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Casper & Runyon's Nook

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
+1 651-698-4347
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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151 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the Nook, Great Food, I always go for a burger and Fun Atmosphere. They have the bowling alley downstairs so you could make an afternoon out of getting lunch.

Thank tif316
St Paul, Minnesota USA
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always delicious... done right... not over priced ...lots of choices ... clean.....new kitchen,,, friendly wait staff !... Have been to many other burger restaurants over the years and always comeback here, Sometimes there is a long wait...but worth it !....

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Thank UpNorthUSA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nook is like a little hole in the wall. We were seated downstairs next to the bowling alley- yes bowling lanes haha. We wanted to try the Nook after seeing it on the food network for its stuffed burgers. The burgers were great! We tried the Spanish fly which is chorizo and ground beef and the Guys Big Bite... More 

Thank taykaz
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Loved the juicy lucy & fries. Service is great & waitstaff super friendly. We celebrated my daughter's 17th birthday there with food & bowling.

Thank Kerry A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Crappy service. Burger ok. Waitress was probably a thief. Sorry I did not get her name. I will not be back ever.

Thank Henry H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great food in a great atmosphere! Hope to get back soon and go bowling in the basement. Great beer selection.

Thank Matt O
Larchmont, New York
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We are visiting for parents' weekend at my daughter's college. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table, but it was worth the wait. Service was "Minnesota nice" and we all enjoyed our meals. Modestly priced by NY standards. Burgers were cooked perfectly to order. The monthly special was a pulled pork burger with cheese and coleslaw. Cooked... More 

Thank SusanG9141
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We found this local spot on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. A neighborhood bar/burger joint. The burgers were fantastic ... and the sweet potato fries are excellent (light sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and chipotle dipping sauce). We were visiting Macalester College (about 1 mile away) and were lucky to find!

Thank Ka1019
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I brought my family to enjoy the burgers and wings. All the food was wonderful and our server Angie R was absolutely fabulous!! Thank you for the wonderful experience. I will wear my newly acquired t-shirt proudly.

Thank Barb K
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went for first time. Great little neighborhood location with plenty of street parking. I had the Moliter (spelling?) burger. It was juicy and oozing with cheese. The onion rings were also cooked to perfection. I will return for more.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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: 492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-698-4347

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