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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
Stuffed Avocados
Avocado halves stuffed with tomatoes, onions and lemon vinaigrette. Topped with toasted almonds
USD 12.99
Replace Almonds with Bacon and Cilantro Lime Sauce (Gluten Free) USD 1.29
Stoner Chips
Developed by Chef Chelsea Stoner (what were you thinking?). Pub chips topped with pulled turkey, cheddar cheese, onions and cilantro lime sauce
USD 11.99
Artichoke Spinach Dip
Pub's recipe served with warm pita bread
USD 10.99
Pub Pickles
Breaded, deep-fried dill pickle spears on a bed of Pub Fries. Served with ranch dressing
USD 10.99
Sweet Potato Fries
Served with our housemade peanut aioli sauce
USD 7.99
Pub Fries
One pound of fries dusted with Pub 500 seasonings
USD 5.99
Homemade Potato Chips
Served with our original Southwestern dip
USD 5.99
Poutine
A Canadian pub treat - a pound of Pub Fries and fresh white cheddar curds smothered in gravy
USD 9.99
Add Bacon or Pulled Pork USD 2.99
Chicken Wings
Hearty wings spun in our signature sauces or dry rub - Buffalo, Six Pepper Garlic, Cajun Dry Rub, Thai Peanut, Norwegian Hot, Ragtop BBQ and Asian
(5) USD 7.99
(10) USD 14.99
SMALL PLATE
$7.99. For kids under 12 and our friends over 55. Served with choice of Pub Fries, Homemade Chips, Coleslaw or Mandarin Oranges. Includes single serving pop, milk or coffee
Chicken Strips
Sloppy Joe
Pulled Turkey Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich
FARM FRESH BREAKFAST
Served Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m. til 1 p.m.
Chicken and Waffles
Spicy chicken strips with waffle wedges dusted with powdered sugar. Served with maple syrup
USD 12.99
Classic Breakfast
Two scrambled eggs, three strips of bacon or two sausage patties, breakfast potatoes and toast. Sorry but due to space issues we can only serve scrambled eggs but they are darn good scrambled eggs
USD 9.99
Red Eye Hash
Fried cubed potatoes with onions, spinach, black olives, black beans and a spicy tomato sauce
USD 9.99
Avocado Toast
Avocado toast with bacon and scrambled eggs. Served with breakfast potatoes
USD 9.99
Meat Lovers Scramble
Diced ham, sausage, bacon, cheddar cheese, cubed breakfast potatoes and scrambled eggs. Served with toast
USD 12.99
SANDWICHES & BURGERS
Served with Pub Fries, Homemade Chips or Coleslaw. Upgrade to Fresh Steamed Veggies, Soup, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Fries or Fresh Side Salad. $1.95. Mashed Potatoes and some Soups contain dairy. Pub 500 signature pulled pork and turkey are seasoned with our own dry rub seasonings then slow roasted over nine hours
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Memphis-style slow-roasted pulled pork
USD 9.99
Pulled Turkey Sandwich
Original slow-roasted, hand pulled turkey
USD 9.99
Pulled Pork Hoagie
Slow-roasted pulled pork topped with chimichurri and cilantro lime sauce and housemade pickled red onions
USD 12.99
Pepper Jack Pork Sandwich
Slow-roasted pulled pork topped with six pepper garlic sauce, pepper jack cheese and three strips of bacon
USD 12.99
Cheesy Turkey Sandwich
Our signature pulled turkey topped with cheese sauce, grilled tomato and lightly dusted with cajun seasoning
USD 11.99
Avocado Cranberry Turkey
Slow-roasted pulled turkey with our housemade cranberry sauce, toasted almond slivers and avocado
USD 12.99
Sloppy Joe Sandwich
Our own sweet homestyle recipe
USD 9.99
Black Bean Burger
Spicy black bean burger with Thai peanut sauce. Bowl it: Make it into a grains bowl or salad by replacing the bun and and side with a bed of wild rice and farro, quinoa and brown rice or mixed tossed greens
USD 11.99
Bowl it USD 1.95
Never Mooed Burger
This 100% plant-based burger is a tasty vegan sandwich treat. We compliment it with chimichurri sauce, lettuce, pickled red onions and tomatoes
USD 13.99
Cranberry Chicken Sandwich
Topped with cranberry sauce, toasted almonds and pepper jack cheese. Bowl it: Make it into a grains bowl or salad by replacing the bun and and side with a bed of wild rice and farro, quinoa and brown rice or mixed tossed greens
USD 12.99
Bowl it USD 1.95
HEARTY FARE
North Country Walleye and Wild Rice
Beer battered walleye topped with our housemade cilantro lime sauce over a blend of wild rice and farro and dried blueberries. Served with fresh, steamed broccoli
USD 22.99
Hot Turkey Commercial
Our signature pulled turkey on white bread with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy. Served with a side of our freshly made cranberry sauce
USD 12.99
Pub Beer Battered Fish-And-Chips
A Pub specialty - two cod loins dipped in beer batter. Served on a mound of Pub Fries (the English call them Chips), coleslaw and a freshly baked French roll
USD 14.99
Captain's Portion USD 16.99
BOWLS
Pineapple Chicken
Quinoa and brown rice topped with Asian glazed chicken, pineapple and fresh, steamed veggies
USD 14.99
Cajun Cod Bowl
Cajun spiced cod with steamed veggies, wild rice and farro and our housemade lemon vinaigrette
USD 14.99
Fried Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole
This "hot dish" includes fried chicken, wild rice and farro, peas and corn with a housemade turkey gravy
USD 13.99
Pulled Turkey or Pork Bowl
Choose from our nine and a half hour slow-roasted signature pulled turkey or pork with homemade mashed potatoes and steamed veggies
USD 12.99
Black Bean and Veggies
Wild rice and farro topped with fresh, steamed veggies and black beans with Thai peanut sauce
USD 11.99
LIGHTER FARE
Chicken, Bacon and Blu Salad
Greens topped with grilled chicken, AmaBlu® crumbles, tomatoes, bacon and dried cranberries. Served with raspberry vinaigrette
USD 13.99
Taco Salad
Herb tortilla shell, mixed greens, taco meat, cheddar cheese, black olives, tomatoes and sour cream. Served with salsa
USD 12.99
Wild Rice Salad
Greens topped with wild rice and farro, dried blueberries, avocado, tomatoes, bell peppers, roasted almonds and pickled red onions. Served with raspberry vinaigrette
USD 13.99
DESSERTS
Homemade Sweet Bread Pudding
Premium supper club recipe served with caramel sauce and whipped cream
USD 3.99
Bourbon Chocolate Mousse
Luscious chocolate mousse with a hint of bourbon topped with whipped cream and chocolate dust
USD 3.99
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews pulled turkey burger fish and chips walleye salad sandwiches house made chips in town the bread pudding on tap food was great vegan options saturday night the staff was great outdoor seating bar food nice atmosphere
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met our son and daughter in law at a half way point in Mankato. We chose Pub 500 because of reviews and outdoor seating. We were given a tiny laminated symbol to put into our cell phone to read the menu. Our phones weren't...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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TomF643, Owner at Pub 500, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so sorry this happened to you while dining at Pub 500. We have been pivoting our business many times to try to stay viable and safe for our crew and guests. The QR code was an idea that was supposed to be only...More

Reviewed March 7, 2020

The hostess and waiter were extremely attentive to our distracted group of chatterboxes! Everyone loved their meals! The fish sandwich was out of this world!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

Food was great, they have vegan options! That was my original reason for visiting and it was a perfect choice. However, the jewel in the crown was our server Ashtin. She is warm, engaging, genuine, knowledgeable, efficient, and has a great sense of timing. I...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

A college friend and I happened upon Pub 500 after a recommendation from a co-worker. Really enjoyed the venue especially the Vegan options. However the real stand out was Ashtin. She was so attentive to our needs and went well beyond what a typical experience...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

This place is busy before and after events. Decent craft beer list, not great. Food is standard pub food. Like many restaurants in area they slim down there menu for events. Service was generally good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely supper recently at Pub 500. The menu is more extensive than I remembered (this not being our first experience.) we enjoyed our appetizer and food. I especially loved the local brewery decor they had on display throughout the restaurant. We will...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

I have had both lunch and dinner several times at Pub 500 and had both outstanding food and service each time. The wide selection of tap beers is amazing, and has something for everyone. The food is a hit no matter what you order. The...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

Would like to try other places but keep getting drawn back to tried and true. Hot turkey commercial in delish 😊

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

The wait, while expected, was not worth it as the service and food were not quite average, at best. It was busy as there was a concert later that evening at a nearby venue, but they staffed for it. Nevertheless, they seemed more intent on...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019

Fantastic food and service. Server offered great recommendations. She made sure we got the most out of happy hour. Will definitely return next time I’m in Mankato!

Date of visit: October 2019
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