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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
“duck burger” (15 reviews)
“pretzels” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We met friends in the area and ended up in this restaurant for a light dinner. What I liked about the restaurant is an unexpected and interesting menu, even if it was rather expensive for the atmosphere around. We stayed in a common area downstairs,...More

Thank Lovecomforttoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met some friends for dinner on a Thursday evening. We had not been here in years, so it was nice to visit and old favorite. To start, we went with the pretzel and the broccoli/cheddar tater tots. The pretzel was a good quality pretzel,...More

Thank bigdaddy73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously good food in a great area of town. Can’t ask for much more! The beer selection is impressive too!

Thank Becca C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the Happy Gnome a couple of months ago for a wedding reception which was held upstairs. It was a bit tight with the 50 or so people there but they had a small bar, pretty good food and a space big enough...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty cool restaurant with an amazing beer selection. Food prices are a little high though... seems like the price point is a little off.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite local restaurants. The food is always superb and the service is great. The menu rotates somewhat seasonally and the changes are always good...the staples are also great.

Thank sgtkj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried this pub because the reviews were so good, and was not disappointed, went on a dreary, rainy day, so appreciated the cozy, friendly atmosphere. Food was awesome. We sat in the bar area, but they also have a quieter dining room.

Thank LakeCountryMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We 6 ladies were strolling up Selby checking out all the lovely houses, the different establishments. We decided to try and get a seat, a beverage and a break from walking. There was a nice young couple that offered to move from their table so...More

Thank KKLMinnesota
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with 10 sales reps and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the game burger and fries, both were fantastic. We got seated right away, the service was friendly. The wait for food was a tad slow, but in all fairness there were...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Chef Scott Brink is a quiet food genius, his duck burger is addicting his specials are so creative. I was bown away by the gyro brats with his version of hummus on a pita. The home made French fries are nothing short of addicting. Fun...More

Thank Reginaoftheroad
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Carly F
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, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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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