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Happy Gnome

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$$$
American, Contemporary
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498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727 (Selby and MacKubin)
The 21 drops off right in front.
651-287-2018
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 78
    Very good
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good food

Went early afternoon with family. Tried a variety of drinks---some not to our taste but interesting. The food was outstanding. This was our first time here, but would definitely go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Bruce B
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Eagan, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went early afternoon with family. Tried a variety of drinks---some not to our taste but interesting. The food was outstanding. This was our first time here, but would definitely go back.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The beer selection is fantastic and continually changing. The beer menu is organized by type, so it makes it really easy to find something you'll like. The food is really good also, The game burger is my favorite. It it's an elk and bison burger with blue cheese. The drub rubbed wings are also great. If it's nice out, make... More 

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Mondovi, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is not a place for fussy eaters. Dish ingredients make for some very interesting entrees. Service was excellent. Great out of the norm selection of beers on tap. Only negative is the parking.

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Hastings, MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great for groups, but call ahead first! At least a day or more! Good variety on the menu, casual atmosphere and a bit noisy, but worth it. Fun and interesting beer options, too!

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Columbus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The service I had there was fantastic. All staff behind the bar helped my brother and I while we had a drink and app. Unique trendy flavors with a great bar selection.

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Aurora, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

e been to the Happy Gnome twice now and I can easily say it's a favorite. Too bad I live in another state. The Happy Gnome has a plethora of beers on tap that constantly change. They also serve Rye, Whiskey, and Bourbon. But if those are not down your alley, you can always rely on their full bar. I... More 

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Spring, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The menu is unexpected, with not your usual fare. Duck pot pie, for example, also duck burgers and wild game burgers just to name a few. The duck pot pie and lobster mac & cheese were fantastic. They had a wide selection of craft beers and knowledgeable bar staff and very attentive wait staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You can't go wrong with the gnome! They have an insane beer selection but I'll speak to the GF people here. They have pyro, as well as many other gf beers and ciders on top to choice from. The gluten free buns, that they grill, allow for me to indulge in the game burger which I highly recommend. I will... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Happy Gnome is often on best of lists for their blood mary bar so we went to check it out. I lived up to their "best of list" because the bloody mary bar was amazing - classic, spicy and really delicious. The rest of the brunch was an added bonus! Check it out!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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270 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

8 of us went there for a late lunch after the Minneapolis home & garden show we ranged in age from 20's all the way up to 70 most everyone of course loved the beer selection but fo5r the few of us who do not like beer they had a very nice Zin and Sunday special Bloody Mary's we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
    (Selby and MacKubin)
  • Public Transportation: The 21 drops off right in front.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-287-2018

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?