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Happy Gnome

) #12 of 730 Restaurants in Saint Paul $$ - $$$ American, ,
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-287-2018
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“game burger” (16 reviews)
“duck burger” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place!!! They have a delicious menu ~ unique twists on familiar food. If you're a beer person, their beer menu is right up your alley!! And for those who like to dine outside.. the patio is great!! You could go here once a week...More

Thank redpjz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a curlers hang out but pretty good food. The food is plain but tasty and not too pricey. Service good

Thank mckay19806
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great evening on the patio after a short wait. The menu has many great choices from crab cake hoagie (great tasting) to spicy tacos and good salad options. Strong recommendation!

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not really a family spot, but more of a trendy pub. The craft beer selection is great. Should have ordered samplers to try more. Had the hot pretzels and broccoli with bacon appetizers to start and they were very good. The cheeseburgers with braised beef...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived late on a Thurs and only waited 10 mins for a spot on the patio. Poutine, game burger, and beers were great. The Crazy Aunt gin & tonic inspired beer was delicious on a warm summer evening!

Thank redgeorgiadawg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I met here for dinner and drinks and were not disappointed. The outdoor patio is awesome and dog friendly. It reminded me a lot of places in the keys, very relaxed and laid back feel with fun decorations. The beer selection was...More

Thank Lyndsey T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for dinner and the lobster mac n cheese was amazing. Good beer selection and the Blackberry cocktail was also great! Nice patio outside. Would go back.

Thank Kelcy K
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We stopped here on a friday evening thinking it would probably be too busy but a short 15 minute wait and we had a grat spot on the patio. They have a very nice drink menu although we just had beer. We shared Mahi fish...More

Thank 1234ship
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Met some friends here for dinner and drinks on a regular weeknight and it was packed. Good local beer selection. A few of us got flights to sample as much as we could. Food was very good as well, though the service was a bit...More

Thank Leo S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great local beer choices on tap. Over 200. Nice patio. Food is fair to good depending on choices. Nice spot if out with business folks from out of town.

Thank Colleenh51258
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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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