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Dari-ette Drive In

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1440 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55106-4821
+1 651-776-3470
11:00 - 21:30
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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182 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here after a night of partying downtown mpls. We were staying near mall of america so we could either eat fast or rely on our gps and go for something better. So glad we came here! You can order from your car! We had a burger and. meatball dinner with fries, cole slaw, and fresh italian bread. It... More 

Thank jods1000
Level Contributor
198 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and looking for a place to eat for lunch. I had this place saved on Trip Advisor, so we went. Weren't very many people in the parking lot, but we went ahead and gave it a go. You can still order from your car and they bring it out to you (kids liked this). We... More 

Thank Kari G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Love this old drive-in! We came here for a pre-Mother's Day treat (they're closed Mother's Day). Dari-ette's spaghetti sauce is amazing - rich & thick, must have simmered for hours. Burger baskets come with cole slaw & a choice of spaghetti or fries -- it's such a hard choice that husband got the spaghetti and we then ordered a large... More 

Thank Sojourners4
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This iconic drive-in restaurant is one of the few left that I know of in the cities. It was visited and featured by host Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on the Food Network years ago. Gotta try it if you like good burgers, the Bacon and Cheese is my favorite. I crave it when they are closed... More 

Thank A1NatureLover
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have been going here for as long as I can remember... Their are SEVERAL awesome choices. The Italian Chicken Breast Fillet is awesome if you want something with red sauce. Their burgers are hands down my favorite thin style burgers I have found. If you have a moment, give this place a shot! The only thing I wish they... More 

Thank Mike91188
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174 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Dari-ette is a fun spot to visit, whether you pick up food at the window or eat in your car. The Italian food is delicious. We enjoyed the rigatoni and the big Italiano sausage sandwich. A sundae for dessert was the perfect treat at the end of the meal. The caphop was super friendly and made sure we had... More 

Thank MinnesotanTraveler
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Our family loves this restaurant's spaghetti and Italian sausage, corn dogs, chicken tenders, fries, and shrimp. I will note that their closing time is very confusing--most websites state 9 pm and their facebook page states 8 or 8:30 pm. From our experience, it closes around 8 pm. I will also note that depending on what you order and how much... More 

Thank Ceejayin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

First time here and I can't believe we're at a drive in eating spaghetti and meatballs and an Italiano sandwich..... In the car! Holy cow, best Italian sausage I would have to say. Very good food I will ever back, the sauce was excellent! It's kind of like if you have a sandwich and the breads not good that's the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I've lived in St. Paul for 4 years now and have been meaning to try Dari-ette Drive In for the longest time! We went for lunch and although it really is a drive in, we chose to order at the window and sit outside. I had the Italiano which was a HUGE sandwich, sausage was delicious and I really like... More 

Thank Sharon S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

The Dari-ette is a summertime favorite. We love regularly order: - Cheese and bacon burger - onion rings - antipasto salad - Burger-ette basket - Fish Dinner - Chicken Dinner - Black Forest Flurry - Banana Split Check their Facebook page for specials.

Thank Hans M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55106-4821
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-776-3470

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