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A sliced open Italian sausage is buried under red sauce and covered with a layer of toasted, melty white cheese in a plate filled with sauce and two pepperoncinis.
The sloppy hot dago sandwich from DeGidio’s is available for appetite destruction for lunch or dinner
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Where to Eat In Saint Paul's West Seventh Neighborhood

Home-style Mexican, cheese-stuffed burgers, ramen, and butterbeer flavored cotton candy

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The sloppy hot dago sandwich from DeGidio’s is available for appetite destruction for lunch or dinner
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Winding from the edge of Saint Paul’s downtown center and moving along the Mississippi River bluffs is a neighborhood filled with historic homes, classic eateries and fabulous neighborhood bars. It’s also an exciting up and coming area with plenty of new restaurants opening around the area. These are the can’t-miss spots inside this area, listed in geographic order east to west. Please check with each restaurant for specific hours, subject to change due to the pandemic.

A number of Twin Cities restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Skinner's Pub & Eatery

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Skinner's Pub is a quintessential West Seventh neighborhood bar. It's been under the same ownership for 20 years and is a perfect spot to gather with friends for can of Hamm's during happy hour, massive pizza tray filled with nachos or one of the famous, square cut pizzas.

Bennett's Chop and Railhouse

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Bennett's is a family-owned and feels like a small town supper club that specializes in steaks, burgers. Don’t miss the chopped salad.

A neighborhood supper club with a great burger
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Mucci's

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An ode to an Italian mother, Mucci's has gained quite the following and restaurant goers continue to line up to get inside. Chef Chris Uhrich and team are serving up house-made pasta, Montanara-style pizzas, and layers of tiramisu. Wash it all down with an affordable bottle of Prosecco.

Tavial Grill

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Wholly comforting Mexican dishes from massive tortas, double fisted burittos and plenty of tacos.

Have it for lunch, don’t make any dinner plans: Tavial’s tortas
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Mojo Monkey Donuts

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Only open on weekends, Mojo Monkey’s scratch doughnuts are made using all natural ingredients and come in a variety of styles and flavors including key lime bismarck and red velvet cake. Right now, Mojo Monkey offers neighborhood delivery.

A hand holds a chocolate frosting and sprinkle topped doughnut in front of a sign that says, “Yum, donuts!”
Famously good doughnuts
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Brake Bread

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Break Bread started a community supported bakery, baking bread and delivering it by bike. It continues to offer delivered bread subscriptions but now have a small retail area where they sell bread, scones, cookies, and other baked goods and serves Bootstrap coffee.

Shamrocks Grill and Pub

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Known for its Juicy Nookie, a cheese-stuffed burger, Shamrock's serves the same menu as St. Paul’s beloved Nook in Highland Park. During normal times it’s great for live music and game viewing.

Joe & Stan's Bar

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Joe and Stan's is a West 7th’s classic with broasted chicken and all kinds of good pub food that’s now available to order online.

Spinning Wylde

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The delightful cotton candy stand from inside Keg & Case has moved across the street to an equally charming storefront. Order ahead for fancy cotton candy take out or take advantage of Vendy the Gift-o-Matic, a vending machine outside that shares the good stuff 24/7.

Pajarito

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Chefs Tyge Nelson and Stephan Hesse were fine-dining chefs who pivtoed and opened a Mexican restaurant in an historic building. Don’t miss the habanero margarita mix, cashew and chile de abról salsa, or the stellar torta that eats like a Mexican cheesesteak

The rebirth of Tori Ramen has opened on 7th, inside the former Chris & Rob’s train car. In addition to the poultry and veggie-based broths that seduced so many ramen fans. The expanded menu means even more Japanese inspired comfort dishes

A bowl from Tori Ramen
Fabulous chicken and veg-based ramen broth provides the backbone for these fabulous soups
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Mancini's Char House & Lounge

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This historic West 7th restaurant continues to serve steaks, pickle plates, and garlicky charred bread all beneath its iconic neon sign.

DeGidio's

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This old school, family-run spot has been serving up Italian classics since the 1930s. Founded by a successful bootlegger, the history at Degidio's is as rich as its famous red sauce. Fans flip for the dago, a cheese-laden monster of a saucy dish masquerading as a sandwich.

A cozy dining room with booths filled with people. This photo was taken last year.
Watch generations slurp spaghetti together at this classic
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Bad Weather Brewing Company

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This lively brewery continues to sell its fantastic beer at area liquor stores and offers crowlers to go at the brewery.

Great beer, food trucks, and a pup friendly patio
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Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

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While we pine for winter days snuggled up near the little woodfire stoves inside this historic building, crowlers of Waldmann’s beer and sausagey eats are still able to be purchased to enjoy near a home fire.

A gorgeous patio and sweet historic interior
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Hope Breakfast Bar

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This all day breakfast restaurant serves decadant dishes like pancakes inspired by actual cake, topped with a little frosting. The restaurant also backs a nonprofit that helps feed hungry neighbors. The street out front has been shut down, so there are plenty of outside seats.

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Hope Breakfast Bar has been serving all day breakfast and free food to community members n need throughout the pandemic.
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Cafe Astoria

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This charming little breakfast/brunch/lunch spot has coffees and smoothies on the menu but also sweet and savory crepes, breakfast bowls, pastries, salads, and more all available to go.

Parlour Bar St. Paul

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This is the second outpost of the popular Minneapolis cocktail bar and burger spot. Order the legendary burger with a side of fries or a kit to make the goods at home. Order up an Old Fashioned kit to pair with at-home bourbon to complete the experience.

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Cossetta's Italian Market & Pizzeria

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Cosetta's has been a staple on West Seventh for decades and has options for all dining desires. Grab a slice of New York-style pizza and a vat of mostoccoli from casual eatery, pick up imported Italian groceries from the market, gaze at the gelatos and pastries in the Pasticceria.

Skinner's Pub & Eatery

Skinner's Pub is a quintessential West Seventh neighborhood bar. It's been under the same ownership for 20 years and is a perfect spot to gather with friends for can of Hamm's during happy hour, massive pizza tray filled with nachos or one of the famous, square cut pizzas.

Bennett's Chop and Railhouse

A neighborhood supper club with a great burger
Bennett’s/Facebook

Bennett's is a family-owned and feels like a small town supper club that specializes in steaks, burgers. Don’t miss the chopped salad.

A neighborhood supper club with a great burger
Bennett’s/Facebook

Mucci's

An ode to an Italian mother, Mucci's has gained quite the following and restaurant goers continue to line up to get inside. Chef Chris Uhrich and team are serving up house-made pasta, Montanara-style pizzas, and layers of tiramisu. Wash it all down with an affordable bottle of Prosecco.

Tavial Grill

Have it for lunch, don’t make any dinner plans: Tavial’s tortas
Tavial Grill/Facebook

Wholly comforting Mexican dishes from massive tortas, double fisted burittos and plenty of tacos.

Have it for lunch, don’t make any dinner plans: Tavial’s tortas
Tavial Grill/Facebook

Mojo Monkey Donuts

A hand holds a chocolate frosting and sprinkle topped doughnut in front of a sign that says, “Yum, donuts!”
Famously good doughnuts
Mojo Monkey/Facebook

Only open on weekends, Mojo Monkey’s scratch doughnuts are made using all natural ingredients and come in a variety of styles and flavors including key lime bismarck and red velvet cake. Right now, Mojo Monkey offers neighborhood delivery.

A hand holds a chocolate frosting and sprinkle topped doughnut in front of a sign that says, “Yum, donuts!”
Famously good doughnuts
Mojo Monkey/Facebook

Brake Bread

Break Bread started a community supported bakery, baking bread and delivering it by bike. It continues to offer delivered bread subscriptions but now have a small retail area where they sell bread, scones, cookies, and other baked goods and serves Bootstrap coffee.

Shamrocks Grill and Pub

Known for its Juicy Nookie, a cheese-stuffed burger, Shamrock's serves the same menu as St. Paul’s beloved Nook in Highland Park. During normal times it’s great for live music and game viewing.

Joe & Stan's Bar

Joe and Stan's is a West 7th’s classic with broasted chicken and all kinds of good pub food that’s now available to order online.

Spinning Wylde

The delightful cotton candy stand from inside Keg & Case has moved across the street to an equally charming storefront. Order ahead for fancy cotton candy take out or take advantage of Vendy the Gift-o-Matic, a vending machine outside that shares the good stuff 24/7.

Pajarito

Chefs Tyge Nelson and Stephan Hesse were fine-dining chefs who pivtoed and opened a Mexican restaurant in an historic building. Don’t miss the habanero margarita mix, cashew and chile de abról salsa, or the stellar torta that eats like a Mexican cheesesteak

Tori

A bowl from Tori Ramen
Fabulous chicken and veg-based ramen broth provides the backbone for these fabulous soups
Tori Ramen [Official]

The rebirth of Tori Ramen has opened on 7th, inside the former Chris & Rob’s train car. In addition to the poultry and veggie-based broths that seduced so many ramen fans. The expanded menu means even more Japanese inspired comfort dishes

A bowl from Tori Ramen
Fabulous chicken and veg-based ramen broth provides the backbone for these fabulous soups
Tori Ramen [Official]

Mancini's Char House & Lounge

This historic West 7th restaurant continues to serve steaks, pickle plates, and garlicky charred bread all beneath its iconic neon sign.

DeGidio's

A cozy dining room with booths filled with people. This photo was taken last year.
Watch generations slurp spaghetti together at this classic
DeGidio’s/Facebook

This old school, family-run spot has been serving up Italian classics since the 1930s. Founded by a successful bootlegger, the history at Degidio's is as rich as its famous red sauce. Fans flip for the dago, a cheese-laden monster of a saucy dish masquerading as a sandwich.