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498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
651-287-2018
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Ranked #14 of 790 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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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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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

First there was a great beer choice and you pay for that. The pretzels and cheese dip were absolutely wonderful. But the beef panini sandwich and fries were no big deal and pricey. The prices on the menu were considerable. The service was slow. Perhaps just get the pretzels and a beer next time. Crowded and crazy.

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Phoenix
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I was traveling to the area for business and stumbled upon this place on the web and decided to try it. Fun menu with great food, lots of beer options although I had a glass of wine. The crowd is casual and I sat at the bar. I would definitely go again the next time I'm in town.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was in the area for a business trip and the company I was with recommended a little "pub." With a name like "Happy Gnome" how do you not go? I went and was very HAPPILY surprised. The beer selection was excellent, and the menu was diversified. You can have chicken, fish, steak, etc... (something for everyone) If you are... More

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Hays, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stumbled across this eatery by chance when headed through the St Paul area. We swung by and had a great experience. An INCREDIBLY expansive beer selection along with a very simple but awesome food selection. The pork chops were great and the beer was perfectly chilled. We'll make sure to head back here on future trips in the area.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've been here four times in the past year -- twice for dinner and twice for lunch. In every instance, I had a great meal at a reasonable price. A small, focused menu, mostly meat (including game; lamb is often on the menu.) Today, I had a lovely beet salad with the soup du jour. The atmosphere is nothing special,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love this place! The beer selection is out of this world! If you want a great beer, this is the place to go. If you want great food, this is the place to go. I highly recommend the most delicious Chef's Choice which is called Gnome Charcuterie. Everytime I go, I order this. The atmosphere is fun and upbeat.... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

THE place for a wide array of beer options. The variety of food options is decent as well. Service can be hit or miss and tends to be better inside than on their patio...bathrooms are a bit lacking in size and cleanliness for the amount of money one can drop here.

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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stopped in about 7 pm on a Monday night. Place was SRO. Found a table within minutes. Server was right there. Took our drink order and offered suggestions on their 75 craft beer selections. Appetizer came out in proper timing. Dinner selection was delicious and timed perfectly great food great beers great service. Well done!!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1. Breakfast--Bloody Mary bar to die for. Try the Breakfast Poutine and feel your taste buds rejoice. 2. Lunch--A big bowl of Minnesota Chicken and Wild Rice Soup that is gluten free. Yes you read that right. 3. Dinner--it's all good! The Duck Burger is a favorite. The atmosphere is... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

1. My daughter had to make a trip to Urgent Care after eating at this place. Three days later, we got a call from the Dept. of Health telling us about possible food poisoning at the Happy Gnome. 2. I was with my daughter and friend on the back patio.The service was slow and acted like they were doing us... More

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Additional Information about Happy Gnome

Address: 498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
Phone Number: 651-287-2018
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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