Casper's and Runyon's burger
J. ANNIE WANG/THRILLIST

Casper & Runyon's Nook

Minneapolis
American Restaurant
$$$$
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Mon11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tues11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wed11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thu11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Fri11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sat11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sun11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Casper & Runyon's Nook

492 Hamline Ave S

Saint Paul, MN 55116

The phrase on the Nook's green awning says it all: "a small place with big burgers." This corner dive has been around since 1938, garnering a substantial following thanks to its magnificent Juicy Nookie burger, a nicely sized, well-seasoned patty packed with cheese on the inside, served on a fresh bakery bun. The molten center is its claim to fame, and rightly so. Plot twist: the Nook also has a vintage, eight-lane bowling alley underground, where you can eat, drink, and knock downs some pins.