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Halftime Rec

American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
+1 651-488-8245
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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275 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 they have okay stuff. It's a dive bar what can I expect. Good friendly service,... More 

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United States
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. There was no mention of happy hour beer prices so we were a bit taken... More 

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Thank Brad J
Minneapolis, MN
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 of a bar scene or a casual restaurant type environment. They have numerous TVs... More 

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Thank Mattinmn
Rochester, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Tia G
St.Paul, Minnesota
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951 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 I think $16 is too much (and fries were $2 more). Suggest sticking with burgers... More 

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Thank Seniordad
Denver, Colorado
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 like the Cheesy Lobster Cauliflower Dip, Killer Burgers, Fish and Chips and other rib sticking... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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551 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Halftime Rec won a Twin Cities wide burger contest. I can see why. Had the Paddy Shack burger (burger, lettuce, pickled green tomato, onion, and sauce. YUMMY! Another one of us had the Patty melt. Also great. There are a variety of Irish classics & hot dogs. Prices mostly $4-10. REALLY Good. This place is not fancy but it is... More 

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Thank Seniordad
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This has possibly become my favorite dive bar. Do not bring a date or friends here if looking to impress them. However, if you want good fish and chips and a solid beer and acceptable prices, this may be your place.

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Thank Jake T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

I had the bangers and mash. Bangers were great, but the mash tasted like they were powdered potatoes.

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Thank Christopher R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

I adore this bar. Can't event count how many times I have been here. The staff are always welcoming and quick to serve. The bar was recently redone and serves amazing food. There is boccie ball in the basement. They also have live music some nights. It is a need to experience once in your life time kind of bar.... More 

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Steve M, Owner at Halftime Rec, responded to this review

Wow. What a nice review! Thanks so much for taking the time to write it. We appreciate all feedback, but to hear from a customer that has come in many times is really cool. I'm glad you think the food is "amazing", however it's really great to hear that our staff has been welcoming! We try to create a fun,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
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
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-488-8245
Description
Great neighborhood bar with excellent Traditional Irish Fare.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?