I recently stopped in to check out the bakery and I was impressed with the variety of treats! They had glazed donuts, croissants, cinnamon rolls, bard, cookies, and cupcakes to name a few. I tried a few items, which were all delicious. Stop in if you can!
So close to four stars but I just couldn't do it. It's kind of in a weird location but I don't hold that against it. The inside decor is kind of grungy and dated which turned me off a bit. They didn't have a huge selection of treats to choose from but what they did have looked good. The things that looked the best were the cupcakes but we didn't get any this trip. We ended up getting a Bavarian cream filled croissant, a doughnut and a red velvet whoopie pie. They were all pretty good just very very sweet, and I've got a pretty major sweet tooth. Would I go back? Egh, I'd probably try and find a better place before coming back to here.
Small but legit. The hours are wonky so check to see if they are open. The customer service was fantastic, the guy talked me through me decision. Bakery items are a big decision for me and I always like to have help from the staff. He was very helpful and patient and friendly. I ended up getting a slice of peanut butter chocolate cake and a hot fudge sundae cupcake. Very good. A little dry on the cake but overall very yummy and beautiful. Prices are better than wsome bakeries for their cupcakes, I think mine was $2.40 instead of the $3 that some places like to charge. I highly recommend coming here.
Granny's Donut Shop looks like the product of a bygone era, but you won't find any faster -- fresher -- or friendlier -- donuts in West St Paul. Granny's has become my go-to for saturday morning donuts. A staple in the neighborhood for more than 25 years, Granny's has plenty of old-school charm, backed up by the friendliest service I've encountered in the Twin Cities. The Vietnamese couple that own Granny's is iconic. Xuan, the owner, can often be seen making the donuts. His wife, Que Banh, typically runs the register. For my (donut) money, she's the star attraction of Granny's. She brings the shop to life with her smile, demeanor, and enthusiasm. On a recent visit for a dozen donuts, she "topped off" each bag with free donut holes. After I left a tip, she beaconed me over and handed me another donut as a sign of gratitude. Occasionally, Xuan runs the register. When this occurs, service isn't nearly as good, but the venue's charm remains. The blueberry cake donuts, cinnamon rolls, and glazed donuts sold here are 'culinary crack.' That's probably why the owners are so generous about providing free samples. Granny's is open 365 days. Donuts are inexpensive, but cash only. No credit cards accepted. (There's a convenient US Bank drive-thru ATM machine nearby.)
Terrible service! I just landed from California and before heading to the hotel I wanted to grab donuts.. The little old man comes out and asked "what do you want" I said "mmmm I'll take a chocolate bar" as I pointed to one. He's got stern and corrected me saying it was not a chocolate bar so I asked what is it then? Not sure if it was a situation where they call it something different so I wanted to know. He's like "pick one what do you want?!" My bf looked at me n saw I was in shock with how he spoke to me. And then he's like "forget it I don't have time for you" and walked to the back. I stood there confused n I decided to walk out. The lady walked to the register n called me back but I said "no that was terrible service" & left. What a great first impression! -_- never again
Terrible service!!! Went in to get 6 donuts for the family... Only 5 varieties to choose from when I walked in. The owner walked out with a fresh tray of 5 additional varieties as she barely greeted me. As I picked my 6 donuts she told me the fresh ones were still wet (icing). I said "ok. That's fine" she proceeded asks which varieties would make up the remainder. I name my 6 and she says but "these are still wet... If you buy 12 I can put them in a box, I don't have a box for 6" I took my money elsewhere and you should do the same.
I really like this place. Kinda old school sconie bar in west Saint Paul. Cheap booze, north woods interior. Service is friendly and fun. I recommend coming on weekends. The food specials are great. Burgers are consistently good. Simple. Makes me warm and fuzzy in the winter.
3 stars for the prime rib. Ironically, we were recommended to this place from an unlikely source. We first tried it one night when the Cherokee was overbooked. It's right down the street. They have (according to my husband) great fish and chips. Their prime rib on Saturday nights is actually quite good. A frozen or canned veggie will accompany your potatoe choice (no mashed on the weekends...too bad, quite good). The Prime is better than places charging twice as much. Atmosphere for dining? Think camp lodge. But not bad for a quick place to run in.
Good food specials and the pot roast is great. The pricing is very competitive with their daily specials. Nice people inside working the place. Plenty of parking and there is a lot of room inside the bar. This is what a neighborhood bar should represent!