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Need suggestions for a place to eat lunch near Energy Park Drive and Snelling in St. Paul

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soccermom13 Nov 5, 2010 02:30 PM

We won't have a lot of time, but want some good food. The only place I can think of is Mavericks....

Any suggestions?

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Snelling Cafe
638 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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    keithinmpls Nov 5, 2010 02:35 PM

    Sole cafe perhaps for Korean? I haven't been there (YET) but its been getting raves around here lately.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/740695

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    1. re: keithinmpls
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      kevin47 Nov 6, 2010 01:27 AM

      If Sole is open, that's a great, great choice. Their hours seem to be erratic. Business card says evenings only, but they seem to be open during lunch. If they are closed, Hoa Bien is right down the road.

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      bellymama Nov 5, 2010 06:32 PM

      Smashburger at Har Mar or Muffeletta in St. Anthony Park?

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        semanticantics Nov 5, 2010 08:26 PM

        Huong Sen
        Shish
        Grand Pad Thai
        Pizza Luce

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        Huong Sen
        1702 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

        1. diesel Nov 5, 2010 09:39 PM

          Nelson Cheese Factory on Como at Snelling (blocks away from where you'll be) - their sandwiches are tasty and quick. However, there's nowhere to sit and eat them - take out only.

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          Nelson Cheese Factory
          1562 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108

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            soccermom13 Nov 6, 2010 05:18 AM

            Thank you, MSP Chowhounders!

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            JimGrinsfelder Nov 7, 2010 06:49 PM

            I like Maverick's. It's not too far from Energy Park Drive and Snelling. Also close and good are:

            Pho 79 for Vietnamese is on Energy Park Drive at Raymond...it's fast to get to on Energy Park Drive from Snelling - one light, 40 mph.

            As others have pointed out, down Snelling a few blocks are a few Korean restaurants. North on Snelling to Larpenteur and you can get Dino's Gyros. They're not great, but not horrible.

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            Dino's Gyros
            1670 Snelling Ave N, Falcon Heights, MN 55108

            Pho 79 Restaurant
            2233 Energy Park Dr Ste 800, Saint Paul, MN 55108

            Snelling Cafe
            638 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

            1. AnneInMpls Nov 7, 2010 08:04 PM

              Two other great places: Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant and Cafe BonXai, both at Snelling and University.

              Even quicker and closer: Abu Nader and Mim's - both Middle Eastern, both right by the U of M St. Paul campus.

              Anne

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              Cafe BonXai
              1613 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

              Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant
              510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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              1. re: AnneInMpls
                bob s Nov 9, 2010 09:18 AM

                I was going to recommend Fasika, but I have found the service there to be "relaxed." Given the poster's statement that they wouldn't have a lot of time, I was hesitant to recommend...

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                rockll Nov 11, 2010 08:11 AM

                Black Sea (Turkish) on Snelling, near Minnehaha has great gyro type sandwiches. Cash only, but very good food.

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                Black Sea Restaurant
                737 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

                Snelling Cafe
                638 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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                  wannabfat Nov 13, 2010 05:17 PM

                  aesops table!!!!!!
                  its off of dale and front, their porker is awesome

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                    s4zando Nov 15, 2010 03:23 PM

                    Maverick's Roast Beef

                    Best roast beef sandwiches in the twin cities BY A COUNTRY MILE.

                    Casual. Easy. Relatively quick.

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                    Mavericks
                    1746 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

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                      jenniegirl Nov 17, 2010 03:55 PM

                      Love Bonai-especially the Brandy Chicken. Finnish Bistro (in St. Anthony Park) always has lovely soups and bread. The flatbread pizza is not bad either. Desserts are yummy too.

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