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Casper & Runyon's Nook

492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
+1 651-698-4347
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
492 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1613
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We live less than a mile from "The Nook," and we've been upwards of 100 times. Nice place in a nice neighborhood. Many of we locals will tell you this is the best burger joint in MSP.

Thank mgottsacker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked Siri to find me a lunch place in St. Paul and this was suggested. Probably the best burger I've had anywhere. Specialty is stuffed burgers.

Thank R7955URalang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok one if their claim to fame is their cheese curds, they claim that it's the best in town. Not true when the MN Stare fair is in town, my crew and I all agreed that the cheese curds were ok.... However the rest of...More

Thank Vi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want dinner here at dinner time you will probably wait-but do it anyway! It is so good! My dad is a hamburger snob-hates going out for burgers when he believes his are always better. This is the one place that shut him up...More

Thank besorensonRN
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Ok, so the place is a bit small, and often crowded, ok, and sometimes a bit noisy...but it is all worth it because the burgers are so good. It is worth the wait, if you can handle the stairs, you can sometimes get into the...More

Thank rbw522
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you are in the mood for a good burger this is the spot! It's usually busy so come early and if the street level is full there's always the basement. Same great food but few know they can dine down there too. Order the...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I often get take out from the Nook. Since the food is good the restaurant is crowded and there is often a wait time. If you can get in for bowling there are 2 lanes in the basement which are really fun. Highly recommend the...More

Thank badmotokitty
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a new place that I had gone to. Just a small hole-in-the-wall place. You know what they say about a small hole-in-the-wall place. Very good food!

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It's called the Nook for a reason. It's a tiny little place that serves great food, good beer and interesting conversation . Across the street from the high school where Paul Molitor and Joe Mauer got their start in Baseball, it's often packed with people...More

Thank ordisw
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are now plenty of places for a good Jucy Lucy in the twin cities, but our fav is the Nook-Fresh tender fried ground beef with the right cheese inside (I like the Paul Moliter with pepper jack), maybe some onions or other toppings on...More

Thank T-irish
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Near by mitels
24 November 2015|
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Response from Justuscd2 | Reviewed this property |
Did you mean motels? If so, not close. It is located in the Highland, Macalaster area of St Paul across the street from Cretin High School.
We are coming to St.Paul this week to eat at the Nook can you tell us are there motels in that area near your restraunt.
24 November 2015|
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Response from pnygaard1 | Reviewed this property |
No not close Highland Park area
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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