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The Blue Door Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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1811 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6031
+1 651-493-1865
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

I had a delicious burger (highly recommended) with cheddar cheese, thick cut smoked bacon, mayo, pickles and crunchy peanut butter. Phenomenal beer batter fried cheese curds. And the missing star goes to... Spam bites. A nearly complete misnomer. Breaded deep fried cream cheese bites with a 50 millimeter cubed piece of Spam which can only be discerned because it's the... More 

Thank Brian M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Great reviews and DDD approved made our trip thru St. Paul a culinary adventure. Later lunch on New Year's Eve and was seated immediately. It was busy, we just lucked out. Server was super friendly and was very enthusiastic about the food. The Jiffy burger and Blucy with fries was delicious!! The space is small, but the kitchen is turning... More 

Thank PlanetR
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Cool, neighborhood feel. Wait time was 30 minutes, but busy time of day. We had 5 different meals with 5 different tastes and lots of oohing and aching! We were in the Minneapolis Blue Door Pub, because the St Paul one was so crowded and small, with long wait time. Glad we moved to this one. Only complaint besides long... More 

Thank Mary H
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

OK, people love hamburgers. I am one of them. My family and I hit the globe for this simple dish. Aha, simple, but tough. Been to the top "Juicy Lucy" places and this was one on my list to hit next. The place has little atmosphere, similar to the Nook and 5/8 Club. It seems that no one would be... More 

Thank Russell R
Owatonna, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Bjorn was very helpful and friendly, for our first time here. He was very attentive with all patrons that we could see. We had the Bacon Blucy and Classic. Both were so large that we could not finish. Plenty of Tots also with one order that we shared. Flavor was great. These are not the burgers, if you do not... More 

Thank Carl W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Nice small pub with an excitable ambience. Had a good menu for anyone wanting to try stereotypical American food and was extremely tasty. Highly recommend for anyone in the area! Good value, but the service was average but didn't detract from a great meal. Be sure to try a bucey Lucy!

Thank Daniel A
Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The burgers were excellent! Loved the greenbeans, and the red pepper aoli was yummy! Will definitely visit again!

1 Thank MsRooze
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Not saying they are THE best in the cities, but I can't decide! I love the latin kisses and the frenchie burger. Place is small and cosy, but very friendly staff.

Thank Nicole T
Portage, Manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

You just can't beat The Blue Door Pub for stuffed burgers. We chose the original location in St. Paul because it's so quirky, but it's also small and that makes parking tough and a lineup inevitable. However we only had to wait about 15 minutes for seats at the tiny bar. We opted for fairly classic choices -- the Juicy... More 

Thank ScottandJodi
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We got there just when there was a spare table but 10 minutes later there was a queue 5 deep. You can see why - the burgers are amazing, the wings are lovely and the beer choice is fantastic. Get a burger with blue cheese - yum!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1811 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6031
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-493-1865

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