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Dari-ette Drive In

1440 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55106-4821
+1 651-776-3470
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
10 Apr 2017
“Best Car Hop Restaurant on the east side.”
10 Apr 2017
“Dinner at the drive inn”
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11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Fast food, Italian
1440 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55106-4821
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

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

Thank Rik M
Reviewed April 10, 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...More

Thank JOHN M
Reviewed March 30, 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...More

Thank Traci W
Reviewed August 28, 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...More

Thank jods1000
Reviewed August 16, 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...More

Thank KariG668
Reviewed May 7, 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...More

Thank Sojourners4
Reviewed April 20, 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...More

Thank A1NatureLover
Reviewed February 17, 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...More

Thank Mike91188
Reviewed September 1, 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...More

Thank MinnesotanTraveler
Reviewed August 23, 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...More

Thank Ceejayin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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