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In search of a new favorite Mediterranean spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Mediterranean spots around Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams.

Saint Paul-area consumers historically spend more in the winter at restaurants than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses manage customer reviews. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Saint Paul-area restaurants grew to $26 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 1% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. The Naughty Greek

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First on the list is The Naughty Greek. Located at 181 Snelling Ave. North in Merriam Park, the Mediterranean and Greek spot is the highest-rated Mediterranean restaurant in Saint Paul, boasting 4.5 stars out of 381 reviews on Yelp.

2. Black Sea Restaurant

Photo: Waiel S./Yelp

Next up is Midway's Black Sea Restaurant, situated at 737 Snelling Ave. North. With 4.5 stars out of 224 reviews on Yelp, the Turkish and Mediterranean spot, offering desserts and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Afro Deli & GrillĀ 

Photo: Kat B./Yelp

Downtown's Afro Deli & Grill, located at 5 W. Seventh Place, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the African and Mediterranean spot 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews.

4. Hyacinth

Photo: Dustin H./Yelp

Hyacinth, an Italian and Mediterranean spot in Summit Hill, is another go-to, with four stars out of 40 Yelp reviews. Head over to 790 Grand Ave. to see for yourself.


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