Iron Ranger

1085 Grand Ave, St Paul MN 55105
$$ American

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Accepting reservations for groups of 4 or more only!

Business Info

  • Address: 1085 Grand Ave, St Paul MN 55105
  • Cross Street: Lexington
  • Location: Saint Paul
  • Cuisine: American | Croatian | Italian | New American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (651)203-7096
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

Iron Ranger - Outside
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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Evening - Inside Dining 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Weekday Hours 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Weekday Hours 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Evening - Inside Dining 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Inside Dining 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Weekday Hours 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.82 out of 5 stars based on 1595 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2024
Carol B.
Love this place. A neighborhood gem!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 29, 2024
JOAN P.
Had a fun happy hour on a Sunday with girl friends- great service and would recommend the flatbread with Gorgonzola

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 26, 2024
Mike S.
Great food, service and ambiance!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2024
Kevin B.
The Iron Ranger, the owner, the staff, the food, and the feel of the place is absolutely perfect.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2024
Larry H.
Excellent in every respect. The servers outstanding, especially Kiara.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2023
Bruce L.
Awesome people! Great Food! Highly Recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2023
Sarah N.
I didn't go and I tried to call to cancel and there phone number was not in service.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2023
Kirk B.
Jess gave us excellent service!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 30, 2023
Colleen S.
First time here. Good food, cool atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2023
Katie E.
Very accommodating for a large group, which included some physical limitations. Excellent food and service! We all want to go back. It also got a stamp of approval on authenticity from an iron ranger in his 80’s. Definitely check this place out.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2023
Nancy M.
We really enjoyed our time there. our table was great. we ALL enjoyed the beet salad, which was simply delightful and our drinks were great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2023
Deb M.
It was my first time at the Iron Ranger and it did not disappoint! The only reason that the food did not get 10 out of 10, was that the pasty was over baked, otherwise a very enjoyable experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2023
Laure D.
Our meals were excellent and the service was wonderful! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2023
Kari B.
Jenna was absolutely wonderful as our server!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2023
Frank C.
Great food! True Iron Range fare. Staff was great. Waitress made recommendations which was appreciated and was excellent. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2023
Brian G.
Excellent dinner on the patio with live entertainment, great food, bev and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2023
Jim S.
Food, staff and everything was very nice. The setting was a bit loud but out doors with all of the tables it was to be expected. Great place to go and hang out for a meal!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2023
Deborah L.
Great food and I enjoyed the décor. It was like receiving a tiny history lesson while enjoying dinner. Our server was excellent, the food came fast, and the entire experience was great. I look forward to another visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2023
Taylor S.
Great for groups. Loved the menu options, lots of great items and shareable options. Cocktails and service were also both phenomenal.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2023
Kelly S.
Had never been here before and made reservations on a whim. The patio was great! The food and service were excellent and we had a 2nd drink in the couch area. Would definitely go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2023
Chris A.
First time visit and had a great experience. Patio is great! I will be back for sure!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 03, 2023
Jackie G.
The food was fabulous, garlic cheese curds and the Porketta Cubano. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Will be going back to try more.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 13, 2023
Cindy H.
Fantastic service and food. Portion size generous.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2023
Paul D.
Service and the food could not have been better-However, you should never have removed the Side Laker (George’s Special) from your flat bread options.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2023
Geri H.
Great place - one of my favorites on Grand Ave

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 03, 2023
Keith S.
Ice cold Hamms beer and a terrific porketta sandwich. As always, it was outstanding!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 01, 2023
Pat L.
excellent food and service

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 31, 2022
John F.
Good Job.....

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2022
Kimberly C.
We LOVE your patio and our server was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2022
michael s.
I wish more of my classmates had come

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2022
Karen L.
Everything (including the live entertainment) was great except the outside metal chairs were uncomfortable and the Potica was dry.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Aug 06, 2022
Paula C.
We enjoyed the evening. Such a comfortable spot that makes me feel close to home. I will ask that the peppers be put on the side of porketta sandwich next time as they were hot not mild. Otherwise everything was delicious! Pear cider was a refreshing compliment to the meal! Thank you!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2022
CHUCK B.
Tom Forti, owner, and his "helpers" are the very best. Food was great, Melissa was great, atmosphere was great. What more can I say. Chuck B

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 19, 2022
Susan L.
Always a great experience. Beautiful evening, the patio was wonderful with great music, food and beer!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2022
Zack R.
Great joint to have a beer and a bite.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2022
Ron V.
This restaurant is a gem. Food, ambiance, service and owner are superior. Ron V

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2022
Heidi E.
Always a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 20, 2022
Sharon W.
Enjoyed our visit - serve staff was great!! Friendly atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2022
Yvonne W.
Food was great. Service was attentive but not overbearing. This is one of our favorite places.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2022
Michelle B.
The Iron Ranger never disappoints! The food is always delicious, and the experience is always great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2022
Dan J.
Great place!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
Sue S.
It was AWESOME! Iron Range Proud! ❤️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2021
Michael T.
Very smoky from the fryers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 14, 2021
Barbara C.
Loved the porketta sandwiches, the Manhattan and great service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 10, 2021
Dora R.
Being able to talk about "THE RANGE with other people.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 30, 2021
Mary G.
Thank you. Love that you leave the tipping to us not an automatic charge added.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 21, 2021
Kip K.
Great food great service

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2021
Lawrence P. H.
Such a wonderful place in every respect. It has become our go-to neighborhood restaurant. Lizzie a stellar waitperson!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2021
Diane B.
Many items on the menu were truly "Iron Range." The porketta and the pasty were very tasty. Huge portions, so had food to bring home. Staff very friendly and attentive, but not overly so. Fun that there are so many different areas to be seated. Nice that they have off-street parking, as Grand Av can be tricky for parking. Enjoyed the evening. Looking forward to the summer when I can take advantage of the outdoor seating.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2021
Marcus S.
Love this place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 31, 2021
Therese M.
Our book club started 2021 and we meet at Iron Ranger monthly. Everyone loves going there. We typically close the place down - but we do talk about the book! The staff is so accommodating and nice. The drinks are good and food is inventive. I always come away so glad they are in the neighborhood.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 30, 2021
Paul C.
Love this place. My neighborhood go to spot. Staff is the best. Food and drink are really good. I highly recommend it.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2021
Katherine E.
The food was awesome … and the BEST SERVER ever! Attentive, intuitive, friendly and FUN! She’s a keeper, you all!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2021
Karen E.
Love everything about the Iron Ranger.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2021
Sheilagh J.
I love this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2021
Courtney H.
The atmosphere was great, the service was timely and friendly, and the menu had so many delicious options! Can’t wait to go back to try more of the food.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2021
Dick L.
Great spot. Excellent service and good food.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2021
Dianne K.
Wonderful experience. Enjoyed the “Ranger” food and especially the music by Ross Bell! Will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2021
Lane K.
Was a little warm for the indoor dining but food was awesome and good price!! A fan or two would be great

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Sep 27, 2021
Annette M.
Great space, food, people!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2021
Susan L.
Great place for a good time! Food is definitely worth the visit and the patio is awesome.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2021
Heide E.
Wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2021
Juliette R.
Really nice patio in the back. Good food, and very quick order. However, there was a bit of a wait to get our food. Slight drawback was no GF beer on the menu, but otherwise good options and great tasting entrees. We want to come back and just enjoy an evening with drinks and snacks in the adirondack chairs on the patio!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2021
Kim D.
It was great

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2021
Christine B.
Great food, drinks and service. I got the salad with goat cheese and beets, my husband got the Cuban porketta- both were really good! Loved the casual atmosphere. We were hoping to sit on back patio, but it was raining, so we went in- loved the cozy environment!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 28, 2021
Susanne B.
Love your patio! It's great that one can make indoor dining reservations, but not for eating outside. Please change that. The BWCA salad was wonderful. Maybe have chose of feta or goat cheese, needs a little "punch". Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Aug 16, 2021
Aly L.
Loved the restuarant. The waitresses were so nice. We had such a fun night. We loved the wings.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2021
Tamara M.
We had an excellent night!! Terrific service, wonderful food, yummy drinks, and a beautiful patio (with live music!) Can't wait to return!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2021
Ronald W.
Enjoyed Hamms on tap and the cabbage rolls. Will visit again for another main course.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 12, 2021
Colleen H.
Great patio! Had been meaning to come before Covid. Now that people are vaccinated and restrictions are lifted we finally got to go. It was worth the wait. The blackberry cider was lovely. Good food, good ambiance, good service, good friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2021
Steve S.
The food was delicious, the service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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May 20, 2021
Charlie P.
Wonderful experience and would highly recommend. Loved the ambience and service.

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2021
Kip K.
Awesome place. Great food and server was outstanding. Ps. Bring home some potica

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2021
Dan H.
10s across the board

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
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May 06, 2021
Karen P.
Attentive (but not hovering) service. Delicious food and pleasant surroundings. Lovely visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 16, 2021
David J.
First visit. Just moved into the neighborhood and be frequenting often!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 20, 2021
Keith L.
Looking forward to music on the patio!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2021
Mindy E.
Fun little place. 'really like it. Staff is so nice! There was a couple with an out-of-control child that they did not quiet or remove. The waitress was extremely kind, and moved two tables of people to the front of the restaurant, away from the terrible tot. It really isn't a place for little children, and this is the first time I've seen any there.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2021
Maureen O.
Great atmosphere and live music. Food was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2021
Deyvon L.
Very great experience for first time coming!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2021
roselee w.
A favorite place to gather in warm welcoming space and great eats!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2021
Ann S.
Always great dining here. We love it. Ann Scott

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2021
Jen P.
We love the Iron Ranger! The servers are always very friendly and attentive and the food is AMAZING!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2021
Patti S.
Excellent food and service. A very enjoyable location! Can’t wait for summer to use their beautiful patio!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2021
Jane S.
Wait staff was wonderful! And don’t for get the raviolis

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 27, 2021
Lisa W.
Great food, attentive service, and warm atmosphere. Love Iron Ranger!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 19, 2021
gary c.
Love the Ranger!! Only complaint: Fish that came with the chips was very subpar - Hard, triangle shaped pieces that didn't taste very good. (Fish 'n chips at other places has been good with the cod pieces being of good size, light, flaky and delicious.)

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 17, 2021
Daniel A. M.
Everything was great. The food, the staff, the beer, and the experience. It feels like a small town bar where everyone knows my name.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 21, 2020
Ann G.
We LOVE the Iron Ranger! It's a cozy and the best place on Grand Avenue to enjoy good food, beer, and wine with family and friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Peter D.
Great experience. Server great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 18, 2020
Gary D.
I loved the entire atmosphere, the service, the delivery, the food and the experience. It was my first time visiting and I am so glad I came. I'll be back soon

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2020
John W.
Iron Ranger is great. We go there frequently. Consistently excellent food, super service, great venue and really good beer selection. Its the kind of place that really adds to our neighborhood’s character.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Maggie L.
This might be the best kept secret in St Paul. All of their food is excellent but we come for their burger. I cant even explain how good it is. It literally melts in your mouth. I have eaten a lot of burgers and nothing even comes close to this. I think Triple D (telelvision show on food network) needs to make a visit to this establishment.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 13, 2020
Mike E.
Awesome as usual!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2020
Kathryn H.
Absolutely wonderful food, great live music, great service!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2020
Lucy C.
Great experience. Helped celebrate a birthday- very generous servers.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Jane K.
Great experience at the patio! Beautiful and our meal was delicious! The drinks and service were spot on

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 05, 2020
Yvonne L.
Love the patio and live music!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 01, 2020
kathleen e.
The staff is friendly and attentive, the food fantastic and live entertainment outside with big space heaters made for a great overall experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Cheryl B.
It was perfect as always. Thank you Iron Ranger for bringing the Range to us!