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Happy Gnome

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498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727 (Selby and MacKubin)
+1 651-287-2018
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great local beer choices on tap. Over 200. Nice patio. Food is fair to good depending on choices. Nice spot if out with business folks from out of town.

Thank Colleenh51258
Stillwater, Minnesota
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Happy Gnome is awesome! Every time we've been there we have never been disappointed! The staff is amazing and always willing to serve! Not only the servers, (ours was Jennifer and if she wouldn't have said anything, we would have had no idea she was kind of new cuz she did a fabulous job!) but the wait assistants, hosts,... More 

Thank LutheRealtor
Dixon, Illinois
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch on the patio - service was fair. Hardly saw our server but the food was very good. Would try again if in the area.

Thank nancylee54
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant for lunch on a Saturday, and found the last spot in the parking lot behind the restaurant. The food came out very quickly, my scallop dish was really tasty. My husband ordered pork belly dish and it tasted very good but salty for him. I put good food on the title because the food we... More 

Thank LisaMNUSA
Columbus, Georgia
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862 reviews
590 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day meeting friends for a doggy play data at Battle Creek park, we needed a pet friendly venue for lunch and Happy Gnome came up on Google - GREAT CHOICE. Huge selection of craft brews and ciders. Diverse menu. All of our choices were excellent - scallops, squash pizza, tortellini, and chicken tacos all were exceptional. Beautiful setting... More 

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with another couple and we were very satisfied with our experience here even though on this evening, the place was packed before a Hockey Game. The beer list was extensive and all the food served was delicious. The atmosphere was very urban but in dark woods that reminded me of an old neighborhood bar. I do suggest reservations and... More 

Thank edmn911
Rochester, Minnesota
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought this bar with 89 taps would be more of a bar scene... nope a sit down restaurant. I would highly recommend reservations. We just happened to walk in when someone else canceled their table. We enjoyed the food and beers, but it was not what we were thinking.

Thank tara h
Ottawa, Canada
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Met up here with some friends in St Paul. Great service, cool atmosphere, amazing tap list. We were staying in downtown Minneapolis but our friends live in the St Paul area. This was definetly worth the cab ride. I'd you love craft beer and good food I'd highly recommend this place!!!

Thank roadtripgirl84
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,022 reviews
807 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 929 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing beer selections of more then the run of the mill choices. Top notch beer paired with great food. Best homemade pretzel ever! Above average cheeseburger with hand cut fries. Lamb chops were huge and delicious. Service was very good. Great vibe and an eclectic crowd.

Thank PlanetR
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went for happy hour---had the awesome fries and BIG bowl of mussels. Had a nice variety of beer and cocktails.

Thank Ellebb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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

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