Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in St. Paul and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Mama's Pizza thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Carmelo's, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Downtowner Woodfire Grill

Fire-grilled meats are the highlight at this appealing restaurant, whose menu is represented as "American with a Persian touch." The interior is rich with Oriental rugs, leather, dark woods, and an impressive, stacked stone fireplace that...  Read More

Mickey's Diner

Open around the clock! Mickey's Art Deco red and cream-colored diner is located in an old railroad dining car and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mickey's own special batter makes the waffles and buttermilk pancakes an...  Read More

Egg and I

Eggs any way you like them are featured here, including terrific, well-stuffed omelets. Skillet breakfasts, French toast and waffles also appear on the menu. If you're up for a hearty meal, look for the kamikaze pancakes – buttermilk,...  Read More

Keys Café & Bakery

Family-owned and -operated, Keys offers hefty portions of comfort food. Pancakes are so big they don't quite fit on the plate, and epic melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon rolls and caramel rolls (made once a day) tend to go "as fast as hotcakes."...  Read More

Grand Avenue
Cafe Latté

At Cafe Latté, fresh desserts and breads are placed at the beginning of the "cafeteria" line, promoting the yummy idea of starting a meal with dessert. Check out the caramel cashew truffle or the sinful chocolate turtle cake. Special latte...  Read More

St. Paul Grill

The most enviable tables at St. Paul Grill, one of the most popular restaurants in town, overlook Rice Park. Old World charm and elegance set the ambience, and traditional American cuisine is simply outstanding. Steaks and chops are prominent,...  Read More

M ST. Cafe

Defined by curves, sturdy columns, and dark-wood furniture, this pale-hued dining room presents a refined setting for morning meals and lunchtime powwows. Breakfast options range from frittatas and quesadillas to smoked salmon hash or a fried...  Read More

Grand Avenue
Bread & Chocolate

Sister restaurant of the popular Cafe Latte, Bread & Chocolate has a loyal group of regulars of its own. This Victoria Square bakery specializes in everything that tickles your fancy– crescent rolls, brownies, fudge and all sorts of...  Read More

Buca di Beppo has a reputation for being one of the most entertaining Italian eateries in town. Inside, the decor borders on downright amusing, as does the waitstaff's Stooge-like behavior, as they yell across the restaurant and bark orders at...  Read More

Grand Avenue
Dixie's on Grand

The Cajun-style cuisine served up at Dixie's has gained positive publicity in the St. Paul area. Here, you can feast on traditional Southern dishes like barbecue ribs, country-fried steak, collards and the like. If you're hungry, the Cajun pork...  Read More