J's Sambusa, in residential Lower North Mankato, is a Somalian restaurant centered around sambusa and rice and meat entrees.
Mac's Green Mill Bar is in downtwon Le Sueur.
Patty's Cafe in downtown Le Sueur is a local original diner serving up breakfast as well as burgers, sandwiches, and wraps for lunch.
Chabelita's Yummy Foods and Fruits is a local original in downtown Le Sueur that offers authentic Mexican food, tortas, deserts, fruit dishes, and natural juices.
El Tenampa is a traditional Mexican restaurant dedicated to making the diners of Le Sueur feel like they were transported to Mexico for the duration of their visit.
LocAle Brewing Company is a local original dedicated to brewing beer with a connection to the southern Minnesota landscape and its history.
Krusty's Donuts is a local original donut shop located in Stadium Square near the MSU campus.
Kato Burger Pit is a local original situated on Monks Ave near the MSU Campus that specializes in burgers and shakes.
Neisen's Riverside Sports Bar, just west of the Minnesota River along Hwy 99, offers a large selection of beers on tap, as well as an eclectic menu of traditional bar foods like burgers, pizza, and fish and chips. You can even stop by in the morning and grab breakfast.
Sweet Indeed is a local original bakery and coffeehouse in Madelia that offers lunch specials, fresh baked goods, decorated cakes, desserts, and even home decor gifts and items.