St. Paul >Food & Dining > Mickey's Diner
36 Seventh St W, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510244.947412 -93.098231
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northwestern Precinct
Check your attitude at the door... – If you want a five star restaurant, go somewhere else. Mickey's doesn't pretend to be something it is not. I have been going here regularly for years, and I can't think of any other place I would want to be at 1 or 2am on a weekend. Every waiter and waitress I have come across have been nothing but nice and helpful. In fact, since I have become a regular, they know my name, my order (which NEVER changes), how my job is going, etc. This restaurant, if gone to at the right time, is a home away from home.
Yes, the food is greasy, but I have never tasted hashbrowns like these before. They are crispy, and you can actually taste the potatoes! The mulligan stew is warm and comforting, with large chunks of meat and veggies in a thick, beefy broth. Mickey's is a unique experience, and is a one of a kind landmark that my friends and I will continue to be patrons of for years to come!
St. Paul's historic diner that's famous for its looks as well as its burgers. – In Short
The 24-hour art deco red-and-cream dining car has been around since the 1930s and has lent its image to calendars, postcards and movies. Waitresses are here to get you fed, not to make small talk. Neighborhood regulars to folks stopping in for late-night or early-morning snacks fill the stainless steel and mahogany interior for greasy burgers and fries. Nostalgic diners go for mulligan stew and bean soup made from pre-World War II recipes.
mmm....fresh apple pie – I went to Mickey's for the first time at 3 am. There were a few regulars there, and plenty of seating. The waitress was friendly and the prices were great, especially for a college student on a budget. The highlight of meal was the fresh apple pie, hot from the oven at 3 in the morning. It was amazing. The greasy spoon feel reminds me of a small town diner from home. This is one of my new favorite places!
Mickey's Diner is #1 – Awesome breakfast !! Hashbrowns are to die for !! We will for sure be going back to try more of the menu. If you are looking for a greasy spoon kind of diner, MICKEY'S DINER is the one. :)
Take a pepcid before you go – A fantastically unique establishment where people of all types congregate for food. Mickey's is ecclectic enough to have been the set for a scene from Jingle all the way. I seriously doubt Arnold actually ate the food.
Grease thy names is Mickey's Diner. I think the oil they use on the hash browns is soaked in oil before they use it. Everything here is tasty, but greasy. Don't come here expecting anything resembling health food.
Service was adequate, but they staff acted as if they were too busy to serve me my food. Perhaps they were just overly busy with lunch rush.
If you approace Mickey's with the proper mind set, you will not be let down.
Cheap Eats, but lousy service. – Old time dining car with about 6 booths and a number of stools at the counter. All day menu of breakfast, burgers, etc. Typical diner fare. We visited during the Winter Carnival, so perhaps that is the reason the service was horrible. There was one waitress, two cooks and two kitchen crew for the whole restaurant. Everyone seemed to be able to handle the load except the waitress. It seemed like she could manage no more than one task at a time. Our beverages were not even refilled, and the waitress apologized to others paying their bill that she forgot their beverages altogether.
Burgers were very good. I really wanted their mulligan stew, but they were out of that.
Probably a great place to stop if youve one too many and wish some time to sober up.
Not worth a return trip.
mickeys fan – I would highly agree, the food is good and cheap. It is such a cool little, vibrant building
it's a classic – This is a good place for 'comfort food' - the problem is that you have to go to St Paul to get it. If only E.R. were filmed in the nearby hospital - it might be worth the trip...
YAY! – Not exactly a paradise for veggie/vegans but if you're not... prepare for a cheap (but excellent), greasy burger, fries and a shake after that show you just left at 1 AM. Last of the true greasy spoon diners... thank you Mickeys, for being there for us! The jukeboxes at the tables don't quite compare to the Triple Rock's but hey- you can't go wrong with Roger Miller.
Grease – Your average greezeeee food diner. Fun to eat somewhere "stars" have been. Neat area. Decent burgers.
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