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Wagon Wheel Cafe


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The Wagon Wheel Cafe has been a Mankato staple for over 65 years. It has recently reopened with new management. It is a casual diner with low prices. This is a great place to take the family out to eat and not break the bank.
$3 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch
American, Cafe, Diner
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast here is a must if staying in Mankato! We liked it sooo much we came back the next day. Clean and a very friendly staff! We will for sure be back with our daughter attending Mankato State in the fall.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Stacy D
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

We found the Wagon Wheel last yr on a trip to Mankato. Great breakfast (all day long) with friendly staff. My wife got an order of Egg Nog French Toast, it was delicious. It’s on my list of things to do when we visit Mankato...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nailuj110
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast here. Ordered a cinnamon roll and it was good. Would much prefer Carmel frosting than the white though. Also ordered an egg, ham and cheese croissant. It came with hash browns. The croissant was extra large and the ham was good. I had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lipsticklady
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

If you like home cooked food and comfort food, check this place out. They are ine of those little whole in the wall places you need to check out. Food is awesome and very reasonable as well on the pocket book.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert T
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This is an old fashioned cafe in downtown Mankato, good for breakfast. Cleaner under new owner than it was before, sadly not as busy, we used to have to wait for a booth on a Saturday morning. I asked for my hash browns crispy and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mnwels
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Good food in a casual atmosphere. The staff are very friendly. Great coffee. The omelette was delicious and had plenty of fillers. We had a little difficulty seating 6 people together, but they got us close to each other.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mfldmom
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast before heading out of town. Nothing special but good was tasty and reasonably priced. Staff was friendly.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank IMOuttaHere81
Reviewed February 24, 2018

We researched to find a place to grab breakfast and decided to try Wagon Wheel as it was rated 4.33 stars. We were both disappointed. My co-worker had biscuits and gravy with 2 eggs prepared over easy and he was quite disappointed - "nothing to...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MNTraveler05106419
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and ordered the basic eggs, hash browns, sausage and toast. It was so greasy i could not eat it all! I usually don’t mind a little grease because it does add flavor but this was really bad! My companion ordered the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank tokanier
Reviewed December 6, 2017

They have painted things and updated a bit and this has become on of our favorite places to go for breakfast now. Servers are great. Very friendly place. Bread Pudding is awesome!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank karenwY6750WL
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