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La Terraza Mexican Grill and Bar 1404 Madison Ave, Mankato
La Terraza Mexican Grill and Bar
Mexican • $$

La Terraza Mexican Grill and Bar

1404 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

I always enjoy my experience here, the staff are lovely, the food is tasty, they have large portions, they set out chips and salsa for you to snack on, and if...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.4
India Palace 1511 Madison Ave, Mankato
India Palace
Indian • $$

India Palace

1511 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Photos maybe don't do justice with how good the food was, but definitely the best North Indian food I've had to date, and that's after eating at...

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.4
Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar 1028 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar
American • $$

Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar

1028 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

This was our first time at this restaurant and bar. Tammy was our server. She kept our glasses full! We ordered dinner which comes with a basket of some...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.5
Pub 500 500 S Front St, Mankato
Pub 500
Pubs • $$

Pub 500

500 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

Always a good experience here. Fish and chips, and pulled pork on hoagie are my two go-to meals. I love the atmosphere, and windows on 3 sides of the building....

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  • Superb196 Reviews4.3
Pagliai's Pizza 524 S Front St, Mankato
Pagliai's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Pagliai's Pizza

524 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

A very happening spot in downtown Mankato. I was in town for my bday, and had lunch here with a friend. Great hospitality & service, delicious. The name is...

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  • Good197 Reviews4.2
The Boulder Tap House - Mankato 291 St Andrews Dr, Mankato
The Boulder Tap House - Mankato
American • $$

The Boulder Tap House - Mankato

291 St Andrews Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

Visiting for 3 days while we cleaned out my uncles house. Ate there all 3 days. Food was awesome! Dad, aunt, and uncle where there a month prior and ate lunch...

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  • Good217 Reviews4.1
Happy Chef Restaurant 51646 US-169, Mankato
Happy Chef Restaurant
American • $$

Happy Chef Restaurant

51646 US-169, Mankato, MN 56001

10-24-21. Had breakfast twice here while we visited family. Both times were excellent and so were the staff. Food is served hot and I appreciate hearing the...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.3
El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant 1525 Tullamore St, Mankato
El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant

1525 Tullamore St, Mankato, MN 56001

If you're looking for truly authentic Mexican food in the Mankato area, this place is for you! The chips and salsa delivered to your table as soon as you...

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  • Good182 Reviews4.2
Curiosi-Tea House 1745 Commerce Dr, North Mankato
Curiosi-Tea House
Tea Rooms • $$

Curiosi-Tea House

1745 Commerce Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003

This tea house is a gem! The service is refreshing and the environment is comfortable and relaxing. I am so impressed with the tea and food options. What a...

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  • Superb79 Reviews4.8
NaKato Bar & Grill 253 Belgrade Ave, Mankato
NaKato Bar & Grill
American • $

NaKato Bar & Grill

253 Belgrade Ave, Mankato, MN 56003

Been going there for many years the food and service is second to none. If you like BBQ ribs you won't go wrong with getting them the meat falls off the...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.4
Tav on the Ave 1120 Madison Ave, Mankato
Tav on the Ave
Pubs • $$

Tav on the Ave

1120 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

This place is off the hook. Friendly staff clean tables. Great food I don't know what they do to their fries but either I was really really hungry or them...

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Red Lobster 1890 E Madison Ave NEAR RIVER HILLS MALL, Mankato
Red Lobster
Seafood • $$

Red Lobster

1890 E Madison Ave NEAR RIVER HILLS MALL, Mankato, MN 56001

I am never disappointed when eating at the Mankato Red Lobster. I usually have the same waitress every time and she is so sweet and hardworking. The food is...

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  • Good154 Reviews4.1
Jake's Stadium Pizza 330 Stadium Rd, Mankato
Jake's Stadium Pizza
Pizza • $$

Jake's Stadium Pizza

330 Stadium Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

I travel a lot for my job and eat out quiet a bit. I tried Jake’s pizza a few weeks ago and it was great. Delivery was spot on and decided tonight to try...

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  • Good135 Reviews4.2
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1880 Adams St, Mankato
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

While I dislike how overpriced this place is (even before the pandemic -- $15 for fettuccine alfredo (no meat)), last night's meal was enjoyable, in part...

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  • Good163 Reviews4
Atomic Star Tavern 12 Civic Center Plaza #1675, Mankato
Atomic Star Tavern
Burgers • $$

Atomic Star Tavern

12 Civic Center Plaza #1675, Mankato, MN 56001

I love the Atomic Star!! Best bar to eat at downtown Mankato. Friendly staff and the food is always great! My favorite bartender is Abigail. She’s always...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.4
Five Guys 1920 Adams St, Mankato
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Five Guys

1920 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

This was my first time trying 5 Guys and I have to say I was blown away by the service, the cleanliness of the restaurant and the quality of the food received....

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  • Good128 Reviews4.2
Buster's Sports Bar and Grill & Catering 1325 Madison Ave, Mankato
Buster's Sports Bar and Grill & Catering
Bar & Grill • $$

Buster's Sports Bar and Grill & Catering

1325 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Understanding that Busters is short staffed, our server was amazing, our food came out promptly and everyone was extremely friendly. Great job to the staff for...

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  • Good171 Reviews3.9
Rapidan Dam Cafe 54116 Glory Ln, Mankato
Rapidan Dam Cafe
American • $

Rapidan Dam Cafe

54116 Glory Ln, Mankato, MN 56001

Best Hidden Jewel I have found in a long time. The camping here is great. The food served at the restaurant is wonderful. Come spend a day or a weekend...

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Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center 119 S Front St, Mankato
Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center
Bar & Grill • $$

Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center

119 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

Friendly staff and great service. Soup and salad bar is available and very good. Ordered burgers and chicken sandwiches which were great as well. We've...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.4
Shogun Sushi & Hibachi 1901 Madison Ave #315, Mankato
Shogun Sushi & Hibachi
Sushi • $$

Shogun Sushi & Hibachi

1901 Madison Ave #315, Mankato, MN 56001

This place never dissapoints. My friends and I consider it the best in the area and there is definately a reason for that. In the two years I have lived here,...

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  • Good153 Reviews4
Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill 251 Bunting Ln #101, Mankato
Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill
Halal

Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill

251 Bunting Ln #101, Mankato, MN 56001

Holy moly. This place is a hidden gem. The service was great. But the food was amazing! This is a MUST stop. Incredible. I have to go back! Just be...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.7
Applebee's Grill + Bar 1900 Adams St, Mankato
Applebee's Grill + Bar
American • $$

Applebee's Grill + Bar

1900 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Went to lunch during primetime lunch hour, server was fast friendly prompt at refilling drinks, noone at our table which was 5 had any complaints about there...

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  • Good136 Reviews4.1
Wine Cafe 301 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Wine Cafe
Wine Bar • $$

Wine Cafe

301 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

I haven't seen my high-school sweetheart in 22 years felt so good to laugh and smile just being in good company Wesley thank you for an amazing day...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.5
Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen 124 E Walnut St, Mankato
Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen
American • $$

Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen

124 E Walnut St, Mankato, MN 56001

In Mankato for a concert, I got here early to eat at a local restaurant. Number4 was fantastic! Upscaled menu, both drinks and food. I enjoyed the lime ginger...

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Pizza Ranch 1551 Tullamore St, Mankato
Pizza Ranch
Pizza • $$

Pizza Ranch

1551 Tullamore St, Mankato, MN 56001

I had a small 2 topping pizza and drink... but can see why the buffet is so popular.Pizza was very good will most likely repeat this treat . Friendly staff,...

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  • Good145 Reviews4
Olives Mediterranean Restaurant 20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato
Olives Mediterranean Restaurant
Mediterranean • $$

Olives Mediterranean Restaurant

20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001

Taboulee, Massads Salad, Spicy Rigatoni Pasta, Shawarmas, Margarita pizza, Shawarma pizza, Classic burger, and the Dragon and the Phoenix were ALL amazing!...

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  • Good124 Reviews4.1
Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi 1829 Adams St, Mankato
Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi
Sushi • $$

Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi

1829 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

It was a packed place tonight!! The sushi was excellent. I had a spider roll and a california roll and they were very good. I go here only for my sushi because...

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  • Good135 Reviews4
Weggy's On Campus 1600 Warren St Suite 13, Mankato
Weggy's On Campus
Bar & Grill • $

Weggy's On Campus

1600 Warren St Suite 13, Mankato, MN 56001

Weggy's is a very great place for breakfast. My only criticism is that they are so busy the wait staff couldn't keep up. I understand with Co-vid...

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  • Good178 Reviews4
Wooden Spoon 515 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Wooden Spoon
Soup • $

Wooden Spoon

515 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

Nice spot for lunch. I appreciated that they had gluten free bread, but they lost their GF grill. The sides were good but a little small. It isn't very...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.5
Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar 520 S Front St Suite 500, Mankato
Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar
Burgers

Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar

520 S Front St Suite 500, Mankato, MN 56001

We stop here on our way through town for lunch frequently. Great menu! The goat cheese balls are a little rich. Great charcuterie and sandwiches. Soup...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

American in Mankato
Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery 1861 Madison Ave, Mankato
Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery
American

Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery

1861 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

The food is great and the service is amazing. Loved my Strawberry Rhubarb pie as well. Please make it point to visit and partake in a wonderful meal....

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  • Good143 Reviews4.1
Wings and Rings 1861 Adams St, Mankato
Wings and Rings
American

Wings and Rings

1861 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Some of the biggest wings I've ever seen -- and tasty, too! Blue Cheese dressing was also delicious. Second time here, first getting wings. Will be back...

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  • Good153 Reviews3.9
Potbelly Sandwich Shop 1859 Madison Ave, Mankato
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
American

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

1859 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Very impressed by my experience here. Great customer service even during lunch rush! Every staff member was upbeat and very polite while still moving with a...

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  • Good91 Reviews4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Mankato
Polito's Pizza Mankato 505 S Front St, Mankato
Polito's Pizza Mankato
Pizza • $

Polito's Pizza Mankato

505 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

I always used to get pizza by the slice and it was ok . But tonight i got a 20 inch cheese pizza and it was really good asked for minced garlic.and it was...

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  • Good96 Reviews4.1
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza 1776 Madison Ave, Mankato
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Pizza • $

Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza

1776 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

We ordered online which was nice and easy. We got there just as they were making my pizzas. I was able to make a small change to what we originally requested...

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  • Superb72 Reviews4.3
Little Caesars Pizza 1150 S Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Little Caesars Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Caesars Pizza

1150 S Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

Me and my kids absolutely love Little Caesars!! It'll feed my whole family for about 16$ too. Totally recommend this Pizza ria to all people. Especially...

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  • Good84 Reviews4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Mankato
La Bamba Mexican Taco House 501 S Front St, Mankato
La Bamba Mexican Taco House
Mexican • $

La Bamba Mexican Taco House

501 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

This is my favorite place in Kato for mexican burritos but. Recently your MEGA burritos are being the size of a taco bell burrito ? b4 I needed to use 2 hands...

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  • Good125 Reviews4.1
Taqueria Doña Tere 1850 Adams St, Mankato
Taqueria Doña Tere
Mexican

Taqueria Doña Tere

1850 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

I am a fairly recent transplant from the West Coast and a huge fan of Mexican food, and I can say without Hyperbole that this is the best-value Mexican joint...

  • Superb60 Reviews4.7
Chipotle Mexican Grill 1851 Madison Ave Ste 100, Mankato
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Chipotle Mexican Grill

1851 Madison Ave Ste 100, Mankato, MN 56001

Great food as always. I live 1.5 hrs away from the closest Chipotle and it is my favorite food to eat. I ordered 8 burritos for my wife and I. The employees...

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  • Good118 Reviews3.8

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Mankato
China Buffet 1770 E Madison Ave, Raintree Rd, Mankato
China Buffet
Chinese • $$

China Buffet

1770 E Madison Ave, Raintree Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

Twas a satisfactory eat. Not the biggest selection of food and there are still some items unavailable, such as coffee, but the food that's there is well...

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  • Good151 Reviews3.3
Panda Express 1810 Madison Ave, Mankato
Panda Express
Chinese • $$

Panda Express

1810 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

I always have a great experience at this location. The employees are very friendly whenever I visit, and always work hard to be quick and efficient, even when...

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Yu's Chinese Cuisine 1633 Monks Ave #120, Mankato
Yu's Chinese Cuisine
Chinese • $

Yu's Chinese Cuisine

1633 Monks Ave #120, Mankato, MN 56001

Thee absolute BEST Sesame Ckn & Pineapple Ckn in Mankato! Perfect large portions with enough sauce in containers for your rice. Oh boy! We just moved to...

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  • Good102 Reviews3.3

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Mankato
Arby's 520 S Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

520 S Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

Food was hot, fresh and quick and it was lunch rush. Love Arby's I just wish they would bring back the small roast beef sandwiches since I'm not a...

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  • Good87 Reviews4.2
Charleys Cheesesteaks 1850 Adams St #608, Mankato
Charleys Cheesesteaks
Fast Food

Charleys Cheesesteaks

1850 Adams St #608, Mankato, MN 56001

Great as always! Never been disappointed with this place yet. Staff is friendly and inviting, service is quick, and food is delicious as always. Keep it up...

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  • Superb65 Reviews4.4
Massad's Grille 1850 Adams St # 618, Mankato
Massad's Grille
Fast Food • $

Massad's Grille

1850 Adams St # 618, Mankato, MN 56001

My favorite place to eat when I went to the river hills mall in minnesota. I moved to north carolina and you bet I'm going to order some of their sauce as...

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  • Good80 Reviews4.1

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Mankato
Dairy Queen West (Treat & Cakes) 25 Stoltzman Rd, Mankato
Dairy Queen West (Treat & Cakes)
Burgers

Dairy Queen West (Treat & Cakes)

25 Stoltzman Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

We just had the best experience today at this Dairy Queen. I wish I would have wrote down the name of the young lady who helped us. She was genuinely happy...

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  • Superb72 Reviews4.6
Culver's 1856 Madison Ave, Mankato
Culver's
Burgers • $$

Culver's

1856 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Recently moved near manakto and don't always have time to make myself food after my double shifts. When I first started going I felt as though the service...

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  • Good130 Reviews3.6
Wendy's 1545 Madison Ave, Mankato
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

1545 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

my family rarely eats out at fast food that being said we just stopped through for lunch 5-29-21 around noonish.the line was backed up all the way to the...

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  • Good129 Reviews3.4
Pita Pit 530 S Front St Suite 210, Mankato
Pita Pit
Sandwich Shop • $

Pita Pit

530 S Front St Suite 210, Mankato, MN 56001

Me and my vegan husband both enjoyed the options here. Several protein options for vegans. Falafels were flavorful and not dry. It's very hard to find...

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  • Superb85 Reviews4.4
Jersey Mike's Subs 510 S Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Jersey Mike's Subs

510 S Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

Jersey Mike's is a chain... but it's the closest sandwich to home from me. I'm from NJ, but have lived in MN for almost a decade. When I...

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  • Superb83 Reviews4.4
Panera Bread 1901 Madison Ave Suite 200, Mankato
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $

Panera Bread

1901 Madison Ave Suite 200, Mankato, MN 56001

Drive-thru was closed. Must be another indication of staffing shortages. As usual, food was fresh & delicious! Although the Napa chicken salad sandwich...

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  • Good113 Reviews4.1
Buffalo Wild Wings 301 St Andrews Dr, Mankato
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

301 St Andrews Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

Excellent burgers, excellent waitress in Taylor. Enjoyed sitting at her table. The loaded ice cream was absolutely delicious. A must try. We will return over...

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  • Good168 Reviews3.5
KFC 1110 Madison Ave, Mankato
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

1110 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

I order a very large order of chicken for a group of about 30 kids every year around Christmas. Despite how out of the ordinary an order so large for a...

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  • Average132 Reviews2.5
Chick-fil-A 7 Centennial Student Un, Mankato
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

7 Centennial Student Un, Mankato, MN 56001

Chick-fil-A is always a solid spot for lunch. I have to give them big props... While other establishments are suffering through a pandemic hangover, short on...

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  • Good28 Reviews3.8
Ummies Bar & Grill 530 S Front St, Mankato
Ummies Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill

Ummies Bar & Grill

530 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

good food salad and steak was really good mash potatoes you need to get the gravy with it they tasted like instant (just add water) no salt no pepper no...

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Jonny B's 1600 Warren St, Mankato
Jonny B's
Bar & Grill • $$

Jonny B's

1600 Warren St, Mankato, MN 56001

I've been here a few times, and Jonny B's has always been great! The place is small, and easy to miss, among all the other businesses, but it is...

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  • Good81 Reviews4
Rounders Sports Bar & Grill 414 S Front St, Mankato
Rounders Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $

Rounders Sports Bar & Grill

414 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

Good evening, celebrating with friends. Delicious grilled chicken tacos! We were a fairly large group, and our server worked hard to accommodate us. She was...

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  • Good137 Reviews3.7