Billy's On Grand

★★★☆☆
  • 857 Grand Ave

    St Paul, MN 55105

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  • 651-292-1316

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Strong drinks. Some surprising food.

Cons: Some bad servers.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Patio

Cons: Everything else

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

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for a bar this place has really good food and a big variety, the owners girlfriend is a pain so watch out for her.

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★★★★☆

for a bar this place has really good food and a big variety, the owners girlfriend is a pain so watch out for her.

Pros: the food is awesome

Cons: owners girlfriend

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Nothing special about Billy's - your typical American sports bar. The exception is the outdoor patio - large and right on Grand avenue so you feel part of the action.

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★★★☆☆

Nothing special about Billy's - your typical American sports bar. The exception is the outdoor patio - large and right on Grand avenue so you feel part of the action.

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This is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. The place is always hopping and the bloody mary's are great. Everyone is having a great time, and there is a large outdoor patio.

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★★★★☆

This is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. The place is always hopping and the bloody mary's are great. Everyone is having a great time, and there is a large outdoor patio.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

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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!!!!
Peace out.

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★☆☆☆☆

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!!!!
Peace out.

Pros: None

Cons: Poor service, yucky food, dirty

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Consistent Food

Cons: Poor Service

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Billy's is a casual place where you can have a blast! The food is really good. It is always busy on Saturday nights. There is a great mix of people of all ages. Lots of fun!

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★★★★☆

Billy's is a casual place where you can have a blast! The food is really good. It is always busy on Saturday nights. There is a great mix of people of all ages. Lots of fun!

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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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★★★★☆

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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Billy's is a great place to hang out on Grand on a Sunny afternoon and have a couple beers. They guys can camp out on the patio or in the bar to catch the game, and let the girls shop all of the local boutiques. As the weather cools off they have the big patio warmers, allowing you to enjoy the MN outdoors just a little longer. Also do a shuttle to wild games.

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★★★★☆

Billy's is a great place to hang out on Grand on a Sunny afternoon and have a couple beers. They guys can camp out on the patio or in the bar to catch the game, and let the girls shop all of the local boutiques. As the weather cools off they have the big patio warmers, allowing you to enjoy the MN outdoors just a little longer. Also do a shuttle to wild games.

Pros: Great Patio

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Since when was it a Security guards job to work as your body guard, they are there to protect the bar, make sure everyone is legal and stop dangerous situations from occuring inside the bar. If you have been going out to bars for two years you should be a big enough girl to handle getting talked to by drunk people. If you don't like them, tell them that and move on. Tattle tailing to a bar employee that you didn't like the person that just talked to you won't get you anywhere. Security does not kick people out because you used to date them, they wronged you by calling you a name or they talked to your friend instead of you. Grow up. You are an adult act like one.

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★★★★☆

Since when was it a Security guards job to work as your body guard, they are there to protect the bar, make sure everyone is legal and stop dangerous situations from occuring inside the bar. If you have been going out to bars for two years you should be a big enough girl to handle getting talked to by drunk people. If you don't like them, tell them that and move on. Tattle tailing to a bar employee that you didn't like the person that just talked to you won't get you anywhere. Security does not kick people out because you used to date them, they wronged you by calling you a name or they talked to your friend instead of you. Grow up. You are an adult act like one.

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I will start by saying I have been going to Billy's for about two years and until recently have always loved the place. However last Friday night I had a terrible experience with a fellow patron and a Billy's "security guard". My party was getting ready to leave and heading twards the door when we were approached by a belligerent guy that was getting a little to friendly. We were about three feet from the door and the security guard at the door. Mr too friendly put his arm around me and I politely asked him to remove it. Mr belligerent was offened that I asked him not to touch me and started throwing my favorite "b" word around. The security guard sat at the door and tried to prentend he wasn't watching this guy cuss me out. My friend and I walked out the door and she stopped and asked the security guard if Mr belligerent could please be removed as to which he replied with a smile on his face that he has to witness the "incident" to kick anyone out. He was pretty impressed with his own answer as he sat on his stool and checked id's. I would just like to thank Billy's for employing such wonderful people and giving me one less place to stop on weekend for a drink.

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★☆☆☆☆

I will start by saying I have been going to Billy's for about two years and until recently have always loved the place. However last Friday night I had a terrible experience with a fellow patron and a Billy's "security guard". My party was getting ready to leave and heading twards the door when we were approached by a belligerent guy that was getting a little to friendly. We were about three feet from the door and the security guard at the door. Mr too friendly put his arm around me and I politely asked him to remove it. Mr belligerent was offened that I asked him not to touch me and started throwing my favorite "b" word around. The security guard sat at the door and tried to prentend he wasn't watching this guy cuss me out. My friend and I walked out the door and she stopped and asked the security guard if Mr belligerent could please be removed as to which he replied with a smile on his face that he has to witness the "incident" to kick anyone out. He was pretty impressed with his own answer as he sat on his stool and checked id's. I would just like to thank Billy's for employing such wonderful people and giving me one less place to stop on weekend for a drink.

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Among the several times myself and friends have visited Billy's - we have never left without a good time. This is a classic hometown place along Grand Ave that is a hotspot each weekend. The food is often perfect and staff is very friendly. Billy's has a Bloody Mary bar on Sundays (to cure that weekend hangover) that most people forget about. Check it out next time you need the Weekend Hotspot or Sunday fix and you won't be disappointed!

PROS: Great Specials, Hometown Friendly Atmosphere
CONS: Parking can be a bear but if you get used to the area, you will be a pro!

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★★★★☆

Among the several times myself and friends have visited Billy's - we have never left without a good time. This is a classic hometown place along Grand Ave that is a hotspot each weekend. The food is often perfect and staff is very friendly. Billy's has a Bloody Mary bar on Sundays (to cure that weekend hangover) that most people forget about. Check it out next time you need the Weekend Hotspot or Sunday fix and you won't be disappointed!

PROS: Great Specials, Hometown Friendly Atmosphere
CONS: Parking can be a bear but if you get used to the area, you will be a pro!

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Extremely rude waitress, who responded to our questions as if we were inconveniencing her. To one question she simply rolled her eyes and walked away without answering. The food was incredibly mediocre for the price we paid (expensive). I don't know what we were paying for. It certainly wasn't for food, service, or ambience. Open up your wallet and dump the contents down the nearest manhole. That's an apt description of our experience at Billy's.

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★☆☆☆☆

Extremely rude waitress, who responded to our questions as if we were inconveniencing her. To one question she simply rolled her eyes and walked away without answering. The food was incredibly mediocre for the price we paid (expensive). I don't know what we were paying for. It certainly wasn't for food, service, or ambience. Open up your wallet and dump the contents down the nearest manhole. That's an apt description of our experience at Billy's.

Cons: lousy service, bland food, expensive

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This is a great restaurant/bar on Grand Ave. They are very involved in the community including Grand Old Days where they usually have a pig roast! Their 'Billy's Wings' are the best buffalo wings in the cities and if you order them during happy hour their half-price.

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★★★★☆

This is a great restaurant/bar on Grand Ave. They are very involved in the community including Grand Old Days where they usually have a pig roast! Their 'Billy's Wings' are the best buffalo wings in the cities and if you order them during happy hour their half-price.

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Billy's is an odd shaped establishment. They have a patio, sun room, main bar, back bar and pool hall. The patio is the place to be in summer and the sun room next to the fireplace in winter.

Billy's food is your typical deep fried bar fare and only average in taste.

The real appeal is the people watching. Especially from the patio. Grand Ave. offers not stop traffic to distract you.

From a sports bar perspective, this place should cover you. They have numerous TV's, pool tables and dart boards.

I've never not had a fun time at Billy's. It's a good place to hang out, but not the greatest place on earth.

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★★★☆☆

Billy's is an odd shaped establishment. They have a patio, sun room, main bar, back bar and pool hall. The patio is the place to be in summer and the sun room next to the fireplace in winter.

Billy's food is your typical deep fried bar fare and only average in taste.

The real appeal is the people watching. Especially from the patio. Grand Ave. offers not stop traffic to distract you.

From a sports bar perspective, this place should cover you. They have numerous TV's, pool tables and dart boards.

I've never not had a fun time at Billy's. It's a good place to hang out, but not the greatest place on earth.

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Trendy?? I would call it anything but trendy. Don't get me wrong, it's a fine bar. It's a typical college bar.

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★★★☆☆

Trendy?? I would call it anything but trendy. Don't get me wrong, it's a fine bar. It's a typical college bar.

Pros: Cheap Beer, Cheap Food, Lots o' room

Cons: No girls, No cute girls, No good looking girls

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during the summer months my wife and i can hardly wait for the weekends to head to billy's. we stop at least twice, sometimes three times a week. billy's is our number one pit stop. when we both are running errands we meet at billy's.

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★★★★★

during the summer months my wife and i can hardly wait for the weekends to head to billy's. we stop at least twice, sometimes three times a week. billy's is our number one pit stop. when we both are running errands we meet at billy's.

Pros: crowded

Cons: parking

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Billy's has a relaxing and spacious environment with a variety of things to keep you occupied. The servers are friendly and the food is good and not overpriced.

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★★★★☆

Billy's has a relaxing and spacious environment with a variety of things to keep you occupied. The servers are friendly and the food is good and not overpriced.

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I have been to Billy's a lot of times in the past. Usually it's fun, but this time it was not so. As I tried to get through the front door, the bouncer demanded to see my id and then called me a HO bag for not being fast enough. (It was pretty crowded). Needless to say, I couldn't believe it. I demanded an apology, but wasn't given one. The lady bartender wasn't much better. She spilled my Gusiness and didn't know how to pour it right. I am very dissapointed and won't be going back here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to Billy's a lot of times in the past. Usually it's fun, but this time it was not so. As I tried to get through the front door, the bouncer demanded to see my id and then called me a HO bag for not being fast enough. (It was pretty crowded). Needless to say, I couldn't believe it. I demanded an apology, but wasn't given one. The lady bartender wasn't much better. She spilled my Gusiness and didn't know how to pour it right. I am very dissapointed and won't be going back here.

Cons: bouncers, waitresses, bartenders

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I've been to Billy's many times. We usually have a great time there. The patio is gret in the summer and it is a fun place to meet friends and just hang. However, when a mistake is made on a food order and we have to wait an hour for a new plate of nachos. Is it really asking too much for the waitress to not roll her eyes point-blank in front of us when we ask if we will be getting a discount. We have dealt with this one waitress many times and needless to say, she is sucky at her job and very rude to customers. If you go to Billy's - be sure to get a nice waitress or waiter - not the witchy one.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Billy's many times. We usually have a great time there. The patio is gret in the summer and it is a fun place to meet friends and just hang. However, when a mistake is made on a food order and we have to wait an hour for a new plate of nachos. Is it really asking too much for the waitress to not roll her eyes point-blank in front of us when we ask if we will be getting a discount. We have dealt with this one waitress many times and needless to say, she is sucky at her job and very rude to customers. If you go to Billy's - be sure to get a nice waitress or waiter - not the witchy one.

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For a text book definition of bouncers on a power trip, combined with unintelligent and rude wait/barstaff visit this place. I have had two bad experiences there and will never go back. The first time I was harrased by a bouncer who had supposedly has seen fakes better than my NH License, (ya you have funny i don't have trouble anywhere else in the cities). The second time my girlfriend was accused of not paying her bill (even though they had the check she paid with they chose to call her house and harass her). I just feel like the a good percentage of the staff are on major power trips. The food is just average pub grub, add the service to the food and they equal a place worth passing by.

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★★☆☆☆

For a text book definition of bouncers on a power trip, combined with unintelligent and rude wait/barstaff visit this place. I have had two bad experiences there and will never go back. The first time I was harrased by a bouncer who had supposedly has seen fakes better than my NH License, (ya you have funny i don't have trouble anywhere else in the cities). The second time my girlfriend was accused of not paying her bill (even though they had the check she paid with they chose to call her house and harass her). I just feel like the a good percentage of the staff are on major power trips. The food is just average pub grub, add the service to the food and they equal a place worth passing by.

Pros: beer selection, outdoor seating

Cons: service, atmosphere

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My first visit to Billy's was terrible. A friend wasn't able to come in due to a clipped license without papers (although it was because he was turning 25.) The bouncers were rude and made fun of him, he came back with his valid passport and they turned him away because they "felt like it." They got a big kick out of it. I'll never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

My first visit to Billy's was terrible. A friend wasn't able to come in due to a clipped license without papers (although it was because he was turning 25.) The bouncers were rude and made fun of him, he came back with his valid passport and they turned him away because they "felt like it." They got a big kick out of it. I'll never go back.

Cons: rude bouncers

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We were a large group of women there for dinner - service was great & so was the food! We also checked out the Lucy since someone wrote a nasty review about her - Hmm seems that person can't read. Lucy is holding cute mugs of ROOTBEER!!! I don't think you can get drunk off of rootbeer! And as for being a blond - there was also a fushia colored one & brown haired & multi-colored ones. So the blond is cute.
So Billy's and Lucy get a thumbs up from us gals!

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★★★★★

We were a large group of women there for dinner - service was great & so was the food! We also checked out the Lucy since someone wrote a nasty review about her - Hmm seems that person can't read. Lucy is holding cute mugs of ROOTBEER!!! I don't think you can get drunk off of rootbeer! And as for being a blond - there was also a fushia colored one & brown haired & multi-colored ones. So the blond is cute.
So Billy's and Lucy get a thumbs up from us gals!

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In St.Paul the one place to be is Billy's.I love the outdoor patio for happy hour.The food is very good and the service is top notch.I highly recommend Billy's for a great time!!!!!

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★★★★★

In St.Paul the one place to be is Billy's.I love the outdoor patio for happy hour.The food is very good and the service is top notch.I highly recommend Billy's for a great time!!!!!

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In response to the complaints regarding the "Lucy" in front of Billy's on Grand, I would like to point out that Lucy is holding ROOTBEER, which is clearly printed on the side of each of her mugs. I would also like to point out that Billy's did not design the statue, so I highly doubt this is an advertising ploy, nor is it a promotion for alcoholism or drinking and driving.

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★★★★★

In response to the complaints regarding the "Lucy" in front of Billy's on Grand, I would like to point out that Lucy is holding ROOTBEER, which is clearly printed on the side of each of her mugs. I would also like to point out that Billy's did not design the statue, so I highly doubt this is an advertising ploy, nor is it a promotion for alcoholism or drinking and driving.

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I must say most of the Lucy's that are part of the Peanuts sculpture group are great. The Lucy in front of Billy's is just disturbing. Lucy has BLONDE hair and is holding 6 beers in her hand. Since when does Lucy have blonde hair and when is she a raving drunk who endorses drunk driving? Anyone who had 6 beers would get a DUI for sure. I think Billy's has taken the "advertising" affect a little too far. Lucy is a symbol of girl power and hope. Why would Billy's try to reduce her to a stupid blonde alcoholic?
Plus when I went to Billy's their food was bad and service was horrible!

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★☆☆☆☆

I must say most of the Lucy's that are part of the Peanuts sculpture group are great. The Lucy in front of Billy's is just disturbing. Lucy has BLONDE hair and is holding 6 beers in her hand. Since when does Lucy have blonde hair and when is she a raving drunk who endorses drunk driving? Anyone who had 6 beers would get a DUI for sure. I think Billy's has taken the "advertising" affect a little too far. Lucy is a symbol of girl power and hope. Why would Billy's try to reduce her to a stupid blonde alcoholic?
Plus when I went to Billy's their food was bad and service was horrible!

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I wish that Billy's waiters would learn some manners. I realy wanted to like this place, but I went here for dinner and it was a really rotten experience. The food was cold and the service was very rude and slow.
I won't be going to back here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wish that Billy's waiters would learn some manners. I realy wanted to like this place, but I went here for dinner and it was a really rotten experience. The food was cold and the service was very rude and slow.
I won't be going to back here.

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I went to billy's on Grand Old Days last weekend and had a terrible time there. The service was incredably slow and I was treated like an insect by the wait staff. I went to Grand Old Days to have fun and get to know my neighbors. I will never go again because of the bad service at Billy's.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to billy's on Grand Old Days last weekend and had a terrible time there. The service was incredably slow and I was treated like an insect by the wait staff. I went to Grand Old Days to have fun and get to know my neighbors. I will never go again because of the bad service at Billy's.

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I went to Billy's a few days ago and had a very unsatisfactory experience. The food was over done and I had a lot of back talk from the waitress when I complained about my burned burger. She didn't act like she cared at all and didn't offer to compensate me in any way. She just said she was really busy and it would be another half hour for another one. I thought this was very rude and do not plan on going to billy's ever again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Billy's a few days ago and had a very unsatisfactory experience. The food was over done and I had a lot of back talk from the waitress when I complained about my burned burger. She didn't act like she cared at all and didn't offer to compensate me in any way. She just said she was really busy and it would be another half hour for another one. I thought this was very rude and do not plan on going to billy's ever again.

 

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