We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Happy Gnome

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-287-2018
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“game burger” (19 reviews)
“duck burger” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (383)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 380 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 January 2018

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 3 January 2018

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 3 January 2018

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 29 December 2017

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 23 December 2017 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 20 December 2017 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Saint Paul
Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge
462 reviews
1.22 km away
Holiday Inn St Paul Downtown
326 reviews
1.42 km away
Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown St. Paul
289 reviews
1.43 km away
The Saint Paul Hotel
764 reviews
1.96 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Red Cow
408 reviews
.33 km away
Moscow on the Hill
383 reviews
.41 km away
W.A. Frost & Company
522 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral of Saint Paul
815 reviews
.86 km away
Xcel Energy Center
550 reviews
1.57 km away
James J. Hill House
416 reviews
.95 km away
Minnesota History Center
500 reviews
1.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Carly F
18 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Improve this listing

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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing