Grand Eats on Grand Ave

Grand Eats on Grand Ave

“What's the best place to eat on Grand?” *Inhales deeply*

Although you can find delicious food in every corner of Saint Paul, Grand Ave is particularly known for its extensive restaurant and bar options to satisfy all cravings.


Bread & Chocolate

Because everybody loves bread...and everybody loves chocolate. Pop into this family-owned bakery and coffee shop for freshly baked goods and award-winning sweets.

Colossal Cafe

After becoming an icon in the Minneapolis breakfast scene, Colossal Cafe crossed the river to open shops on Grand and in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. You won’t leave hungry—their made from scratch meals come in more than satisfying (some might even say, colossal) portions.

French Meadow

Recognized more than once for baking some of the tastiest bread in the country, French Meadow isn’t a bad spot to start your day. It’s an added bonus that everything is sourced from local organic ingredients and the menu contains both vegan and gluten-free friendly items.

Uptowner Cafe on Grand

Everything you could want in a hole-in-the-wall breakfast joint, and then some. Get your fix of crispy hash browns and fluffy pancakes all day.

International Flavors

Bap and Chicken

In Korean, "Bap" means rice—which is exactly what you'll find along with Korean-style twice-fried chicken in a variety of forms at this new Korean-American street food restaurant

Coconut Thai

One of the newest restaurants on Grand, Coconut Thai isn't new to the Twin Cities - their first location is in Edina. Order authentic Thai specialties for dine-in or to-to.

Emmett’s Public House

It’s no secret that Saint Paul is proud of its Irish heritage, and there’s no place prouder on Grand Avenue than Emmett’s Public House. Stop in for your fix of classic Irish fare like Mulligan stew, shepherd’s pie and bangers & croquettes.  

Everest on Grand

There aren’t a ton of places in the Twin Cities to dive into authentic Himalayan cuisine and it just so happens than Grand Avenue is home to one of them. Everest's lunch buffet is a local favorite, and there are plenty of options for your vegan and gluten-free friends too.


Elevated Southern Italian and Mediterranean dishes grace Grand Avenue at this new (and little—only 38 seats) restaurant from chef Rikki Giambruno.  

India House

Currently open for take-out & delivery only. If you often find yourself craving delicious authentic Indian food, you’ll want to add India House to your list. We’re also a big fan of their tea selection.


Indochin is the second Vietnamese restaurant in Saint Paul from sisters Ha and Thu Nguyen—the first being University Avenue’s Que Nha. Both spots serve up traditional Vietnamese dishes, as well as innovative fusion offerings.

Italian Pie Shoppe

Two words: Deep. Dish. Share a glass of wine and a slice of cheesy deliciousness with your friends as you attempt to settle the age-old debate—is it pizza or pie?

Khyber Pass Cafe

Currently open for take-out only. Khyber Pass has been serving authentic Afghan cuisine to Saint Paul since 1984. Previously located on St. Clair Avenue, the cafe now calls Grand Avenue home. Come in on a Thursday evening to enjoy Khyber Pass’ popular live jazz programming. 

Red Rabbit

One of the newest (and most reputable) names on the Grand Ave scene, Red Rabbit crossed the river from Minneapolis to open a second location featuring all of their favorite authentic Italian dishes—including pizza, pasta and top-notch cocktails. 


Saji-Ya has built quite the reputation in its 35 years of serving the Grand Avenue community with traditional Japanese comfort food. From fresh sushi to teppanyaki, you’ll get the full experience here.


Get a taste of the French life at this Paris-inspired bistro. The Avenue-facing patio is a can’t-miss during the summer (and also happens to be dog-friendly).

Shish Mediterranean Cafe

Hummus, baba ganoush, mousaka, kebabs and more—all available from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, so you can get your Mediterranean fix at nearly all hours of the day.

Lunch & Dinner Winners


Comfort food in the Twin Cities doesn’t get much better than Brasa. The menu is inspired by Mexican, Caribbean and Southern U.S. traditions which are all, of course, delicious.

Cafe Latte

Across the street from Bread & Chocolate is its sister joint, Cafe Latte. You’ll definitely want to check out the pizza & wine bar, and stick around for dessert.


Who knew Grand Avenue was known for southern cuisine? It is at Dixie’s, whose menu is stocked with fare like jambalaya, gumbo, shrimp & grits. We also recommend stopping in for brunch

Grand Catch

Brothers Sameh and Saed Wadi of Minneapolis' popular World Street Kitchen made their Saint Paul debut with, Grand Catch, a seafood-boil restaurant serving up eats that are sometimes traditional, sometimes unconventional—always tasty. 

Green Mill

Most people don’t know that the original Green Mill is right here on Saint Paul’s Grand Avenue. Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m. and daily happy hour is from 3-5 p.m., where you can save on everything from appetizers, brews, wine and pizza. 

Iron Ranger

Home, home on the range—the Iron Range, that is. This neighborhood pub on Grand Avenue serves up all your favorite classic northern Minnesota dishes, including porketta, pasties and chicken pot pie. 

Punch Pizza

Heavenly Neapolitan pizza served fresh from a 900-degree wood-burning oven. Need we say more?

The Icons

Grand Ole Creamery

Grand Ole Creamery is one of the essential Twin Cities ice cream shops — and it’s the perfect way to top off a day on Grand Avenue. When former President Obama visited Saint Paul in 2014, he made a stop at the Creamery. Swing by in the summertime—the line down the block says it all.

The Lexington

We’re pretty sure when you look up “icon” in the dictionary, there’s a picture of The Lexington next to it. If there’s not, there should be. The Lex was the place to be seen when it opened in 1935 and remains an esteemed neighborhood gathering spot today. They've even added a rooftop patio to boot. 

Tavern on Grand

Serving 2,000 pounds of walleye in a week (more than any restaurant in the country) automatically puts Tavern on our icon list—this is Minnesota after all. Pop into this neighborhood favorite for lunch or dinner to “try the walleye”, obviously.

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Bread and Chocolate Bakeries & Coffee Shops Bread And Chocolate
Colossal Cafe - Grand Restaurants/Dining Colossal Cafe - Grand
French Meadow Cafe Bakeries & Coffee Shops French Meadow Cafe
Emmett’s Public House Restaurants/Dining Emmett’s Public House
Saji-Ya Restaurants/Dining Saji-ya
Salut Bar Americain Restaurants/Dining Salut Bar Americain
Cafe Latte Restaurants/Dining Cafe Latte
Dixie’s on Grand Restaurants/Dining Dixie’s On Grand
The Lexington Restaurants/Dining The Lexington
Grand Avenue Restaurants/Dining Grand Avenue
Grand Catch Restaurants/Dining Grand Catch
Iron Ranger Restaurants/Dining Iron Ranger

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