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The Uptowner Cafe on Grand

1100 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2628
+1 651-224-0406
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“hash browns” (16 reviews)
“andouille” (2 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
1100 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2628
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I like to try out small diners that are owned locally no matter where we are. Last Saturday our paths took us to St. Kate's for our daughter's swim invitational. We had never been to The Uptowner before, so we thought we'd...More

Thank Kelly0329
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Groupon, so took our student daughter out for lunch. The Uptowner is a small diner, with booths, tables, and counter service. We had to wait for a table. They don't have lots of room to wait inside, so we sat on the...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greasy diner,,, great staff, quick service. Food was a little too greasy for us but may be perfect for others. Good serving sizes, priced right

Thank Daun M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Best breakfast food in St Paul....served all day long! Tiny place....you watch the cook at his craft....food is amazing and plentiful!

Thank Faye K
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat breakfast when we come to the Twin Cities. Hashbrowns (crispy on outside & tender on inside) & cinnamon pancakes (taste like a cinnamon roll) are our favorites!

Thank xalthm
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A tiny place on the busy corner of Lexington and Grand Avenues. Hopping, high energy and no frills. Food is tasty and coffee is hot. Staff very friendly.

Thank DaisyElowen
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I expected a great breakfast based on other Trip Adviser reviews, but I wasn't prepared for it to be sooooo good. Not only was my BLT amazing, but the servers were too. And, the ambiance of the place is just what my doctor ordered. Yeah!...More

Thank winniec1
Reviewed 24 May 2017

You come here to eat the food. Breakfast and lunch especially (I have never been here for supper). Best traditional breakfast in the state. Small cafe. Bare bones decor from the 1940s. Cooks are in the room just behind the bar. 10 places at the...More

Thank F4wizzo
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A favorite breakfast spot that always pleases. Excellent breakfast selections, generous portions, tasty food.

Thank OtooleQuinlan
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Great breakfast spot. Staff are incredibly friendly. Kids pictures line the walls. Try the blueberry pancakes.

Thank jeanneandmark
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  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2628
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-0406
Start your morning right with a breakfast that is the best in the area and is noted for the delicious, crispy hash browns, and hand-rolled omelets. Whether you're craving eggs benedict, a 1/2 pound Angus hamburger, or a French dip sandwich, we have something for every appetite at The Uptowner Café on Grand. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the great music and upbeat atmosphere. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home.
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