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Gopher Bar

American, Bar, Pub
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241 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2346
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not the place to take your new in-laws, however, if you want the best coney islands in the Twin Cities, the Gopher Bar is it!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

BEST OLD FASHIONED CONEY DOGS ANYWHERE. Basic bar that specilizes in coney's and not much else. Not the cleanest place but worth a stop.

Warsaw, Indiana
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This is great spot for MN sports guys. Cold beer, great coney islands. You better order cheese and onions or you will here about it. The owners are great people. Be careful bringing kids in.

Thank HarvMN
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Great drinks, and bar food, get the Coney or a greasy cheeseburger. Big Vulcan bar, lots of St Paul soul.

Thank Andrea C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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207 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Best Dive Bar in St. Paul. Seriously. Might even be one of the best damn dive bars in the world. Where else can you have stickers placed upon you that say: EAT A CONEY AT THE GOPHER BAR OR GET $@$#&%. Tacky? Yes. Tons of fun? Obviously. RECOMMENDATION: Try a coney -- or else (see above) DRINK RECOMMENDATION: Yes, please.... More 

Thank Kristen H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

My family and friends have been going to this bar for years. Yeah it's a little rough around the edges, get over it. They have good coney's and strong drinks. It's not your coffee shop kind of bar or crowd, it's a dive bar that is fun and everyone seems to be having a good time. In my opinion, I... More 

Thank Dblhaul
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Plain and simple, it's a cool little bar. If you have nothing better to do than study everything on the walls, I suggest you hang with better company. Yes, there is a Confederate flag and some old stickers on a wall or two. If it offends you, leave, if it doesn't, stay and enjoy a drink and a Coney. The... More 

Thank SkiMom2010
Thunder Bay, Canada
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150 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Offensive to the max: photo's of Obama with joker makeup painted on, Tea Party/Republican hate messages scribed all over the place, catering to the dumbest of the dumb. I left disgusted without even ordering a beer. People like this are why the world hates America. Americans aren't disgusting; Republicans/Tea Party are. How the University of Minnesota allows this is beyond... More 

Thank Rink64
Timbuktu, Mali
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Sorry, but this place is a dump that hides its mediocre food in a shroud of 'tough guy' paraphernalia. The coney wasn't worth the money or effort. It's hard to understand how they dare fly the confederate flag in a state where thousands of men were killed fighting to preserve the Union. But, the lack of thought and caring is... More 

1 Thank Bill L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Known for its Coney Island hot dogs, this place has the recipe down and they're good. Whats off is some of the stuff on the walls, like the confederate flag. We're pretty sure that if they'd known we were a gay couple they wouldn't have served us. Although we thought the Coney's were great, we won't be back. Just didn't... More 

3 Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2346
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-291-9638

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