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Casper & Runyon's Nook

492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
+1 651-698-4347
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed burger” (38 reviews)
“fries” (119 reviews)
“wings” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get the juicy nookie is you like melted cheese to ooze out of 2 burger patties. The fries seem to be house made and are super good. Do not expect any kind of ambiance other than a classic bar. This is a meat lovers place-not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TravelBug_99938
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a great place for lunch. You'll be waiting a while for a table, but the wait is worth it. The burgers are amazing.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ItsJustMeand3
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We made the trip to Casper & Runyon Nook with the expectations of a super burger , sadly disappointed when we were served nothing special at all one stuffed burger was dripping with cheese the other was nearly void of cheese , 4 sodas ,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank goldenacres1717
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Can’t be beat! Only drawback is small size.... If discouraged by “wait time” drive a little way south to “Shamrocks.” Same owners, larger bar with same great burgers!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I was told this place has a good burger. It does not, given the quality of burger and fries, I would expect to pay $7, not $15. Hardly above fast food grade in my opinion. My burger came out bland and over cooked. Fries tasted...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OysterAddict
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I'v been a patron of the Nook for 50 years. Used to be burgers & 3.2 beer. The burgers are still the best. Now there's wine & a bar menu, a lot more to chose from. I still go for Berger & beverage, that's it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mm4mn
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a dive with great food, this is the spot!! It’s often crowded, and you’ll have to wait for a table, but the food and ambience is worth it :) there’s even a bowling alley in the basement!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank itsashleyskelly
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I LOVE the Nook. It is easily my favorite place to eat at in the Cities. My roommate and I were on the hunt for the best Juicy Lucy and we definitely found it at the Nook! We live in Milwaukee and come here every...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank iamlaurensinger
Reviewed 7 August 2018

There are many great selections at this local restaurant. It has a strong neighborhood feel and great, friendly service. Great want to enjoy a leisurely, casual meal with friends or family.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank BDDusbiber
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We picked this as a lunch stop during a road trip. Typical diner food, but sometimes you gotta have it. Great atmosphere. Busy place and pretty small. Loved the blast from the past in the basement- a vintage bowling alley! Set in a nice area...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Deenmachine
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24 November 2015|
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Response from Justuscd2 | Reviewed this property |
Did you mean motels? If so, not close. It is located in the Highland, Macalaster area of St Paul across the street from Cretin High School.
24 November 2015|
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Response from pnygaard1 | Reviewed this property |
No not close Highland Park area
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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