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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“game burger” (19 reviews)
“duck burger” (15 reviews)
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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

The one and only downfall to this outstanding restaurant and bar is the fact everyone else loves it too. It's always packed but that said, well worth the wait for a table or spot in the bar. I've been working my way down the menu...More

Thank Kristal R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a wonderful beer list and a great food choices. Not a ordinary restaurant with boring food choices. You need to go to experience.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner including a reuben, beet salad, Lobster Mac, Pork Chops and Short ribs. All of these were very good and served pretty quickly. They were very busy that night so we were glad we had reservations. The wait staff was very...More

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends talked me into going. It was 'OK' but other better places are nearby. My specifics: 1) A weak beer menu. They have the standard POPULAR stuff but not enough classic breweries for us grey bears (hint: Brau Brothers, Schells, Superior etc...). 2) My...More

Thank tfMN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes this is a pricier option for dinner but the quality off food and the atmosphere is so worth it. The beer selection is amazing. Some staff are knowledgeable and some not so much but just going even for drinks and appetizers is worth it!...More

Thank shec186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick business dinner. Pleasantly surprised with the menu. Service was awesome. Food was tasty. Beer selection was fantastic. Great atmosphere. Try the Game burger. Bison and elk.

Thank TrekkingGaia
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Lots of specialty beers. Check out the menu, nice selection. Bar that can accommodate requests. Large portions, may want to plan a "box". The really nice thing here, is they are busy, (very) but they have a fully adequate staff. Lots of people around if...More

Thank Fluffy052
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We stop into the Gnome a few times a month whenever we are in St Paul. The bar has such a great atmosphere and the food is definitely a step up from normal bar food.

Thank janiceah
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Happy Gnome has an extensive selection of craft brews - local, regional and international. The menu is spectacular. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Steak Tartar, Beet Salad are both favorites. I just had their "Ramen" dish that features...More

Thank LM E
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We met friends in the area and ended up in this restaurant for a light dinner. What I liked about the restaurant is an unexpected and interesting menu, even if it was rather expensive for the atmosphere around. We stayed in a common area downstairs,...More

1  Thank Lovecomforttoo
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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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