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Pub 500

) #4 of 109 Restaurants in Mankato $$ - $$$ American, ,
500 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001-3717
+1 507-625-6500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sloppy joe” (4 reviews)
“poutine” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
500 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001-3717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical American pub with long list of beers local and global. Good fish taco or burger, fish and chips as well. really kind service.

Thank Damian00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub! And the service were very attentive. Food came fast, beer came faster.. nice location and a wonderful atmosphere!

Thank williamjs0413
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words. The crew will be happy to see them!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a few drinks and light fare with some friends - had a great time. Music not too loud, drinks reasonably priced, food was ok (but we only had a plate of sweet potato fries). The waitresses were friendly, attentive and nice -...More

Thank Jim C
Tom F, Manager at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking care of our service crew. We'll let them know again you appreciated their attentive service! We hope to impress you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Mankato on a business visit, we ate at Pub 500 for a late dinner. The drinks and the food were good as was the service. I can definitely recommend the place. If they are having a live amateur music night, however, either avoid it...More

Thank Chip1701
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words about our food and service. Also thanks for letting people know if they choose to be away from the music we do have space in an upper area for them. Open Mic is a high percentage very good but the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have different offerings on the menu, but they are SO EXPENSIVE for what you get. Why would I pay $12-14 for a veggie burger that is not even made in house? I can heat up a frozen black bean patty for $2 at home...More

Thank Jessica R
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the frank comment on our black bean burger. The timing was great as we head up to Minneapolis to collaborate with chefs a few times a year and we were recently on our way. You should see a new black bean burger within...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Mother's Day brunch had choices of breakfast and lunch. Sirloin and ham and turkey sliders with glazed carrots, cheesy potatoes, and green beans. The ham was outstanding. Breakfast had French toast, sausages, scrambled eggs, and a couple other items. A good selection of veggies...More

Thank Loui51
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice comment on our Mother's Day Brunch. This is one of the few times our chefs can work on a brunch buffet and show off their talents. They will appreciate knowing it was enjoyed.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

We stopped here after a wedding and before heading to our hotel for a quick drink. They had a live band, good drinks and great service. We sat at a table, not at the bar but we didn't get any food. Busy but not overwhelmed.

Thank homebody25
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comments. We are glad you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This place was great!! Lots of drink and food items!! We had fried mac and cheese and it was delicious. The service was great!!! There was a band called Small Town Anthem that was playing and they were fantastic!!! They did classics like wagon wheel...More

Thank TheSheepMan28
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. We set out to be a different atmosphere than anyone down here. It's also fun to have great music from time to time. Small Town Anthem is a great band. Our crew will appreciate knowing you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 22 March 2017

First I love that they have cider on tap. Thank you! Love the location and love the atmosphere but the food seems to be lacking. I was so excited because they had poutine which I love but the cheese was not really melted at all...More

Thank Parkside-Cottage
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your frank comments. Our spec calls for the cheese curds to be warm and gooey but not completely melted. The Canadian Chef Kenny that developed this for us wanted it to be authentic Canadian street food. That being said we are operated by...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Love the atmosphere, great price, and the food was amazing. Definitely going back, so many options for food and expert bartenders.

Thank freqflyer9
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. the bar crew as well as the rest of the crew will appreciate seeing your comments. Stop and see us again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001-3717
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-625-6500
  • E-mail
Located in Southern Minnesota, Pub 500 is a top restaurant featuring daily Happy Hour drink specials, great food and live entertainment. Pub 500 serves lunch, dinner, late night snacks, appetizers, weekend breakfast, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Pub 500 has a wide selection of draft beer and drinks at their full bar. Pub provides the perfect downtown atmosphere for you to relax with your family and friends any day of the week. Weekly entertainment: live music, trivia, poker, karaoke and more. In the spring and summer, enjoy Pub 500’s delicious food and beverages on their outdoor patio, featuring a fire pit. Pub 500 provides catering and full bar service at their semi-private party room or at an off-site location. Pub is a proud supporter of Schell’s Brewery, Mankato Brewery, Indian Island Winery, Morgan Creek Winery and Chankaska Creek Winery. Bar and grill with live music.
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