St. Paul >Food & Dining > Mickey's Diner
36 Seventh St W, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510244.947412 -93.098231
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northwestern Precinct
Customer since @ 1960 – I was there the day they named the Sputnick! A great burger invented the day the Sputnick went up. My personal favorite is the Obrian. The Mulligan stew is great too! They attract a wide variety of clientel from street people to judges. The people watching is almost as good as the food.
RUDE Cook and Waitess! and...D I R T YYYY! – I have been to M Diner before and thought maybe they had an off day but after giving them 3 chances My entire family is fed up with the place.We won't ever go again! Do yourself a favor don't look around to closely because you will then notice how filthy it truly is and you will want to run away right then! lol second don't go if you want to be treated like a paying customer because you won't be, you'll be treated like an old hated uncle. We got there and had to wait about 15 min to get some stools to sit at, no biggie, then when they opened up the cook tells us to not sit untell the counter is wiped down, dont have a problem with that so we waited and he did nothing, the waitress did nothing and we waited some more so finally being sick of waiting we sat anyways to get out of the way and we did not touch the counter at all and I made sure we didnt and then the cook makes a rude comment " guess it dont need to be wiped then!" I have been seated at a ton of tables while they where cleared, whats the big deal !?!? then the waitress got mad because we didnt know what we wanted yet because the menus where JUST given to us!! GEEZ! if you can't handle working in the food/service industry then GET OUT of it!! dont treat your customers like crap!
A case in which people who are blinded by money and greed – mickeys dimer is now in the hands people so vile , cold and heartless a perfect example of what is wrong with the world today
Worse place to work – I worked for Mickeys off and on...why off and on you say! Well between the vagrents begging for money and cigs and dealers trying to sell you something and the management being okay with this action it was too hard to work there. I find that the owner doesn't care about cleanliness and that is a dead ringer for someone to get sick. There is grease dripping from the light fixtures onto the countertops. Ummm that can get into someones food!!! Not too good you guys! Just because I told the owners son (who couldn't keep his own restaurant going), to take the job and shove it I am no longer even welcome as a customer! That's no skin off my nose!!! I have better places to spend my dollar! They have some really messed up thinking!
The classic greasy-spoon dive. – I had the "$200 burger" at Mickey's. I call it the $200 burger because it was worth the 5 hour drive from central ND just to eat it. That's how good it was! Yeah, it's a greasy spoon, but the atmosphere of the place is what really makes it worth the visit. DEFINITELY not for the calorie conscious (I saw Mickey put in a cup of butter for a 3-egg omelet) but it more than makes up for it in taste and portion size. I didn't even mind the 40 minute wait to get seated. I will definitely visit this place again and again each time I visit the cities.
Not what I expected!!! – Have wanted to go there for years. Not what I expected!! The waitress was VERY rude. I asked if I could use the restroom. She said no. She must have seen the look on my face, and said did you think I was serious? I nodded, and she said "what a loser." Then continued with a "Jesus Christ!" I was very offended. I also thought that the place was filthy. My coat got full of grease stains from the booth. I had to throw it away. And I thought it was expensive. But one positive thing, the food was good!! Never again.
HUGE Omelettes! – this place is great! cheap eats and huge portions. the only thing thats a downfall is the omelette was a little greasy... aka. a small puddle on the plate. great service!
It's everything you want in a gresy spoon – Sit at the bar or one of the four booths. The service, and food are always great. I have been treated the same in the morning, noon, and late late night.The potatoes O' Brian are not to be missed. The coffee is dinner coffee, but drinkable. I have not tried the lunch/ dinner selections, but the Breakfast stuff is good all down the line.
Everybody needs to go to Mickey's before they die!!! – Seriously! This place is an institution and the absolute best after-bar breakfast in this town! Make sure you go during the night shift so that you can see the best cook in the area prepare up to 20 orders at a time berore your eyes....my friends and I like to call him The Professional because he not only cooks, he also entertains, cracks jokes, and pokes fun at the drunks eating there. Not to be missed.
Great old time diner, fantastic food! – You can't beat Mickey's for taking you back about 60 years. I don't think this diner has changed at all. It serves 24/7/365. The food was great (we went for breakfast), you have to get the Potatoes O'Brien, they are by far some of the best I have had. The staff is friendly but has a bit of a chip on their shouldar, but that is part of the charm. The only thing I didn't like was it seemed dirty. My dishware was not but I guess you can't ever really get 60 years of smoke and grease out of a place. I got past it, and I reccommend you doing so as well. It is well worth it!
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