St. Paul >Food & Dining > Copper Dome Restaurant
1333 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510544.927082 -93.156555
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Fri. 6:30am - 2pm;Sat. - Sun. 7am - 2pm
Neighborhoods: Macalester - Groveland
Delicious breakfast fare – Your eyes will pop out when you see the selection on the breakfast menu. We kept asking the server to come back, for we could not make up our minds! The scrambled eggs weren't anything special, but the pancakes were delicious. My friend had some sort of potato cake/omelet dish, which she enjoyed. With such low prices and variety for breakfast, you can't go wrong. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by...but check the hours first. We came in right at 2 pm and they sent us away! We were very disappointed, because we love their food. It has a nice, small town atmosphere I just love.
Gigantic Menu!!! – I've only been to Copper Dome once, but I'm looking for an excuse to go back again! It has the largest and most unique breakfast I have ever seen! The meal I got was outstanding and I can't wait to try some of the other things on the menu that I was debating over. It's the neighborhood breakfast joint with that home-style cooking and fantastic service. I would totally recommend the Copper Dome to breakfast lovers!
Good Food, Good Service, and a Great Atmosphere – So this may not be the best food I've ever had, but it is good. It's a great place to get together with an old friend, or share with a new one. You're not going to get the service you get at some of the chain restaurants, but that's not why I go here. It's simply a relaxing place to have some good food, escape from the everyday rush, and have some good conversation.
Horrible! We will never go back. – There are too many great breakfast places in town to ever try this place again. First time we waited for 25 minutes for a table for 2 when there were 4 open tables for parties of 5 or more and the host refused to seat any parties smaller than 5 at these tables. Finally got a table and the food was fine but certainly not worth the wait. Waitress was cold and brusque and not polite at all. Months later we were in the neighborhood again so we decided to give it a second try. Same story, we were a party of 2 and there were 4 additional couples ahead of us. I walked around the restaurant and counted 4 open tables that held parties of 5-6 and again the host would not seat any of us. I even asked what if in the next hour you never get a party of 5-6, will you just continue to leave those tables empty while we all wait and she just shrugged her shoulders and said "that's our policy". We turned around and walked out the door. I can understand holding 1 table for a group but 4 when there were multiple parties waiting? Ridiculous! I guess if you have a party of 5-6 and you're not looking for anything special and you don't mind a waitress who was wishing she was somewhere else, then this is the perfect place for you. I on the other hand, will not be going back!
Best Breakfast Place in the Twin Cities – The Copper Dome is the best breakfast place in the Twin Cities. Hands down. The staff is friendly and helpful and the service has been fabulous. I take my family and friends each time they visit the city and each have agreed that the Copper Dome has great home cooking, good coffee and an approachable wait staff. The menu is nearly overwhelming with all of the options for pancakes, eggs, steaks....if you like steak and eggs or pork chops and eggs for breakfast, you won't find a cheaper place with such high quality. Whole wheat pancakes, banana chocolate chip pancakes, philly cheese steak omlettes...I haven't found a place with such variety anywhere else in the Twin Cities.
A quintessential neighborhood breakfast spot where almost everybody knows the waitresses' names. – In Short
Lone diners with newspapers, cops and groups of friends who meet here weekly fill the orange vinyl booths. The decor is a cluttered mix of framed flour bags, antique kitchen items and old photographs. Breakfast is the specialty. You'll get golden-crowned hashbrowns with your choice of eggs and meat or pancakes, waffles or crepes. For lunch, there's a tasty Reuben without the Thousand Island dressing, and an unusual, but pleasing sour cream burger.
Country Restaurant in the heart of the city – I went here with a group of 9 and expected to wait forever to get in, but was seated right away. While I waited for the rest of my group, I was given coffee until they all showed up.. When they did, they promptly took our order and had our food in no time. Honestly it took us longer to read through their extensive menu to order than it took them to bring our food.
The food was reasonable and healthy portions, the service was friendly and the atmospher was nostalgic.
Poor Service, Bad Food – This past Sunday we went to the Dome for breakfast. We arrived at lunch time on a Sunday so expected a wait. We waited for 40 minutes and all this time there were empty tables. One was visable from where we were waiting and was empty the whole time. Finally seated the waitress was polite. The food came in a reasonable amount of time. The eggs in the cajun chicken omlet were like rubber. Half way through I found an inch long piece of chicken neck bones which speaks to the quality of the chicken used. The pancakes were cold and did not taste good. Don't bother! We go for breakfast every Sunday and this was without a doubt the worst breakfast I have ever had in a cafe. There were other people around us sending their food back and complaining as well. In a word "lousy"!
Awsome food if you have time to chat – The food is amazing and the restraunt is very interesting. The only major downside to this wonderfull restraunt is the service. There are not enough waitresses working here. If you go expect to wait a long time to have your order taken and expect not to see your waitress again untill the food comes. We used to go every Saturday morning during our daughter's art class and spend about $20 on breakfast and tip. It is the best food in the area and the worst service. The waitresses are nice but overwhelmed. We would spend about 30 minutes waiting for someone to take our order then another 30 waiting to get it.
Very disappointed – After seeing the 9.7 rating and the positive reviews on Citysearch, I looked forward to having breakfast at this place. It was 11:00am on a Sunday; the parking lot was almost full and the place was very busy, which we interpreted as a good sign (wrong!!). Upon walking in, there was no one to seat us (or even acknowledge we were there). When we were finally seated, my husband asked for orange juice and was served orange-flavored Tang. As we waited 18-20 min for our food to arrive, we overheard another patron saying he'd had to ask twice for his water. When the food finally arrived, the toast was cold and hard, the pancakes were tough (as though they had been frozen and freshly *nuked*, not even reheated in an oven), the hash browns were greasy, and my coffee was bad. Bad, bad experience overall. We are never going back.
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