Bennett’s Chop & Rail House
1305 Seventh St. W.
A casual, West Seventh atmosphere with nightly specials. $$
Big Daddy’s BBQ
625 University Ave.
Old-fashioned BBQ across from Rondo Library in the heart of Frogtown. $
The Blue Door Pub
1811 Selby Ave.
Fun Americana décor and a menu featuring the Juicy Blucy. $
1221 Robert St. S
Lunch, dinner, casual attire, walk-ins welcome take out, good for kids $
850 Grand Ave.
Cafeteria, bakery, and pizza wine bar; this Victoria Crossing landmark is three restaurants in one. $
Cecil’s Delicatessen, Bakery, and Restaurant
651 Cleveland Ave. S.
Committed to quality delicatessen fare for three generations; delivery available. $
886 Smith Ave. S.
Traditional steaks, seafood, and spirits; open every day. $$
Cossetta Italian Market & Pizza
211 Seventh St. W.
Cafeteria-style classic Italian food and a gourmet grocery shop. $
Dixie’s on Grand
695 Grand Ave.
Casual dining and Southern comfort; live jazz and soul throughout the week. $$
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 Seventh St. W.
Classic cuts and vegetables grilled over oak for unbeatable home-cooked flavor. $$
400 Selby Ave.
Classic entrées, salads, pastas, and sandwiches; kids’ menu and weekly features. $$
276 Exchange St. S.
New American Cuisine and 19th century manners in a historic architectural setting. $$
Grand Ole Creamery
750 Grand Ave.
A classic ice cream parlor and pizzeria. $
1818 Grand Ave.
In pursuit of the perfect breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. $
Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market
289 E. Fifth St.
Lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch with an attached gourmet market of meats, produce, and dairy.
380 Cedar St.
Lunch, dinner, and take out menus and enhanced karaoke weekly with Ray Evangelista. $
Lee’s & Dee’s Barbeque Express
161 Victoria St. N.
Ribs and catfish served up right by this welcoming husband-wife team. $
1096 Grand Ave.
A timeless Saint Paul landmark featuring steaks, seafood, and nostalgia. $$
Mancini’s Char House
531 Seventh St. W.
Serving charbroiled steak and lobster with a lounge as classic as the day it was built. $$$
Mickey’s Dining Car
36 Seventh St. W.
Our amusing Art Deco dining car on the National Register of Historic Places; open every day, 24 hours. $
Minnesota Music Café
499 Payne Ave.
"Where the food's great and the music's cooking." $
Moscow on the Hill
371 Selby Ave.
Post-perestroika Russian dining and the essential vodka bar. $$
492 Hamline Ave. S
After a fire gutted the place, the Nook is up and running, and cooking your favorite hamburger and scrumptious fries. $
Padelford Packet Boat Co.
A variety of meal cruises, including a sunset dinner cruise, “Lunch and Lock,” Sunday lunch, and special occasions. $$
Patrick McGovern’s Pub
225 Seventh St. W.
Pub food and drinks in a historic brick building with a three-tiered outdoor dining patio. $
River Boat Grill
Harriet Island Riverfront
105 Harriet Island Rd.
Eat on the Mississippi; gaze at the Saint Paul skyline. Open spring through fall. $
Russian Tea House
1758 University Ave. W.
Serving borscht, piroshki, cabbage rolls, and real Russian tea. Open Tuesday thru Friday until 3 p.m. $
1124 Payne Ave.
Find homey goodness and old-fashioned comfort food at this step-back-in-time all-American café. $
St. Clair Broiler
1580 St. Clair Ave.
Burgers, sandwiches, and buttermilk fried chicken in a classic American diner. $
St. Paul Grill
The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
Impeccable service and classic American entrées; Scotch, whiskey, and cognac for connoisseurs. $$$
Tavern on Grand
656 Grand Ave.
Go for the fried walleye and log cabin décor. $$
1220 Rice St.
The North End burger bar. $
W. A. Frost
374 Selby Ave.
The same ambience you remember, and an old-world wine cellar to complement romantic artisanal cuisine. $$$
635 Payne Ave.
Family-owned Italian classic since 1933; famous for Francesco’s sauce, and Bocce Ball. $