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The Woods

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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43781 Golf Course Rd, Saint Peter, MN 56082-4146
+1 507-931-4400
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Le Sueur, Minnesota
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1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I had heard good things about the food, so when I saw they were doing a New Year's dinner, I thought it would be fun to give it a try. We had to wait 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. That hostess seemed frazzled and wasn't very friendly. We had a roomy table and it... More 

Thank Leticia S
Level Contributor
60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stood at the "wait to be seated" sign and waited...no one acknowledged us. Figured we were supposed to seat ourselves. Went and sat at an open table and waited for 10+ minutes....I went back up to the front and stood by the sign again. Eventually a waitress acknowledged me and said she'd be right back...but never came back. I... More 

Thank LoneTreeGuy
North Mankato, Minnesota
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The renovated Woods is a treat in this area. Right on a golf course and lake, the views through the huge doors and windows can't be beat. The service is great. We could not get our party of 8 into anywhere in Mankato due to MSU graduation and prom, but we could make a reservation at the Woods. The food... More 

Thank unclerandytia
Le Center, Minnesota
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I typically make it to the Woods about 2x a year, one of the evenings is a buffet style party with Chicken, Walleye and Beef options. This is the second year in a row that everyone raved about the Walleye. The Chicken was moist, tender and tasty as well. Based on the serves running out of these two options, I... More 

Thank Mark T
Saint Peter, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

3 couples wanted to experience the location as a possible grooms diner location. It beats the more expensive Number 4 restaurant in Mankato.

Thank RON B
Mankato, Minnesota
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My wife and I ate at The Woods for the first time last week. Very pretty room with nice views. Nice decor. My Walleye was excellent. My wife's pasta was good, but could have been served hotter. The salads were clearly made earlier in the day, no need as the room was not crowded at all. The silverware was plain,... More 

Thank bbohrod
Level Contributor
48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner. Very nice and clean facility. Promptly greeted by a friendly hostess. I ordered the ribeye special and my wife had the walleye. Both were prepared as expected and very good. Our waitress, Tasha, was excellent and added to our enjoyment.

Thank FatherHinie
Mankato, MN
Level Contributor
44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Considering the amount of negative reviews over the past year at TripAdvisor this experience was far better then expected. We went there with another couple and we ordered 4 different meals and all were excellent. My wife had an Oriental salad much like the ones at Applebee's but larger and with a great presentation for about the same money. Very... More 

Thank Romar556
Mankato, Minnesota
Level Contributor
148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We were here a number of years ago for a wedding, and let's just say we have never been back. Recently, someone informed us that the restaurant was remodeled, so we decided to give it a try. The remodel was a stunning success! We ate on the deck, overlooking the course/lake. We had the cold watermelon soup, goat cheese and... More 

Thank scodougle
Level Contributor
92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is in a lovely location. Menus were plastic--pre-printed-- never a good sign. The "special" and what the restaurant is noted for was walleye. This was caught somewhere else, probably another country, breaded and frozen and deep fried-- not my idea of a specialty when there are fresh walleye a few miles away. Vegetables were the steamed frozen variety.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43781 Golf Course Rd, Saint Peter, MN 56082-4146
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Peter
  • Phone Number: +1 507-931-4400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?