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Pub 500

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American, Bar, Pub
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500 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001-3717
+1 507-625-6500
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pub has a wide variety of food and drinks. Event nights offer a slightly altered menu. The service is always quick. Pub chips are worth all the calories!

Thank blsand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Karaoke night, which was awesome! Food was ok. The only issue was that there was not enough room in the Pub for that many people. I could barley get to the bathroom. I also didn't like the atmosphere. There was a lot of drunk people there. I would not recommend to bring kids after 7pm there becuase of... More 

Thank Hands D
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We were curious when you were here? We only do Karaoke one time a year and that is to kick off Mankato's Pride Weekend in September. If this is the case you are right we were full of people excited about the upcoming school year. We have a few events throughout the... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Been here 15-20 times in 3 years. It's our go to-- love the patio for people watching. Nice variety of options. All good to great.

Thank Shawn H
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice words. We appreciate your business. The nice/fun guests we have are a huge part of our atmosphere! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

St. Louis
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

In Mankato for work first meal in town will have to go back staff was very attentive and food was great the steak was a perfect medium thanks for a great meal.

1 Thank beachbum5024
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review. Our crew will hear the good news. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The food was excellent but the staff was overworked and stressed. They didn't get the order right but did fix it. Go for the food just be patient if it gets busy.

Thank Susan M
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind and honest review. We remember this day well. Our crew will appreciate knowing they did a great job given the conditions. We've discussed why we were short handed and think we have the solution. Stop and see us again. You will be happy to know your comments were taken to heart. Thanks you! More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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175 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in town for a concert and stopped in for appetizers and drinks. Food was above average and the bartender was very helpful. Happy hour was going on so we got some good deals. Will definitely be back

Thank Derek S
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Hermantown, Minnesota
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very close to our hotel. Nice menu and good service. Would definitely recommend if staying at the Mankato City Center

Thank hotserb1
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. It means a lot to the crew here. More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Wife and I ate here recently while we stayed down the street. Went on a Friday night and it wasn't to crowded. My wife had fish tacos and I had a Reuben. Both of our meals were really good. Would go again when in town.

Thank Grate1313
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice words. We'd love to see you again when in the area. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Good food, friendly service with outdoor tables ... spacious restaurant, with nice decor and an "English pub" style decor. Recommend it!

Thank ideremer
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Stop again when you get to the area! More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We chose Pub 500 because of the dog friendly patio. We will be back because the food is also outstanding, and service is friendly. Tom came to answer questions about the desserts, which are home made:-) We tried the bread pudding and the butterscotch dessert--both were yummy. They make most of their food from scratch, and take pride in delivering... More 

Thank Royalreader
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

One of the best parts of this business is meeting all the nice people we encounter in a day. I remember chatting with you two. Thanks for the kind words. The crew will see that their efforts are appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to serving you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?