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Pub 500

$$ - $$$American, ,
500 S Front St, South Front and Cherry Street, Mankato, MN 56001-3717
+1 507-625-6500
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  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled turkey” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
500 S Front St, South Front and Cherry Street, Mankato, MN 56001-3717
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in after a basketball game. Wait staff and beer selection A+. Food was average, I had fish thinking being in MN it would be on par with Wisconsin fish fry and I was disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gitusome2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Pub 500 mostly because of the favorable reviews which gave us hope of a decent meal. We were very disappointed. The nachos were weird, sweet with some odd cheese-ish sauce and tasteless pork. Bad start. I had a pulled pork and blue cheese...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 341erics
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, our waitress was really good and gave great service. We just didn’t think the food was that good. I had the Hickory Burger that has pulled pork BBQ on top. I didn’t care for BBQ as it was very vinegar based. Not my fave....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bzymom22
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Clean inviting environment. Staff friendly and helpful. Nice options on menu. Standard bar food with some flair. Our burgers were cooked perfect. Definitely will return.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tandbi
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Amazing, addicting... love this burger! Thank you for bringing this to Mankato. Malt vinegar for the fries, mac & cheese bites, so many reasons to come back. Did I mention they have the Impossible Burger?

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mnsmalltowngirl
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a great place for a business dinner or drinks with friends. Great food, wide menu selection, and easy to get to.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank katlyngerken
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Fantastic choices of beer and the menu was impressive and well worth the mighty dollar spent. We had a blast there for dinner and the beer was good, too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jill D
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Nice outdoor seating available. It was a nice date night. Good happy hour appetizer and drink specials.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 706elizabethv
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Went for brunch and assumed some type of potato would be gluten free but apparently they're unable to take the seasoning off any of their potatoes, which leads me to assume their potatoes come packaged. Finally after very little help I found some mashed potatoes...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Theresa M
Tom F, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hello Theresa, Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our Pub. We are sorry the two items designated on our breakfast menu as Gluten Free (Cheesy Quinoa Brown Rice Bowl and Good Grain Bowl) weren't what you were looking for. We have six items...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Was in town to enjoy time away from home. Really enjoyed outdoor patio on a warm summer day. Homemade chips were delicious as well as GrainBelt Blue beer.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sue M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Front St, South Front and Cherry Street, Mankato, MN 56001-3717
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-625-6500
  • E-mail
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 gluten free, 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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