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NaKato Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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253 Belgrade Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003-3803
+1 507-388-8999
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 02:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We live in Lower North and go to the Na all the time. Service is always fast and fantastic. The bartenders chit chat with you the whole time and the food is out of this world. Everything is made from scratch and leaves your tummy happy. If you get a chance to swing in, do it. The atmosphere could use... More 

Thank Jessica R
Owatonna, Minnesota
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175 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Mankato and often eat there. This time we wanted to try somewhere different and seeing all the great reviews, decided to try NaKato Bar & Grill...so glad we did!! Was easy to find in North Mankato. It was a Saturday around 11am and it was packed. Lucky for us, we still found an open table. We wanted lunch... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch and it was amazing. The food tastes home cooked and is just comforting. The turkey commercial was made with fresh turkey and was so good. You walk into the restaurant and feel right at home.

Thank Tracey M
North Mankato, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We meet friends here nearly every Friday night. The food is consistent and good...not off the charts or spectacular but perfect pub food. To be fair there are times when the specials are indeed off the charts! So keep an eye out for the specials that seem a little out of place because they can actually be surprisingly terrific. The... More 

Thank Parkside-Cottage
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place turns out some of the best breakfasts you'll ever have. Imagine your favorite corner bar with awesome food. It's the sort of place where you could eat breakfast and hope you get snowed in there the rest of the day. Ask for Sonja. I've never been there later in the day but they have a nice beer selection... More 

1 Thank JAMES O
Ankeny, Iowa
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We frequently visit Mankato for work and I was excited to find a local offering as an alternative to the typical chain restaurants. NaKato was a very good choice. I can see why the locals hang out here. The food and service were both very good. Our group ordered a couple of burgers and chicken strip baskets. The burgers menu... More 

Thank Matt D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Perkins was too busy, so we went to NaKato Bar and Grill for breakfast. Bartender was awesome! Great service! Great breakfast! Not far from the Hotels along 169. Well worth the trip. Will definitely go back there the next time I stay in Mankato.

Thank Michelle C
Mankato, Minnesota
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I love all the commercials here. I also come for breakfast too. It is restaurant and bar atmosphere. Good food.

Thank mizzylady
North Mankato, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Nakato Bar always offers great food, good prices and a good time! The waitresses are friendly and work hard - the service is great! We've been there often with family and friends and still seem to run into more people we know! It's a quaint, local bar/restaurant that never disappoints! Give it a try!

Thank jomama1954
Mankato, Minnesota
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Breakfast is excellent. The bacon is out of this world. Evening specials a good deal. The chef puts together unusual combinations for a great burger. The patty dunker is sooo good. Never had a bad meal of service here.

Thank janeun26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Belgrade Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003-3803
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  North Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-388-8999

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