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Casper & Runyon's Nook

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
+1 651-698-4347
11:00 - 02:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great tasting hamburgers and fries. Small seating area so may have to wait at times but worth the wait. Host and servers very friendly and quick with service.

Thank Lighthouselar
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As seen on TV, the Nook is a fun place to eat. The atmosphere is unique in that you are eating in a burger joint that has been around for decades. I'm a Patty Melt fan. They are known for their own juicy Lucy style burger.

Thank hughes200
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have tried Runyons' Buffalo chicken wings many times over the years. Nothing better than their fries when paired with the wings. The sauce has the right amount of heat and sweet. They are a bit spendy but the consistency of flavor and texture makes up for it. Service has always been good. Staff are attentive and friendly.

Thank Randy C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first stop after I pick guests up at the airport. Their Juicey Lucy's are to die for and the sweet potato fries are great!

Thank JusTruffles
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I love this place. It's a small bar with great burgers and fries. The burgers are juicy lucy's (cheese filled meat) and so delicious! Since the restaurant is small and they don't accept reservations, I'd recommend the option to be seated downstairs in the bowling alley. You can still get the same food, but often don't have... More 

Thank Jeff K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We've been eating at The Nook since before they were on the "Best Burger" lists and before the original bar & grill suffered a fire. Burgers and fries are excellent and crowds are to be expected. Enjoy the casual, homey spot on Hamline & Randolph and save time for bowling a line or two in the cozy, basement bowling alley.... More 

Thank Margaret T. R
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Some friends and I were visiting from Washington and the front desk people at our hotel all recommended this place. We were so glad we ate here! Service was super friendly, and the burgers...I had the Spanish Fly (beef and chorizo burger stuffed with spicy queso cheese) and it was hands down the best burger I've ever had. Everyone else... More 

Thank Michelle K
Eagan, Minnesota
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Really good burgers, stuffed burgers, sandwiches and a handful of entrees. I recommend the 3-B -- Bourbon Bacon Burger. Good happy hour with half price apps and domestic taps. The place is small, so come at an off time if you don't want to wait. However, I think the food is worth the wait.

Thank kgoldb1
northern Minnesota
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Our family with adult children chose this spot for activity as well as great food. A vintage bowling alley in the basement was a fun way to reconnect. Reservations are usually necessary for bowling. The wait staff was very attentive! Then our group moved to upstairs tables for dinner. Not a bad choice on the menu. The fried green beans... More 

Thank travelingshoes925
Petoskey, Michigan
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488 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were on our way to Bloomington, and remembered an episode of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives that mentioned the stuffed burger at the Nook, so we took a detour through St. Paul and are still talking about the burgers! We were able to be seated promptly, which was surprising since it's actually pretty small. The menu is extensive and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-698-4347

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