A la Como: Top 12 Eats in Como Park
Family friendly and full of food. Here's where to eat in Saint Paul's Como Park neighborhood.
It’s no secret the Como Park neighborhood is best known for being home to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. After you’ve worked up an appetite at Minnesota’s top attraction, you’ll find plenty of great places to grab a bite in this family-friendly neighborhood.
Black Sea Restaurant
Black Sea was the first Turkish Restaurant in Minnesota—and the second when they expanded in White Bear Lake. Here you’ll find traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines like kebabs, borek and falafel.
Bole Ethiopian Cuisine
Known for their mouth-watering Tibs and Kitfo made authentically with Ethiopian herbs, and spices, Bole, formerly located in the Midway neighborhood, has made a new home in Como Park. This family-owned and operated business is not to be missed!
Bring your colossal appetite to Colossal Cafe for one of the best breakfasts in town. The massive portions are sure to satisfy—try one of their famous breakfast sandwiches or the decadent apple walnut & brie flappers.
Cozy’s is an obvious choice for those hitting the links at Como Golf Course, but this family-friendly clubhouse restaurant serves up tasty American fare year-round.
Dock & Paddle
The Como Pavilion on Lake Como is an iconic staple to the neighborhood. Not only does Dock & Paddle have an elevated yet approachable variety of items on the menu, there's live music every night overlooking the lake!
Finnish Bistro Cafe & Coffee
Finnish Bistro is a taste of Europe right here in Saint Paul. The cozy shop specializes in traditional Finnish dishes and serves up breakfast all day.
Gabe’s by the Park
Meat raffles, bingo, AND amazing food?! Gabe's really does have it all. Plus, if you're one of those misfit Packers fans in Minnesota, they will be playing every game, with sound, all season long.
Half Time Rec
For a bar that isn’t trying to be a big deal, Half Time Rec is kind of a big deal. Not only did the Rec play the role of the local watering hole in the film Grumpy Old Men, they also serve up one of the most awarded burgers in town.
Yep, this one’s the original. Mac’s on Larpenteur has been dishing out deep-fried deliciousness since former Minnesota North Star Tom McCarthy opened it in 1991.
Mim’s Cafe may not look like much, but this little Middle Eastern cafe packs quite the flavorful punch. Stop in for your fix of yummy shawarma, falafel, hummus and everything in between.
Tacos and tequila, what more do you need? Nico's Tacos is one of the latest restaurants to open up shop across the river after finding success in Minneapolis. Stop into Nico's Como location for laid-back vibes, award-winning margaritas and, of course, delicious tacos.
Nelson Cheese & Deli
If you’re a sandwich connoisseur, you’ll want to make Nelson’s part of your daily routine. If you’re not a sandwich connoisseur, you’ll still want to make it part of your daily routine. Yeah—it’s that good.
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