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The Blue Door Pub

Not Rated.
The Blue Door PubThe Blue Door Pub

Taps: 12 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1811 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55104-6031
United States
phone: (651) 493-1865

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(Place added by: starofindia on 01-19-2009)
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Reviews by Buebie:
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Buebie

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I went to this place last winter in the middle of the week and again last week on a wednesday pre dinner rush.
In the winter, be prepared to wait outside, wear warm cloths. The line is typically about 40 mins long. It was a drag waiting outside in the hot sun and sweltering heat, but worth it completely. In the winter, not as fun standing outside when its cold as hell. But again worth it.

Walk inside, its very small, about the size of my living room. Several tables line the room as well as a few booths against the wall. The booths do offer some decent space, but at 6'6'' the arm space is not pleasant, I had to tuck my arms in like a T-Rex.

The bar is on the left, also small, but offering a few good options, as well as a local tap or two.
The menue is large and there are many things to choose from, while prices are reasonable. The burgers here are what I go for.

Service was prompt and precise and the food arrived hot. Always a pet peeve of mine when the food is not hot but comes out just warm. Here its hot and brought out about as soon as its taken off the grille.

Really an enjoyable, quaint neighborhood joint. The only thing that keeps me from becoming a regular is the pain in the ass long wait to get into a table. And when you do get one, the people that are now standing in line are standing practically in the middle of the dining room, rubbing shoulders with you while you sit and glaring at you to leave so they can sit.
Plus, everytime the door opens, because its such a small place, that winter air hits you like a knife. They need a double door here badly.

08-22-2010 20:38:51 | More by Buebie
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JackFlash

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-20-2014 04:17:09 | More by JackFlash
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +19.3%

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kmahe

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-29-2014 03:55:04 | More by kmahe
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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ABVMVP

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-06-2013 04:21:34 | More by MNBeer1017
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Jodi215

Arizona

3.39/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$

This is a very small and popular pub. The noise level was horrible and the seating was very crowded. I probably wouldn't go back because of those two things. Service was friendly but slow and we ordered a sandwich without cheese and it was delivered with cheese so I didn't get to eat any of it. I did try the beer battered green beans and they were delicious. The sandwich I didn't get to try was called a pub sandwich and it was basically a BLT with a fried egg added. My husband said it was delicious. Beer selection was above average but the nice thing was they were really cheap. Value on beer was $ while food was $$.

09-04-2013 22:20:04 | More by Jodi215
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The Blue Door Pub in Saint Paul, MN
93 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.