Konsbruck Hotel

408 S 3rd St
Saint Peter, 56082
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This is one of those reviews - that you really don't want to write. Not because you had a bad experience - quite the opposite. Because you don't want anyone to know about one of the best kept secrets in Minnesota! But because I wish them absolutely all the best - I MUST tell the world about one of the best Stay-cations I have ever had... I booked a room here last summer to get away by myself for some R&R. I've been looking to book again, and am happy to say that the prices have not gone up. Each room is $139- $149 a night, and is worth e v e r y p e n n y. This is not your typical Bed and Breakfast, nor is it a typical hotel. The gracious owners own an upscale BBQ restaurant downstairs, and run the Inn upstairs. Breakfast is served off their menu down in the restaurant - and was absolutely fantastic. I had a delicious chocolate chip scone and coffee, with spicy breakfast potatoes, eggs, and toast. They were extremely accommodating, and said I could order whatever I pleased. I sat on their back patio all by myself and it was - heaven. The rooms - OH THE ROOMS. You'd be hard pressed to find a hotel this nice anywhere nearby. They were clean, updated, and they spared no expense. There was a separate powder room, a huge luxurious whirlpool tub, and over-sized shower. The bed was large and comfy, and I fell asleep at night to the in-room electric fireplace. There was not one, but TWO flat screen tv's, and a beautiful marble sink/vanity area. The room also included a mini-fridge and a Keurig stocked with Caribou Coffee. The rooms were spic-and-span, and HUGE. There is even access to the shared back-porch. The inn-keepers were friendly and offered to give me suggestions of what to do in the area. Head down a few blocks to the main street and you will find plenty to do. There is also a wonderful winery about 8 minutes away called Chankaska Creek. If the guest book in the room is any indication, I am not the only one who has enjoyed my stay at the Konsbruck. It felt like a luxury to even be standing in that bathroom. I have been day-dreaming about returning ever since I left!!

(507) 934-3314

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Taco Johns

103 N Minnesota Ave
Saint Peter, 56082
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All-time fave. Taco Bell is practically like eating cardboard in comparison. And I hear the Apple Grande is back? Win. How much more do I have to write before yelp posts this as a review?

(507) 934-6201

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The Woods Grill

43781 Golf Course Rd
Saint Peter, 56082
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Excellent food, lovely setting, elegant modern room, great service. The Woods is in the clubhouse of the Shoreland Country Club and is open to all. Downstairs is the golfers' grill, upstairs the restaurant. The restaurant has a great view of the beautiful golf course and lake and is an elegant modern design. The lunch menu is terrific; I haven't tried the dinner menu and the upstairs restaurant is not open for breakfast. Lunch menu is appetizers, salads that looked terrific and hot and cold sandwiches. I had the Hot Italian Poor Boy - Italian sausage, two kinds of ham, cheese, lettuce, pepper and whatnot with pizza sauce. Fabulous. Service is excellent and the prices surprisingly moderate. I cannot recommend this place enough. This is a fine place for an elegant dinner or a casual lunch.

(507) 934-4299

American (Traditional)

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Patrick’s on Third

125 S 3rd St
Saint Peter, 56082
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We come to Patrick's every Tuesday night for pub trivia (hooray Savants of Question! Go Ben and Tom!) and I've developed a pretty good sense of what Patrick's is and isn't. Patrick's is a beer, wings, and burgers joint and they do pretty well at all three. They always have something interesting on tap, a decent selection of other booze, and plenty of tasty beverages (including 1919 Root Beer) for those who don't drink. Patrick's has a ridiculous selection of wing flavors that'll suit any taste, and if you go on the right nights the wings are cheap enough to mix and match so your table can try a bit of everything. The burgers are the star of the show at Patrick's; they have a whole bunch of different and interesting topping combinations, and often have even more fun burgers on special. Half of the star I'm withholding is due to the fact that my burgers are sometimes overcooked past the point of being juicy inside, but the toppings and enough salt and pepper keep them edible. That said, Patrick's isn't an Irish pub. They may have Irish items on the menu now and again and for special occasions, but otherwise the menu lacks any sort of entree options. If you're eating at Patrick's you're eating pub grub, and that's the other half of the star I held back. I really wish traditional Irish pub food (Shephard's Pie, Bangers and Mash, Pasties, etc.) were regular menu items. Patrick's is a college bar, it's walking distance from Gustavus and often has specials which cater to that crowd. They have sports up on TVs all over the bar, and normally has live music at least once a week. That said, Patrick's isn't a dive. The bar itself is sort of divey, but the place is open and lively enough that if you just want to stare at your drink for a few hours you're better off going elsewhere. Patrick's is a family restaurant. The servers are super-friendly and there's a decent selection of kid's menu options. That said, Patrick's isn't a healthy restaurant. The menu is almost entirely short-order and even the salads include cheese and sometimes meats which take them out of the 'smart eating' category. There are a few nods toward vegetarians and burger patties can be subbed out for black bean patties, but if you're counting calories Patrick's is gonna break the bank. Finally, Patrick's is solidly a hometown joint. The place is locally owned and you're likely to see your neighbors there, if only because it's one of the only restaurants in town. That said, Patrick's supports the community and is a registered 'Safe Bar' where any sort of harassment or violence is not at all tolerated. It's a genuinely nice place to go. One final note, always order the Buff Chips as your side. Ermahgerd the Buff Chips are so good.
Perfect pub good, excellent waitstaff, quick service. Had lunch here on the way to Minneapolis and had one of the best meals in a long time. Great burger, awesome potato salad, and quirky but yummy "sloppy nachos" and a pint of bacon with a take-home Guinness glass.
In St Peter for a conference. Our group called ahead a day or two in advance to tell them a party of roughly 30 of us would be coming around 7 on a Sunday night. They had an area sectioned off for us that would only comfortable accommodate 12 people. So we had to to where the band plays. We were meeting new people so the noisy tuba player was a bit much. We asked for water and the server drops off cup and a couple pitchers....... Okay I'll do it myself no big deal. (Only six of us here at that point). When the full group arrived everyone had a drink to start then we were ready to order. Majority of us had traveled all day and we were super hungry. We ordered at 6:45- food didn't hit our table until after 8. 1 hr & 15min + ticket time. Damn. Longggg time to wait. Yes I get it that we were a large group but we gave them a fair heads up. After inhaling our food I asked for checks at 9;05, we weren't all paid and out the door until 9;36. A meal and two drinks took 3 hours. The server didn't seem equipped to handle a group of our size. Highlights: 30 beers on tap. Good prices on happy hour. Buffalo chips were great. My southwest chicken wrap was 6.5/10. Good but not great. Very standard bar food. Most at my table said burgers were dry/overlooked. Low points: ticket times and just service in general was sllloooooowwwwww. I really tried to sympathize with how long EVERYTHING was taking, but I know there are efficient and good ways to take care of a large group. Server was nice but not good with a group. Fries were cold. She forgot my ranch. Also I hate when tip is added to large parties. It did not mention this anywhere on the menu. I hate it when restaurants do this. I would have tipped her more without the 18% addition. Ugh. I'm guessing this place is better going with two or three other people. They were bad with group service. Irritating experience, forgettable food. Won't be back.

(507) 931-9051

Pubs, Burgers, American (Traditional)

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Steel Horse Bar

43539 French Hill Rd
Saint Peter, 56082
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Bar has changed owner, now is a pretty cool place. Nice owners, decent service. The bar to go to in St Peter

(507) 550-4080

Bars

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Erbert & Gerberts Subs and Clubs

224 S Minnesota Ave
Saint Peter, 56082
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I work from home and every now and again I like having a lunch I didn't make myself, fortunately the folks at E&G's deliver. I ordered a cup of the wild rice and chicken soup, their Flash sandwich with ham, salami, and coppa; and a bag of their salt and vinegar chips. The food arrived quickly and tasted great. They lost one star for including a topping I asked to be held from the sandwich, but it was easy enough to pick that out and still enjoy my sandwich. I'll definitely order here again.
I'd no idea this was a "theme restaurant." Apparently, every item on the menu is named for a character in an obscure children's book. One cannot order a turkey sandwich without being corrected: "One 'Bony Billy!'" It's as if it's part of the job of the hapless employee - to gently coerce you into using the goofy nonsense syllables with which the sandwiches have been christened. I'm 50 years of age and I don't want to learn the lexicon of a whimsical menu; I just want a turkey sandwich, thanks. Indeed, when your name is called out by the surly unkempt teenager behind the counter, you'll be handed a child-size sandwich. A four-inch sub with a cup of microwaved soup will set you back over $10. And if you should ask for additional condiments after you've paid, you're met with a forlorn sigh from the cashier, because he has to open a new screen in order to charge you more money. Jalapeño slices on your sandwich will run you an additional 75 cents. That won't break you, but it is annoying. Six sad little pepper slices for 75 cents makes one feel nickled and dimed there. Ambience: none, unless you liked the sound you used to hear during fire drills in grade school. Erbert bakes his own bread, but when the oven timers go off, they emit a loud and unnerving buzz that shakes the walls. The noise stays on until an employee feels like shuffling over and resetting the timer. In future, I'll happily drive 12 miles to Jersey Mike's in Mankato, where the employees are scrubbed and pleasant and eager to get you what you really like. I've always appreciated the way that the manager there will ask how you liked your meal. This won't happen at Erbert & Gerbert; the slovenly employees there can't wait for you to finish eating so they can resume their gossip and shenanigans.
While traveling home with the leadership team of the company I work for we stopped for a quick bite to eat at a familiar establishment that we all enjoy. The food as always was good. The problem I have is the very unfriendly staff. After walking to the counter to order my food I was greeted by a very unpleasant middle aged woman who was obviously very irritated that we interrupted whatever she was doing. Myself and the team I was with are all in the customer service industry and can fully understand someone having a rough day. We get it. Now the issue comes in the fact that I ordered my sandwich without lettuce or tomato. I received my sandwich with lettuce and tomato. This is not something that would generally ignite me to write a review, however had your employee been engaged with me and been listening rather than being irritated by the fact that she had to help me my meal probably would have been what I had ordered. Take that for what it's worth.

(507) 934-2020

Sandwiches

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Whiskey River

34166 Minnesota Hwy 99
Saint Peter, 56082
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This was my first time in St. Peter but from what I could tell this place is where you should go for some local flavor. I dined here on a Monday evening and the first thing I noticed as I pulled in was the huge, truly massive parking lot. Being 6pm on a Monday the "overflow" lot was not being utilized but it was clear this place was a local favorite. This was confirmed when I learned from the server that on Easter they had over 1,000 diners join them. We sat in the back patio area that overlooks their abundance of bird feeders that were being fully utilized by a wide variety of birds and squirrels alike. It reminded me of my days as a little girl sitting with my grandparents in their living room watching the action at their bird feeder- they would have been in heaven here. I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad which was good. I don't know if I have ever had a Chicken Caesar Salad truly knocked my socks off. They tend to be either good or bad and this was on the good side. In order to fully assess the food I will need to order a less safe culinary option on my next visit. My dining companion had the taco salad which was of generous size and as he pointed out, had a bit of a kick to it so if you don't like your food spicy be warned. This place is very no-frills and has a small town restaurant feel. Next time I am in St. Peter I'll grab a bite to eat with the locals, and the birds at Whiskey River.
If the table was clean... If the fries were warm... If the philly wasn't dry and flavorless... If the restaurant weren't understaffed... If the server had asked about the meal I couldn't finish just once... If the server had asked if we wanted more than the initial drink... My mother was a hard working waitress and I can't help but give them the benefit of the doubt, but this was terrible. Obviously someone tried to create a slightly palatable menu here years ago, but controls were never maintained. The quality of the food was well below standard and though the server was nice, she was the most neglectful I've ever experienced. We've been here for over two hours and were given our checks within 45 minutes and never asked for refills or additional beverages. How does this place make money? I recall Whiskey River in the 90's and this is most definitely not the same bar and grill. Very few taps, ancient design scheme...we're still waiting to pay?! The cooks are uninspired and the owners are obviously waiting for retirement because no one is motivated. Never again. This is the easily biggest disappointment in St. Peter. **Note: Having had a day to reconsider my review, I wouldn't change a thing. As a foodie, I have to rate this restaurant a solid 1 star. I've been here twice and seen and tasted 3 entrees, all to my disliking. Cheap ingredients, hasty preparation and zero refinement.
Stopped in while out on a ride. What a nice clean place with a great view!! The bartender whom I believe was the owner was sooo friendly and nice!! The customers seemed like mostly locals but were fun to chat with over a bloody mary!

(507) 934-5600

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Taco John’s

103 N Minnesota Ave
Saint Peter, 56082
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(507) 931-6201

American (New)

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Flame Bar & Grill

225 Nassau St
Saint Peter, 56082
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(507) 931-9277

Bars, American (Traditional)

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Arbys

1221 S Minnesota Ave
Saint Peter, 56082
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(507) 934-8732

Burgers

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