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Tavern on Grand

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American, Bar, Pub
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656 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3402
+1 651-228-9030
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming into St Paul is not complete without a trip to Tavern On Grand. It is local family owned restaurant that is globally known for its walleye. Not upscale, but beautifully rustic in its charm. The walleye can be had grilled, fried, blackened, and on some specials, pecan crusted, (my husbands favorite). Large salads with homemade dressing, roasted vegetables and... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't much to add. I have walleye a LOT, and last night was the best ever. I had two grilled fillets with wild rice and asparagus. Unbelievable. Not fancy, but who cares. If you have someone who says they don't like fish, take them here.

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Thank Rich K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tavern on Grand is a must if you're looking for a shore lunch in the city. Burgers are also delicious. The atmosphere is north-woods cabin knotty pine. Service is fast, friendly.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

menu is awesome, value is wavering, lunch is all in one accord, close location is nice, grand is losing it glam.

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We have eaten at Tavern on Grand numerous times so I guess we were bound to have a bad experience sooner or later. Ordinarily, we would leave the restaurant raving about their specialty-Walleye (for those who don't live in Minnesota, Walleye is our favorite fish). Offered many ways at the Tavern, from fish tacos to a complete dinner, I opted... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you like a good bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich, try the WBLT! W meaning walleye. There is no way to describe how awesome this sandwich is. If you love walleye (the best tasting fish on the planet) try this!!!! The onion rings are awesome as well. Great beer batter!!!! The service was poor. However the manager apologized for the slow... More 

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Kearney
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lots of seating available. It sits on busy Grand Avenue which has lots of foot traffic so a popular place. Started with the Dragon Puffs. Probably, along with the tacos, were too much to eat. My brother had the chicken wild rice soup and found it not as tasty as he once remembered. Walleye tacos were good and service was... More 

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Thank Mary I
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We took my elderly folks here for an early dinner before driving around to look at christmas lights. Access was not ideal but the walleye is VERY good. We had the walleye sampler and it was fun to try the grilled, blackened, fried and the walleye cakes. The walleye cakes were my favorite. They offer not just tarter sauce but... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Family of 8, came in on a Saturday night around 5:30pm. Found a great table, promptly received service and drink orders. We were worried since they don't take reservations on Saturday, but I never saw someone not getting a seat, plenty busy too! 7/8 ordered walleye, either chipotle walleye, Northwoods walleye or blacken walleye (Dad had to have ribs) and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I used to really like coming here for the Walleye fish basket, not sure if they changed it, I haven't been there for awhile, but it was really good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3402
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-228-9030

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