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Happy Gnome

) #13 of 733 Restaurants in Saint Paul €€ - €€€ American, ,
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-287-2018
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviews (346)
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1 - 10 of 346 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a friday evening thinking it would probably be too busy but a short 15 minute wait and we had a grat spot on the patio. They have a very nice drink menu although we just had beer. We shared Mahi fish...More

Thank 1234ship
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some friends here for dinner and drinks on a regular weeknight and it was packed. Good local beer selection. A few of us got flights to sample as much as we could. Food was very good as well, though the service was a bit...More

Thank Leo S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank LutheRealtor
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank LisaMNUSA
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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...More

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

Thank edmn911
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank tara h
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank roadtripgirl84
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Carly F
Hello - I'm looking for a spot to host our company holiday party. We'd like to account for 30 people. Can you please tell me what options that you offer for this? Perhaps a banquet room? Thank you!
18 November 2015|
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Response from Mary N | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner at the Happy Gnome last month. They have a fantastic space on the 2nd floor for special events---full bar, large dining area, very classy space. I believe there were 35 people... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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