Maybe it was just an off evening, but it was after 8 p.m., wasn't terribly busy and it still took forever to get... More 

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Thank 600lynn
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place for burgers in the Twin Cities. I recommend not getting a jucy lucy so you can order your burger medium rare. The fries are great here but the burgers are so good I will over look it.

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Thank Rebecca M
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small Place with lots going on. Service was great and food better. I had Guys Big Bite and my son had the BRG Philly we were happy with our food and it was fun going to a place we has seen on TV. To our surprise there was a old time bowling alley downstairs very cool. Yes would go back.

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Thank Rock61Rock
Amery, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love the Nook! Best burgers ever! My favorite is the Triple B - Bourbon, Bacon Burger. The Juicy Lucy is awesome and the sweet potato fries are great! I had the bacon, beer cheese dipping sauce...also great! Get there early - they are always busy at lunch!

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Thank Julie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have visited the nook many many times. We always get the bleu cheese burger with "crack" fries. They have great monthly burger specials too. It is almost always pack with people so show up early. Shamrock's in St Paul is owned by the same people. All the same food but much more room and less wait.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will almost always have to wait, but the burgers are worth it and the service is generally good. Many different burgers and other foods, but it's known for the burgers.

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Thank ABHS651
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wife and I went here for lunch and were lucky to get a table right away. It's a small little place with 14 or so tables. The burgers we had were good but nothing special. The service was great and except for the parking we enjoyed it. I would eat there again..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-698-4347

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?