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“Ward 6 a 10” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ward 6 Food & Drink

Ward 6 Food & Drink
858 Payne Ave., north of Phalen Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55130
+1 651-348-8181
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Ranked #22 of 805 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Excellent food and drink in a friendly atmosphere. We have 20 taps of Minnesota craft beer, classic and new cocktails, a surprising wine list, made from scratch food with high quality (mostly local) ingredients.
minnetonka. minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Ward 6 a 10”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

What's so special about this place? For one thing, high quality food in a neighborhood setting (casual and friendly) is a rarity in the Twin Cities. There's really nothing quite like it any other Mpls/St. Paul community, which is a bit strange, since on the surface there's nothing complicated going on here: A small menu of very good food and a large selection of good beers, in a nicely restored older building.
There's nothing quite this good, low-key, and inviting in Minnetonka, Edina, Uptown, on Grand Ave., or (insert your neighborhood here).
You'd think places with a populist, no-attitude vibe with good food at a fair price would be commonplace, but they're not. Go figure.
If only there were Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3....

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Short & sweet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Lot's of long reviews, so I'll keep it brief. Best grilled Reuben sandwich in town! Excellent craft beer selection. Lively atmosphere. Came mid-week at 7pm. Waited about 30 minutes for a table - worth the wait.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wow - great food & atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We loved this place. The food was fabulous. The fish & chips the best I've ever had and I try them wherever I go when it's on the menu. Everyone else's food was also excellent. Loved the atmosphere. Service was friendly and timely. A bit of a wait because it's small but worth it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Just what the East Side needed! Sköl!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My wife and I both grew up on the East Side of St. Paul, but good restaurants on Payne Avenue are few and far between. It was great to drive up to Ward 6 and see a crowd. It's a small place, so sometimes you have to wait a bit, but the food, the friendly waitstaff and the comfortable atmosphere make it worthwhile. I had the fish and sticks. The fish, deep fried in beef lard, was light, hot, and crispy, and the fries were among the best I've ever had. My wife's mini chicken salad sandwiches were also tasty. I don't drink, so I couldn't take advantage of the broad range of beer selections, and I'm not a fan of charcuterie, but those are among the many options available. The menu has enough variety to keep us coming back. Sköl, Ward 6!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Eastside Pride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have lived on the East Side of St. Paul of my life and it is refreshing to finally say I have a restaurant bar that I can call home. Fantastic atomsphere, amazing MN brewed beer selections, adult malts, fish that is deep fried in beef lard, fries that are better than the famous McDonalds, and of course outstanding service. If the waitress, Monique, didn't know what the answer was, she asked. It was fantastic to go to a place that you felt comfortable in the setting with company. Two thumbs up! Highly recommend this local restaurant!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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