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Where to Eat Near CHS Field

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The recent arrival of CHS Field and the growth of St. Paul’s Lowertown small neighborhood has knocked over North Loop for the buzziest neighborhood in the Twin Cities.  If you’re headed over there for a St. Paul Saints game stop by some of these places, but honestly you don’t need a game to walk through this fun eclectic gem of streets.

-by Joy Altmann

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Saint Dinette

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261 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 800-1415
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The power couple of Tim Niver and JD Fratzke and culinary musings of Adam Eaton have lived up to the hype. The burger is now on the short list of Twin Cities food lovers as one of the best around. The crinkle fries will satisfy any youngsters along for the game. The lovably weird smelt fries with remoulade are a highlight. Make sure to grab a fun thoughtful cocktail before getting a beer at the field. [Photo by Katie Cannon]

2. Tanpopo Restaurant

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308 Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
This Saint Paul favorite has noodles that have inspired a leigion of fans. Soba and Udon are found here and are as authentic as authentic can get. Sake and wine selections are great compliments to the dishes served. Photo courtesy Tanpopo's Facebook page] [Photo courtesy Tanpopo Facebook page]

3. Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

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289 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 699-3536
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Chef and owner Lenny Russo has complemented the field happenings with his wine bar. The casual food done right is just what the baseball gods ordered. Sandwiches like the hot Cubano and vegetarian hoagie satisfy and the salads and sweets make the meal complete. Bonus: Food gets a 10% discount on Saints game days. [Eater file photo]

4. Big River Pizza

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280 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 683-2186
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Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza is never a bad thing. Big River brings variety to Lowertown, and let’s face it a cheese pizza is sometimes just what the kiddos want. That’s okay because then the big kids can get the Dr. Zeus: mozzarella, tomato, red onion, Kalamata olives, artichoke, spinach and feta finished with lemon or the 10,000 Leeks,leek Gruyere, potato, sour cream. FYI, there’s breakfast pizza, because what says yum more than an egg on some toasty pizza crust? [Photo courtesy Yelp]

5. FACES Mears Park

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380 Jackson St
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 209-7778
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This place will give your day/night a bit of sophistication if that’s what you’re in the mood for. The menu is wide and has interesting dishes that will transport you across the globe. Risotto, paella, and Thai can all be found on the same menu. [Photo courtesy Yelp ]

6. The Buttered Tin

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237 7th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-2300
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Day game only for this breakfast and lunch restaurant. Leisurely grab some comfort food like the Buttered Tin Hash or biscuts and gravy. Feed your sweet tooth from the bakery selections of cookies, breads, and cupcakes. Daily specials like pies and brownies may have carefully planning a visit based on the hunger cravings. [Photo by Joy Summers]

7. The Bulldog Lowertown

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237 6th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 221-0750
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This location will give the sports fanatic the beer selection they need and the hearty plates of food to tame the biggest of appetites. Stadium nachos can feed a crowd, deep fried pickles give you something to pucker up to, and hot dog and burger selections hit every flavor profile known to man. Local beers are a highlight and if you can’t find one that suits you, well then switch to another beverage, cause it’s all here. Photo courtesy Yelp ]

1. Saint Dinette

261 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
The power couple of Tim Niver and JD Fratzke and culinary musings of Adam Eaton have lived up to the hype. The burger is now on the short list of Twin Cities food lovers as one of the best around. The crinkle fries will satisfy any youngsters along for the game. The lovably weird smelt fries with remoulade are a highlight. Make sure to grab a fun thoughtful cocktail before getting a beer at the field. [Photo by Katie Cannon]
261 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

2. Tanpopo Restaurant

308 Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101
This Saint Paul favorite has noodles that have inspired a leigion of fans. Soba and Udon are found here and are as authentic as authentic can get. Sake and wine selections are great compliments to the dishes served. Photo courtesy Tanpopo's Facebook page] [Photo courtesy Tanpopo Facebook page]
308 Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

3. Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Chef and owner Lenny Russo has complemented the field happenings with his wine bar. The casual food done right is just what the baseball gods ordered. Sandwiches like the hot Cubano and vegetarian hoagie satisfy and the salads and sweets make the meal complete. Bonus: Food gets a 10% discount on Saints game days. [Eater file photo]
289 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

4. Big River Pizza

280 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza is never a bad thing. Big River brings variety to Lowertown, and let’s face it a cheese pizza is sometimes just what the kiddos want. That’s okay because then the big kids can get the Dr. Zeus: mozzarella, tomato, red onion, Kalamata olives, artichoke, spinach and feta finished with lemon or the 10,000 Leeks,leek Gruyere, potato, sour cream. FYI, there’s breakfast pizza, because what says yum more than an egg on some toasty pizza crust? [Photo courtesy Yelp]
280 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

5. FACES Mears Park

380 Jackson St, Saint Paul, MN 55101
This place will give your day/night a bit of sophistication if that’s what you’re in the mood for. The menu is wide and has interesting dishes that will transport you across the globe. Risotto, paella, and Thai can all be found on the same menu. [Photo courtesy Yelp ]
380 Jackson St
Saint Paul, MN 55101

6. The Buttered Tin

237 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Day game only for this breakfast and lunch restaurant. Leisurely grab some comfort food like the Buttered Tin Hash or biscuts and gravy. Feed your sweet tooth from the bakery selections of cookies, breads, and cupcakes. Daily specials like pies and brownies may have carefully planning a visit based on the hunger cravings. [Photo by Joy Summers]
237 7th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

7. The Bulldog Lowertown

237 6th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
This location will give the sports fanatic the beer selection they need and the hearty plates of food to tame the biggest of appetites. Stadium nachos can feed a crowd, deep fried pickles give you something to pucker up to, and hot dog and burger selections hit every flavor profile known to man. Local beers are a highlight and if you can’t find one that suits you, well then switch to another beverage, cause it’s all here. Photo courtesy Yelp ]
237 6th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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