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157 3rd Ave S, South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2310
651-455-7566
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This has been a neighborhood place for decades. It has recently undergone a makeover of the inside and menus. Not a lot of seating, but many more options. Primarily a take out, but teh chicken is good as are the burgers. The Hanson family owners are jewels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This has been a neighborhood place for decades. It has recently undergone a makeover of the inside and menus. Not a lot of seating, but many more options. Primarily a take out, but teh chicken is good as are the burgers. The Hanson family owners are jewels.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great Chicken. A Bit on the Higher end as far as a Chicken Take out place goes but worth it especially since it is a local place not a chain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The kind of neighborhood spot that the locals always know about. Yes a few tables and you can eat in, but it's primarily a take out spot for Chicken, Ribs, Burgers and such. A South Saint Paul landmark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Can't say I've had anything other than their chicken but it may just be the best I've had. The crispyness of the skin is perfect and the meat is very juicy inside. Also, great mashed potatoes and gravy. It's a must for a little family takeout or they do have seating for couples or small groups.

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Thank Brandon G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A little hole-in-the wall in South St. Paul, only has a few tables for dining in. Everything is cooked when you order it, so it is all fresh and delicious. The Broasted chicken is very tasty. The real treat is the amazing Coney Dogs they serve. We eat Coney Dogs all over, and these are right up there with The... More 

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Thank Annebelle M
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a local neighborhood food stop with great chicken. It is broasted, pressure fried, to a crispy golden brown that stays hot until you have finished every crispy juicy bite. They have a number of other things on the menu that are just as good, it is worth a stop to check out the menu and order some chicken!!!

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Coop is a local landmark, and I don't get it. The offer lots of deep-fried chicken, shrimp and similar staples, but the food is, to my taste, oily and over-priced. Go to KFC.

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Thank dufous
Owatonna, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

the food was great ! The salesperson at the hotel suggested the coop when we told her we wanted to go on a picnic and wanted chicken !

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Thank Lillian R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Small restaurant designed primarily for takeout. Seating for maybe ten people, I didn't really count. Food is terrific though, worth going for, and isn't that why we go to a restaurant? :-) There's a bit of a wait as each order is cooked fresh for the customer rather than taking pre cooked pieces off a warmer tray like a big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

I love places like this. Great food made by the family that runs the place and show that they care about their customers. There are only two tables, but I suspect most folks just grab the chicken and eat at home. My daughter and I had the double bacon cheeseburger, which had a grilled bun. Very tasty. The basket comes... More 

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  • Address: 157 3rd Ave S, South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  South Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-455-7566

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