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Wagon Wheel Cafe

609 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001-3802
+1 507-625-9604
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“juke boxes” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
609 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001-3802
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want an old fashion breakfast at a great price, this is the place!!! I'll definitely be back!!!

Thank Kathleen190
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised by this diamond in the rough. From what we gathered, it is a local favorite that has been in Mankato for quite some time. It is an older cafe/diner with no frills but the service is friendly...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Stopped by for lunch and nothing really stood out on the menu as exciting. I ordered the special called the Rachel. It was a turkey ruben. It was good but no the best ruben I have every had. The service was really good. The place...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Went here with friends. Fun atmosphere, good menu variety, great service. Food was wonderful. I had a burger, husband had chicken

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this diner today. Very pleasant staff. It is tiny so you might wait for just a few minutes for a table to open up if they are busy. Breakfast food was good and came relatively fast considering how busy it was. This is a...More

1  Thank 100proof
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is an old school diner, and it looked like a fun place for breakfast. We love finding places like this on our travels so we were looking forward to an awesome meal. Unfortunately, the blueberry pancakes were nothing more than bland pancakes with a...More

1  Thank FGOG
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This cafe doesn't look like much from the outside but the service is good and the food is excellent! I'm really glad we tried it and highly recommend it for breakfast!

1  Thank DebL457
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The food was good. Standard American fare. We ordered mushroom Swiss burger, bacon cheese burger, and club sandwich, all with fries, and a taco salad. Nothing was bad. I kind of expected country music in a place named Wagon Wheel, but it wasn't. Our bill...More

1  Thank NrthwoodsGal
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

So glad the Wagon wheel is back and Xtra glad the name remains! Stopped in this morning and had an awesome breakfast burrito! Four of us shared some home baked, reminds me of grandma's, bread pudding! Yum. Thanks for keeping this gem, the same. Mankato...More

1  Thank MankatoMms
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Just a great hole-in-the-wall type of place. Food is excellent, cheap and ridiculous-sized portions. GO!

Thank Steve M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001-3802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-625-9604
The Wagon Wheel Cafe has been a Mankato staple for over 65 years. It has recently reopened with new management. It is a casual diner with low prices. This is a great place to take the family out to eat and not break the bank.
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