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Casper & Runyon's Nook

492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
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Ranked #5 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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89% Recommend
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I went to The Nook on a recommendation from a local to try the Juicy Lucy. I was not let down. This little dive I think wa featured on Triple D. The Lucy was juicy as its namesake and one of my favorite burgers. If you were like me and never heard of this glorious piece of meat, it's a... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I would definitely recommend the hot damn wings! They are very very spicy but soo good! And the juicy lucy is very good

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There's strong contention in the Minneapolis/St. Paul are on who has the best burger. Matt's Bar, The Blue Door Pub, and the 5-8 Club all have solid burger but for me The Nook has not only the best burger but also the best all around experience. My go to is the Nookie Supreme which is huge, gooey, and delicious and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very small restaurant and bar. Not much to see, but the juicy Lucy's are out of this world!!!! I will definitely be coming back!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a small, neighborhood bar and grill with awesome Juicy Lucy burgers. A Juicy Lucy burger (in case you're not familiar with the name) is a burger injected with your choice of cheese and cooked to perfection! French fries were excellent as well. Friendly, courteous and prompt service too. I would definitely recommend this local, family owned restaurant.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice cosy neighbourhood spot & their prices certainly represent value for money. However, when the meat itself is overshadowed by the fries & the bun, I'd consider that burger (which was also overcooked) a little bit of a disappointment. Maybe I was just unlucky, as it's clear this place enjoys repeat business from a loyal clientèle. For me, Ike's Food... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were in town celebrating our anniversary and chose this place for one of our dinners because it seemed so unique. It is a small place and generally a waiting list. We chose to sit at the counter and were waited on immediately. They are well know for their great hamburgers. We enjoyed our burgers and a cold beer. Great... More

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived on Saturday around 330PM. The wait was about a half an hour. We were seated in the lower which also has an 8 lane bowling alley. I got the Spanish Fly, and it was easily one of the best burgers in the Metro Area. The fries were excellent. My wife had a stuffed burger which too was very... More

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Green Isle, Minnesota
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited The Nook yesterday (7/31/2014), for the first time. Oh my..in all my years I've never had a burger come close to the perfection of their Juicy Nookie Burger. I savored every bite....hubby had the Triple B burger and loved it, too. The bbq sauce on that burger is sweet and flavorful, and the bacon is smoky and delicious... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Nook is a fantastic place for a good food and good fun. However, I would never visited if I wasn't dragged there by a colleague while visiting Minneapolis for a conference. That is right, Minneapolis convention center, surrounded by fine dining. We paid a cab to take us to the ugly twin, St. Paul to...a tavern??? Yelp. The nook... More

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