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Tavern on Grand

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656 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3402
+1 651-228-9030
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Excelsior, Minnesota
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten at Tavern on Grand numerous times so I guess we were bound to have a bad experience sooner or later. Ordinarily, we would leave the restaurant raving about their specialty-Walleye (for those who don't live in Minnesota, Walleye is our favorite fish). Offered many ways at the Tavern, from fish tacos to a complete dinner, I opted... More 

Thank 1whosearches
Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like a good bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich, try the WBLT! W meaning walleye. There is no way to describe how awesome this sandwich is. If you love walleye (the best tasting fish on the planet) try this!!!! The onion rings are awesome as well. Great beer batter!!!! The service was poor. However the manager apologized for the slow... More 

Thank mrenthusi
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182 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of seating available. It sits on busy Grand Avenue which has lots of foot traffic so a popular place. Started with the Dragon Puffs. Probably, along with the tacos, were too much to eat. My brother had the chicken wild rice soup and found it not as tasty as he once remembered. Walleye tacos were good and service was... More 

Thank Mary I
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my elderly folks here for an early dinner before driving around to look at christmas lights. Access was not ideal but the walleye is VERY good. We had the walleye sampler and it was fun to try the grilled, blackened, fried and the walleye cakes. The walleye cakes were my favorite. They offer not just tarter sauce but... More 

Thank Phyllis O
Brainerd, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family of 8, came in on a Saturday night around 5:30pm. Found a great table, promptly received service and drink orders. We were worried since they don't take reservations on Saturday, but I never saw someone not getting a seat, plenty busy too! 7/8 ordered walleye, either chipotle walleye, Northwoods walleye or blacken walleye (Dad had to have ribs) and... More 

Thank KDTravel15
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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254 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I used to really like coming here for the Walleye fish basket, not sure if they changed it, I haven't been there for awhile, but it was really good.

Thank tif316
Burnsville, Minnesota
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163 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Love the walleye here and it is the main reason we go there. The service was superior and right on the spot. Many times there is a wait, most times a short one. They turn the tables over quickly, but I do not feel rushed. They just do this with efficiency. They are very laid back but not aloof. I... More 

Thank Bruce M
Mechanicsville, Maryland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

First time here and had gone on recommendation of friends. Was not disappointed. Had the walleye sampler and it was delicious. The walleye cake was a nice surprise as well. Service was friendly and quick. Great value for the quality of food!

Thank chuck1077
cottage grove, oregon
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Discovered The Tavern on Grand Ave, on a long walk looking at the lovely old mansions overlooking The Mississippi. The non pretentious neighborhood restaurant and bar was very busy and most people seemed to be there for the local tasty walleye. Reasonable prices, friendly waitresses, and good food, a winning combination.

Thank cstclair
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Im a fish person and the walley here was a explosion of tastes, it was made just petfectly and was presented nicely. I have this fish on my top 5! The resturant provided a nice enviroment and great staff. A varm and familiar feeling. I would love to come again!

Thank Annamannagryn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3402
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-228-9030

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