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Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Ranked #17 of 784 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have never tasted a soft pretzel so good EVER. It was amazing! I also had some delicious "Moo Joos" beer to wash down my pretzel. Sitting outside on a perfect St. Paul Summer day with an old friend was all I could ask for. Definitely recommend!!!

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St.Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
429 reviews 429 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you like a variety of beer, distinctive food, an informal setting and excellent service, this is a GREAT place. On a recent Saturday lunch, we split the filafel/humus appetizer which was EXCELLENT. Perhaps the best filafel we've had in the Twin Cities. For entrees we had the "Game Burger (bison et. al) and the brat. Both excellent. Did I... More

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great outdoor patio in a wonderful St. Paul neighborhood. Prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable service. Excellent food with an extensive beer menu!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The restaurant is in a very old St.Paul, MN mansion. Very nicely decorated, excellent service and delicious food. Entrees, are a little overpriced. They have tens of draft beer and cider. Particularly I recommend the MILK and HONEY Cider, from MN. If you are a cider drinker, this is the most balanced, refined and delicious cider. For the ones with... More

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Mississauga, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place with good food selection and very good service. Mussels and Ahi tuna to die for. Fair portion size and very nice atmosphere on the patio.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Thanks to a last minute recommendation from a resident we checked out this aptly named restaurant was a great stop. It was full of happy, boisterous patrons across the generational spectrum. It features a staggering listing of craft beers and other alcoholic libations. For newcomers to craft beers one can order 5 glass sampler boards of the various tastes available.... More

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St. Marys, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you love craft beer and great food, no trip to St. Paul is complete without a visit to the Happy Gnome! They have a bazillion beers on tap. It's an in-depth beer selection, - prepare to be impressed! Enjoy their outdoor patio if the weather is nice. Cheers!

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