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Casper & Runyon's Nook

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American, Bar, Pub
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492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a very good burger but could not give an excellent mark, Its pretty greasy. I just don't think its as good as everyone says it is. Service is excellent however and its a great spot for lunch.

Thank jim m
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is fantastic here. Very creative with the varieties they offer and the food will not disappoint. Recommendation would be go on non peak times of the day. Lunch and Dinners hours are packed.

Thank Dawn F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great neighborhood burger joint that actually has ols school bowling lanes downstairs. Burgers are very good and so are most other items. There is somewhat limited seating upstairs but don't forget downstairs bowling. You can actually order beer and food while you bowl! Beware this little gem gets very busy on weekends and peak times.

Thank Perry L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family LOVES Nooks! Best juicy Lucy ever! Our burgers never go wrong! The staff is great and very attentive!

Thank Sonja Y
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw it on Tripe D had to check it out, it's a small out of the way place , but worth the search. Food - Burgers and sandwiches mostly, hand cut fries, shakes, and beer. Stuffed burger is amazing. Kids menu includes good food and ice cream. Service was pretty good, waitress wasn't really attentive but it is a small... More 

Thank Lonnie K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a customer for as long as this place has been open, and I cannot say enough good things about the food. Even the vegan hipster black bean burger is delicious! You will wait in line at dinner or lunch. There's a reason.

Thank John S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been wanting to the the Nook ever since I saw it on food network. They have a nice array of bar food, with the stuffed burger called "Juicy Lucy" being the specialty. They have perfected the stuffed burgers, and I really enjoyed the fries as well. The service wasn't bad either. What a neat experience!

Thank Bowmanator22
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lunch visit. great burgers named after local celebrities. good service. very casual atmosphere. And bowling in the basement.

Thank Colleenh51258
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe it took me a couple years to find out about this place. Best burger and fries I've had in the Twin Cities. Fries were perfect. Our server was responsive and very friendly.

1 Thank Tallcool1225
South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! A cross between a local hangout / college bar...with classic old school bowling downstairs. Burgers are amazing!

1 Thank kristinbass1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-698-4347

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