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Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-287-2018
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat in the dining area which is very different than the bar area. It is quieter and was not completely full while we were there. It was chilly, but tolerable. Once our waitress noticed us she was quite attentive but for some reason it...More

Thank JCJake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Happy Gnome is an excellent spot for happy hour, hosting a celebration or just hanging out. Every time I have been here I have not been disappointed, brunch, lunch, dinner and several birthday affairs. The french toast is outstanding, they have several high end...More

Thank Nomadic-Route
Reviewed 9 April 2018

In town for NCAA Hockey we had read about the Happy Gnome and walked up Selby from the Basilica. A good number of choices greeted us before we reached the Happy Gnome (which had the added benefit of being just past the St. Paul Curling...More

Thank BobfinNH
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We met long time friends for dinner, but enjoyed stopping by the bar for a beer while waiting for all to arrive. The tap selection was great. Pricing was average for drinks and dinner. The portions were the size they should be, but sometimes I...More

Thank curlerpat
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We stopped in for cocktails. The drink was good, atmosphere fun, unfortunately, the waitress was not Irish or something, so we had one and were done.

Thank candylady0819
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I enjoy Happy Gnome for the environment and the beer. The food is average and in fact, I can’t even remember what we ate. The mussels for an app were very plentiful, though!

Thank Mimiinthecity0407
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We stopped here right before Christmas and they were pretty busy but the service was very good and the food was great. They have a very large selection of draft beer with many local brews. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Wish I still drank beer they had 89 taps!! Did not matter great drinks ( try the Manhattans) and a decent wine list! Substantial food great steak tartare and mussels! Servers were fun we will be back!!

Thank fjmccarl
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is always busy for good reason. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The beer list is very extensive and offered many local brews. The servers are very knowledgeable about the beer as well. They have gluten and dairy free options. Very good food...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Daytime bartender that we had copped on attitude - maybe he was having a bad day, but they should hire actors who can pretend that they are glad you are there. MASSIVE beer selection - no problem there. Just clean up the server act a...More

Thank octanereviews
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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
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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