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The Uptowner Cafe on Grand

American, Cafe, Diner
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1100 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2628
+1 651-224-6418
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat 06:30 - 15:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A favorite breakfast spot that always pleases. Excellent breakfast selections, generous portions, tasty food.

Thank OtooleQuinlan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Great breakfast spot. Staff are incredibly friendly. Kids pictures line the walls. Try the blueberry pancakes.

Thank jeanneandmark
Level Contributor
58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This place was incredible and great value for money, I went here because the exterior was bright red and I wasn't disappointed. The pancakes are amazing, the hash browns are enormous and, as a brit, their tea selection was fantastic! I would definitely visit here again and would make this a regular breakfast stop if I lived in the cities.

Thank Christian T
Poway, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The Uptowner has become my new Cully's and got me to place for Saturday morning breakfast! Large portions cooked to perfection and the best hash browns in the Twin Cities. The staff is the friendliest group of people you'll ever meet!

Thank RighteousPops
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The diner is small and parking a bit of challenge, not much off street parking. But food was excellent at least for breakfast as, we did not there during lunch. Portion size was great. The pricing is about the norm for in the city dining.

Thank Robert G
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211 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I had a groupon for here to try it. We were surprised at the huge amount of food! I had the Northwoods omelet and my fiancée had the eggs, hashbrowns and pancakes with ham. It was very quick service and friendly staff! This place is very small and fills up fast.

Thank Jennifer A
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at the uptowner for 28 years! Ya ya the millennials act like this place just opened and No I am not old and stupid😃. I will bring anyone and everyone here because the food ROCKS! My choice is almost always the Cajun breakfast add the andouille sausage and you have a feast that rivals thanksgiving dinner.... More 

Thank Jim E
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We sat at the counter and watch the massive amount the fry cook managed for a full restaurant, medium size menu

Thank Anthony P
Maplewood, MN
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We waited a bit for a table on Labor Day but the egg-cellent service delivered by Tori and our egg-cellent breakfasts made the wait worthwhile. The ambiance is kinda cool with drawings hanging on the walls but it was very hot and humid once we were seated in our booth. Laurie enjoyed the Cajun Breakfast and ended up taking about... More 

Thank The_Bohemian
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I had the grilled ham and cheese... Which is made with REAL cheddar! It was delicious. Hash browns are homemade and also delicious. My daughter had hasbrowns, bacon, and and egg from the kids menu... Also delicious! It also came super quick! Will be back again for sure! Here's a pic but our food is almost gone!

Thank Angela H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2628
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-6418
Start your morning right with a breakfast that is the best in the area and is noted for the delicious, crispy hash browns, and hand-rolled omelets. Whether you're craving eggs benedict, a 1/2 pound Angus hamburger, or a French dip sandwich, we have something for every appetite at The Uptowner Café on Grand. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the great music and upbeat atmosphere. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?