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Halftime Rec

1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1256
+1 651-488-8245
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1256
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

the halftime rec is to hamburgers what the gopher bar is to chili dogs . the menu is pretty much bar food done very well and priced right , the service is always great . this dive bar is a great place to meet friends...More

Thank bill s
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Here is diamond in the rough you'd never know this little corner bar has such a wonderful menu not huge, just good bar food. This is a very delightful treat you can fill or just satisfy that craving Please try it and you be the...More

Thank Chuckandkim
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years and now with the amazing menu I'll continue for years to come!! Service is great, fast and friendly! Reasonable prices too. Drinks and beer are always cold and tasty! Fun place for special events (especially st pattys day). The weekly...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with friends. We had drinks and dinner. The Paddy Shack burger is one of the best in the metro. The fish tacos were great. Staff was friendly and the service was attentive. Great dive bar with a great restaurant.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This place has a few hot dogs on the menu with interesting toppings like popcorn and other strange things. They all work and are delicious. I've had two of them and they were both great. Beer prices aren't the best, nor is the selection but...More

Thank wuzed111
Reviewed 10 December 2016

At the Paddy Shack at the Halftime Rec have a bar that stretches their entirety and open spaces for tables and booths throughout. This place could get lively during games and special events. The bartender was attentive and friendly, and the beers came out immediately....More

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The three of us stopped in for lunch on Saturday afternoon and were seated and served promptly and courteously. This is a great neighborhood spot with a bar side and more of a 'restaurant side', so you can choose if you want to sit in...More

Thank Mattinmn
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing burger, the lunch special! Cheeseburger and fries for $7! The burger had amazing flavor and the fries were so awesome! Amanda was our server and was the sweetest ever. Great service and a friendly atmosphere. Will definitely return!

Thank Tia G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Returned here after 6 months and have a strong suggestion: stick to award-winning burgers and fish sandwich. Avoid lobster sandwich, which I tried. It was $16! Pricey but I wanted to try it. Yes, there were several pieces of lobster and it tasted good. But...More

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

If you weren't looking for Halftime Rec you'd probably drive by everyday and wonder what was inside. Well once you find the door you'll be transported back the the 70's, and in the menu you'll find your traditional Irish bar fare and some nice surprises...More

Thank BuffBadger
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Lynn C
30 October 2015|
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Response from azroadster | Reviewed this property |
No, that was a brand new junior high. I along with my 6 siblings went to McClellan and graduated from Washington. We lived on Burgess, just two blocks from the Halftime as it's now known. I graduated in 1958, color me old.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1256
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-488-8245
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Great neighborhood bar with excellent Traditional Irish Fare.
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