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Happy Gnome

€€ - €€€American, ,
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-287-2018
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“duck burger” (15 reviews)
“camel burger” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 01:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up for Sunday brunch just as the doors opened at 10:00 and there was a bit of a crowd but everyone got seated rather quickly. I ordered the pancakes and my wife got eggs benedict. We were both very impressed and happy with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rduinc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys have the biggest selection of high end craft beers in the twin cities, but they pair it with really awesome gastro pub food and a charming pub environment. How dare they! I drop more $ here than I plan every time I visit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kjhMN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the best burger in the Twin Cities! Cheese burger with short rib meat on top was delicious. Rivals the Blue Door Pub and the Red Cow for top burger. Hand cut fries accompanied the burger. There are so many interesting choices on the menu,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PlanetR
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I showed up with a date on a Thursday evening. Couldn't get reservations between 430 and 815 on Open Table or call in. We got on the list and within a few minutes were able to swipe a High Top in the bar area, lucky...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brandon L
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Went in for a late lunch, sat at the bar. Vast numbers of beers, though many from same MN brands. I have a pint of a German beer. I had the Buffalo Bacon Chicken Sandwich. It was served on thick toast, which I found refreshing....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MTA747-400
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The weather was great and the patio in back was really nice to eat in. The bar also looked nice and big, so that option would have been good too. My daughter had the pho and liked it quite a bit. I had the dry...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Always greeted by surly hosts who make it plain they are not happy to see you. Wait staff is good, but hosts need a lesson in hospitality. We live within two blocks, but the Surly Gnome is always our last choice.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Had dinner on the patio at Happy Gnome. Long selection of craft beers, with much variety to chose from. Food was delicious! We enjoyed sirloin steak with tiny potatoes, Ahi tuna ramen, lobster mac and cheese and brussels sprouts appetizer. Wait staff was very good...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 651Retiredtraveler
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It was indeed a happy experience for me at the Happy Gnome!! Great selection of local draught beers. I ordered their game burger made with elk and bison because I can't get anything like that where I live in Mississippi. It proved to be an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BrandonMS-TripTaker
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Walked to this place from our airbnb. Got a great table outside (which was good as the inside smelled most unpleasant). Our server was really nice and good at her job. My Salmon Sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I had eaten in a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jojoishere
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Carly F
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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, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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