La Bamba, located in downtwon, Mankato offers Mexican fare made with fresh ingredients.
LocAle Brewing Company is a local original dedicated to brewing beer with a connection to the southern Minnesota landscape and its history.
Mac's Green Mill Bar is in downtwon Le Sueur.
Mankato Brewery in lower North Mankato is the first production brewery in the area since 1967.
Mom & Pops in Old Town Mankato has quickly become a local favorite offering hand-scooped ice cream in a quaint atmosphere.
Local original, Massad's Mediterranean Grill Monks Avenue in Mankato is famous for Schwarmas and other sandwiches and salads.
Noodle & Company in University Square, Mankato, is known for their soups and pasta.
Well-established icon in lower North Mankato, The NaKato offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, craft beer, and daily specials.
Nupá Mediterranean Cuisine boasts a full menu of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, offering pitas, gyros, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
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.