Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015
Meritage is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

1. Meritage

9.0
410 Saint Peter St (at Market St), Saint Paul, MN
French Restaurant · Downtown St. Paul · 78 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: The shrimp cocktail, made with wild-caught Pacific shrimp, is the best in town, hands down. Read more.

The Strip Club is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

2. The Strip Club

9.1
378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN
Steakhouse · Dayton's Bluff · 87 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: At brunch, try the market scramble. Regardless of the flavor of the day, "the giant pillows of soft yellow eggs steal the show: fluffy, creamy, and wonderful." Read more.

Tanpopo Noodle Shop is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

3. Tanpopo Noodle Shop

308 Prince St, Saint Paul, MN
Noodle House · Lowertown · 30 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Delicate, umami-filled broth reigns in Tanpopo's udon bowls. Get the nabeyaki udon, topped with tempura shrimp, chicken, wakame, fish cake. Or try the lovely pork ramen (pictured), available Mondays. Read more.

Saint Dinette is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

4. Saint Dinette

8.9
261 5th St E (at Wall Street), Saint Paul, MN
New American Restaurant · Lowertown · 24 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Get the chicken: it's boneless, white and dark meat wrapped together around dirty rice, and fried in a light, salty breading. Skip the gravy -- the bird is so flavorful and moist, gravy's not needed! Read more.

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5. Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

289 5th St E (Wall), Saint Paul, MN
New American Restaurant · Lowertown · 26 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Try anything pork -- Heartland has built a robust charcuterie and pork program around Minnesota-raised Mangalitsa pork. We interviewed chef-owner Lenny Russo on his pork program: Read more.

Saint Paul Cheese Shop is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

6. Saint Paul Cheese Shop

9.0
1573 Grand Ave (Snelling), Saint Paul, MN
Cheese Shop · Macalester - Groveland · 23 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: While we've never really gone wrong here, one sandwich that keeps us coming back is the Smurk: high-quality turkey and provolone, generously slathered in caramelized onions and piquant harissa. Read more.

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

7. Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant

8.9
510 Snelling Ave N (at Sherburne Ave.), Saint Paul, MN
Ethiopian Restaurant · Hamline - Midway · 32 tips and reviews
Ngon Vietnamese Bistro is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

8. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

8.8
799 University Ave W (Avon St), Saint Paul, MN
Vietnamese Restaurant · Thomas - Dale · 38 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: The duck confit appetizer, featuring Wild Acres duck breast with coconut curry sauce is always outstanding. Read more.

Cheeky Monkey is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

9. Cheeky Monkey

525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN
Café · Summit - University · 72 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Get the Pressed Cuban Sandwich: packed with a meaty and rich hunk of cumin pork, smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickles, tangy mustard, and mayo. Read more.

Little Mekong - Asian Business & Culture District is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

10. Little Mekong - Asian Business & Culture District

Saint Paul, MN
Neighborhood · No tips or reviews
On's Kitchen Thai Cuisine is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

11. On's Kitchen Thai Cuisine

8.5
1613 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN
Thai Restaurant · Hamline - Midway · 36 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Get the Lad Na -- the mild, subtle sauce has universal appeal, and the wide, thick noodles possess a certain chewy je ne sais quoi. Read more.

Brasa Premium Rotisserie is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

12. Brasa Premium Rotisserie

9.2
777 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN
American Restaurant · Summit Hill · 76 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Go for the succulent pulled pork (alone or nestled atop a roll, doused in pickled cabbage and the famed, addictive "green sauce") and so-good-it-can’t-be-good-for-you creamed spinach Read more.

Black Sheep Pizza is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

13. Black Sheep Pizza

9.0
512 Robert St N (at 10th Street East), Saint Paul, MN
Pizza Place · Downtown St. Paul · 58 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Yes, you're here for pizza... but don't miss the farmer's market salad, garden fresh with zip and crispness and vital life in each bite. Each time we've visited it's been different but delicious! Read more.

Big River Pizza is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

14. Big River Pizza

8.8
280 5th St E (Wall St.), Saint Paul, MN
Pizza Place · Lowertown · 9 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: In our visits, the St. Vincent reigned supreme.it packs a major flavor punch, starring thick bacon, fresh garlic, provolone, and a bright, slightly sweet red sauce made from organic crushed tomatoes. Read more.

Cossetta Pasticceria is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

15. Cossetta Pasticceria

8.5
211 7th St W (at N Chestnut St), Saint Paul, MN
Dessert Shop · West Seventh · 10 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Try the baba, which tastes like a "Twinkie made by God." The liquored-up cake embraces the velveteen, gently sweet filling and walks the line between boozy and sugary. Read more.

Colossal Cafe is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

16. Colossal Cafe

8.8
2315 Como Ave (at Doswell Ave W), Saint Paul, MN
Breakfast Spot · St. Anthony · 39 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: One of our diners called the egg and cheese on a biscuit "the most satisfying meal you can get for five bucks.” The scrambled eggs, thick cheddar cheese, and a homemade biscuit — are all first class. Read more.

Colossal Café is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

17. Colossal Café

8.4
1340 Grand Ave (Hamline Ave), Saint Paul, MN
Breakfast Spot · Macalester - Groveland · 7 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: One of our diners called the egg and cheese on a biscuit "the most satisfying meal you can get for five bucks.” The scrambled eggs, thick cheddar cheese, and a homemade biscuit — are all first class. Read more.

Mojo Monkey Donuts is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

18. Mojo Monkey Donuts

8.3
1169 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN
Donut Shop · West Seventh · 36 tips and reviews
The Buttered Tin is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

19. The Buttered Tin

9.1
237 7th St E (Wacouta), Saint Paul, MN
Bakery · Lowertown · 53 tips and reviews
Casper & Runyon's Nook is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

20. Casper & Runyon's Nook

9.4
492 Hamline Ave S (Randolph Ave), Saint Paul, MN
Burger Joint · Highland · 172 tips and reviews
Mickey's Diner is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

21. Mickey's Diner

8.8
36 7th St W (at Saint Peter St), Saint Paul, MN
Diner · Downtown St. Paul · 74 tips and reviews
Hmong Village is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

22. Hmong Village

8.3
1001 Johnson Pkwy, Saint Paul, MN
Market · Dayton's Bluff · 22 tips and reviews
Dari-Ette Drive-In is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

23. Dari-Ette Drive-In

8.4
1440 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN
Diner · Dayton's Bluff · 7 tips and reviews
Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

24. Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

8.6
651 Cleveland Ave S (at W Scheffer Ave), Saint Paul, MN
Deli / Bodega · Highland · 48 tips and reviews
Minnesota State Fairgrounds is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

25. Minnesota State Fairgrounds

9.3
1265 Snelling Ave N, Falcon Heights, MN
Fair · 111 tips and reviews
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

26. Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.

8.6
125 9th St E Ste 127 (Robert St.), Saint Paul, MN
Brewery · Downtown St. Paul · 28 tips and reviews
WA Frost & Company is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

27. WA Frost & Company

9.1
374 Selby Ave (at Western Ave), Saint Paul, MN
American Restaurant · Summit - University · 83 tips and reviews
St. Paul Grill is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

28. St. Paul Grill

9.1
350 Market St, Saint Paul, MN
American Restaurant · Downtown St. Paul · 45 tips and reviews
Moscow on the Hill is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

29. Moscow on the Hill

8.8
371 Selby Ave (at Western Ave), Saint Paul, MN
Eastern European Restaurant · Summit - University · 72 tips and reviews
Summit Brewing Company is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

30. Summit Brewing Company

8.9
910 Montreal Cir, Saint Paul, MN
Brewery · West Seventh · 31 tips and reviews
Kopplin's Coffee is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

31. Kopplin's Coffee

8.8
2038 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, MN
Coffee Shop · Merriam Park West · 34 tips and reviews
Nina's Coffee Cafe is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

32. Nina's Coffee Cafe

8.4
165 Western Ave N (at Selby Ave), Saint Paul, MN
Coffee Shop · Summit - University · 71 tips and reviews
Groundswell is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

33. Groundswell

9.1
1342 Thomas Ave, Saint Paul, MN
Coffee Shop · Hamline - Midway · 43 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Try the daily cupcake special: a recent offering featured moist, raspberry cake cradling a bright lime-basil cream in the center -- divine. Read more.

Black Dog, Lowertown is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

34. Black Dog, Lowertown

8.6
308 Prince St (at Broadway St N), Saint Paul, MN
Café · Lowertown · 63 tips and reviews
Claddagh Coffee is one of Out-of-Towners' Guide to St. Paul - 2015.

35. Claddagh Coffee

8.5
459 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN
Coffee Shop · West Seventh · 28 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Try a Dogwood cold press, then collapse into one of the slightly kitschy overstuffed sofas downstairs and people-watch. Read more.