Friday, August 16, 2013

Gallagher's Bar - St. Paul, MN

D.Rough has told me about Gallagher’s and their awesome Sunday burger special. She used to frequent this place back when she lived at the top of the High Bridge in St. Paul. So when AmyLouWho suggested we meet there to talk business one day, I took her up on the offer. I had heard other people talk about their breakfasts, but since it was lunch time, it was clear, I would be getting a burger.

The place has an odd layout, so you may need some guidance. There’s a bar area and then there’s a completely separate small dining area – it even has a separate door. The dining room is on the lower level and the bar is in the upper level – both doors are pretty well marked. The building looks like a serious complex, but once you’re inside, it doesn’t seem so large. I’m guessing there are apartments in the same building with separate entrances. There’s also an older crowd here, which was awesome because it was clear our waitress knew everyone there and probably had for 25+ years.

I decided on the Royale Burger – a cheeseburger with bacon and BBQ sauce. It’s hard to go wrong with that. The basket comes with fries, which would ensure I wasn’t going to go back home hungry.
The food took a little bit longer than I expected, but not to the point where I was looking at the clock or trying to pay my bill to get out of there and back to work faster – that being said, I’m not sure if you can make it here for lunch and eat in a short lunch hour. Thankfully, the food that arrived was pretty darn good. I never have a problem waiting for good food (bad food is a different story). The burger was juicy without being greasy tasting, and it totally covered the bun. They weren’t skimping on anything here. Plenty of cheese and two strips of bacon. And a LOT of fries – which were about average. Nothing fancy, just good solid fries and plenty of them.

This totally makes me want to go back here for their cheap burger days. I’m looking forward to it. Now… to find a free Sunday…

Not enough stuff to do a Top 5, but it’s worth a trip.

Gallagher's Bar
888 Ohio St.
West St. Paul, Mn 55118

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cherokee just down the road has AMAZING burgers for $6 on Tuesdays!