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Tav on the Ave

) #15 of 109 Restaurants in Mankato $$ - $$$ American, ,
1120 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5226
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“wings” (12 reviews)
“waffle fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1120 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5226
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just ate here the other night and upon the waitress' recommendation, we ordered the fish tacos. They were excellent! Light fare but satisfying. The order came with a white rice and black beans for sides; both very tasty. Great beer selection. I gave it a...More

Thank pjsharad
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Tav has been a stable in Mankato for years. The food is very good. Upscale bar food is probably the best description. It is a little pricey, especially if you'd like to have a few drinks with your meal.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is my sister's favorite place to eat and quaff a few in Mankato...always interesting beers and I loved their pilot grigio!

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed 8 February 2017

$90 for 4 people for lunch! Wings, a burger and a salad...they charge $.25 to put olives in your beer! The food is so good, but sad to say we'll never return.

Thank Ksad
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, very cold beer, great bartender. Nick did a great job, very friendly and personable. We'll definitely be back! As for the food... I loved the fish and chips, my friend LOVED the cheese balls!

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent burgers and fun drink options along with the sports friendly crowd and wait staff. VERY good food (way above average for a bar type restaurant). Decent portions for the $. The drink options are fun and delicious. I forgot the name of the drink,...More

Thank AdmiralBigGun
Reviewed 22 November 2016

By far the best hamburgers we have had in the Mankato and 20 miles surrounding. Everything else was good, but who cares if you get a great burger.

Thank FamilytoseeNYC
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Will I've been going to the tav for a few years and in a beer lover. I always find something great on tap. And the food is not typical bar food at all. Fresh and will thought out. Btw, the wings are the best in...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped here while in town to get some food and watch the football game and were very happy we did! The staff was excellent-Clark is an amazing bartender!! The food was great! It has a fun atmosphere. Would go again and definitely recommend it!!

Thank Meg H
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Took my teenage daughters and friend here for lunch on a Saturday. Very friendly waitress, good service and great food. Will go back next time we are in Mankato.

Thank 4tagnolis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
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