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“Excellent beer selection”
Review of Happy Gnome

Happy Gnome
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Ranked #11 of 892 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Selby and MacKubin
Transit: The 21 drops off right in front.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent beer selection”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The happy gnome is the place to go if you are looking to taste unique beers. There are so many different options!! The food is also great, not your typical bar food by any means. I would consider the food more upscale, lots of seafood options. I have only been a few times, but highly reccommend for an evening with friends, date, a happy hour, or an adult family gathering.

  • Visited February 2013
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Minneapolis
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Memorable food”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We ate at the Happy Gnome recently, and I must say, the food was memorable. We had a selection of small plates and were happy with every one. The house-smoked baby back ribs were deep and rich and left a lasting memory. The paté was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The Duck Drummies were light and delicate. The Poutine was daunting...and delicious! The ambience was warm and festive and the evening was good.

  • Visited March 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Duck Burger - ....mmmmm......”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Best of both worlds, Bar downstairs, more formal dining room upstairs. You can order from the restaurant from both levels. My wife and I both ordered the duck burger. It was moist, tender and absolutely delicious. Reasonable drink prices, Huge beer selection. We also enjoyed the beef tartare and poutine. Thumbs up.

  • Visited February 2013
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Mobile, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Go for the beer variety 1st, food 2nd”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

The american made draft beer variety is amazing. If they don't have a beer you like, then you're not a beer drinker. The food is inconsistant. The sandwiches are just "good". Their Canadian potato, pork, and cheese casserole is excellent. The crepes Suzette is amazing as well.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wow. Super food for the price.”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

While looking at the menu, I thought the prices were a bit high. But the sandwiches we had were well worth it. I had a chicken sandwich, others in my group enjoyed a burger and rueben. None could finish and happily took leftovers home. The fries were excellent. They have many different kinds of beers for those who enjoy them.

Visited February 2013
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