St. Paul >Food & Dining > Billy's On Grand
857 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510544.940273 -93.135952
Sat: 11am-1am, Sun-Fri: 11am-2am
Neighborhoods: Summit Hill
This Place is Gross... – Seriously... I live on Grand Ave and have tryed this place a couple of times just to get a beer. I've never loved the vibe but I have friends that want to meet here. The other night I finally tryed the food. My burger had a long hair in it! GROSS! The fries were cold! When I told my server what happened they asked if aI was smoking somthing? They said it must be my hair and the food was warm when they brought it out. I was shocked! To accuse me of doing drugs is so rude!!! This place is nasty and so is the service. I'll never go back to this hill-billy hell hole. HA!
Choose wisely – I've been going to Billy's for a long time now. Most of the staff is friendly if you're not a complete idiot waving money at them or trying screaming at them so they skip all their other customers and come immediately to you. The food is mediocre at best, but there are some redeeming selections. A few, at least. The chicken strawberry salad is really good and there are a few sandwiches. The ribs are a great deal -- a half rack is like 14 bucks and the ribs are very good and come with about a day's worth of food.
Yeah some of the waits are poor but seriously, I've seen the types that hate a place like Billy's, and sometimes I don't blame the servers for rolling their eyes at the stupid things customers say and want. The other day I overheard a woman (and this is while the place is packed) ask for new food because her sandwich and fries were touching on the plate. Ugh. Some of the bartenders and servers are very nice and good at their job, but, people, this is St. Paul: rude customers get treated in kind here. That's just how it is. So if you're the one screaming for the server/bartender's attention and then get angry when the server/bartender has an attitude, then just shut up and leave. You're not wanted.
terrible customer service – I had to return my food 3 times because the bread was hard, the salad was brown and the vegetables were dried up. the waitress was very sarcastic and rude and tried to convince me there was nothing wrong with the food and I was the first person in 7 years to return my food. when I asked to talk to a manager, she refused and said she was the acting manager. when I contacted Billys they never got back to me. I will always remember this experience and tell people about it.
Terrible Twin Cities Lunch Destination – I consider myself a local expert on lunch hot spots. Billy's on Grand is incredibly subpar. I'd explain the whole thing, but there is an article in the Minneapolis Examiner that explains is well. To find it - Google search: "Twin Cities Worst Lunch Spots: Billy's on Grand". Should be the first link.
calling all sports fans and college students – this is the perfect place for that kind of crowd, bunch of tv's that play sports all the time, they have shuttles to the wild games, and college students love this place. the food is actually great here, i love the strawberry chicken salad.
best bar food – for a bar this place has really good food and a big variety, the owners girlfriend is a pain so watch out for her.
Never going back – When you're in trouble and 2 feet from the bouncer....they're no help. I guess they're only job is to pack them in like sardines. I thought Bouncers were meant to help when problems arise...they only took one side and left the scene for it to only get worse.
This place is so lame- go here at your own risk – Hi everybody! I absolutely hate this place......I went here to party with my peeps on Friday and couldn't have had a more rude waitress. She brought the wrong drinks and complained about her "rude" customers to other co-workers in front of the whole place.
The food was also really cold and I fear I will get sick from the food if I go back. The kitchen area looks like a petrie dish of disease. I really hope everyone avoids this place like the plague.
My peeps and I certainly will in the future!!!!
Hmm... – The food is classic grill fare and has been consistently good. The service staff is another story. Recently my sister was in town and after an day of shopping on Grand Avenue we stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner. We had to try to catch the attention of the hostess and then our waitress barely acknowledged us before returning to chat with a table full of college-age young men. We were nearly ignored, the chips and salsa appetizers was very disappointing and I was embarrassed to have suggested this restaurant to my sister.
Fun Hang Out – This is a fun place to meet your friends and grab a drink! The food is decent and the social scene is fun. Billy's is especially fun during the summer when you can grab a table outside.
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