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1812 So. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 625-6776
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Romantic

Took Wife here for our 40th and had an exquisite meal and bottle of wine. Made reservations so they knew it was our anniversary and they did it up right, nice little corner table, background music just enough so that you could hear it if you listened and low lighting. For a local restaurant its a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Retired0ne2
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North Mankato, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Mankato, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Took Wife here for our 40th and had an exquisite meal and bottle of wine. Made reservations so they knew it was our anniversary and they did it up right, nice little corner table, background music just enough so that you could hear it if you listened and low lighting. For a local restaurant its a good place to eat.... More 

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Elysian, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went to Neighbor's for the first time to celebrate a promotion for my brother-in-law and was disappointed in the quality of food for an up-scale Italian restaurant. I ordered a classic Italian dish expecting a subtle burst of classic Italian herbs; unfortunately, my dish was lacking in flavor as well as basic seasoning. The pasta, however, was cooked to... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The food is really good and I do like their menu and the atmosphere, but we quit going due to the lack of good service. The food is quite pricey, even on happy hour, and you would expect really good service in this establishment, but we have found that to be hit or miss (more miss than hit). We had... More 

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las vegas
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238 reviews 238 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

For Mankato and this area of Minnesota "Neighbors" is a very good restaurant. However, when compared to other dining venues that we frequent in our frequent travels it is average. The food was reasonably well prepared with the salads being excellent. Our server was inexperienced and 'in the weeds' due to an apparent lack of staff. You will get a... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We usually go to Neighbor's for our Anniversary but tonight we went so our daughter could try their awesome food. We couldn't get enough of the salad and bread. Their salad dressing is homemade and my daughter wanted even more salad and our main course wasn't even on the table yet. My two ladies had the fettuccini alfredo with two... More 

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Peoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was an awesome restaurant. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend this place if you are ever in Mankato.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went to Neighbors after looking on the net. They weren’t crowded but we needed to wait for a table due to limited staff. They did offer a free glass of wine (one of the three of us took them up due to limited offerings). Waiter was knowledgeable and fun. Appetizers left something to be desired. Bruschetta was probably the worst... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Old time favorite of ours to eat at together or with friends. Menu selections are great. Has a nice homey feel with a good staff. Would recommend reservations at prime times. They do offer a free glass of wine if you have to wait for our setting.

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Mankato, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Amazing food. Risotto balls are a must for an app. The pasta is amazing. Some say the food is overpriced but I think that you are getting what you pay for.

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Neighbors has always been a favorite of mine for birthdays and anniversaries. Over time it has become higher priced with poorer service. Food has always been great, but seems to contain less and less of the ingredient you ordered that item to taste. Maybe it is the economy as I see this trend at other eating establishments. I recently was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1812 So. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: (507) 625-6776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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