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Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking

1920 Premier Dr, Mankato, MN 56001-5900
+1 507-625-8443
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“walleye tacos” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1920 Premier Dr, Mankato, MN 56001-5900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy hour is my favorite! One of the few places I know that has happy hour twice a day and 7 days a week! Their Sunday brunch is one to check out. Great bloody mary/mimosa bar twice a week.

Thank dh18960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs were over cooked n charred. New ribs - better! The best advice is have a waiter ask how done you want the meat (including ribs) - Fun with friend & great waiter who knows ASL! Great environment and pretty furry chairs! Thank you for...More

Thank revbear7
Camper815516, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for coming out to Bonfire! Thank you also for the feedback and advice. We are happy to hear that we were able to get your ribs to your satisfaction by the second time. We are also really Glad our server was here...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Good menu selection and bar service. Conveniently located near shopping center and other commerce near Hyw 22 and Hyw 14 interchange.

Thank Ronald P
David A, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hello Ronald, Thank you for your review of Bonfire Restaurant Mankato MN! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and and the food! We hope to see you back soon! Management

Reviewed August 14, 2018

Fantastic bloody mary bar, nice selection of tap beers, bartender very friendly, never got a chance to have a wood fired pizza due to time limit, but they sure looked and smelled goo. Maybe next time.....More

1  Thank BelairBoy
David A, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Dear Jeff, We get so excited when we see "GREAT" for a title in your review! It is always great to hear back from our customers. Of course I am a little biased but we do have some great pizzas! I hope that you will...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

The guy and the gal (in training) were great when we arrived. We sat out on the patio and they were attentive. We had Buffalo Bites and beer. Buffalo bites were very tender! We checked out and took our bottles etc inside. Husband asked the...More

Thank gagawester
David A, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

We apologize about this issue you had with our service. We have reviewed this with the employee that was on the day you dinned with us. It is our goal to provide excellent service to everyone that comes through our doors and that is why...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Walked right in and had a great meal. Staff were focused and accommodated a friend of mine who has a gluten-free diet. Sit at the bar or grab a booth - My buddy had the local fish, I went for the burger. We were happy...More

Thank kman2017
David A, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Great to hear you had such a fantastic visit and that you enjoyed the service and food! We will always do our best to accommodate our guest the best we can so we are happy to hear your friend was taken care of! We look...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

I visited the restaurant with a group of students. They got to learn how to make pizza, so it's a great place to bring student groups if you arrange in advance. I had a margherita pizza, one of the best I've ever tasted!More

Thank cynsha
David A, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Wow thank you for your kind review of Bonfire Restaurant Mankato MN! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our pizzas! Keep in mind that you can always order our pizzas to go if you are in a hurry just call your order in...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We made reservations and still had to wait when we got there because of short staff. We waited an hour for our food. Ribeye was supposed to be Cajun and had no flavor. The baked potato cane out completely cold. We were told because they...More

Thank Lona M
David A, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Dear Lona, I am so sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience. Even though it is tough for us to read negative reviews we understand the importance of them and we make sure to use them to help fine tune our operations....More

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Very poor lunch selection. .No longer have the selection of food and beverages specials at lunch. 2 lunch specials, one for $10.95. And one for 8.95. The more expensive special included three selections, the less expensive special was for two selections. One of the selections...More

Thank OsaRadar
David A, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you for your review and we apologize you did not find your lunch selection. We are reworking this menu a bit and adding a few things in. We hope that you will give us a second chance.

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Staff is extremely attentive and friendly. Great atmosphere and has a nice outside seating area. Pizza was good and they had a nice happy hour. Only downfall was that the A/C wasn't great and they had big fans blowing.More

Thank Wolfpak5
David A, General Manager at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you for your review and we are always happy to hear when our guest have positive experiences! We do apologize about the A/C going down during your visits. We did our best to still make it comfortable for the guest until it got fixed....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 Premier Dr, Mankato, MN 56001-5900 (Formerly Axel's Bonfire)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-625-8443
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Description
Axel’s Bonfire of Mankato is attached to the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato. Bonfire offers amazing wood fire cooking that delivers flavors distinct to Bonfire. Excellent bar service, daily features and a child-friendly menu where children can build their own pizzas and sundaes!
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