The Muddy Pig

★★★★☆

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In the event of a zombie apocalypse where The Muddy Pig was the last safe refuge for humans, I would gladly throw myself to the flesh hungry undead to be ripped apart, limb from limb, and devoured. That would be infinitely preferable to

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In the event of a zombie apocalypse where The Muddy Pig was the last safe refuge for humans, I would gladly throw myself to the flesh hungry undead to be ripped apart, limb from limb, and devoured. That would be infinitely preferable to

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Im a quiet guy who enjoys a tasty beer and a good conversation. For that reason, I had enjoyed the setting of the Muddy Pig, dimly lit, relaxing atmosphere, and with a great beer listing. I am a local and for that reason my girlfriend

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★★★★★

Im a quiet guy who enjoys a tasty beer and a good conversation. For that reason, I had enjoyed the setting of the Muddy Pig, dimly lit, relaxing atmosphere, and with a great beer listing. I am a local and for that reason my girlfriend

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I just tried the Muddy Pig for the first (and last) time. I ordered the Pastalaya. It is penne pasta with various meats. It looked OK, but it lacked taste. I only ate a couple bytes and could not bring myself to eat more. My wife offered me some of her hamburger, but that was badly burnt and tasted like charcoal. If you go, I wouldn't plan on ordering food.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just tried the Muddy Pig for the first (and last) time. I ordered the Pastalaya. It is penne pasta with various meats. It looked OK, but it lacked taste. I only ate a couple bytes and could not bring myself to eat more. My wife offered me some of her hamburger, but that was badly burnt and tasted like charcoal. If you go, I wouldn't plan on ordering food.

Pros: Good beer selection

Cons: Couldn't eat the food

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I really like the Muddy Pig in St Paul. They have a very fun atmosphere and great drinks. Their appetizers are also good. The staff is friendly and always recommends their favorites!

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★★★★☆

I really like the Muddy Pig in St Paul. They have a very fun atmosphere and great drinks. Their appetizers are also good. The staff is friendly and always recommends their favorites!

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The Muddy Pig is a great place to grab a drink and some appetizers with friends. They have a great menu with lots to choose from. They have a great atmosphere.

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The Muddy Pig is a great place to grab a drink and some appetizers with friends. They have a great menu with lots to choose from. They have a great atmosphere.

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I want to start this review by stating that I generally have pretty low standards when it comes to service. My main concern is whether or not the food and drinks are good--having a particularly awesome waitperson is great, but I will still gladly tip an indifferent or slightly inept waiter 20%.

So the fact that I want to comment on the service we had last night must mean it was pretty bad. I arrived at the bar around 9:30 with my husband and a couple friends. The place was packed, but we finally found a table in the back room. We needed two chairs, so one of our friends went and tracked a couple down. He didn't steal them from anyone--they were vacant. Then our two friends went off to the bathroom, and that's when our waiter stopped by the first time. He didn't say anything to me or my husband--he just grabbed one of the chairs and started walking away. My husband protested nicely, letting him know that our friends were coming back, so we'd need that chair. The waiter glared at him and snapped, "This chair is spoken for," and flounced off with it.

When he came back a few minutes later, my husband brought up the chair incident, saying that it was kind of weird that the waiter had taken it when we'd planned to, you know, "use" it. He got defensive, saying over and over that the chair was "spoken for" while backing away from us, glaring all the while, in an agressive, almost scary way.

Our friends came back, and we debated what to do. Before we came to a conclusion, our waiter came back, this time bringing a new chair. "Here's a chair for you guys. Thanks SO MUCH for your patience," he said, passive-aggressively. He didn't make any reference to his previous tantrum. Even if he'd just said something half-assed like, "Sorry about the deal with the chair," it would have been fine. But he just started acting like everything was fine, TOTALLY FINE, and being all fake-nice--you know, like how your ex-girlfiend acted when she found out you'd been cheating on her but she wanted to maintain some measure of power.

Actually, in a way it's kind of great when stuff like this happens, because you get to spend the whole time you're at the bar complaining and fantasizing about how you could get back at your idiot waiter.

Also, the scotch "flight" should have been described as "drippings."

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★★☆☆☆

I want to start this review by stating that I generally have pretty low standards when it comes to service. My main concern is whether or not the food and drinks are good--having a particularly awesome waitperson is great, but I will still gladly tip an indifferent or slightly inept waiter 20%.

So the fact that I want to comment on the service we had last night must mean it was pretty bad. I arrived at the bar around 9:30 with my husband and a couple friends. The place was packed, but we finally found a table in the back room. We needed two chairs, so one of our friends went and tracked a couple down. He didn't steal them from anyone--they were vacant. Then our two friends went off to the bathroom, and that's when our waiter stopped by the first time. He didn't say anything to me or my husband--he just grabbed one of the chairs and started walking away. My husband protested nicely, letting him know that our friends were coming back, so we'd need that chair. The waiter glared at him and snapped, "This chair is spoken for," and flounced off with it.

When he came back a few minutes later, my husband brought up the chair incident, saying that it was kind of weird that the waiter had taken it when we'd planned to, you know, "use" it. He got defensive, saying over and over that the chair was "spoken for" while backing away from us, glaring all the while, in an agressive, almost scary way.

Our friends came back, and we debated what to do. Before we came to a conclusion, our waiter came back, this time bringing a new chair. "Here's a chair for you guys. Thanks SO MUCH for your patience," he said, passive-aggressively. He didn't make any reference to his previous tantrum. Even if he'd just said something half-assed like, "Sorry about the deal with the chair," it would have been fine. But he just started acting like everything was fine, TOTALLY FINE, and being all fake-nice--you know, like how your ex-girlfiend acted when she found out you'd been cheating on her but she wanted to maintain some measure of power.

Actually, in a way it's kind of great when stuff like this happens, because you get to spend the whole time you're at the bar complaining and fantasizing about how you could get back at your idiot waiter.

Also, the scotch "flight" should have been described as "drippings."

Pros: lots of beer

Cons: the ridiculous waiter we had last night

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The Muddy Pig is a great place to hang out, have some food and meet up with your friends. The atmosphere is really neat and the food is great and the servers are always happy to recommend something.

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★★★★☆

The Muddy Pig is a great place to hang out, have some food and meet up with your friends. The atmosphere is really neat and the food is great and the servers are always happy to recommend something.

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We stopped in the Muddy Pig on Saturday afternoon, had a cold beer and shared the cuban sandwich. Service was good and the sandwich was excellent.

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★★★★☆

We stopped in the Muddy Pig on Saturday afternoon, had a cold beer and shared the cuban sandwich. Service was good and the sandwich was excellent.

Pros: Relaxed Atmosphere, Extensive Beverage Selection

Cons: Parking is a challenge

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WORST BAR/RESTERAUNT EVER!!!
If you don't want to end up in the ER with food poisioning DON'T GO to Muddy Pig. Also there is a chineese waitress that was the most rude person I have ever met!!! She should be fired on the spot for treating customers the way she does.

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★☆☆☆☆

WORST BAR/RESTERAUNT EVER!!!
If you don't want to end up in the ER with food poisioning DON'T GO to Muddy Pig. Also there is a chineese waitress that was the most rude person I have ever met!!! She should be fired on the spot for treating customers the way she does.

Pros: NONE

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I completely disagree with the previous statement regarding the service at the Muddy Pig. You should go to Applebees if you expect a waiter or bartender that will get down on one knee, ask you patronizingly about your son's little league team all while telling you how amazing the jalape?o poppers are. The Pig is the type of place that compels you linger around for a few hours and be comfortable, whether by yourself or with a group of friends. That said, I find the service at the Pig to strike the right balance, not too pushy nor too sparse. As for Daniel, he's a misanthrope and probably a Communist sympathizer but he does pour the best rye Manhattan in St. Paul, which in these times as they are, the value of which cannot be understated.........

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★★★★★

I completely disagree with the previous statement regarding the service at the Muddy Pig. You should go to Applebees if you expect a waiter or bartender that will get down on one knee, ask you patronizingly about your son's little league team all while telling you how amazing the jalape?o poppers are. The Pig is the type of place that compels you linger around for a few hours and be comfortable, whether by yourself or with a group of friends. That said, I find the service at the Pig to strike the right balance, not too pushy nor too sparse. As for Daniel, he's a misanthrope and probably a Communist sympathizer but he does pour the best rye Manhattan in St. Paul, which in these times as they are, the value of which cannot be understated.........

Pros: Beer List, Non-Pushy Service, Great atmosphere

Cons: Non-pushy service inspires bored people to write bad things about people who are trying to make an honest living

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this is a great neighborhod bar! i love it, the food is incredible and so is the beer. thats what i really love about the twin cities is the micro brews

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★★★★☆

this is a great neighborhod bar! i love it, the food is incredible and so is the beer. thats what i really love about the twin cities is the micro brews

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The Muddy Pig is a good local pub with the widest and varied beer selection I have found. Appetizers and food is very good. Biggest problem is the service. You'll need to track down a server or be ignored at the bar for every refill. Even sitting at the bar your glass will remain empty for 15 minutes. The bartender Daniel is absolutely rude and the owners would double their sales just by getting rid of this idiot. Good place to stop for one or two because of the selection.

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★★★☆☆

The Muddy Pig is a good local pub with the widest and varied beer selection I have found. Appetizers and food is very good. Biggest problem is the service. You'll need to track down a server or be ignored at the bar for every refill. Even sitting at the bar your glass will remain empty for 15 minutes. The bartender Daniel is absolutely rude and the owners would double their sales just by getting rid of this idiot. Good place to stop for one or two because of the selection.

Pros: best beer selection in town

Cons: terrible service

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Pros: Great beers & selection, good service
Cons: Got sick from the reuben, which also had a huge chunk of fat/connective tissue

I was really excited to go try the muddy pig, but i thought their food was less than desirable, and my friend and i both got sick the next day. Service was decent, and they were more than happy to give us taster glasses of probably 10 different beers, but the only reason i would go back is for the beer.

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★☆☆☆☆

Pros: Great beers & selection, good service
Cons: Got sick from the reuben, which also had a huge chunk of fat/connective tissue

I was really excited to go try the muddy pig, but i thought their food was less than desirable, and my friend and i both got sick the next day. Service was decent, and they were more than happy to give us taster glasses of probably 10 different beers, but the only reason i would go back is for the beer.

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I have never had anything but superior service. Great to unwind during off hours. Highly recommend.

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★★★★★

I have never had anything but superior service. Great to unwind during off hours. Highly recommend.

Pros: Fabulous

Cons: Can get a bit packed at times

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Very dissapointed. This bar has horrible crab cakes and the bartender raved about them. Two of my dinning companions got food poisioning from them. Drinks are pricy and waitress' are extremly rude. Don't bother with this bar instead head to Grand Ave where they know how to treat customers

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★☆☆☆☆

Very dissapointed. This bar has horrible crab cakes and the bartender raved about them. Two of my dinning companions got food poisioning from them. Drinks are pricy and waitress' are extremly rude. Don't bother with this bar instead head to Grand Ave where they know how to treat customers

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Just what I want in a bar!! Amazing food and great atmosphere. Don't forget about the unbelivable selection of beer. Comortable friendly service made me feel like this is my new home away from home.

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★★★★★

Just what I want in a bar!! Amazing food and great atmosphere. Don't forget about the unbelivable selection of beer. Comortable friendly service made me feel like this is my new home away from home.

Pros: Beer, food, service

Cons: a little crowded

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The first thing I noticed walking in to the bar were the taps, there are quite a few. The second thing I noticed was the elevated chalkboard crammed with beer names. I thought to myself, 'Self, the beer here will be good, but the food will suffer for it.' Boy I was wrong the food is great and reasonably priced, the best part being that the food menu is short, with changing specials.
After sitting at a table, there was the usual wait that restated this was a bar with food, not a restaurant. The service was very helpful with beer and dinner selection (the servers are still knowledgeable, but now there is a many paged menu with descriptions for the beer added in.)
I make it a point to get in the Muddy Pig a least once a month, and look forward to it each time. I love the relaxed pace, and casual setting. While I am not a beer expert, I am a certainly a craft brew enthusiast, and they have best beer list I have seen in any of the bars I have been in during my journeys home or abroad. Whether solo or with a large crowd stop in for an evening.

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★★★★★

The first thing I noticed walking in to the bar were the taps, there are quite a few. The second thing I noticed was the elevated chalkboard crammed with beer names. I thought to myself, 'Self, the beer here will be good, but the food will suffer for it.' Boy I was wrong the food is great and reasonably priced, the best part being that the food menu is short, with changing specials.
After sitting at a table, there was the usual wait that restated this was a bar with food, not a restaurant. The service was very helpful with beer and dinner selection (the servers are still knowledgeable, but now there is a many paged menu with descriptions for the beer added in.)
I make it a point to get in the Muddy Pig a least once a month, and look forward to it each time. I love the relaxed pace, and casual setting. While I am not a beer expert, I am a certainly a craft brew enthusiast, and they have best beer list I have seen in any of the bars I have been in during my journeys home or abroad. Whether solo or with a large crowd stop in for an evening.

Pros: Tasty food, Beer of all types for all folks, Relaxed ambience

Cons: If you like really fast get in, get it, and get out, this ain't it. Not slow, but not fast.

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My favorite neighborhood pub for the last three years, I have the Pig to thank for introducing me to Young's Double Chocolate Stout, which is always on tap, and Belhaven Scottish Ale. The service can be inconsistent, not the best if you're in a hurry, but the staff is knowledgable about the beer list and able to make good recommendations. The food is also some of my favorite - the salmon with pasta is amazing, and the pulled pork sandwich comes with delicious garlic mashed potatoes. There's also board games like Battleship, Scategories, and Jenga available for group play. I count myself incredibly lucky to live within walking distance of this place.

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★★★★☆

My favorite neighborhood pub for the last three years, I have the Pig to thank for introducing me to Young's Double Chocolate Stout, which is always on tap, and Belhaven Scottish Ale. The service can be inconsistent, not the best if you're in a hurry, but the staff is knowledgable about the beer list and able to make good recommendations. The food is also some of my favorite - the salmon with pasta is amazing, and the pulled pork sandwich comes with delicious garlic mashed potatoes. There's also board games like Battleship, Scategories, and Jenga available for group play. I count myself incredibly lucky to live within walking distance of this place.

Pros: beer list, food, laid-back

Cons: dark, service sometimes slow

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I've been patronizing this cozy neighborhood bar for years, enjoying the low key atmosphere and the novel-like beer list. Of course the food and drink was overpriced, but I could justify it as this was a "destination" bar, not just a watering hole. The staff has always seemed a little snooty, but on a recent visit a few members of their staff crossed the line into downright aggressive, rude, and beligerent. Sitting at the bar with my girlfriend and one of her friends, we ordered a few beers from a waitress who was clearly having a bad night. Her poor humor was evidently inflamed by my girlfriend's nervous tic of slowly tearing apart bar napkins (though she always cleans up her mess). The bar tender told us to pay our bill and "get the "f*ck out", then repeated this phrase over and over with a few colorful variations. Upon paying our bill, the waitress actually threw the change at my girlfriend! I am not making this up. As we left, one of her fellow waitstaff members ran up behind us, slammed the door and locked it, telling us that we were never to come back. That, I can assure you, will not be a problem. The attitude of the Muddy Pig's staff is that if they don't feel like being polite, or if they feel like being rude, they will do just that, because their bar is so great. I , for one, will never set foot in the place again, and willl tell this story to anyone who will listen.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been patronizing this cozy neighborhood bar for years, enjoying the low key atmosphere and the novel-like beer list. Of course the food and drink was overpriced, but I could justify it as this was a "destination" bar, not just a watering hole. The staff has always seemed a little snooty, but on a recent visit a few members of their staff crossed the line into downright aggressive, rude, and beligerent. Sitting at the bar with my girlfriend and one of her friends, we ordered a few beers from a waitress who was clearly having a bad night. Her poor humor was evidently inflamed by my girlfriend's nervous tic of slowly tearing apart bar napkins (though she always cleans up her mess). The bar tender told us to pay our bill and "get the "f*ck out", then repeated this phrase over and over with a few colorful variations. Upon paying our bill, the waitress actually threw the change at my girlfriend! I am not making this up. As we left, one of her fellow waitstaff members ran up behind us, slammed the door and locked it, telling us that we were never to come back. That, I can assure you, will not be a problem. The attitude of the Muddy Pig's staff is that if they don't feel like being polite, or if they feel like being rude, they will do just that, because their bar is so great. I , for one, will never set foot in the place again, and willl tell this story to anyone who will listen.

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My last (and final) experience at the Muddy Pig was HORRIBLE. I have been there before and always thought that the waitstaff all had some sort of attitude problem but figured they were just "too hip" to deliver good customer service but last night was unbelievable! My friend, boyfriend and I were there last night. My friend and I ordered ONE beer to share. The female waitress returned with one for each of us, when we proceeded to explain that we had asked for ONE TO SHARE she rolled her eyes and very agressively took the beer back, spilling it all over the floor even. From then on, I knew that this woman had a really BAD ATTITUDE. I already decided that I wasn't going to tip her. As one who has worked in customer service for 9 years and been a waitress for 4 of those years, I have a really high expectation for my food and beverage servers. I thought that this would be the end of it....BOY WAS I WRONG! My girlfriend is rather fidgity and throughout our VERY CALM conversation, she occupied her hands by tearing apart a paper coaster. When our horrible bartender saw this, she came over to (very rudely) say, "Don't do that, it makes a mess." She was looking for a fight as far as I could tell. My friend stopped for time and then habitually and subconsciously began again, when the waitress saw this she came for and just stared at my friend with a very malicous look on her face. My friend said, "I have every intention of cleaning this up." The bartender responded, "Or you can give me 4.50 and get the F*ck out!" We were very suprised by this for many reasons. One, even when you are angry you can not swear at your customers like that. Two, working with food and alcohol there are many worse messes than some paper scraps to clean up. Three, we were some of the quietest people in the bar. We tried to as her name and she wouldn't give it, instead insisted that we call her "the bitchy asian girl," something we felt uncomfortable with.

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★☆☆☆☆

My last (and final) experience at the Muddy Pig was HORRIBLE. I have been there before and always thought that the waitstaff all had some sort of attitude problem but figured they were just "too hip" to deliver good customer service but last night was unbelievable! My friend, boyfriend and I were there last night. My friend and I ordered ONE beer to share. The female waitress returned with one for each of us, when we proceeded to explain that we had asked for ONE TO SHARE she rolled her eyes and very agressively took the beer back, spilling it all over the floor even. From then on, I knew that this woman had a really BAD ATTITUDE. I already decided that I wasn't going to tip her. As one who has worked in customer service for 9 years and been a waitress for 4 of those years, I have a really high expectation for my food and beverage servers. I thought that this would be the end of it....BOY WAS I WRONG! My girlfriend is rather fidgity and throughout our VERY CALM conversation, she occupied her hands by tearing apart a paper coaster. When our horrible bartender saw this, she came over to (very rudely) say, "Don't do that, it makes a mess." She was looking for a fight as far as I could tell. My friend stopped for time and then habitually and subconsciously began again, when the waitress saw this she came for and just stared at my friend with a very malicous look on her face. My friend said, "I have every intention of cleaning this up." The bartender responded, "Or you can give me 4.50 and get the F*ck out!" We were very suprised by this for many reasons. One, even when you are angry you can not swear at your customers like that. Two, working with food and alcohol there are many worse messes than some paper scraps to clean up. Three, we were some of the quietest people in the bar. We tried to as her name and she wouldn't give it, instead insisted that we call her "the bitchy asian girl," something we felt uncomfortable with.

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My boyfriend and I went to The Pig for the first time tonight. After reading reviews here, I was expecting GREAT bar food. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich and he had the pulled pork BBQ sandwich. Neither of us were wowed. THERE ARE NO FRENCH FRIES AT THIS BAR - there's no fryer at all. Beer, music, and fries are what makes a great bar to me. The Pig has two out of three nailed. This is a great bar if you're just looking to get a beer and chill, but I won't be heading there again anytime soon for a real meal. The service was okay. Nothing wrong, but nothing spectacular... just what you'd expect for a neighborhood bar.

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★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to The Pig for the first time tonight. After reading reviews here, I was expecting GREAT bar food. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich and he had the pulled pork BBQ sandwich. Neither of us were wowed. THERE ARE NO FRENCH FRIES AT THIS BAR - there's no fryer at all. Beer, music, and fries are what makes a great bar to me. The Pig has two out of three nailed. This is a great bar if you're just looking to get a beer and chill, but I won't be heading there again anytime soon for a real meal. The service was okay. Nothing wrong, but nothing spectacular... just what you'd expect for a neighborhood bar.

Pros: Beer list, atmosphere, music

Cons: NO FRENCH FRIES!!

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A friend and I visited the Happy Gnome this past Friday, 4/13. We had both been there several times before. We ordered an appetizer (not good) and some drinks. We noticed some lovely ladies behind us in a booth and turned around to talk to them. My friend asked if he could sit with them and have a friendly conversation. They agreed. I stayed at the bar to finish my overpriced and bland appetizer. The bartendar walked over to me and said that I needed to get my friend. "He's not allowed to talk to those people". I asked my friend to come back to the bar and informed him of the bartendar's comments. He called over the bartendar (a Scott Stapp looking wannabe cool guy). The bartendar was unable to form complete sentences to explain why we were not allowed to talk to the girls and called over the manager. The manager (who also 'claimed' to be the owner) stated that if you do not know people in the bar, you are not allowed to talk to them. What kind of crazy nonsense is this? I didn't realize I was in a suppresionist bar. We challenged the owner and his obscene claim and he was unable to verbalize his reasons. I would definitely not recommend this bar to anyone. If you do go, be sure you do NOT talk to anyone other than the people you are with. The owners of this bar also own the Muddy Pig.

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★☆☆☆☆

A friend and I visited the Happy Gnome this past Friday, 4/13. We had both been there several times before. We ordered an appetizer (not good) and some drinks. We noticed some lovely ladies behind us in a booth and turned around to talk to them. My friend asked if he could sit with them and have a friendly conversation. They agreed. I stayed at the bar to finish my overpriced and bland appetizer. The bartendar walked over to me and said that I needed to get my friend. "He's not allowed to talk to those people". I asked my friend to come back to the bar and informed him of the bartendar's comments. He called over the bartendar (a Scott Stapp looking wannabe cool guy). The bartendar was unable to form complete sentences to explain why we were not allowed to talk to the girls and called over the manager. The manager (who also 'claimed' to be the owner) stated that if you do not know people in the bar, you are not allowed to talk to them. What kind of crazy nonsense is this? I didn't realize I was in a suppresionist bar. We challenged the owner and his obscene claim and he was unable to verbalize his reasons. I would definitely not recommend this bar to anyone. If you do go, be sure you do NOT talk to anyone other than the people you are with. The owners of this bar also own the Muddy Pig.

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Citysearch.com rated this as one of the best Singles bars. I don't agree to that - I thursday night that I went there were no singles at all. The food is probably the best bar food since I had in Boston. The chicken kiev with mashed potatoes is a killer. The beer selection is also good, but didn't have Bass to make me a Black and Tan. Parking is bit of a trouble but the food is too good to ignore it for that reason. The service wasn't terrible

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★★★★☆

Citysearch.com rated this as one of the best Singles bars. I don't agree to that - I thursday night that I went there were no singles at all. The food is probably the best bar food since I had in Boston. The chicken kiev with mashed potatoes is a killer. The beer selection is also good, but didn't have Bass to make me a Black and Tan. Parking is bit of a trouble but the food is too good to ignore it for that reason. The service wasn't terrible

Pros: Food , Beer

Cons: Atmosphere, Parking

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My husband and my friends went to Muddy Pig for the first time last night. The place was really small and our food server was really snappy and rude to us. I felt like the server knew that the gratuity is automatically included in our bill, therefore she did not have to be polite to us. BAD, BAD, BAD SERVICE and will not come back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and my friends went to Muddy Pig for the first time last night. The place was really small and our food server was really snappy and rude to us. I felt like the server knew that the gratuity is automatically included in our bill, therefore she did not have to be polite to us. BAD, BAD, BAD SERVICE and will not come back again.

Pros: good selection beer

Cons: Bad service

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You will be saying that after you scarf down the giant chicken kiev w/mashed potatoes for 9 bucks. Its probably one of the best comfort meals I've had and at an astonishingly good deal! Plus they have a very lenghty beer list which only makes it better. The place is so chill I feel right at home when I walk in the door.

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★★★★★

You will be saying that after you scarf down the giant chicken kiev w/mashed potatoes for 9 bucks. Its probably one of the best comfort meals I've had and at an astonishingly good deal! Plus they have a very lenghty beer list which only makes it better. The place is so chill I feel right at home when I walk in the door.

Pros: Inexpensive food, Beer List, Free Parking Lot

Cons: Slow servicesometimes

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We have been going to the Pig since it opened, so we are kind of regulars. I agree the Menu is fantastic. Chicken Kiev is outstanding! Beer selections, and scotches are great. Good wine pairings as well. However there does seem to be a staffing problem. They are rude, the ladies as well as the men. The owners are consistantly nice and attentive, and joceyn and christian have always been attentive and welcoming. However I have friends who wont go there with us anymore because the girls(and guys) have been either rude, or ignored them. I don't expect a "Cheers"welcome but I also don't expect to wait for 15 to 20 min to get a drink when the bar is slow. WAKE UP! You are losing customers! Don't be snobs to your locals! It will Bite you inthe A@$! Good luck with the Gnome!

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★★★★★

We have been going to the Pig since it opened, so we are kind of regulars. I agree the Menu is fantastic. Chicken Kiev is outstanding! Beer selections, and scotches are great. Good wine pairings as well. However there does seem to be a staffing problem. They are rude, the ladies as well as the men. The owners are consistantly nice and attentive, and joceyn and christian have always been attentive and welcoming. However I have friends who wont go there with us anymore because the girls(and guys) have been either rude, or ignored them. I don't expect a "Cheers"welcome but I also don't expect to wait for 15 to 20 min to get a drink when the bar is slow. WAKE UP! You are losing customers! Don't be snobs to your locals! It will Bite you inthe A@$! Good luck with the Gnome!

Pros: Beer selection, Food, local owners

Cons: bitchy staff

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I really liked the drinks at this bar. I haven't tried the food yet but will definately give it a go next time. The only downside to this place is having to wait too long for a drink. The waitresses seem to be absorbed in conversation with the regulars a bit too much to notice you, even when you are obviously trying to get their attention. The prices are a bit steep as well. I wouldn't let that stop me from going again as I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Wish they would stay open later also.

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★★★★☆

I really liked the drinks at this bar. I haven't tried the food yet but will definately give it a go next time. The only downside to this place is having to wait too long for a drink. The waitresses seem to be absorbed in conversation with the regulars a bit too much to notice you, even when you are obviously trying to get their attention. The prices are a bit steep as well. I wouldn't let that stop me from going again as I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Wish they would stay open later also.

Pros: Good drink selection, Cosy atmosphere, Good menus

Cons: High Prices, Slow service, Slow service

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These people trying to defend the wait staff are just as bad as the ones ripping the staff - as an average guy who's been to my share of pubs around the country, the service, especially by a couple of young women servers, was horrible. I, along with some other friends, used to frequent this place, but cannot in good conscience return until these women are gone. I've seen them literally throw food orders at customers, blatantly ignore customers, and just act plain childish. I've met the owner who seems like a great guy - I just hope he lets these servers go, they do not belong in the service industry. Believe the hype in these reviews people, the service is bad! Everything else however is great - just go to the bar and order from the owner/bartender; or walk in knowing you won't need to tip these women.

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★★☆☆☆

These people trying to defend the wait staff are just as bad as the ones ripping the staff - as an average guy who's been to my share of pubs around the country, the service, especially by a couple of young women servers, was horrible. I, along with some other friends, used to frequent this place, but cannot in good conscience return until these women are gone. I've seen them literally throw food orders at customers, blatantly ignore customers, and just act plain childish. I've met the owner who seems like a great guy - I just hope he lets these servers go, they do not belong in the service industry. Believe the hype in these reviews people, the service is bad! Everything else however is great - just go to the bar and order from the owner/bartender; or walk in knowing you won't need to tip these women.

Pros: Owner, Location, Beer/Food

Cons: Staff, Staff, Staff

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This place bills itself as a "Neighborhood Bistro". Bistro is stretching it a bit, but the neighborhood flavor is def. there. The Pig's main draw is its beer list - they have something like 60 bottled beers, plus a bunch of drafts. They are known for their selection of Belgian beers, and they have a Belgian exporter come in once a year to do tastings.

I can't recall if I've ever eaten at the place, so I can't comment on the menu, but I've never heard anything negative about it.

All in all, a great Saint Paul joint.

PROS: variety of beers, neighborhood atmosphere
CONS: can get crowded, tiny patio

4
★★★★☆

This place bills itself as a "Neighborhood Bistro". Bistro is stretching it a bit, but the neighborhood flavor is def. there. The Pig's main draw is its beer list - they have something like 60 bottled beers, plus a bunch of drafts. They are known for their selection of Belgian beers, and they have a Belgian exporter come in once a year to do tastings.

I can't recall if I've ever eaten at the place, so I can't comment on the menu, but I've never heard anything negative about it.

All in all, a great Saint Paul joint.

PROS: variety of beers, neighborhood atmosphere
CONS: can get crowded, tiny patio

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If you love beer this is the place for you. Dozens of unique Belgians, large, ever changing taps and a huge selection of beers from around the world (and Leinies and Premium for those with more sensitive palates). And they're reasonable as well--a bottle of Chimay is about $8, compared to some downtown Mpls bars (the News Roon-yuck!) where they are $12.

The food is great as well. Try their 3 garlic pasta, and they make a good burger--except don't expect fries, there's no frier at the Pig. And they compete head to head with BW3 for wings.

The biggest down side is the service. I go a couple times a month, and still have to wait 5 -10 mins to get a beer. Sit at the bar and its a little better.

Fortunately for the owner, the beer and ambiance will keep you coming back. Check it out!

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★★★★☆

If you love beer this is the place for you. Dozens of unique Belgians, large, ever changing taps and a huge selection of beers from around the world (and Leinies and Premium for those with more sensitive palates). And they're reasonable as well--a bottle of Chimay is about $8, compared to some downtown Mpls bars (the News Roon-yuck!) where they are $12.

The food is great as well. Try their 3 garlic pasta, and they make a good burger--except don't expect fries, there's no frier at the Pig. And they compete head to head with BW3 for wings.

The biggest down side is the service. I go a couple times a month, and still have to wait 5 -10 mins to get a beer. Sit at the bar and its a little better.

Fortunately for the owner, the beer and ambiance will keep you coming back. Check it out!

Pros: Beer, Beer, Beer

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I've just recently moved here from the east coast and I have to say the Muddy Pig is one of the greatest joints I've ever been to! I've decided to make it one of my regular haunts. Every time I go there the staff is always friendly when you walk in the door, the waiters are knowledgeable and the food is fabulous. Maybe the food is a little more experience than your average bar, but look at what you're getting! Gourmet food and a bunch of it. The food here is better than a lot of places marked $$$ and $$$$ in citysearch.

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★★★★★

I've just recently moved here from the east coast and I have to say the Muddy Pig is one of the greatest joints I've ever been to! I've decided to make it one of my regular haunts. Every time I go there the staff is always friendly when you walk in the door, the waiters are knowledgeable and the food is fabulous. Maybe the food is a little more experience than your average bar, but look at what you're getting! Gourmet food and a bunch of it. The food here is better than a lot of places marked $$$ and $$$$ in citysearch.

Pros: food, service, outside seating

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If I lived in the neighborhood, the Muddy Pig would be my local. The waiter/bartender was very courteous and helpful and the food was just wonderful. I had the three garlic pasta, but everything on the menu looked grand. Be sure to sit out on the patio because it is just lovely. They have a nice selection of micro-brews and the wine list is quite extensive also. This was my first visit, but I'll definately be back.

2
★★★★★

If I lived in the neighborhood, the Muddy Pig would be my local. The waiter/bartender was very courteous and helpful and the food was just wonderful. I had the three garlic pasta, but everything on the menu looked grand. Be sure to sit out on the patio because it is just lovely. They have a nice selection of micro-brews and the wine list is quite extensive also. This was my first visit, but I'll definately be back.

Pros: Great food, Great Service, Great atmosshpere

Cons: None!

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For something different on a Friday night, my husband and I left the burbs to eat dinner in St. Paul. We originally planned to go to Sweeneys, but since the patio was really crowded, we went down the street to the Muddy Pig. The friendly host graciously met us at the door and brought us to an outdoor table. We enjoyed looking over the versatile beer selection and were able to try a few that we have never before tried. Our waitress was very helpful with our food selection and was prompt with our beverages. The pasta dish was WONDERFUL, but the burger was so-so. Our two dinners and four beers came to $30.00. As a couple of very un-hip suburbanites, we felt very comfortable/welcomed and will make a point to bring other friends to the Muddy Pig.

2
★★★★★

For something different on a Friday night, my husband and I left the burbs to eat dinner in St. Paul. We originally planned to go to Sweeneys, but since the patio was really crowded, we went down the street to the Muddy Pig. The friendly host graciously met us at the door and brought us to an outdoor table. We enjoyed looking over the versatile beer selection and were able to try a few that we have never before tried. Our waitress was very helpful with our food selection and was prompt with our beverages. The pasta dish was WONDERFUL, but the burger was so-so. Our two dinners and four beers came to $30.00. As a couple of very un-hip suburbanites, we felt very comfortable/welcomed and will make a point to bring other friends to the Muddy Pig.

Pros: Good beer, Great service, Yummy pasta dish

Cons: Unspectacular burger, Hard outside benches

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The Muddy Pig is the perfect neighborhood bar. The owners are very nice and helpful, not to mention chatty. They're interested in what their patrons have to say, and willing to listen to praise (who isn't?), as well as criticism. And the food, well the food is excellent. I have yet to order anything that I don't like. They have the best tomato basil soup I've ever had. The only complaint I have is with the bar stools since they don't have a bottom ring to rest my feet on.

2
★★★★★

The Muddy Pig is the perfect neighborhood bar. The owners are very nice and helpful, not to mention chatty. They're interested in what their patrons have to say, and willing to listen to praise (who isn't?), as well as criticism. And the food, well the food is excellent. I have yet to order anything that I don't like. They have the best tomato basil soup I've ever had. The only complaint I have is with the bar stools since they don't have a bottom ring to rest my feet on.

Pros: Service, Reasonable Prices, Relaxed

Cons: Parking

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...need not apply.
Simply put, the Muddy Pig is the BEST pub/bistro in the Cathederal Hill neighborhood. It's the only bar in the neighborhood that is neither too trendy (Chang's), too expensive(W.A. Frost), too smoky(Costello's), or too yuppified (Sweeny's). Plus, you will never need to worry about hearing crap like the Dave Matthew's Band or Eric Clapton playing over the stereo. The food is excellent... the burgers are amazing, as is the flank steak. The staff are VERY friendly (unless you are too drunk to function... like a few of the other reviewers here.), and the prices are affordable.
Highly recommended for the mid-to-late 20-30-somethings who want good atmosphere without all the stupid, drunken college kids.

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★★★★★

...need not apply.
Simply put, the Muddy Pig is the BEST pub/bistro in the Cathederal Hill neighborhood. It's the only bar in the neighborhood that is neither too trendy (Chang's), too expensive(W.A. Frost), too smoky(Costello's), or too yuppified (Sweeny's). Plus, you will never need to worry about hearing crap like the Dave Matthew's Band or Eric Clapton playing over the stereo. The food is excellent... the burgers are amazing, as is the flank steak. The staff are VERY friendly (unless you are too drunk to function... like a few of the other reviewers here.), and the prices are affordable.
Highly recommended for the mid-to-late 20-30-somethings who want good atmosphere without all the stupid, drunken college kids.

Pros: service, food, atmosphere

Cons: parking, sometimes crowded

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Highly recommended. Nice selection of Belgian beers, comfortable surroundings, and excellent food. The lightly breaded walleye with garlic mashed potatoes was the best I've ever had. I really didn't even notice the wait staff, which is refreshing, food was prompt and glasses always full, but not being pestered constantly.

2
★★★★★

Highly recommended. Nice selection of Belgian beers, comfortable surroundings, and excellent food. The lightly breaded walleye with garlic mashed potatoes was the best I've ever had. I really didn't even notice the wait staff, which is refreshing, food was prompt and glasses always full, but not being pestered constantly.

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For a fun time, this bar is not the place. Unfortuneatly the wait staff doesn't know how to smile and are extremely rude. The bartenders, had a hard time seeing anyone that wasn't their regular customer. I've never seen a bar barely filled with regulars, snobby to a new customer who was checking it out. I know I won't go back there. If you're not a regular, I guess they don't want you there either. Sad.

0
★☆☆☆☆

For a fun time, this bar is not the place. Unfortuneatly the wait staff doesn't know how to smile and are extremely rude. The bartenders, had a hard time seeing anyone that wasn't their regular customer. I've never seen a bar barely filled with regulars, snobby to a new customer who was checking it out. I know I won't go back there. If you're not a regular, I guess they don't want you there either. Sad.

Pros: Seating available, Close To Other Bars

Cons: Service Not available, Expensive

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I read through the poignant saga of the low reviews, and apparently 15 of these animals went from Muddy Pig to Chang's to Sweeny's and were either refused entrance or thrown out of all of them, all in one evening. Costello's, Groveland Tap, Tavern on Grand, and McGovern's are the most comfortable bars. Saint Paul Grill, Frost, and Vine Park are the most elegant. Muddy Pig seems to have the best of both. It is woodsy, the food is distinctive (and maybe a little pricey) and they have a lovely selection of bottled Belgian beer. The owner/bartender, a really sweet guy, promised he will be getting at least one Belgian on tap. One small criticism is that the TV's were small and old (if you like watching TV while you drink, which I do). We spent a little over 20 dollars each for three beers, an appetizer and a sandwich.

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★★★★☆

I read through the poignant saga of the low reviews, and apparently 15 of these animals went from Muddy Pig to Chang's to Sweeny's and were either refused entrance or thrown out of all of them, all in one evening. Costello's, Groveland Tap, Tavern on Grand, and McGovern's are the most comfortable bars. Saint Paul Grill, Frost, and Vine Park are the most elegant. Muddy Pig seems to have the best of both. It is woodsy, the food is distinctive (and maybe a little pricey) and they have a lovely selection of bottled Belgian beer. The owner/bartender, a really sweet guy, promised he will be getting at least one Belgian on tap. One small criticism is that the TV's were small and old (if you like watching TV while you drink, which I do). We spent a little over 20 dollars each for three beers, an appetizer and a sandwich.

Pros: food, Belgian beers, atmosphere

Cons: pricey

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Found this little place in the neighborhood. I never fail to have incredible service and great food. I eventually run into some other twenty-something that I know. Took a date there, just dark and unique enough to be successful!

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★★★★★

Found this little place in the neighborhood. I never fail to have incredible service and great food. I eventually run into some other twenty-something that I know. Took a date there, just dark and unique enough to be successful!

Pros: Good Cathedral Crowd

Cons: Hidden

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Some background: All of those "1" ratings are from a large group who was kicked out getting drunk and out of control at a birthday party. This group even returned a half-hour later and demanded the tip back from the server, who bought drinks "on the house" for the birthday guest of honor! Ignore all of those "sour grapes" reviews, and you will see that the Muddy Pig deserves an "8+" rating. (Click on the reviewers' names and you can see that they had problems in other area bars, too!)

2
★★★★★

Some background: All of those "1" ratings are from a large group who was kicked out getting drunk and out of control at a birthday party. This group even returned a half-hour later and demanded the tip back from the server, who bought drinks "on the house" for the birthday guest of honor! Ignore all of those "sour grapes" reviews, and you will see that the Muddy Pig deserves an "8+" rating. (Click on the reviewers' names and you can see that they had problems in other area bars, too!)

Pros: Beer selection, Friendly staff, Good food

Cons: incomplete boardgames

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The Muddy pig is a good St. Paul bar. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. They make great recommendations from the menu. The ambiance is incredible, I want to take all my friends here.

2
★★★★★

The Muddy pig is a good St. Paul bar. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. They make great recommendations from the menu. The ambiance is incredible, I want to take all my friends here.

Pros: great staff, low lighting, booths and tables

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I have never had a bad time at the Muddy Pig...I have always found the waitstaff to be very helpful. Yes, it might be a bit spendy...I will agree to that, but that won't keep me from going back. It sucks that somebody had a bad time, but the Muddy Pig is by no means a "dump".

2
★★★★☆

I have never had a bad time at the Muddy Pig...I have always found the waitstaff to be very helpful. Yes, it might be a bit spendy...I will agree to that, but that won't keep me from going back. It sucks that somebody had a bad time, but the Muddy Pig is by no means a "dump".

Cons: parking, neighborhood

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great location away from all of the trendy yuppie places. The host was great, the food was really good, especially for the price. My girlfriend had the Rachel and I had the pork loin, and for dessert we had the apple crisp, all of which was great. The selection for beer was good, as was the wine. The only downer was the bad server, blond, male, about 6'2", could not get a beer when it was needed. ambiance was very unique, darker, yet inviting. a great place overall.

2
★★★★☆

great location away from all of the trendy yuppie places. The host was great, the food was really good, especially for the price. My girlfriend had the Rachel and I had the pork loin, and for dessert we had the apple crisp, all of which was great. The selection for beer was good, as was the wine. The only downer was the bad server, blond, male, about 6'2", could not get a beer when it was needed. ambiance was very unique, darker, yet inviting. a great place overall.

Pros: non trendy, good location

Cons: service

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Love the wine list. Priced really well for this over-charging neighborhood. Had a fish special that rocked and the mud pie was fantastic. Service was attentive and friendly and the waitress was really cute. I'll be back.

2
★★★★★

Love the wine list. Priced really well for this over-charging neighborhood. Had a fish special that rocked and the mud pie was fantastic. Service was attentive and friendly and the waitress was really cute. I'll be back.

Pros: good neighborhood, great wine prices, cute waitresses

Cons: small

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Great neighborhood bar with better than average food - try the smoked salmon with dill cream cheese and a deep pumpernickel bread. The appetizers are entre sized. Great wait staff - be sure to look for the parking lot kitty-korner and half a block down.

2
★★★★☆

Great neighborhood bar with better than average food - try the smoked salmon with dill cream cheese and a deep pumpernickel bread. The appetizers are entre sized. Great wait staff - be sure to look for the parking lot kitty-korner and half a block down.

Pros: Great food, Great staff, Great crowd

Cons: Crowded on weekend

 

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