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The Buttered Tin

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237 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2379
+1 651-224-2300
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first experience with the Buttered Tin was 3 yrs ago while waiting on the Amtrak at the local station. It was so good. It's not close to where I live, so took too long to get back. It's still delicious. The breakfast tacos had a great combination of flavor with the home made chorizo the tops. The Carmel roles... More 

Thank CuriousTraveler5050
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived here for a year and a half and have tried many good breakfast/ brunch spots- this place is the best by far! It is always packed and you get what you pay for. But those downsides don't even come close to touching my 5 star rating. The food is phenomenal!!! For our first visit, we split two... More 

Thank SJLaddTravel
Sparta, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was hungry for a late morning breakfast. It was a Friday morning. Apparently on week days, so go up to a counter to place your order, which is brought out to you when ready. If you are looking for a regular breakfast, you won't find it here. The menu is much more eclectic. I saw something that looked somewhat... More 

Thank Gary8147
Chicago, IL
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341 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Downtown St Paul and walking distance to Union Depot. Good breakfasts - I recommend the Huevos Rancheros Benedict. Bakery items seem to be the "hot" items at this establishment.

Thank wlamb123
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fine breakfast and bakery, walkable from "downtown" St Paul locations. Something for everyone here..

Thank lowkeytravelerTucson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We ate our body-weight in brunch and then stuffed our fat faces with cupcakes and homemade twinkies and chocolate bread cake. Amaze-balls. Even if you don't like sweets--but especially if you DO like sweets--this little gem of a spot shouldn't be missed!!

Thank Kate S
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a very pleasant morning breakfast outing at The Buttered Tin. Food was good, bakery items were amazing and the employees were friendly and helpful. Menu is relatively simple, but creative and pretty diverse. Something for everyone. The only downsides were the size of the facility and the layout. It is a popular place and there isn't a great... More 

Thank Andy Z
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Staff is always welcoming and friendly and the food is always made to a perfection. Stop by to brighten up any day!

Thank thatdylanbode
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We went here for breakfast on Monday morning, the day after our wedding. It was just a few blocks north of our hotel; my wife had been there before but I hadn't. I and several others ordered the Bananas Foster French Toast, but the menu was nice and diverse. Someone got gluten-free breakfast tacos that looked amazing, and others got... More 

Thank Alex B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I ate there once about a year ago. It was OK and I would go back if asked. But It does not stick out as a "WOW" restaurant.

Thank F4wizzo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2379
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-2300

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?