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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The atmosphere is mom and pop family owned. Pride in being a small business shows throat the property.

Thank rikem1967
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the dari-ette for dinner on Saturday eve the burgers were good the onion rings were excellent the service was good the young man that brought out the food was very polite which you don't see very often overall was very good price wise a little bit higher then other drive inns but not too bad would recommend this... More 

Thank JOHN M
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This little gem setting in the middle of a neighborhood is fabulous. It's your old fashioned drive is with outstanding food and service. It's has been in the same family since the 1950's. That's a long history of amazing food and service. This is a MUST STOP if you are in the area. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Traci W
Thunder Bay, Canada
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
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205 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 7 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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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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178 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 23 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 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Italian, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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?