Reviews of The Coop (Restaurant)

157 3rd Ave S, South St Paul, MN 55075, United States

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At this moment the firm receives a score of 4.5 stars over 5 and this score has been calculated on 466 reviews.

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This Restaurant corresponds to the category of Chicken restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF The Coop IN Minnesota

gacha lily

Stopped in for lunch with my dad one day. A super cute, fun place. The staff was super friendly and helpful, and even when their "rush" hit it was so fun to watch what were obviously a bunch of regulars interact with each other and the staff. The laughter, the smiles, the general great attitudes were spectacular to see. I will definitely be recommending them and going back. Spectacular!

linda Boehmer

EXCELLENT!!! Hot, Juicy and crispy. What more could we ask for. Beyond words. The people were extremely friendly and service was excellent.

Barbara Monson

Must not need customers, treated very badly, will not be back ever... small portions for the price...owner must be moody treated us unkind...

Scott Wiseman

Really great food and service. Nice people. Def recommend.

Ifeanyichukwu Martins

Nice restaurant makes good chicken, ever smiling staff always busy. Delivery services with them does not get priority and I don’t know if they understand that delivery services are considered contracts that means that a delay in their restaurant means poor rating for these contractors and lesser orders for them. Hope they address this to get great reviews that their great meals deserve

Shawn Buck

Instant potatoes and very little gravy with them. Need to call ahead for chicken or wait 15 to 20 minutes because they only cook the chicken to order wich isn't necessarily a bad thing. Coney sauce was delicious but low quality hot dogs.

Jack C

Very nostalgic decor, quaint and homey. Staff was super nice and the conveys were delish!

Wendy Krause

"The. Best. Chicken. Ever." ♡♡♡

Ryan Sweet

I've heard how amazing the coop chicken was and finally got still to trying it. Was not disappointed at all. Fun little place with great chicken.

Susan Lyn

Love this place! Friendly staff great food and cozy!

Deron Kling

Delicious food. The Coop has been a tradition of ours for years. Try the ribs and chicken, you will not be disappointed.

Bill Harz

The Coop has some great food. So far as haven't had anything from them that I didn't like. I've gotten the pulled pork, Coney's, wings, fried chicken and potato wedges and they've all been amazing! Not a ton of seating, but a great place to pick up dinner to go!

George M. Fell

Food was good and the day was pleasant enough to sit outside. If I lived closer they would be a regular haunt particularly for take out.

Leigh Collier

This place has excellent food. Everything tasted made from scratch even the potatoes. The mini donuts and carrot cake were so delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Gloria Henderson

The food is always good, the staff are friendly, caring, and make sure that you are taken care of. Prices are very reasonable.

Lisa Swast

So friendly and good food. Worthe the wait!

Patrick O'Neil

Great chicken as always. Coney dog was solid.

Pat McDonough

I had a chicken dinner for lunch and it was great. The coleslaw and mashed potatoes were good too. The chicken has more flavor than that other large chicken outfit.

Amanda Sieben

Great place for dinner! If dining in, it is a small dining area.

James Barrientes

Great food and friendly staff, love the burgers and chicken, can't go wrong here. Will keep coming back. Thanks

Byron Alexander

Nice atmosphere and good food.

Rob Collins

Great chicken! Call ahead

Matthew Anderson

This little gem is hidden right under your nose in South St. Paul. Stopped in one day while visiting the cities to meet up with some friends. The food was great and served in a timely manner. Cooked to order. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Next time I am in St. Paul I will definitely stop back in.

Andrea Porter

Good food, and really great service.

Rachel Bloom

Excellent, piping hot food. Definitely will return anytime I'm up for fried chicken. The coleslaw and other sides were delicious. Cute neighborhood and patio. Very friendly service. Highly recommend.

Dan Coyer

Best chicken around. Don't bother with going anywhere else. If you want chicken or Coney dogs this place is a must

Karen M

If you like an occasional broasted chicken dinner, this is the place!

Kyle Crowell

First time there tonight, I will be back soon. Awesome food.

Marti Benson

The chicken is intensely juicy. We order from here every year for work and I've made special stops and ordered here for union stuff. It's always super delicious, never been disappointed.

James Gleb

Have had both lunch and dinner there after driving by for 10 years. They have amazingly friendly and knowledgeable staff, great food at great prices. More than worth a stop, or 10!...

Brittany Hynnek

Great food as always and great service with a smile.

Barb Overman

First time there. Was super good. Very well received.

Justin Yerrbutt

I hate to say it, but i was there last winter for the first time in years and i ordered the chicken strips, expecting a classic chicken place to make them from scratch... when the waitress brought them out, it was obvious that they were some cheap frozen variety from Aldi or Cub Foods, not something a restaurant should ever serve. I had to sit there and smile and force a good portion of those down just to be polite in front of the waitress and the cook, but all in all they were terrible.... I have eaten there 2 more times and after reading reviews, and going on what i experienced... the only good thing to eat there nowadays are the Coney Island dogs. Either find out how to make chicken like it was made there back in the 70's, 80's & 90's, or change the name to The Coney island Coop or something and drop the chicken from the menu...


The food is good with the chicken being no. 1 for me on the menu. Great place for takeout. The ribs are also good. Fast & friendly service, with reasonable prices. I order takeout from here often when I'm on that side of town. Not much of a dine in place- I think they have 3 small tables. Plan on take out & enjoy the food at home or?

kathleen berggren

Hot day and very warm with fan inside. Food was very good and staff very pleasant . Outdoor seating but too hot.

Godfrey Ongpe

2nd best fried chicken right behind Revival but much better value.

Michael Lenertz

Best Chicken on the planet, bar none.

Sandy Rod

Horrible customer service experience ...walk in two girls where right in the front. didn’t knowledge me at all after 4 minutes one said someone will be right with you. When my order to go was just there waiting. Owners need to train your employees on shine customers first.

Jim Bennett

ALWAYS, ALWAYS the best! 12 piece Family Style special on Mondays and Tuesdays rocks!

Chase Nelson

One of the best places to grab a bite in South Saint Paul. Great prices with a wide variety of items on the menu. I'd recommend getting chicken, their name is The Coop after all.

Nate Throne

Great food. Great people. Nothing to not love about it.

Gavin Goulet

Small town atmosphere with comfortable interior details. Food is fantastic! Chicken Ribs Burgers Coneys. Perfect American style restaurant. A bit of a wait for your food but its definitely worth the wait!! Amazing recipes. Try it out if you want good ol American food

John Myers

We are at the coop in South saint Paul Minnesota. They have the best chicken and ribs in town in my honest opinion. The service is phenomenal. The ladies here are so sweet and polite. I would recommend them highly...

Rob Pascavage

The food was slightly above average. I had 1/4 chicken. My friends $9 hot dog was average tasing as well. I would not call it a destination but good.

Brice Powers

Good stuff. Cheap prices. A bit of a wait for hot dogs though.

brian banta

We happened to be in the area and was looking for lunch. The chicken dinners are great! You get plenty of food at a reasonable price. The staff were nice and helpful. We will definitely be back.

Angel Igwenagu

Chicken was good. Simple seasoning. The fries are not so special. Bread rolls and butter really fresh

Rob Carson

food was fantastic and staff was friendly! definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

Jim Downey

Fun place. Had chicken strips with the coop sauce.

Gary K

Great food. Try it. Neighborhood grill. Nice patio area and some inside seating. Been going there for years.

Carlton Bradley

Very disappointed! I ordered the Coney dog basket and the hot dog was tiny. It was a cheap kids dog. The chili was nasty. It wasn't even chili it was some nasty ground beef with no beans. They know they are getting over on the customers. I will never be back. I thought this was going to be a nice down home spot. This pictures they advertised fooled me.

Lecore Griffin

It's a great place for you or your family to go eat. I love that it's family owned and have great customer service. Nice spot!

Laine Suppes

Great food and friendly service

Elizabeth Austin

Best littler mom and pop chicken place. Crispy and not over breaded.

Robert Nugent

Great little hole in the wall chicken joint.

Mike Connors

Best fried (broasted), chicken ever!

Alicia Bonngard

Best chicken and burgers in town. Always delicious.

Thomas Gergen

The chicken is awesome!

Alan Wollenberg

Got the pizza burger and a coney damn good and even the coleslaw was good not sure what to get next time


The food here truly amazing. Best chicken in america, possibly the world.

Anna Gardner

Best chicken joint Ive ever been to!

Aaron -

Great chicken, usually other places are overcooked or undercooked. The Coop gets it perfectly done! I'll be back again!

jacquie k

So good, tastes like it's made farm fresh.

Christopher Bosch

The Best Ribs!! you know?

Cody Ford

My first time here today and it was amazing the best food I have had in a long time

Jonah Clausen

If you want a small town greasy spoon. This is it in South saint Paul

Sue Kronschnable

Best chicken ever

Suzanne Brown

I have been getting food from the Coop for many years and gave always been happy with the food and the service. Tonight however, my order was delivered thru Door Dash and I was very disappointed. The fries were cold and the ribs were tough. Sadly, I will not be ordering from them again.

Ryan Repke

Always great service and food

Pam Tienter-Laird

Fresh made, tasty food. Cool place, lots of history.

Adam Lawrence

Est. 1963. Yeah they're doing something right. And now with the patio in front makes it a fun new way to enjoy the food.

DJ Dickie Degrees

Foods good, friendly people

Joshua S.

Extremely quaint! The service was prompt and the servers were very friendly. Perfect place for a quick lunch.

Matt Gustine

Very friendly and precise staff. They were very professional and welcoming. They were closing up and told us we could take our time and not to rush. They even kept making sure we had everything we wanted. In addition, the food was great! The chicken is superb. I highly recommend this place.

Adam Mcclellan

Great place for a bite to eat. Ive had there fried chicken, burgers, and shrimp all were delicious a go to for a good meal for the family. something for everyone on the menu

Chris Radmaker

Great food and friendly service!


Awesome chicken, also tried a cheeseburger which was delicious. Charming location, clean and well priced. What's not to like

Mikael Alann

Very good food.

Phil Gannon

Not super impressed for the first time. Food was fine! Ordered 12 piece w/ potatoes. Was about to get charged extra(family) until I said something. I saw menu said Tuesday was 26.00. Was charged 28.00. Whatever, I'm over that. Then while I sit there and wait....and wait orders are going out the door. The couple who ordered after me(12 piece also) gets their food. Not super busy just super unorganized! (I even heard the guy in the back ask who is first). I think he realized I had been sitting for a bit to long and offered me free desert. No thanks! You will just get a poor review instead! Chicken is delicious though!

Jarrod Berge

Fresh fried chicken cooked to order. Nothing better and certainly beats all the chicken shacks over on Robert street in WSP.

Montana Zegzda

One of my favorite places to get chicken! Coney's are awesome as well and pretty reasonably priced, definitely recommend trying

Angela MacDonald

Create little joint. Take out is best since they only have a couple tables. Chicken and burgers are really good

Epifanio Perez, Jr.

Nice quite hole in the wall family owned spot. Love these places because they almost always have fantastic customer service. This place did NOT disappoint. Good food with large servings @ a good price. 12 spaces indoors. Would love to see more outdoor seating with no cars able to drive next to them like it is now. Not very family friendly.

Justin Reed

New in town staff was friendly Facility was clean and The coneys were amazing i will definitely be going back to try the chicken and coleslaw


I've only had the chicken dinner here, and it was amazingly good! Far better than KFC's; juicy, large portions, piping hot, and very tasty! Plus the price is right. I took my granddaughter here for the Wednesday half chicken special, and we were both stuffed! The atmosphere is cozy; not too many tables, and we did have to wait a while, but nothing too bad. It's more like a family place, where your Grandma is cooking for you, and you have to wait a bit. :) We will definitely be back!

Jonathan Woodman

Awesome food, friendly staff

Peggy Dupre

Good chicken, good company. Service was good.


Customers service sucks with Teenagers sometimes.

Troy Reihsen

Unbelievable small joint with cool vibes and amazing chicken! Diverse menu and fish too. Gotta live the mini hash browns with Chicken!!

Diane McLoyd

There's a reason they have been open since the 60's... consistently good food (broasted chicken, ribs, burgers etc and desserts) GREAT friendly service at a fair price. Several indoor tables for casual dining, limited outdoor seating in season. They excel at take-out and catering (prompt and accurate) We love to introduce new friends to The Coop

Deb Felton

Excellent customer service, there food is excellent always good & always hot. Grest place to eat in or take out been going here for over 30 yrs. Best chicken in MN.

mike finstrom

Always great food. Friendly staff and the best BBQ chicken sandwich in the cities.

David Perry Sr

Ordered 4 four-piece chicken meal. Had a short wait, food was hot and tasted good.

Mike Harris

Very good, I was looking for a place to eat near truck driving school. I ordered a coney with no onions and it was great. I will be back.

Tammy Baker


NewWorld OrderPush

This place is a hidden treasure. The best coney dog in Saint Paul. Chicken is far better than anyone else. Owners are great and the staff is very accommodating. Highly reccomend. Even the kids ask for it.

Jennifer Merten

I grew up down the block from The Coop, Staff is are the regulars that hang out a chit chat while you wait.

Tracy McDonald

Great little place to get a bite! Had the fish sandwich basket, good food for good value.

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