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Wild Onion

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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788 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3306
+1 651-291-2525
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Saint Paul
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do NOT go to the Wild Onion! We went there last night for a few drinks with friends to celebrate my husbands new job offer. There were about 10 people in the entire bar. We went up to the DJ and requested my husbands favorite country song. The DJ ignored us the first few times we went up and asked.... More 

Thank mandyjniebuhr
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stopped in for dinner around 7:30 on a Saturday. Got seated right away. Friendly waitress. Got a water right away, then waited..... Finally got a drink. Ordered cheese curds. Don't bother, marinara was bland. Ordered smoked turkey melt. Very good. Also ordered burger. Couldn't get anyone to table to get mustard. Also ordered a second water. Took 20 minutes to... More 

Thank MUSpecial
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Recent working dinner business meeting with colleagues and could not of been more pleased. The menu offers a wide variety to choose from especially for those with discriminating taste buds. Service was top drawer with very pleasing politeness and respect. The yes sir no ma'am went far. Management was gracious often checking in and overseeing the timing for drinks and... More 

1 Thank Brian D
Pine City, Minnesota, United States
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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

In my younger years we used to go to the Onion quite often, The atmosphere was much more relaxed than the clubs in downtown Minneapolis. Recently we were thee for my Bachelor party. My fiance was not allowed to enter the the building due to the fact that he had a hand tattoo. ( he had been there numerous times... More 

1 Thank Kent B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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165 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Stopped on the way to a party to grab a drink and a bite to eat. Menu is trying a little to hard to be edgy or interesting and a lot of their version of things are a bit odd. Very dull beer selection and slow service. A lot better options within a block or two...

1 Thank Paul B
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Been to the Wild Onion several times, in fact this is not even my first review. I like the atmosphere for visiting with friends, I like the food and the beverages. In general, there is just not much to dislike at this place. Was the food exceptional, no...the bun on my burger was a bit dried out and fries were... More 

Thank James B
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253 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Second time there, two years apart and really disappointed. The food was totally lacking in flavor and the chef (cook) showed no passion for what was coming out of the kitchen. Messy plates with thrown together food. The server was good, but some manager who looked like a 70's era used car dealer kept staring at us the entire time... More 

Thank jojoishere
Minneapolis, MN
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134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I've been here several times, not by my choice, and every time I've been there the place smells like stale beer and disinfectant. Not very pleasant. The food is average at best and the drinks are the same. Service is okay. Not my favorite place by a long shot when there are much better options on Grand Avenue.

Thank MNtravelman
Woodbury, Minnesota
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I visited the Wild Onion in the early afternoon for lunch. I had the Chipotle Turkey Melt and my wife had the Caesar Salad. The Turkey Melt had a decent taste but was too heavy with cheese. I was not able to pick up the sandwich. It fell apart on my first attempt (the bread was over... More 

Thank Peter M
Butler, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

It wasn't busy when we were there but I can imagine that it could get pretty noisy because the tables are pfretty tight. The food was really good. I had the Tavern Steak sandwich .....very tasty

Thank Debbie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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: 788 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-291-2525

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