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Tavern on Grand

) #24 of 730 Restaurants in Saint Paul $$ - $$$ American, ,
656 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3402
+1 651-228-9030
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“walleye” (110 reviews)
“shore lunch” (10 reviews)
“wild rice” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
656 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3402
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Every time I went there, I was disappointed. They can't maintain the quality! I had given them so many chances but I'm not going to waste my money and time on them anymore. Always inconsistent, they can't keep the quality in cooking simple dishes. Sometimes...More

Thank rubinakhan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had some family with us that wanted to have walleye so what better place to go than Tavern on Grand. Wrong! I think we got a newbie for a waitress. Not her fault but I do not think she was ready to be on her...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had asked questions about a tasty Walleye lunch before going to MSP airport. Folks at TA recommended the Tavern on Grand - and it was just right! Had the Northwoods plate: wild rice with wild mushrooms and asparagus, with Bernaise sauce. I ordered the...More

Thank 2saltydawgs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat Walleye. Tavern was recommended by a friend who lives in Minneapolis area. They had a variety of options on the menu from tacos to sandwiches to grilled/fried/blacken. All our entrees were delicious. The Walleye was fresh and...More

Thank Bootgirl04
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A simple interior filled with great walleye dishes. I was more than pleasantly surprised with the excellent taste quality of the fish I was served.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

There were six of us. We all had the Walleye either as a sandwich ($14.00), North Woods Walleye ($21.00) or Early Bird Walleye ($17.00). All of us liked what we had. Mine came with French fries & they were good. We had Mich GoldenLight ($4.50),...More

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Been coming here since the early 90's when our Bemidji friend Dave (and his wife Mary) turned this old biker-bar into MN's best Walleye place. Do not come to The Twin Cities without a visit to Tavern on Grand. Pictured is my lunch walleye sandwich.

Thank Wil D
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Tavern on Grand has a history of great food! Minnesotans especially appreciate how they cook the state's favorite fish - walleye! It's the best of anywhere - fried, grilled, blackened - and more, they specialize in cooking this and other favorites. Great bar food -...More

Thank Carol-Ann B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Started off with a Guinness on tap. Good selection of beers. They had a jalapeno 🍺 that was actually not to bad. Had the​ blackened walleye sandwich and fries which was good. Another had a burger that was very good, and another had a BLT...More

Thank BanffHiker
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Another mother/daughter date for lunch. The atmosphere is cozy and warm. We had Cheese Curds, The Walleye Sandwich and The Tavern Burger. Lots of food!! The walleye fillet was huge! Lots more on the menu, a good representation of MN. We noticed many regulars and...More

Thank Julie S
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30 May 2017|
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Response from 2saltydawgs | Reviewed this property |
The Walleye was great- just had lunch and at airport now writing reviews :-) Had the plate with the wild rice - just as I had hoped for, delicious and just right!! Thank you all!!! Once again, TA folks know the best places!
Nancy K
23 July 2016|
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Response from Mortimerfan | Reviewed this property |
There is no patio.
Nancy K
23 July 2016|
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They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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