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Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-287-2018
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviewed yesterday

We met long time friends for dinner, but enjoyed stopping by the bar for a beer while waiting for all to arrive. The tap selection was great. Pricing was average for drinks and dinner. The portions were the size they should be, but sometimes I...More

Thank curlerpat
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in for cocktails. The drink was good, atmosphere fun, unfortunately, the waitress was not Irish or something, so we had one and were done.

Thank candylady0819
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoy Happy Gnome for the environment and the beer. The food is average and in fact, I can’t even remember what we ate. The mussels for an app were very plentiful, though!

Thank Mimiinthecity0407
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We stopped here right before Christmas and they were pretty busy but the service was very good and the food was great. They have a very large selection of draft beer with many local brews. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Wish I still drank beer they had 89 taps!! Did not matter great drinks ( try the Manhattans) and a decent wine list! Substantial food great steak tartare and mussels! Servers were fun we will be back!!

Thank fjmccarl
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is always busy for good reason. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The beer list is very extensive and offered many local brews. The servers are very knowledgeable about the beer as well. They have gluten and dairy free options. Very good food...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Daytime bartender that we had copped on attitude - maybe he was having a bad day, but they should hire actors who can pretend that they are glad you are there. MASSIVE beer selection - no problem there. Just clean up the server act a...More

Thank octanereviews
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The one and only downfall to this outstanding restaurant and bar is the fact everyone else loves it too. It's always packed but that said, well worth the wait for a table or spot in the bar. I've been working my way down the menu...More

Thank Kristal R
Reviewed 4 January 2018

They have a wonderful beer list and a great food choices. Not a ordinary restaurant with boring food choices. You need to go to experience.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We had a nice dinner including a reuben, beet salad, Lobster Mac, Pork Chops and Short ribs. All of these were very good and served pretty quickly. They were very busy that night so we were glad we had reservations. The wait staff was very...More

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Carly F
19 November 2015|
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Response from Mary N | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner at the Happy Gnome last month. They have a fantastic space on the 2nd floor for special events---full bar, large dining area, very classy space. I believe there were 35 people... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
    (Selby and MacKubin)
  • Public Transportation: The 21 drops off right in front.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-287-2018
  • E-mail
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