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Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Ranked #16 of 785 restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Selby and MacKubin
Transit: The 21 drops off right in front.
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Been here several times and have never been disappointed! My wife has enjoyed the Duck Burger, and the Poutine is also great. I especially like the Wild Boar entree. The huge selection of drafts are listed according to style and taste, helping you to navigate to your choice. The staff are very helpful and quite familiar with all the menu... More

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Great selection of craft beers, good service and good food (although very large portions). The staff were very helpful. I would definitely recommend!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Happy Gnome located in St. Paul has amazing food. They give you very large portions so you will not leave this place hungry. Bring an appetite! However, the food there is really good. They also have their own microbrewery where they brew their own beer. You can eat inside the restaurant but it is a little bit dark inside... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was surprised and happy with what we found at 498 Selby Ave. We opted for the outside patio, but bar seating and a separate restaurant seating area are also available. Many interesting craft beers on tap. I opted for a flight of five IPA's, a great way to try multiple beers and fun too. The menu is very nicely varied... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went in here on a recommendation from a server in another bar - very, very busy for a tuesday evening, we only had some local beer but all the food that was being served to tables around us looked excellent, good outdoor area at the rear of the restaurant, all in all a good place to soak up the atmosphere... More

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Estherville, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We recently stopped by the Happy Gnome last Saturday after the St Paul Saints game. At 10:00 p.m. there were still a lot of people in the bar and patio areas, even the dining room was fairly busy for that late in the evening.Very lively crowd. We were waited on promptly, the menu had a lot of interesting choices. We... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great place to meet friends and have a beer. I love the old bar! Service is spotty. The food is wonderful, but you will pay for it. Wonderful beer selection, but a very short wine list.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Have had the pleasure of visiting this great neighborhood restaurant on several occasions and never been disappointed. The food is excellent and service is courteous and efficient. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends for a quality meal and great service.

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Watertown, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Located in a nice little neighborhood not far from the main highways, I've been here several times now in my travels and it's a destination I hope to make in every return to the Twin Cities. The main draw is the beer. A wide range of styles and craft brewers with probably 40-ish taps I'd guess, and a good sampling... More

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Upon entering the quaint little restaurant and bar you can choose from inside dining or outside dining on the rear patio. Unique menu choices derived from fresh local ingredients. Great variety of choices to choose from and local craft beers, you can even order a beer tasting ! Moderate pricing and the patio fills up quick. The service could be... More

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