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Curiosi-Tea House 1745 Commerce Dr, North Mankato
Curiosi-Tea House
Tea Rooms • $$

Curiosi-Tea House

1745 Commerce Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003

My boyfriend and I had afternoon tea here a couple weeks ago, and I can't recommend it enough. Firstly, the owner was so accommodating; they usually...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.9
Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar 1028 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar
American • $$

Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar

1028 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

The food was incredibly good. My husband ordered the London broil and it was phenomenal! I had the garlic and Asiago pasta with chicken and it was very good....

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.5
Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill 251 Bunting Ln #101, Mankato
Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill
Halal

Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill

251 Bunting Ln #101, Mankato, MN 56001

The best middle eastern food I’ve ever had here in the US! I’ve been craving for some arabic food for awhile now, thank goodness I found this restaurant...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.6
Rapidan Dam Cafe 54116 Glory Ln, Mankato
Rapidan Dam Cafe
American • $

Rapidan Dam Cafe

54116 Glory Ln, Mankato, MN 56001

We stopped here with our Motorcycles with a group of friends. There is a large Dam & covered Park bench area right in with this quaint little restaurant...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.6
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 went there for lunch after seeing all the reviews. It's a gorgeous place, very quaint, all food came beautifully presented. Flavorwise, the Arugula...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.5
India Palace 1511 Madison Ave, Mankato
India Palace
Indian • $$

India Palace

1511 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

I cant wait for the buffet to come back to this neighborhood joint. Hopefully it will. Consistently delicious and never disappoints my cravings for good North...

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  • Superb196 Reviews4.4
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

food was late, cold and tasted like it came out a dumpster, had to wait over an hour for food, also had to wait 30 minites so I could pay and leave the God...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.4
NaKato Bar & Grill 253 Belgrade Ave, Mankato
NaKato Bar & Grill
American • $

NaKato Bar & Grill

253 Belgrade Ave, Mankato, MN 56003

I went to the NaKato Bar and Grill on a beautiful Sunday morning and the waitstaff greeted me with a smile as they showed me to my table. After a brief...

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  • Superb188 Reviews4.4
Taqueria Doña Tere 1850 Adams St, Mankato
Taqueria Doña Tere
Mexican

Taqueria Doña Tere

1850 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

For sure some of the Mexican food in town, skip going to the terraza or mazatlán this is the place to go. So many dishes, every single one authentic and...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.7
Wooden Spoon 515 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Wooden Spoon
Soup • $

Wooden Spoon

515 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

They have really soft and tasty gluten free bread! and don't get me started about the raspberry muffins. so good. I am not sure what magic they use but it...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.5
Bosphorus Gyros & Kebabs 1850 Adams St Suite 612, Mankato
Bosphorus Gyros & Kebabs
Mediterranean

Bosphorus Gyros & Kebabs

1850 Adams St Suite 612, Mankato, MN 56001

Honestly the best gyros in town, not only that but the prices are so good. $5 for a gyro and fries and the sauces, flavors, tenderness of the meat is there. ...

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  • Superb71 Reviews4.6
Wine Cafe 301 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Wine Cafe
Wine Bar • $$

Wine Cafe

301 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

This is definitely a Is hidden gem. Extremely nice, laid back, and friendly Atmosphere. And that feeling doubles down with the employees and how they interact...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.5
Pagliai's Pizza 524 S Front St, Mankato
Pagliai's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Pagliai's Pizza

524 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

Smelled delicious when we walked in. Clean, quaint, great personable service! The pizza was so good! Fresh and very tasty. We did a day trip from the cities to...

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  • Superb222 Reviews4.3
Pub 500 500 S Front St, Mankato
Pub 500
Pubs • $$

Pub 500

500 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

Great bar to go to for a quieter experience compared to the rest of Downtown Mankato. Heartier fare and good blend of traditional cocktails and newfangled...

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  • Superb222 Reviews4.3
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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  • Superb111 Reviews4.4
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

Our server was prompt and courteous. We were here on a Friday night was pretty busy but there were no problems or complaints on our end. You have to try the...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.4
Happy Chef Restaurant 51646 US-169, Mankato
Happy Chef Restaurant
American • $$

Happy Chef Restaurant

51646 US-169, Mankato, MN 56001

We came here for dinner because we'd passed by it many times and thought it looked like a fun place to eat. (You can't miss the big statue of the...

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  • Superb177 Reviews4.3
Pita Pit 530 S Front St Suite 210, Mankato
Pita Pit
Sandwich Shop • $

Pita Pit

530 S Front St Suite 210, Mankato, MN 56001

On a street full of dive bars, pizza, and a grimy taco joint; Pita pit was a breath of fresh air. Walking in the place was cleaner than the street itself. We...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.4
Ummies Bar & Grill 530 S Front St, Mankato
Ummies Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill

Ummies Bar & Grill

530 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

My wife and I had lunch here. I had the special: chipotle chicken sandwich, which was just a chicken sandwich with chipotle sauce, could have used some on the...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.3
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

This Jersey Mike's is the best one we've ever been to! We visited the other one in town first, but as first time visitors we didn't appreciate...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.4
Cinco de Mayo Taqueria Taco Shop 302 Stadium Rd, Mankato
Cinco de Mayo Taqueria Taco Shop
Mexican

Cinco de Mayo Taqueria Taco Shop

302 Stadium Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

Great staff, great food. Definitely one of the better authentic taco spots in town. I have tried mostly everything on their menu, haven’t disliked anything...

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  • Superb55 Reviews4.5
El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant 1525 Tullamore St, Mankato
El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant

1525 Tullamore St, Mankato, MN 56001

I’ve never been to a Mexican restaurant before and actually felt as if I was in Mexico! Astonishing atmosphere along with the upmost quality in food. The...

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  • Good208 Reviews4.2
Charleys Cheesesteaks 1850 Adams St #608, Mankato
Charleys Cheesesteaks
Cheesesteaks

Charleys Cheesesteaks

1850 Adams St #608, Mankato, MN 56001

I love to eat at this place every time I get to Mankato! I noticed that the people working seemed a little irritated that I wanted my sandwich a special way!...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.4
Bakers Square 1861 Madison Ave, Mankato
Bakers Square
Family

Bakers Square

1861 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

We went on a Saturday night. It wasn't crowded. Our server was friendly and quick. We ordered our food with specific details and it came out exactly how...

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  • Good181 Reviews4.2
Oleander Saloon 701 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Oleander Saloon
Sports Bar • $$

Oleander Saloon

701 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

Smells like Pine Sol but the beer is cheap and the ceilings are cool. Touch Tunes is available. Throw everyone off by playing Post Malone, Ariana Grande or...

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  • Superb64 Reviews4.4
Bosphorus Gyros & Kebabs 551 Belle Ave, Mankato
Bosphorus Gyros & Kebabs
Greek

Bosphorus Gyros & Kebabs

551 Belle Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

This is a hidden gem in Mankato. The gyros (beef and lamb) is fantastic. Reminds me of the days I lived in Vienna and could find a Turkish gyros and kebab...

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  • Superb27 Reviews4.8
Five Guys 1920 Adams St, Mankato
Five Guys
Hamburger • $$

Five Guys

1920 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Good, but expensive. Over 45 bucks for three burgers, drinks, and we split a fry. Ridiculous. That's Shake Shack pricing. At least it tastes ten times...

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  • Good150 Reviews4.2
Jake's Stadium Pizza 330 Stadium Rd, Mankato
Jake's Stadium Pizza
Pizza • $$

Jake's Stadium Pizza

330 Stadium Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

Jake’s is probably the best pizza place in the Mankato/St. Peter area! They even have great gluten free options! They are friendly, reliable, prompt, and...

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  • Good149 Reviews4.2
Mongolian Grill 1876 Madison Ave, Mankato
Mongolian Grill
Asian • $

Mongolian Grill

1876 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

My family took me here as I was visiting from Minneapolis. I really liked it...I did the all you can eat version...because it was my first time and I wanted to...

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  • Good135 Reviews4.2
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

Update 05/2022: place could use a deep clean but the below sentiment still stands.Ballsy move putting your pizza joint across the street from mankato's...

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  • Good104 Reviews4.2

American Restaurants

American in Mankato
Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar 1028 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar
American • $$

Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar

1028 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

The food was incredibly good. My husband ordered the London broil and it was phenomenal! I had the garlic and Asiago pasta with chicken and it was very good....

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.5
Rapidan Dam Cafe 54116 Glory Ln, Mankato
Rapidan Dam Cafe
American • $

Rapidan Dam Cafe

54116 Glory Ln, Mankato, MN 56001

We stopped here with our Motorcycles with a group of friends. There is a large Dam & covered Park bench area right in with this quaint little restaurant...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.6
NaKato Bar & Grill 253 Belgrade Ave, Mankato
NaKato Bar & Grill
American • $

NaKato Bar & Grill

253 Belgrade Ave, Mankato, MN 56003

I went to the NaKato Bar and Grill on a beautiful Sunday morning and the waitstaff greeted me with a smile as they showed me to my table. After a brief...

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  • Superb188 Reviews4.4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Mankato
Pagliai's Pizza 524 S Front St, Mankato
Pagliai's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Pagliai's Pizza

524 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

Smelled delicious when we walked in. Clean, quaint, great personable service! The pizza was so good! Fresh and very tasty. We did a day trip from the cities to...

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  • Superb222 Reviews4.3
Jake's Stadium Pizza 330 Stadium Rd, Mankato
Jake's Stadium Pizza
Pizza • $$

Jake's Stadium Pizza

330 Stadium Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

Jake’s is probably the best pizza place in the Mankato/St. Peter area! They even have great gluten free options! They are friendly, reliable, prompt, and...

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  • Good149 Reviews4.2
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

Update 05/2022: place could use a deep clean but the below sentiment still stands.Ballsy move putting your pizza joint across the street from mankato's...

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  • Good104 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Mankato
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

food was late, cold and tasted like it came out a dumpster, had to wait over an hour for food, also had to wait 30 minites so I could pay and leave the God...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.4
Taqueria Doña Tere 1850 Adams St, Mankato
Taqueria Doña Tere
Mexican

Taqueria Doña Tere

1850 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

For sure some of the Mexican food in town, skip going to the terraza or mazatlán this is the place to go. So many dishes, every single one authentic and...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.7
Cinco de Mayo Taqueria Taco Shop 302 Stadium Rd, Mankato
Cinco de Mayo Taqueria Taco Shop
Mexican

Cinco de Mayo Taqueria Taco Shop

302 Stadium Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

Great staff, great food. Definitely one of the better authentic taco spots in town. I have tried mostly everything on their menu, haven’t disliked anything...

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  • Superb55 Reviews4.5

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Mankato
China Star 1857 Madison Ave, Mankato
China Star
Chinese

China Star

1857 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Best Chinese food in Mankato. Everything is made fresh and hands down beats any Chinese food in a 30mi radius. We go here for lunch regularly and they never...

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  • Average40 Reviews3.2
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

so hard to find good chinese food south of the metro. Yu's is delicious. i've had their sweet and sour chicken/orange chicken, lo mein, beef and...

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  • Good108 Reviews3.3
Panda Express 1810 Madison Ave, Mankato
Panda Express
Chinese • $$

Panda Express

1810 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Went inside for take out as I prefer seeing the selection of entrees and sides before ordering. Everything looked fresh and well stocked, only the vegetable...

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  • Average153 Reviews2.6

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Mankato
Taco John's 1040 Madison Ave, Mankato
Taco John's
Fast Food • $

Taco John's

1040 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

I've been to a couple taco John's over the last couple years and this was the first time I have gotten my order correct on the first try. They had...

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  • Good99 Reviews4.1
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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  • Good97 Reviews4.1
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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  • Good83 Reviews4.1
Pita Pit 530 S Front St Suite 210, Mankato
Pita Pit
Sandwich Shop • $

Pita Pit

530 S Front St Suite 210, Mankato, MN 56001

On a street full of dive bars, pizza, and a grimy taco joint; Pita pit was a breath of fresh air. Walking in the place was cleaner than the street itself. We...

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  • Superb91 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

This Jersey Mike's is the best one we've ever been to! We visited the other one in town first, but as first time visitors we didn't appreciate...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.4
Jersey Mike's Subs 1924 Adams St, Mankato
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Jersey Mike's Subs

1924 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

If you're looking for a good sandwich Jersey Mike's is a great place to go. The restaurant is clean and the staff was kind and had no issues. I will...

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  • Good100 Reviews4.2
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

Our server was prompt and courteous. We were here on a Friday night was pretty busy but there were no problems or complaints on our end. You have to try the...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.4
Ummies Bar & Grill 530 S Front St, Mankato
Ummies Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill

Ummies Bar & Grill

530 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

My wife and I had lunch here. I had the special: chipotle chicken sandwich, which was just a chicken sandwich with chipotle sauce, could have used some on the...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.3
Jonny B's 1600 Warren St, Mankato
Jonny B's
Bar & Grill • $$

Jonny B's

1600 Warren St, Mankato, MN 56001

Best damn roast beef sandwich I think I've ever had. Soooo tender. Staff is friendly and it's a fun atmosphere. Definitely worth stopping by if you...

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  • Good88 Reviews4.1