South Saint Paul Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in South Saint Paul

April 14, 2018 Toi Mattera

South St. Paul is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, immediately south and southeast of the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is also southeast of West St. Paul, Minnesota. The population was 20,160 at the 2010 census. It is notable as one of the historic major meat packing cities in the United States. Subsequently, many residents are descendants of immigrants from Southern Europe and Eastern Europe.
Things to do in South Saint Paul

1. Old World Pizza

5660 Bishop Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076-1403 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 651-455-1551
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Old World Pizza

Reviewed By KCS34 - Winnipeg, Canada

We ordered Old World Pizza for take out and were not disappointed.
Luxurious amounts of toppings and cheese, great sauce and delicious crust.
This is not one of those modern thin crust styles of pizza, rather there a plentiful toppings and flavor. Make sure you have lots of napkins as you will get messy. The restaurant is large and a little dated, but the pizza more than makes up for any shortcomings in decor.

2. T & T Galley

901 Southview Blvd, South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2221 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 651-451-0146
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

T & T Galley

Reviewed By Houa Y - Woodbury, Minnesota, United States

TNT galley is great for brunch/lunch - they have a variety of breakfast entrees/lunch/and dinner entrees. TNT galley only opens until 2:30pm, I think. But their food is so good and the portions are HUGE. Try their pancakes. Huge pancakes. Head into this tiny and friendly restaurant. We love it here.

3. Black Sheep Coffee Cafe

705 Southview Blvd, South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2219 Seating, Takeout American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch SGD 26 +1 651-554-0155
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Black Sheep Coffee Cafe

Reviewed By Susan B - St. Paul, MN, US

I have been going to Black Sheep Coffee Cafe continually since it opened several years ago. Usually places get stale but Black Sheep keeps it fresh. Their coffee selection is amazing and their home-baked goods are delicious. The staff is friendly and take the time to get to know their customers. The rotating art is a nice touch. There is a Bluegrass Jam most Saturday morning (good or bad depending on how you feel about bluegrass).

4. Beirut Restaurant & Deli

1385 Robert St S, West Saint Paul, MN 55118-3141 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 651-457-4886
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Beirut Restaurant & Deli

Reviewed By Seniordad - Saint Paul, Minnesota

This restaurant deserves to be much better known. It's located just south of St Paul on a very busy street (Robert) that generally is home to a vast array of chain restaurants.

Beirut is an outstanding exception. We have been there many times. Food is terrific, modestly priced. Service is outstanding.

I love that this is a family owned restaurant. And it is easy to recommend for the service, food, wine and atmosphere.

5. Ronnally’s Pizza

1560 Woodlane Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125-2221 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 651-739-3823
Excellent
77%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Ronnally’s Pizza

Reviewed By MarkA1206 - Saint Paul, Minnesota

We've been using TripAdvisor on our travels for a number of years now and my family of 4 has never been steered wrong by a review, until now. We had dinner at Ronnally's this past weekend, and we were collectively unimpressed and left to wonder how on earth this place earnedrved its #1 ranking for all restaurants in Woodbury, MN. Everything about the food was plainly average, or worse. The mushrooms on the pizza were out of a can. The green peppers and onions on the pizza were from packages, not cleaned and sliced/chopped in the kitchen, just like you'd get from Papa Murphy's or any other pizza chain. One of three side salads ordered had a really nasty piece of slimy spoiled lettuce in it, not something you'd ever see in an elite (#1 rated) restaurant. In addition, the place was tiny and the seating was cramped. We could easily have reached over and helped ourselves to the pizza on a neighbor's table. I just don't get the #1 rating. We've had much better pizza at Punch Pizza in Woodbury, and when it comes to family run Italian/Pizza places, Donatelli's in White Bear Lake puts Ronnally's to shame. Don't get me wrong, the food/experience at Ronnally's wasn't terrible, but there's no way this place deserves the #1 rating in Woodbury. My family would rather eat at Culver's, Panda Express, Famous Dave's, Davani's, Leann Chin, The Keys, and Punch Pizza if we're looking for a meal in Woodbury. Even Arby's, Wendy's, or Pei Wei would be better than this.

6. North Pole Restaurant

1644 Hastings Ave, Newport, MN 55055-1616 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Grill, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 651-459-9553
Excellent
55%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

North Pole Restaurant

Reviewed By jammerspot - Minnesota

A very nice family owned restaurant. For breakfast, there are many choices. A favorite is the blueberry oat pancake. One is as large as a large plate. They have all the standard choices of variations on eggs, sausage ,bacon, omelets ,French toast etc. Many salad and sandwich choices for lunch. Dinner varies from Chinese dishes to meatloaf. Excellent food, service and price . Good for families.

7. Dairy Queen/ Orange Julius

602 Southview Blvd, South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2344 +1 651-451-8639
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By MinneapolisBostonTom - Saint Paul, Minnesota

Homey atmosphere, good size portions, good selection of different types including Greek gyros. Always a warm welcome.

8. Coop

157 3rd Ave S, South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2310 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 651-455-7566
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Coop

Reviewed By Jerry L - Inver Grove Heights

We had heard about the good food so we decided to try their takeout food. We ordered coney baskets and were not disappointed. The coneys were like the coneys I used to eat as a kid. Our order was ready promptly. The traffic in the cafe indicated that they did a very good noon takeout business. We will be back to try the ribs and chicken dinners.

9. B-52's fromerly Major's sports cafe

5639 Bishop Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076-1405 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 651-451-3838
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

B-52's fromerly Major's sports cafe

Reviewed By NicholasSG - Rosemount, Minnesota

Like any restaurant, there has been some bumps in the road while they built their name and worked towards providing their customers with great tasting food.

Today, B-52's is thriving! Leadership has made changes for the better throughout the entire place, including a brand new rooftop experience (open seasonally), that was packed everyday it was open for its first year in 2017. They brought in acoustic artists for the rooftop for guests to enjoy and had tons of specials going on all summer and fall long.

The menu has had several changes throughout the last couple of years and it's current one is the strongest they've had so far. Plus, they added, for the first time, a flat top prepared burger called the Hangover and it's insanely awesome - go check it out. It's just one of their MANY burgers they're preparing for their guests and if you're feeling brave enough, check out the M.O.A.B.

This behemoth of a meal and Mother of All Burgers as it's actually called; is 2 lbs. of burger, 4 eggs, cheddar, BBQ pork, pepper jack, onion tanglers and bacon. Served on a 15" French loaf. Free T-Shirt to anyone that can take down the M.O.A.B. in one hour! What will it cost you? A cool $37 buckaroos! I tried it for their taping of Travel Channel's Food Paradise and finished half!

I've always enjoyed their wings with their own homemade sauces with all-you-can-eat on Wednesday nights. If you love bacon (who doesn't?), then head up on Tuesday nights for bingo and free bacon starting at 8pm. They're always running some kind of other great specials and they have one of the best Happy Hours, Bloody bar on weekends and something that I thoroughly enjoy about this place, their hearts!

B-52's leadership is one of the most giving organizations you will find. They firmly believe in giving back to great causes and doing what they can to make the community better and stronger. A little birdy told me they have some exciting news coming in 2018, but we have yet to see what that is.... Whatever it is, I'm sure it's going to be awesome!

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10. Starbucks

380 Saint Peter St, South Saint Paul, MN 55102-1313 +1 651-222-7118
Excellent
64%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By irbflyfish - Houston, Texas

I know this is Caribou Coffee country, but Starbucks is still my favorite, but I love the Caribou decorations.

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