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Tav on the Ave

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1120 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5226
11:00 - 01:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tav has been a stable in Mankato for years. The food is very good. Upscale bar food is probably the best description. It is a little pricey, especially if you'd like to have a few drinks with your meal.

Thank Michael S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is my sister's favorite place to eat and quaff a few in Mankato...always interesting beers and I loved their pilot grigio!

Thank Ronald F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

$90 for 4 people for lunch! Wings, a burger and a salad...they charge $.25 to put olives in your beer! The food is so good, but sad to say we'll never return.

Thank Ksad
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, very cold beer, great bartender. Nick did a great job, very friendly and personable. We'll definitely be back! As for the food... I loved the fish and chips, my friend LOVED the cheese balls!

Thank Kim J
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent burgers and fun drink options along with the sports friendly crowd and wait staff. VERY good food (way above average for a bar type restaurant). Decent portions for the $. The drink options are fun and delicious. I forgot the name of the drink, but my buddy got a rum drink and it came in an actual pineapple (instead... More 

Thank AdmiralBigGun
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

By far the best hamburgers we have had in the Mankato and 20 miles surrounding. Everything else was good, but who cares if you get a great burger.

Thank FamilytoseeNYC
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Will I've been going to the tav for a few years and in a beer lover. I always find something great on tap. And the food is not typical bar food at all. Fresh and will thought out. Btw, the wings are the best in town by far. Must try! You'll never go back to bw3. I promise. All in... More 

Thank John K
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped here while in town to get some food and watch the football game and were very happy we did! The staff was excellent-Clark is an amazing bartender!! The food was great! It has a fun atmosphere. Would go again and definitely recommend it!!

Thank Meg H
De Pere, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Took my teenage daughters and friend here for lunch on a Saturday. Very friendly waitress, good service and great food. Will go back next time we are in Mankato.

Thank 4tagnolis
Holt, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good ,service was good popcorn was real good however first restaurant that I have ever been to where we were charged 2.00 additional to have a drink on ice

Thank johnlierman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?