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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
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have different offerings on the menu, but they are SO EXPENSIVE for what you get. Why would I pay $12-14 for a veggie burger that is not even made in house? I can heat up a frozen black bean patty for $2 at home and throw it on a store-bought bun. They should step up the food game a... More 

Thank Jessica R
Estherville, Iowa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mother's Day brunch had choices of breakfast and lunch. Sirloin and ham and turkey sliders with glazed carrots, cheesy potatoes, and green beans. The ham was outstanding. Breakfast had French toast, sausages, scrambled eggs, and a couple other items. A good selection of veggies for your salad. There were 4 or 5 desserts which were good.

Thank Loui51
Shakopee, Minnesota
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after a wedding and before heading to our hotel for a quick drink. They had a live band, good drinks and great service. We sat at a table, not at the bar but we didn't get any food. Busy but not overwhelmed.

Thank homebody25
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This place was great!! Lots of drink and food items!! We had fried mac and cheese and it was delicious. The service was great!!! There was a band called Small Town Anthem that was playing and they were fantastic!!! They did classics like wagon wheel and Joleen, but also had several great original songs. Highly recommend. For being in a... More 

Thank TheSheepMan28
North Mankato, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

First I love that they have cider on tap. Thank you! Love the location and love the atmosphere but the food seems to be lacking. I was so excited because they had poutine which I love but the cheese was not really melted at all just hard cheese curds on fries with gravy/sauce. The gravy/sauce was a good flavor but... More 

Thank Parkside-Cottage
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Love the atmosphere, great price, and the food was amazing. Definitely going back, so many options for food and expert bartenders.

Thank freqflyer9
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great beer selection and great food. Nuf said. Great location. Park your car and walk. This is a fun "sports bar" that isn't overpowering. Anyone can enjoy this place.

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

Thanks for the nice words. We'll let our crew know their work is appreciated. More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We'll make sure the crew hears them as well. More 

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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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