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647 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4802
+1 651-224-9464
10:30 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, MN
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Art Songs chicken wings! Need I say more? Best wings in the metro! Go on a Tuesday or Thursday when you can get a "bucket of 24" for a special price. They also use the seasoning on their rice. I haven't tried anything else on their menu. There are about a dozen tables inside. I call an order in for... More 

Thank kaj22
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

this is as close as you can get to the original art songs wing that used to be in Minneapolis I travel from the international airport to this place just to get wing and greens on a regular basis ......good stuff

Thank WILLI1993
Galena, Ohio
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This family owned business did not get a full 5 rating because I consider it a great dive of a place. This restaurant saved an old college college favorite that I used to visit in 1984-88, Art Song's wings...they bought the rights to Art recipe for chicken wings and it was awesome. Great value too! Again, I love dives and... More 

Thank jadava
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

This place,has the best ribs ever!My favorite is the ribs,sliced really thin,with the mild not so hot sauce!The chickenwings are good as well!This place have plenty of sides,you can chose from!I love the greens.and also the potatoe fries!The family that been owned this place,for twenty plus yrs,are so very awesome!You can call ahead,and when you arrive,your order is ready!

Thank Sylvia D
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This is a small no frills restaurant, but what it lacks in ambiance is more than made up by the food. Wings are their specialty and they are full wings with a dry rub seasoning. The hojo potatoes are also excellent. The restaurant was spotless and we were served by the owner who has been there for 17 years. We... More 

Thank Lucygus3740
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Was headed to big daddy's bbq (to pick up dinner for my son)but found them closed. So I was heading out of parking lot and thought I'd give them a try. Glad I did ribs tender and seasoned just right and not burned when grilled done very nicely, coleslaw needed help but the ribs were good tender and tasty. Will... More 

Thank Chuckandkim
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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983 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

As on Dec, 2014, Hickory Hut will have been on University Av for more than 16 years. This is a very tough place to survive. They have done so through recession and road repair cause they do GREAT Barbeque, excellent wings and darn good catfish. Prices range from about $5 for a sandwich to $14 for various combinations with lots... More 

2 Thank Seniordad
Lindstrom, Mn
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

By far the best wings I've ever had. Tues and Thurs are the deal days to get them by the dozen. You won't be disappointed....ever.

3 Thank Motorman423
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I have been coming to Hickory Hut for almost 8 years or so. I have had streaks of getting it once a month for a whole summer or get it once every 2 months consistantly. Lets start with the BAD- Over the 8+ years, the ribs have been not that great about 6 times. Meaning occasionally they have been over... More 

3 Thank FencePert
Woodbury, Minnesota
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Hickory Hut has EXCELLENT Chicken Wings, the taste is amazing. Make sure to try them with their special sweet and sour sauce....scrumptious! The remaining food on the menu was not so good that is why I would rate this restaurant as average. The location is just okay, limited parking, located on University & Dale in St. Paul, and right on... More 

1 Thank MzSymone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-9464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?