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Wild Onion

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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788 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3306
+1 651-291-2525
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Pine City, Minnesota, United States
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my younger years we used to go to the Onion quite often, The atmosphere was much more relaxed than the clubs in downtown Minneapolis. Recently we were thee for my Bachelor party. My fiance was not allowed to enter the the building due to the fact that he had a hand tattoo. ( he had been there numerous times... More 

Thank Kent B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on the way to a party to grab a drink and a bite to eat. Menu is trying a little to hard to be edgy or interesting and a lot of their version of things are a bit odd. Very dull beer selection and slow service. A lot better options within a block or two...

Thank Paul B
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to the Wild Onion several times, in fact this is not even my first review. I like the atmosphere for visiting with friends, I like the food and the beverages. In general, there is just not much to dislike at this place. Was the food exceptional, no...the bun on my burger was a bit dried out and fries were... More 

Thank James B
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237 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Second time there, two years apart and really disappointed. The food was totally lacking in flavor and the chef (cook) showed no passion for what was coming out of the kitchen. Messy plates with thrown together food. The server was good, but some manager who looked like a 70's era used car dealer kept staring at us the entire time... More 

Thank jojoishere
Minneapolis, MN
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128 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I've been here several times, not by my choice, and every time I've been there the place smells like stale beer and disinfectant. Not very pleasant. The food is average at best and the drinks are the same. Service is okay. Not my favorite place by a long shot when there are much better options on Grand Avenue.

Thank MNtravelman
Woodbury, Minnesota
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My wife and I visited the Wild Onion in the early afternoon for lunch. I had the Chipotle Turkey Melt and my wife had the Caesar Salad. The Turkey Melt had a decent taste but was too heavy with cheese. I was not able to pick up the sandwich. It fell apart on my first attempt (the bread was over... More 

Thank Peter M
Butler, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

It wasn't busy when we were there but I can imagine that it could get pretty noisy because the tables are pfretty tight. The food was really good. I had the Tavern Steak sandwich .....very tasty

Thank Debbie V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Dinner visit on a recommendation from local co-workers. Man, were they on the money. The food was very good, particularly the burger. Best one had (that wasn't homemade) in a loonngg time. The service was exceptional, the beer cold, and the price very fair. A re-visit is definitely planned.

Thank Douglas P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Friend from out of town, we eat at the bar, great service, drinks, friendly, the choices when large man choices

Thank Anthony P
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

I have been to the Onion many times over the years. During the day, it is frequented by adults of all ages and families. During the night, (after dinner), it turns into a singles bar with a dance floor. The food is generally good and the portions are large. Often I share an order with my companion. The most recent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 788 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-291-2525

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