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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

The food is really good. The service is usually good, but on busy nights can be a bit rushed. We usually try to get Roberto to be our server because he is...

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  • Superb163 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 is a hidden gem for Mankato dining. Nice quiet small quaint dining room. Everything from the starter salad to the entrees seem to be made with love. You...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.5
India Palace 1511 Madison Ave, Mankato
India Palace
Indian • $$

India Palace

1511 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Love this restaurant! Always enjoy interacting with the friendly and helpful staff. The food is fantastic. Our favorites are the Palaak Paneer, Lamb Biryani,...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.4
Pub 500 500 S Front St, Mankato
Pub 500
Pubs • $$

Pub 500

500 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

Love, love, love their food. So much nicer than the typical burger and fries. Healthier choices, delicious pulled pork,turkey. My favorites are the bowls....

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.3
Pagliai's Pizza 524 S Front St, Mankato
Pagliai's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Pagliai's Pizza

524 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001

The best homemade* pizza ever! The quality and flavors are great! I usually order "The Works" and add banana peppers. I've never had a pizza...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.3
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

I needed something to eat, a cold drink and a place to hang out between games at the MN State High School Softball Tournament. The Boulder Tap House was where...

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  • Good191 Reviews4.1
Curiosi-Tea House 1745 Commerce Dr, North Mankato
Curiosi-Tea House
Tea Rooms • $$

Curiosi-Tea House

1745 Commerce Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003

We stopped in before a hike at Minneopa State Park and I'm so glad we did! I love everything about this place! Vegan and gluten free options, cute space...

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  • Superb72 Reviews4.8
Happy Chef Restaurant 51646 US-169, Mankato
Happy Chef Restaurant
American • $$

Happy Chef Restaurant

51646 US-169, Mankato, MN 56001

My husband is a truck driver and we are in Minnesota for a delivery. We got done the delivery very early in the morning. He found this place that has truck...

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  • Good144 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

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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  • Superb126 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

Stopped in for lunch. Everything we had was really good. Medium margarita was huge which I loved! Large portion size and the servers were super friendly , I...

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  • Good154 Reviews4.1
NaKato Bar & Grill 253 Belgrade Ave, Mankato
NaKato Bar & Grill
American • $

NaKato Bar & Grill

253 Belgrade Ave, Mankato, MN 56003

Ordered takeout from this place twice. Nice simple food, nothing too fancy. It's a 1/2 mile from my sisters in North Mankato. Nice food prepared quick....

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  • Superb146 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

Our favorite go-to for a no-fuss, no-muss night out. Simple pub food, but with enough variety to please any palate. I'm partial to the burgers, but...

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1880 Adams St, Mankato
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Everyone's food was delicious! Although my lasagna was a bit over cooked at the bottom causing the very bottom to be dry! The service was excellent! The...

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  • Good148 Reviews4
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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  • Superb93 Reviews4.4
Atomic Star Tavern 12 Civic Center Plaza #1675, Mankato
Atomic Star Tavern
Burgers • $$

Atomic Star Tavern

12 Civic Center Plaza #1675, Mankato, MN 56001

When menus were brought out to the patio they also brought a water dish for our yellow lab, and I think it's now my favorite place to eat. Appetizers are...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.4
Applebee's Grill + Bar 1900 Adams St, Mankato
Applebee's Grill + Bar
American • $$

Applebee's Grill + Bar

1900 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Good food. Great people. Ethan is the guy to see! He makes sure your visit is top notch and will remember you the next time you come in. All the servers are...

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  • Good129 Reviews4.1
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

Had a bacon cheeseburger, literally the best burger I've had in recent memory. She had the chicken wrap, it was huge! Pretzel bites were good, beer cheese...

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  • Good152 Reviews3.9
Shogun Sushi & Hibachi 1901 Madison Ave #315, Mankato
Shogun Sushi & Hibachi
Sushi • $$

Shogun Sushi & Hibachi

1901 Madison Ave #315, Mankato, MN 56001

We had a reservation for 630pm and were seated right away at a hibachi table. The rest of the guests had hibachi. The chef took awhile to arrive but it was...

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  • Good135 Reviews4
Pizza Ranch 1551 Tullamore St, Mankato
Pizza Ranch
Pizza • $$

Pizza Ranch

1551 Tullamore St, Mankato, MN 56001

The same buffet it was before everything was shut down. Great food, great service, and it was nice to go out to eat like normal again. They also didn't...

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  • Good135 Reviews4
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

The service was exceptional, the waitress we had was very attentive. The food was delicious as always and very happy to return. Of course can't say enough...

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  • Good133 Reviews4
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

Number 4 is one of my very favorite restaurants in Mankato. The vibe is, indeed the classiest in town, and the menu is unparalleled in its deliciousness. I...

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Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill - Mankato 1700 E, Madison Ave, Mankato
Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill - Mankato
American • $$

Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill - Mankato

1700 E, Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Super good. The Bear Creek pasta is amazing!! They have so many different flavors of lemonade, I think 40 or something like that! The atmosphere is great. The...

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  • Good173 Reviews3.7
Five Guys 1920 Adams St, Mankato
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Five Guys

1920 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

I think the pandemic helped. Prior to the pandemic I had become a little disappointed with our local Five Guys. This time it was back to it's awesome...

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  • Good115 Reviews4.1
Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill 251 Bunting Ln #101, Mankato
Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill
Halal

Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill

251 Bunting Ln #101, Mankato, MN 56001

The food was absolutely fantastic. The portion sizes were generous, and the price was definitely affordable. Everyone got something different, and no one was...

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  • Superb80 Reviews4.7
Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi 1829 Adams St, Mankato
Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi
Sushi • $$

Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi

1829 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

My best-friend and I have gotten different types of sushi from here multiple times and have enjoyed it every time. Our favorites are the Rock and Roll and the...

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  • Good121 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

The place was really hopping on a Saturday morning. We waited less than 5 minutes for a seat. Our orders were taken fairly quickly, though the food took quite...

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  • Good150 Reviews4.1
Wine Cafe 301 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Wine Cafe
Wine Bar • $$

Wine Cafe

301 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

Popped in 4 their delicious pizza. Ate it all except 1 piece... Found a Lovely talented singer singing some of my favorite artists. She was/is awesome. ...

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Rapidan Dam Cafe 54116 Glory Ln, Mankato
Rapidan Dam Cafe
American • $

Rapidan Dam Cafe

54116 Glory Ln, Mankato, MN 56001

Pie, shake, food and beverage biking destination 10 miles out of Mankato on the shaded Red Jacket bike trail. 2 miles west of Rapidan on a country road. By...

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

Wooden Spoon

515 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

For our wedding we decided we wanted to find a locally owned business that used local ingredients when possible and was active in our community. Wooden Spoon...

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Mongolian Grill 1876 Madison Ave, Mankato
Mongolian Grill
Asian • $

Mongolian Grill

1876 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Love the food, the staff is so helpful if you are new and don't understand how it works. I always get a medium bowl and usually take home about 1/2. Love...

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  • Good117 Reviews4.2

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

Very good breakfast!! Wish they had your choice of potatoes with the griddle choices !! Had the pne with bacon, sausage n ham was Very good but would have...

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  • Good132 Reviews4
Buffalo Wings & Rings 1861 Adams St, Mankato
Buffalo Wings & Rings
American

Buffalo Wings & Rings

1861 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Great food great service. Our waiter Jeremy was super friendly and helpful. Food came out in a timely manner. Sauce was great. Was rated a mild and thats...

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  • Good145 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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  • Good87 Reviews4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Mankato
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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  • Superb70 Reviews4.4
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 ate here tonight for the first time. I tried the chicken bacon ranch, Hawaiian, mac n cheese, BBQ bacon chicken pizzas. I got one of each and they were all...

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  • Good93 Reviews4.1
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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  • Good80 Reviews4.1

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

Loved the food, huge serving, made 2 meals for me. The staff was wonderful. I wish they had a red mild sauce not just tomatillo. I just don't eat green...

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  • Good109 Reviews4.1
Taqueria Doña Tere 1850 Adams St, Mankato
Taqueria Doña Tere
Mexican

Taqueria Doña Tere

1850 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Do not overlook this place!! Absolutely incredible place to eat. You will not find better Mexican food and the portions are huge! Don't miss the grilled...

  • Superb50 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

Went to Chipotle on Madison last minute and asked for catering for 12. The manager, Brandon was very accommodating and got me out of there in 15 minutes. He...

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  • Good108 Reviews3.9

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

I go there for lunch almost ever Friday. The food is always very good with a nice selection.Glad to see their son is back.I always enjoy talking with him...

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  • Good133 Reviews3.4
Panda Express 1810 Madison Ave, Mankato
Panda Express
Chinese • $$

Panda Express

1810 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Food was great. I was skeptical because 2 of my friends love it and 2 weren't that impressed. I think its all in what you get. They were pretty busy and...

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  • Average111 Reviews2.7
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

I love this place. But today was the first day i was not happy with the price i paid for the stuff i ordered. I ordered a house rice small and orange chicken...

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  • Good92 Reviews3.4

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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  • Good83 Reviews4.2
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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  • Good76 Reviews4.2
Charleys Cheesesteaks 1850 Adams St #608, Mankato
Charleys Cheesesteaks
Fast Food

Charleys Cheesesteaks

1850 Adams St #608, Mankato, MN 56001

You order, are given your drink, & by the time you walk down the counter, they're putting your food on the tray REALLY good strawberry lemonade....

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  • Superb62 Reviews4.4

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Mankato
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

Love this place! Food is delicious, ambience is amazing, and location is great. It is a little expensive but worth it! Make sure to call in advance for a...

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  • Superb70 Reviews4.6
Culver's 1856 Madison Ave, Mankato
Culver's
Burgers • $$

Culver's

1856 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Where's the meat??? This was my first time at any Culver's location and although the burger was good, the meat patties were by far, literally the...

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  • Good116 Reviews3.7
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

The only DQ in town that'll make one of my favorite blizzards, Chocolate covered cherries blizzard! Thanks for the years of great treats, memories, and...

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  • Superb64 Reviews4.6
Pita Pit 530 S Front St Suite 210, Mankato
Pita Pit
Sandwich Shop • $

Pita Pit

530 S Front St Suite 210, Mankato, MN 56001

I took my family here for a lunch while we were visiting Mankato and hitting up some places downtown. The food here is very good, I had the Gyro Pita, and the...

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  • Superb80 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

Why would you go anywhere else for a sub? You order roast beef, and they slice it right there in front of you! So fresh, so good! Subway is processed...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.4
Panera Bread 1901 Madison Ave Suite 200, Mankato
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $

Panera Bread

1901 Madison Ave Suite 200, Mankato, MN 56001

Very good. Food is always fresh and tasty. They have a very nice selection of menu items and baked goods are fresh and yummy.The Service is very good and you...

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  • Good98 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

I have eaten at this establishment many times and they have grown Leaps and Bounds from when they first opened. If you get the Boneless Wings they will simply...

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  • Good151 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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  • Average118 Reviews2.6
Chick-fil-A 7 Centennial Student Un, Mankato
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

7 Centennial Student Un, Mankato, MN 56001

This chick fil a does not exist. I'm still hungry and I feel lied to.. But my husband gave this place a good review so I guess we'll keep this at 5...

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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

Where to start so, this place was exactly what I expected for being in the heart of downtown Mankato. Although the outdoor seating is probably more for the...

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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

Menu is limited but they have great food, great service and are very good at roast beef.  They cut the meat in front of you,  you can literally see every...

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  • Good76 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

Oh the love one can have for a place that actually cares about its employees and the experience they share with their guests.

This place is probably...

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  • Good112 Reviews3.7