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Happy Gnome

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” (9 reviews)
“game burger” (17 reviews)
“duck burger” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Happy Gnome with friends from out of town and were treated to a great eating experience again. The quality of the food and service was outstanding. They have an excellent beer selection as well.

Thank norby49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent, kitchen was a little slow but they were very busy, many beers on tap so that gave us time to enjoy some of the 89 beers on tap. I had the game burger-bison,all and bacon can't go wrong. My wife had the...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like and appreciate the Happy Gnome, but I've got to record this comment. I had their crab cake sandwich for lunch. Or, I'll say that I navigated their crab cake sandwich with my knife and fork, as best I could. There was no...More

Thank 468Olds
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Made reservations earlier that day. Was seated very quickly. Brunch was very good, along with the mimosa. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Their patio is the perfect choice to dine during our great Minnesota summers. There are plenty of umbrellas for shade. My chopped salad with lime viniagrette dressing and grilled chicken was perfect. Our server was very attentive even though my friend and I chatted for...More

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Gazpacho and a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. Perfect summer lunch in St Paul. Tremendous variety in the menu, many gluten free items.

Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the nice weather and took advantage of outdoor seating at Happy Gnome. Amazing selection of craft beer (which we enjoyed a few of) as well as great food. I had the poutine which looked a little different than normal (think like a pot pie...More

Thank kad292
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 10 July 2017 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
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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
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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