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Neighborhood Series: West Saint Paul

Posted by VIBE Realty on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 1:12pm.

Not to be confused with West Side Saint Paul, the city of West Saint Paul actually looks pretty south when viewing it on a map, but hey, it’s a worthy area to cover none-the-less. The city's misleading name comes in part from the fact that it lies on the west bank of the predominantly north-to-south Mississippi River. Robert Street is the main drag in this area with some great spots to check out. And you know, since we’re covering it on our neighborhood series, we’ve compiled a list below. 

Crumbl Cookies

If you haven’t had a Crumbl cookie yet, are you really living? These giant freshly baked cookies are the bee’s knees. The best part? They rotate between super creative flavors every week so you never get tired of them. Yeah, it’s dangerous. And yeah, they do crumble.

 Photo Courtesy of @crumblcookies


Italian Street Kitchen

Craving a good pasta dish? Italian Street Kitchen features cuisine from Roma, Napoli, Sicilia, Venezia and regional Italy. From wood-fired Italian style pizza to fresh house-made pasta, Fiorentina steak, and antipasti - this spot is sure to cure that craving for the Italian classics.


Photo Courtesy of @italianstreetkitchen


Hamburguesas El Gordo

Hamburguesas El Gordo is where you go to score authentic street tacos and an insane burger. This is a top choice according to Yelpers. And be sure not to miss the Asada Fries!

Photo Courtesy of @hamburgueras_el_gordo


BLVD Tavern

Looking for a lively game-day hangout? You’re in luck. No true tavern is complete without a pool table and patio. Make sure to hit them up for happy hour and stop by on a weekend for some DJ vibes! Check their website for their bar menus and a live music schedule.

Photo Courtesy of BLVD Tavern

Dodge Nature Center

For the outdoor enthusiasts, Dodge Nature Center offers true outdoor experiences in the Twin Cities. Engage in environmental education, hike trails and explore prairies, woodlands, and wetlands. You can even hang with farm animals, raptors, and local wildlife. With miles of trails that are open to everyone at no cost from sunup to sundown every day of the year, you’re sure to tap into some outdoor time here.

Photo Courtesy of Dodge Nature Center

Beirut Restaurant

A truly authentic Lebanese dining experience in West Saint Paul. Come here for some middle-eastren fare, kebabs, tabouli and meze platters. And to add to the authenticity and culture, they even have weekend belly dancing.

Photo Courtesy of Trip Advisor

Fireside Lounge Bar & Restaurant

A laid-back spot featuring beer, pub fare and flat-screens. For some, that’s all they need to hear. Oh, and game on for the all-you-can-eat specials.

Photo Courtesy of USA Restaurants

Tokyo 23

Who doesn’t love a good Hibachi experience? Tokyo 23 is the largest Asian food restaurant in the Saint Paul Area and includes cuisine from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese. With a full sushi bar, hibachi grill, seafood bar, and buffets, you definitely won’t leave hungry, that’s for sure.

Photo Courtesy of Tokyo 23


Amore Coffee

"All you need is love and cup of coffee," so they say. A relaxed hangout for beverages, their sun-drenched coffee shop is worth a stop in West Saint Paul. They've been known to even serenade with live music while you sip!
Photo Courtesy of Amore Coffee


West Saint Paul Ice Arena

Open year round with an indoor iceskating rink, West Saint Paul Ice Area has open hockey and ice skating for affordable pricing if you're feeling like hittin' the ice. They even rent out the entire arena!

Photo Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota Hockey


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