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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 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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130 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Waited for a while to get in; very common. Inside is small, and basic. BUT WOW those burgers!! And the Wait Staff are WONDERFUL...friendly, helpful and great sense of humor. A fun place to be, but don't forget the burgers.

Thank John W
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try their signature burgers and Lucys. You won't be disappointed. You might have to wait for a short while, but it is worth the wait.

Thank Marc R
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers were good, the fried pickles different and delicious. Friendly and good service. It was worth the wait. It's a small space, so if you don't liked to be cramped seek out their other two locations.

Thank P9CAJF
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Top burgers in the Twin Cities ... they have reinvented the hometown creation of the Juicy Lucy. Many variations.... all the ones I tried were great. If up to it, try the Jiffy Burger... peanut butter and bacon... sounds crazy but delicious. Their chicken wing offering are great as well. And one of the top beer selections around. Never been... More 

Thank Fernando-MN-USA
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The Blue Door offers a wide variety of tasty burgers and is in my opinion the top 3-4 burger joints in St Paul. The Blue Burger or The juicy take home the cake. Tots are a must, but go lite on the seasoning sometimes can get even to salty for me. I will say that if there was a knock... More 

Thank PJ W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Had a guys weekday dinner out, two of us in the group had never been here and one is a semi regular. Issues: Thursday night, got there at 6pm, 1 wait for a table? I know it's out the door line in the summer months but really on a week night. The acoustics are terrible in this location, very loud,... More 

Thank RedSoxsFanMan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 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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1,021 reviews
806 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 926 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 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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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 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

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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
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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?