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Halftime Rec

American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
+1 651-488-8245
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in with friends. We had drinks and dinner. The Paddy Shack burger is one of the best in the metro. The fish tacos were great. Staff was friendly and the service was attentive. Great dive bar with a great restaurant.

Thank Mike S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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291 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This place has a few hot dogs on the menu with interesting toppings like popcorn and other strange things. They all work and are delicious. I've had two of them and they were both great. Beer prices aren't the best, nor is the selection but they have okay stuff. It's a dive bar what can I expect. Good friendly service,... More 

Thank wuzed111
United States
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

At the Paddy Shack at the Halftime Rec have a bar that stretches their entirety and open spaces for tables and booths throughout. This place could get lively during games and special events. The bartender was attentive and friendly, and the beers came out immediately. There was no mention of happy hour beer prices so we were a bit taken... More 

Thank Brad J
Minneapolis, MN
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The three of us stopped in for lunch on Saturday afternoon and were seated and served promptly and courteously. This is a great neighborhood spot with a bar side and more of a 'restaurant side', so you can choose if you want to sit in more of a bar scene or a casual restaurant type environment. They have numerous TVs... More 

Thank Mattinmn
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing burger, the lunch special! Cheeseburger and fries for $7! The burger had amazing flavor and the fries were so awesome! Amanda was our server and was the sweetest ever. Great service and a friendly atmosphere. Will definitely return!

Thank Tia G
St.Paul, Minnesota
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570 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Returned here after 6 months and have a strong suggestion: stick to award-winning burgers and fish sandwich. Avoid lobster sandwich, which I tried. It was $16! Pricey but I wanted to try it. Yes, there were several pieces of lobster and it tasted good. But I think $16 is too much (and fries were $2 more). Suggest sticking with burgers... More 

Thank Seniordad
Denver, Colorado
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68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

If you weren't looking for Halftime Rec you'd probably drive by everyday and wonder what was inside. Well once you find the door you'll be transported back the the 70's, and in the menu you'll find your traditional Irish bar fare and some nice surprises like the Cheesy Lobster Cauliflower Dip, Killer Burgers, Fish and Chips and other rib sticking... More 

Thank BuffBadger
St.Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Halftime Rec won a Twin Cities wide burger contest. I can see why. Had the Paddy Shack burger (burger, lettuce, pickled green tomato, onion, and sauce. YUMMY! Another one of us had the Patty melt. Also great. There are a variety of Irish classics & hot dogs. Prices mostly $4-10. REALLY Good. This place is not fancy but it is... More 

Thank Seniordad
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This has possibly become my favorite dive bar. Do not bring a date or friends here if looking to impress them. However, if you want good fish and chips and a solid beer and acceptable prices, this may be your place.

Thank Jake T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I had the bangers and mash. Bangers were great, but the mash tasted like they were powdered potatoes.

Thank Christopher R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-488-8245
Great neighborhood bar with excellent Traditional Irish Fare.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?