Liffey Terrace in Downtown

Mancini's on West 7th

Eat Like a Local

If you're coming to Saint Paul to eat, don't leave town without enjoying a Juicy Lucy or walleye & wild rice - two staples of the local food scene. Wash it down with a Summit EPA and you'll fit in just fine in the capital city.

The natural and organic movement has transformed the Saint Paul dining landscape, with many restaurants, pubs, bakeries and coffee shops using locally sourced produce, herbs, and spices, along with naturally raised beef and other organic ingredients in their menu items. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro is one of the many restaurants in Saint Paul who incorporate this philosophy into their food. For owner Hai Trung it isn't a trend, it is a way of life.

Heartland Restaurant, located in Lowertown, changes its menu daily. Diners are treated to superb North American Midwest regional cuisine crafted with ingredients provided by the best local farmers and purveyors. Heartland’s meats, fishes and vegetables are prepared, cured and preserved at the restaurant, and all breads and pastries are baked fresh daily.  Perenially James Beard nominee Lenny Russo is owner and Executive Chef and a staple of the Saint Paul foodie community.

The Strip Club, located in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, uses all grass-fed and hormone-free beef, supplied by Thousand Hills Cattle Company out of Cannon Falls, Minnesota.  Order the deviled eggs and you may just be surprised by their color.

Finally in a world of chain restaurants, Saint Paul has four family restaurants; Cossetta's, O'Gara's, DeGidio's and Mancini's with more than 320 years of service to the community.  On any given visit, guests are likely to meet a family member of these historic Saint Paul surnames. 

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