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Rapidan Dam Store

54116 Glory Ln, Mankato, MN 56001-7342
+1 507-546-9997
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (14 reviews)
“jim” (4 reviews)
“jukebox” (2 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
54116 Glory Ln, Mankato, MN 56001-7342
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Been going there for years.....3 booths, some counter stools, and 4 tables! Tiny little kitchen that produces good food! I've eaten a lot of burgers, fries, and REAL malts there. (When you ask for fried onions, you get a ton of them)! I'm "old" now...More

Thank dontlikesnow44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After having a very disappointing dinner we decided to go to Rapidan dam store for pie. I've heard about these pies for years. I had just never made time to get over that direction to try them. I am so happy I did Paris they...More

Thank 40plusandtraveling
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Our lunch was made extra special when Jim (owner) sat down with us to talk. It took only minutes before we felt that we were friends! We enjoyed songs from the free vintage jukebox! We laughed when Jim answered the old pay phone ..... Dam...More

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed July 27, 2018

The Hruska family and Cathy are some of the nicest people you will ever meet! They have a sign above the door that says, "only a stranger ONCE".....We've been going there for years now. Can't wait to return this year! Just a few more days....I'm...More

Thank rn_flobow
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I was lucky enough to get asked to drive some Catholic sisters out here for pie, It was a beautiful day and a nice breeze so that they could eat their pie outside in the picnic cover, All the pies looked great, I had a...More

Thank Mel H
Reviewed May 22, 2018

We learned of it from the front desk person at the Mankato Hilton Garden Inn. What a jewel. Breakfast was wonderful and pie for dessert was outstanding. We were the only people there and had a great visit with Jim. If you are in the...More

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Stopped there on a motorcycle tour. Very unassuming as you can tell by the pics. Nothing special about the food except that it is homemade and fresh. The service staff was very nice and pleasant. Great views just up the road. The Sour Cream Raisin...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We went out of our way to go to this restaurant with all the great reviews. There are a few tables, it probably holds about 25 customers. The menu is on the wall and is very limited. All our food was overcooked. So disappointed! The...More

Thank cami2557
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful gem just off the highway! Much better than any old chain breakfast. Enjoyed our visit with Jim very much!!

Thank pdecowen
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Fun place, great food and fun host!! The Dam burger and chocolate Carmel pecan pie we're the best!!!!!

Thank ladydi1206
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54116 Glory Ln, Mankato, MN 56001-7342
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-546-9997
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