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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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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank dre51
Mankato, Minnesota
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

You will not leave hungry. Small place but it's worth the wait. Burgers are out of this world. Nice beer menu. Great service. It's a new favorite!

Thank Kelly R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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210 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I love the Nook, Great Food, I always go for a burger and Fun Atmosphere. They have the bowling alley downstairs so you could make an afternoon out of getting lunch.

Thank tif316
St Paul, Minnesota USA
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Always delicious... done right... not over priced ...lots of choices ... clean.....new kitchen,,, friendly wait staff !... Have been to many other burger restaurants over the years and always comeback here, Sometimes there is a long wait...but worth it !....

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Thank UpNorthUSA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The nook is like a little hole in the wall. We were seated downstairs next to the bowling alley- yes bowling lanes haha. We wanted to try the Nook after seeing it on the food network for its stuffed burgers. The burgers were great! We tried the Spanish fly which is chorizo and ground beef and the Guys Big Bite... More 

Thank taykaz
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Loved the juicy lucy & fries. Service is great & waitstaff super friendly. We celebrated my daughter's 17th birthday there with food & bowling.

Thank Kerry A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Crappy service. Burger ok. Waitress was probably a thief. Sorry I did not get her name. I will not be back ever.

Thank Henry H

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?