36 W. 7th Street, St. Paul MN


"Malts so thick you could eat them with a fork, hamburgers so juicy you can use a spoon, and waitresses so ornery you better know exactly what you want by the time they reach you"
   - Neal Kaplan, The New York Times

Open 24 hours a day,
365 days a year

Minnesota Historical Society  
Where to eat
St Paul River center Convention and Visitors authority  
Nabils 15 favorite nightlife destinations
Explore Minnesota  
Americas Top 10 Diners
Feasting on Asphalt
Food Network  
Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels
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Al Rokers Diner Desinations
Food Network  
Jesse Ventura’s Minnesota  
Travel Channel  
Unwrapped, Midnight Snax
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Mickey’s Diner
Voice Trek  
Diners say Mickey’s is the Perfect Companion -- Chicago Sun-Times
July 16 2006, Dave Hoekstra  
Mickey’s Passes Screen Test -- St Paul Pioneer Press,  
June 4 2006, Chris Hewitt  
Comfort, Food -- Rochester Magazine  
April 2006, Jay Furst  
A diner that never sleeps  
March 2006, Lisa Heinrich  
The Historaunt: Heritage Tourism at Mickey’s Dining Car --Tourism Management
August 2004, B. Josiam, M. Mattson & P. Sullivan  
Journeys: 36 Hours / St. Paul -- The New York Times
January 16 2004, Neal Karlen  
Mariani: at least you’ve got Mickey’s -- Minneapolis St Paul Magazine  
Jan 2004, Burl Gilyard  
A Companion on the Prairie -- Washington Post  
July 15 2001, Cindy Loose  
Where the Locals Eat: The 100 best restaurants in the top 50 cities
Ramsey and Harris  
You Know your in Minnesota When
Berit Thorkelson  
Minnesota Yesterday and Today
Layne Kennedy  
St Paul: A Home for all Seasons  
Paul Molitor  
Minnesota Eats Out
Katheryn and Linda Koutsky  
American Diner Then and Now
Richard Gutman  
David Anderson  
Byway Eateries of Minnesota  
George Warner  
Rock and Roll Diner  
Sharon O’connor  
A Prairie Home Companion
Jingle All the Way  
The Mighty Ducks  
Mickey’s Dining Car
John Baeder  
Mickey’s Diner
Susan Amidon  
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Helen Flint  
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Mickey Crimmons
Bert Mattson
Mickey Crimmons and Bert Mattson attended the National Restaurant Convention in Chicago, where they decided to purchase a diner manufactured by the Jerry O’Mahoney company located in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Bert Mattson and employees are photographed on opening day
Nightshift 1945-1947

Mickey’s Diner was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and was one of the first diners to be a registered historic place. The designation helped preserve the diner during urban re-development with in the city of St. Paul.
Mickey’s Dining car has been operating 24 hours a day 365 days a year for nearly 70 years. Spanning three generations the diner has remained family owned and operated.