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Wagon Wheel Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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609 S Front St, Mankato, MN 56001-3802
+1 507-625-9604
Today
06:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 20:00
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank DebL457
Wisconsin
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 for 4 meals was under $35. Not super cheap prices but not too high.

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Thank NrthwoodsGal
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 isn't the same without it!

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Thank MankatoMms
Lenexa, Kansas
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

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Thank Steve M
Boston, Massachusetts
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180 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Lunch stop here were I tried the hamburger with tater tots which was very good. Waitress was not very good but she also was completely alone. They were also out of Pepsi. How does that happen. Definitely need to replace the carpet and there are no more jute boxes

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Thank gypsywomen2
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Cheap eats. Authentic old diner. Didn't have to recreate anything cuz this is how it was 30 years ago, too! Eggs bacon toast or pancakes for breakfast? Good old fashioned cheeseburger? Just regular size? This is your place. So glad new owners took over and didn't change much. Menu could be expanded, tho--wish they'd make some decent soup-- tastes like... More 

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Thank Shawn H
Gaylord, Michigan
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this little cafe for breakfast. Good, hot meal served by friendly staff. The place is kind of old but well kept. Limited menu at very reasonable prices

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Thank Jodi W
Sauk Rapids
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Fun place to go! Good food! Fair price. Have to pay with cash or check. You seat yourself. Service was quick even when it was busy. Staff was polite!

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Thank Sarah T
Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We ate at this cafe because it was within walking distance of our hotel in downtown Mankato. It is a very small diner style cafe... narrow and long! You almost trip over people trying to get to your table, and it is a good idea to sit towards the front of the diner as the restrooms are in the rear... More 

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Thank Mark K
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The breakfast burrito with everything was so flavorful! We stopped here on a bike trip and loved the local flavor and great service!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?