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Casper & Runyon's Nook

492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
651-698-4347
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Ranked #2 of 785 restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Manorville, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Small neighborhood feel. Staff was very friendly. Burgers were great and the fries even better.Lots of TV's well placed throughout. Bar on main floor with "dining" area. Can also eat downstairs by the bowling alley. Went there at 11:30am on a Sunday and had to wait for table, so getting there early is better if you don't like to wait.... More

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Searched for somewhere in the Minneapolis/St Paul area to have a good burger and found The Nook rated in the top 10 in the U.S. for burgers, so we had to try it! It has a great neighborhood feel to the place. There are not a lot of tables, but you can also eat at the bar, which is what... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I have been to the Nook several times over the past 5 years, and they always have the best burgers - especially their brand of the Juicy Lucy. We have tried some others, but we always come back to the Nook for consistently great burgers. Sometimes it can be crowded, but the wait is always worth it!

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Homer Glen,IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I saw the review of this place on Triple D (Diners, Drive-Inns and Dives) and was enthralled with sampling their gourmet (stuffed) burgers. My family of 7 went early on a Saturday for lunch (too avoid the crowds) and was really pleased with the atmosphere of the place. The upstairs bar covers the entire length of the left side of... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped here while on vacation based on a recommendation from someone I knew from the area. We weren't disappointed. The bison burger was excellent and my boyfriend loved his ultimate supreme burger.

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to the nook looking for our first juicy Lucy experience. The nook did not disappoint. But why is no one talking about the fries? They were worth the price of admission! Fresh, hand cut, the perfect amount of salt! Great service, fun atmosphere with a great beer selection. Great stop!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were introduced to the Nook about a year ago..and now we go out of our way when the area just to get our burger and cheese curd fix! Hand dipped curds are almost as to die for as the burgers! So far everyone in my family is a die-hard Guy's Big Bite burger fan..the combo sounds a little funky,... More

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Edmonton,Alberta
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I am on a road trip with family. Driving from Alberta to Ontario through the USA. Heard about this from triple D. Had the juicy nookie with pepper jack cheese. It was awesome. Juicy, cooked to perfection It was soo good. Just like in the show. You gotta try it. I wish they had this burger in Edmonton.

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Miles, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was the best burger I've ever eaten. The upstairs was full so we were able to eat in the bowling alley in the basement. So cool!! Takes you back in time before automated scoring. It's very very cool. Hand cut fries were also a delicious treat!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

You can get a huge variety of burgers at this fabulous joint. The variety is great but it is about the consistency of the beef that is key. The buns are freshly baked everyday down the road at the local bakery. The fries are all fresh cut and are delicious. They have a great tap beer selection. If you don't... More

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