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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 146
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Delicious!

The food and service are exceptional. I have been here twice now and both times I had great wait staff and wonderful food. Their sweet potato fries are incredible. This time, I enjoyed the Spanish Fly - a chorizo burger juicy lucy - and it was amazing. I will have a difficult time not getting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food and service are exceptional. I have been here twice now and both times I had great wait staff and wonderful food. Their sweet potato fries are incredible. This time, I enjoyed the Spanish Fly - a chorizo burger juicy lucy - and it was amazing. I will have a difficult time not getting it the next time I... More 

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minnesota
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you drive past at faster than 30 mph you will miss this neighborhood bar and grill. It is known to locals as "The Nook." It is a narrow, deep restaurant with another dining area in the basement. The waitresses are chatty and service is fast. The specialty is hamburgers and more hamburger. The special the night we visited was... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I Love this place!!, There Burgers & fresh cut fries are the BEST in the Twin Cities!! I feel they have such a variety of burgers on there menu,you'll keep coming back to try them all. The place is always busy,I like the upstairs seating much more! If you bring the kids,there' a small game room & Bowling in the... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Easiest review ever... Comfortable family bar setting, friendly staff, 2 big burgers seasoned perfectly and cooked exactly Med Rare, slow cooked onions, wonderful soft bun, fresh cut fries, and cold beer for $15. I grew up near Eden Prairie by one famous burger place, and currently live in S.Mpls near another famous burger bar. As far as i am concerned,... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was a Tuesday night at 9:30 PM, so the place was not exactly busy. Still, it took 45 minutes to get our order which consisted of two grilled chicken sandwiches and the requisite side of fries. The long wait time alone is enough to net some low marks. Sadly, the food was not up to par either. The chicken... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love their Juicy Lucys and their fries....you have to time it just right so you don't have to wait forever....but the food is amazing

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My family wasn't impressed with the burgers considering it was touted as the best in the cities and we came across town to try them. Too greasy. Good cheese was the only good thing. Even though I'm a meat eater, I was not thrilled with your t-shirts worn by all staff. The shirt said "Meat is Murder....Tasty, Tasty Murder." Seriously?... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The service is great and the food is amazing. Great prices and a great atmosphere to have a burger and brew. There brews rotate seasonally and is often busy. Its def a stop to have if you like to try good food. A local hole in the wall that is recognized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The best food I had in the Twin Cities. The Paul Molitor burger was fantastic and the service was great.

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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Want a great burger in an awesome atmosphere? Then this is the place for you. They may not have invented the juicy lucy, but they have perfected it! Their fries complement the superb burgers, and it is all at a fair price. I usually get the Lodge Burger (which is not a juicy lucy) and I am always pleased. This... More 

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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
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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