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Happy Gnome

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-287-2018
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“game burger” (17 reviews)
“duck burger” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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1 - 10 of 360 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch with 10 sales reps and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the game burger and fries, both were fantastic. We got seated right away, the service was friendly. The wait for food was a tad slow, but in all fairness there were...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chef Scott Brink is a quiet food genius, his duck burger is addicting his specials are so creative. I was bown away by the gyro brats with his version of hummus on a pita. The home made French fries are nothing short of addicting. Fun...More

Thank Reginaoftheroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at the Happy Gnome to celebrate one of the ladies’ birthday! Food was well- presented and very good. Our server was great!

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is outstanding. The charcuterie tray for starters is wonderful, the choices and selection is always inspired creative and delicious. Any of the entrees will tantalize your taste buds and fill your senses. The happy gnome is perfect for any occasion or celebration

Thank Chuckandkim
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Happy Gnome with friends from out of town and were treated to a great eating experience again. The quality of the food and service was outstanding. They have an excellent beer selection as well.

Thank norby49
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent, kitchen was a little slow but they were very busy, many beers on tap so that gave us time to enjoy some of the 89 beers on tap. I had the game burger-bison,all and bacon can't go wrong. My wife had the...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I really like and appreciate the Happy Gnome, but I've got to record this comment. I had their crab cake sandwich for lunch. Or, I'll say that I navigated their crab cake sandwich with my knife and fork, as best I could. There was no...More

Thank 468Olds
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Made reservations earlier that day. Was seated very quickly. Brunch was very good, along with the mimosa. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Their patio is the perfect choice to dine during our great Minnesota summers. There are plenty of umbrellas for shade. My chopped salad with lime viniagrette dressing and grilled chicken was perfect. Our server was very attentive even though my friend and I chatted for...More

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Gazpacho and a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. Perfect summer lunch in St Paul. Tremendous variety in the menu, many gluten free items.

Thank Sailuver
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Carly F
18 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, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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