Where to Eat in Lowertown

Where to Eat in Lowertown

Sip, savor and explore in Lowertown.

The St. Paul Saints may have put Lowertown on the map, but the bustling culinary scene is keeping it there. Here’s a look at some of our favorite spots in this happening neighborhood.

Barrel Theory

The cozy taproom at Barrel Theory offers a diverse set of beers ranging from barrel aged stouts, to sours, to Double IPAs for the brave drinkers in the group. Just a stones-throw from the field, you don’t want to miss it!

Saint Dinette

If you’ve never been to Saint Dinette, go—now. Why, you ask? Because Executive Chef Adam Eaton was a semi-finalist for Eater’s 2017 “Young Guns”, the cheeseburger constantly tops foodie lists and the brunch is the talk of the town. Saint Dinette is so Minnesota Nice they’ll even store your perishables in their fridge when you stop in after the Farmer’s Market.

Black Dog 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch—Black Dog has it all (plus great live music). Started as a modest coffee bar in 1998, Black Dog has grown into a locally renowned jazz spot with a diverse food menu. 

Black Sheep Pizza

Enjoy the coal-fired pizzas at Black Sheep by dining in at their restaurant, or pull up a seat around the corner at Tin Whiskers Brewing and order one in while you enjoy some cold beers!

Bullvino's Churrascaria

New to Lowertown, Bullvino’s is located in the Markethouse Collaborative and offers an immersive Brazilian Steakhouse dining experience! Bonus points: they source all of their fresh ingredients from local farmers and purveyors.

Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop

A vintage vibe with a fantastic view (arguably the best in the city). Chef Justin Sutherland's 2019 reboot of Ox Cart pairs a nostalgic 80s and 90s-inspired menu with a host of classic arcade games. 

Big River Pizza

Sure, you’ve had Neapolitan pizza before, but have you ever had “Minnepolitan” pizza? Big River puts a twist on the classic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza by making them solely with locally sourced Minnesota ingredients. Call us biased, but pizza is a whole lot tastier when it’s grown in your backyard.

The Buttered Tin

Buttered Tin has brunch down to an art form. The award-winning all-day breakfast and lunch menu includes a wide variety of tasty eats, from the uniquely tasty huevos rancheros benedict to classic breakfast sandwiches, biscuits & gravy and buttermilk pancakes.


In the mood for sushi? Kyatchi made its name in Minneapolis before crossing the river to a second location Lowertown in the fall of 2017. They're also known for the best hot dog in town, oddly enough. 

Urban Wok

Wok your way at Lowertown's fresh and fast-casual spot. Self-proclaimed "global fusion", just pick your base, protein, veggies and signature sauces, and let Urban Wok do the rest. Gluten-free or vegan? No problem—there are plenty of options to fit any dietary restrictions. 

Sawatdee Thai

Get a taste of Thailand at Sawatdee. They first opened in 1983 and this family-run restaurant has become a local institution. Thai it, you’ll like it!

Tin Whiskers

Tin Whiskers is a short walk from the field and offers a fun environment for the nerd in your life with their giant robot mural on the wall. Pull up a seat and order-in from Black Sheep Pizza located just around the corner and dinner is served!

True Stone Coffee

If you're looking for that quick pick-me-up, Lowertown's got a place for that, too. Stop by True Stone on your way to the Saint Paul Farmers' Market for whatever caffinated fix that suits your fancy.

Dark Horse

Everything about Dark Horse exudes cool. The menu is filled with eclectic comfort foods, the drink menu is best in class and their funky patio is not to be missed. 

All of these places are definitely Instagram-worthy, so be sure you share where and what you're eating with the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL! You can also hit us up with your favorite spots on Facebook or Twitter

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