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Casper & Runyon's Nook

Burger Joint, Diner, and American Restaurant$$$$
Highland, Saint Paul
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  • John K.
    John KMarch 15
    Been here 25+ times
    Another great Matt Birk burger! Always a highlight of any business trip to MSP. The fries are outstanding also! Taryn is a great bartender/ waitress!
  • Jeremy L.
    Hand-battered cheese curds are gooey and delicious. House made fries with their seasoning and chipotle ranch is a must. Killer happy hour. Smoky BBQ wings were rather tame. Still, very awesome
  • The Product Poet
    Try the cheese curds and definitely go downstairs. There is more seating and a bowling alley.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MayDecember 12, 2016
    One of the best spots to hang out on a weekend. Burgers, bowling, beer!
  • Colin R.
    Colin ReynoldsDecember 9, 2016
    Jucy Lucy's upstairs. Bowling downstairs. Make a reservation for some bowling or be prepared to wait in line on the weekends. Oh and the beer list is top notch.
  • CJ C.
    CJ ChristmanSeptember 28, 2016
    Guys Big Bite!
  • John K.
    John KSeptember 15, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Max Birk burger with fried onions to go before I head out of town and back home! Still my go to spot when in MSP!
  • Tasteful Traveler
    Tasteful TravelerAugust 28, 2016
    Juicy Nookie is great, waffle fries are thick and meaty. Head downstairs to the bsmt bowling alley for less noise than main level.
  • Allyson M.
    Allyson MillerJuly 26, 2016
    The Nookie burgers are super delicious !! Smaller than I imagined, but still tasty.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DorisonJuly 2, 2016
    Try the dry rub wings or a 🍔!
  • Cameron D.
    Cameron DuttJune 24, 2016
    The Paul Molitor. Perfection.
  • Stacie R.
    Stacie RionsJune 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Juicy Nookie.... And the kids love the cheese curds
  • Carrie H.
    Carrie HelgersonMay 30, 2016
    Waffle Fries with their seasoned sour cream are a must have with your burger!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MorogMay 29, 2016
    Possibly best burger in twin cities.
  • Darwin W.
    Darwin WilliamsMay 17, 2016
    Triple B, Bourbon and BBQ Burger with sweet potato fries.
  • Brad
    BradMay 5, 2016
    Finally checked this place off the list. The Jucy Lucy's were delish, but the hand cut, crispy fries also deserve a shout out.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HaakerFebruary 9, 2016
    Excellent burgers and fries, and a variety of local beers. The cheese curds were great too.
  • j°shoe 🏇👩‍🚀
    j°shoe 🏇👩‍🚀January 31, 2016
    No doubt the juicy is 3rd place to matts and 5-8. Not impressed
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SpenceJanuary 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Juicy Lucy in America!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HoeffelNovember 22, 2015
    The lodge burger is fantastic, but every burger on the menu is absolutely phenomenal. Best burger you will ever have
  • John K.
    John KOctober 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Matt Birk burger is my go to burger here! Wings are really good too!
  • Liz B.
    Liz BramlSeptember 26, 2015
    Oh muh gawd!! Their cheese stuffed burgers put a smile on my tum tum!
  • N J B.
    N J BoondocksJuly 26, 2015
    Their Buns are as almost as good as Nic's Famous Boom Boom Room!
  • Dan H.
    Dan HatfieldJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    In December 2010 the whole building burnt to the ground. Ask to see the photo behind the bar.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HatfieldJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring in your senior high school photo for a free beer!
  • Dan H.
    Dan HatfieldJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Upstairs bathroom is underneath the Hamm's sign.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I prefer the bacon cheeseburger. Fries are sometimes great but sometimes miss the mark.
  • John A.
    John ArchilaApril 7, 2015
    Burgers! Fri3s! Beer!
  • Nicholas K.
    Nicholas KolnikFebruary 27, 2015
    The Lodge Burger is a winner. Love the smoked cheddar.
  • Darwin W.
    Darwin WilliamsFebruary 25, 2015
    Triple B Burger :-)
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WordenFebruary 5, 2015
    Burgers and fries
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJanuary 28, 2015
    Check out Casper and Runyons as it was featured on Best Thing I Ever Ate for Juicy Lucy stuffed cheese burger Read more
  • Marc
    MarcJanuary 27, 2015
    Jucy Nookie listed on Food Networks "Best. Burger. Ever."
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.January 22, 2015
    Patty melt is big enough, anything larger would require an angioplasty kit
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.January 17, 2015
    Patty Melt, with cheddar, on rye. Just enough burger
  • Twan
    TwanJanuary 2, 2015
    The juicy nookie is the best burger. As good as the Matt's Bar version, only with a better atmosphere around you. It's only cooked to medium though, so don't order it if that isn't ok with you.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HsuDecember 26, 2014
    Sweet potato fries and the Minnesota Wild dry rub on the wings 😍😍👍
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkDecember 17, 2014
    Go for greatness and get Guy's Big Bite Burger. It's stuffed with pepper Jack cheese and topped with bacon, roast beef and cheddar. Read more
  • Brian U.
    Brian UnverzagtNovember 25, 2014
    Paul Molitor is the way to go Jucy Lucy with pepper Jack boom...
  • Christina G.
    Christina GonzalezNovember 18, 2014
    The food the fun and your always treated like family!!
  • Justin H.
    Justin HauschildNovember 6, 2014
    Try the honey glazed cheese curds, burgers, and wings
  • John K.
    John KOctober 28, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Matt Birk burger and some buffalo wings
  • Quinn M.
    Quinn MAugust 30, 2014
    The burgers and fries are fantastic, as well as the cheese curds!
  • John K.
    John KAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Wings this time.....Buffalo sauce really good. MN Wild dry rub was very tasty too!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Nook as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives , Food Paradise Read more
  • Leon V.
    Leon Van EckAugust 23, 2014
    The Lodge Burger with cheddar, smokey bacon and chipotle mayo is a winner, perfectly complemented with some fresh and tangy coleslaw.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 21, 2014
    Casper & Runyon's Nook offers one of the best Jucy burgers (here it's called the Jucy Nookie) around. Read more
  • Caleb W.
    Caleb WeberAugust 19, 2014
    You can't go wrong with any of the burgers here.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JAugust 12, 2014
    By far the best burgers and fries in town.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SwiontekAugust 11, 2014
    Amazing burgers. Eat two ultimate burgers and you get a t-shirt.
  • Justin E.
    Justin EdwardsAugust 7, 2014
    Everything is awesome
  • Joseph D.
    Joseph DembnerAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I've eaten a lot of hamburgers and this is by far the best burger I've ever had in my life. Classic. Get the cheeseburger.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ClementeAugust 6, 2014
    Best burgers ever! Definitely a must have when in St. Paul!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureAugust 6, 2014
    The Juicy Lucy is Minnesota’s great contribution to burger culture: a cheeseburger with the cheese cooked inside the patty. Read more
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureAugust 6, 2014
    In St. Paul, we’re partial to this burger joint, thanks to its hamburger buns from the bakery next door and extra-gooey patties. Read more
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableJuly 21, 2014
    Try the Lodge Burger with smokey cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayonnaise or either of the cheese-stuffed, juicy-lucy-style burgers, the Juicy Nookie or the Paul Molitor. Read more
  • John S.
    John SchusterJuly 11, 2014
    Get the "Molitor Lodge style." It begins and ends there. The cheese curds rule as well.
  • John K.
    John KJuly 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Matt Birk Burger is great!
  • Holly R.
    Holly RobertsJune 12, 2014
    Take it from an Iowan...Hands down one of the best burger joints in the Midwest!! A must have when I am in the Twin Cities.
  • Savana
    SavanaMay 24, 2014
    Try the cracked pepper garlic fries w/ your burger.
  • LeAnn R.
    LeAnn ReidMay 17, 2014
    Great atmosphere, great food.
  • Natalya G.
    Their monthly(April) special Hommer Simson burger was absolutely amazing!Was worth the trip.
  • Shoma C.
    Shoma C.April 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love their Spanish Fly burger and Thai wings... So delicious! A real gem of a place.
  • Michelle Marie
    Michelle MarieApril 26, 2014
    "Paul Molitor" - Juicy Lucy with pepper jack cheese. Do it.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 9, 2014
    Why would you go and order anything other than a stuffed burger? The Juicy Nookie is the classic order. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Channing W.
    Channing WomackMarch 27, 2014
    Food is great here, but Shamrocks has the same menu - run by the same establishment - served in a space with far more seating. Why wait +1hr for a Paul Molitor when you can get the same 2mi away?
  • Kathy C.
    Kathy Cylkowski HoranMarch 21, 2014
    Great service and the food was awesome!
  • Corbin J.
    Corbin JohnsonMarch 1, 2014
    The nookie supreme burger is phenomenal.
  • Ike P.
    Ike PihlstromJanuary 4, 2014
    Get the guys big bite, absolutely delicious
  • Rick A.
    Rick ADecember 27, 2013
    Leprechaun Legs!!
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LamaNovember 23, 2013
    Get a nookie supreme but have them juicy Lucy patties. Amazing!
  • Tim N.
    Tim NgoNovember 1, 2013
    Best jucy lucy I've had. I will be going back. Order a Hamms beer with it as well
  • Christie S.
    Christie SOctober 28, 2013
    Love the juicy Lucy's. Perfect local bar with their monthly beers and specials. Can't go wrong for pub food and beer!
  • Geneva N.
    Geneva NemzekOctober 21, 2013
    The best burger I've ever had!
  • Shoma C.
    Shoma C.October 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The firehouse burger was pretty damn delicious. The fries were also amazing! Try not to sit in the basement, the service was def slow, it took almost 20 min for my friend just to get a milkshake.
  • Nico E.
    Nico E.September 28, 2013
    First time here. Small, but quickly seated. The Moliter was AMAZING!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WagnerSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the "Nookie Supreme" -- featured on the Pioneer Press list of Best Burgers in the Twin Cities in the "Cult Burgers" category.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SmithSeptember 18, 2013
    It's a tiny place, but they have the best Juicy Lucy ever. My favorite place to get a burger.
  • Rich B.
    Rich BrownSeptember 15, 2013
    The best burgers
  • Mills T.
    Mills TurnerSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I wanna get married at the Nook, you guys.
  • Joel M.
    Joel MudaligeAugust 18, 2013
    Guy's big bite is where it's at! Checked the dictionary and it's right next to'Deliciolicous'! This place is off the hook! One of the top 3 dives in Minneapolis!
  • Priscilla G.
    Priscilla GraceAugust 11, 2013
    The best sweet potato fries I ever had!!! I highly recommend you get these instead of their regular fries.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BertramAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best kept secret is the Lodge Burger....hands down!!
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JonesJuly 19, 2013
    Damn good peanut wings and Firehouse burger. Off the CHAIN!
  • Kamran A.
    Kamran AyubJuly 15, 2013
    Their boneless wings are excellent, better than B-dubs. Get the MN Wild Wings, it's a dry rub that has excellent flavor!
  • Alex T.
    Alex TrippJuly 7, 2013
    A few different varieties of "Juicy Lucy's", I got the Paul Molitor and it was great, fries are awesome too. I wouldn't put the Juicy Lucy above Matt's but definitely better than 5-8.
  • Erin K.
    Erin KearnJuly 5, 2013
    Burger was ok had a juicy Lucy but they forgot the cheese. Slow service waitress never came back to ask how food was so was stuck with a non cheese filled juicy Lucy. Fries and malt were good.
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PeichelJune 1, 2013
    After careful research, I've concluded that the Minnesota Wild Wings are the best wings in St. Paul.
  • Anders
    AndersMay 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    DROP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND EAT HERE.
  • BillysBurgerBlog.com
    The Nookie Supreme
  • BillysBurgerBlog.com
    Updated Jucy Lucy
  • Kari M.
    Kari M.April 27, 2013
    Ethan is an awesome bar keep. Love the chops.
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TatroApril 17, 2013
    Absolutely phenomenal Lucy - better than Matt's -
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff TatroApril 17, 2013
    The absolute best cheeseburger I have ever eaten in my life!
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RostadApril 6, 2013
    The BEST burger I've EVER had! The Juicy Nookie! The fries were the BEST too!
  • Larry G.
    Larry GastonApril 2, 2013
    Great burger. Juicy Lucy hard to beat.
  • Jay W.
    Jay WilliamsMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cass Burger is the Truth
  • Jason M.
    Jason MenkeMarch 25, 2013
    Worth the 4 hour drive from Des Moines for a Juicy Nookie. The Paul Molitor is my fave, but only because I haven't tried them all yet! Fries are to die for!
  • Larisa J.
    Larisa JohnsonMarch 19, 2013
    The Paul Molliter burger was great!
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TroyMarch 17, 2013
    One of the best burgers in MN... EVERYTHING is good!!!
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