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Here is a list of some of our favorite restaurants in Mankato with a close location to Moulin Rouge House B&B.
Our guests are giving us the thumbs up on all of these dining options.

NolaBelle Kitchen is located only 4 blocks from Moulin Rouge House B&B in downtown Mankato. Guests love their made fresh, farm to table inspired menu, serving candied bacon, grilled sweet corn, blueberry chicken tacos, polenta, chicken and steak. Nolabelle offers traditional American cuisine with a rustic twist using local ingredients from partners throughout the Midwest and Plains States including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

520 S. Front Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Pub 500 is located 5 blocks from Moulin Rouge House B&B and is one of the most popular hangouts for locals and visitors in Mankato. Pub 500 is widely hailed as a hip spot for libations, hearty fare and sports bar atmosphere. Located on South Front Street in the heart of downtown, Pub 500 is known for hosting various nightly events like Monday Night Poker, Thursday Night Trivia, open mic and live music. Diners can swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and sample pulled turkey sandwiches, raspberry jalapeno pork, and rodeo burgers.

500 S Front Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen downtown Mankato is one of Mankato’s go-to spots. It is an upscale-casual bistro & bar featuring elevated American dishes—with a twist. The togorashi burger, for example, is topped with smoked bacon, pepperjack cheese and cabbage tossed in a creamy sweet chili sauce. And the guacamole made tableside is a must. Inside, the restaurant is modern but comfortable with black leather booths, red curtains and exposed brick. Also, this is a bar as much as it is a kitchen, so check out its extensive drink menu.

124 E Walnut Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Swiss & Madison Restaurant is newly renovated with an inspired menu for lunch or dinner offering salmon, prime rib, fried shrimp, pastas, sandwiches and salads.

920 Madison Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

Olives by Massad’s is located in the Hilton Garden Inn lobby and is a family-owned restaurant specializing in fine cuisine with Lebanese flavors. The menu at Olives is a smart combination of Mediterranean and American cooking techniques and styles, resulting in light, flavorful dishes including caramelized onion pizza, grilled portobello mushroom sandwiches and savory New York strip. The restaurant has weekly specials, including Tuesday fondue nights, specials during Mankato Mavericks hockey season and more. A must try either on the menu part of their daily lunch buffet is their famous Chicken Schwarma, made with their marinated rotisserie chicken, delicious fixings and their unforgettable signature sauce.

20 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001

Pagliai’s Pizza is located 4 blocks from Moulin Rouge House B&B and has been serving Mankato since1969. Pagliai’s Pizza has always been in the running for the best pizza place in town. . In addition, the restaurant serves tasty Poorboy sandwiches, spaghetti and garlic bread.

524 S Front Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Dino’s Pizzeria is one of our favorite traditional New York style pizzeria atmospheres. Red gingham tablecloths and shakers of parmesan cheese on the tables, and a strong scent of melting mozzarella and toppings coming from its open kitchen as soon as you walk in the door.

Whether its pizza, pasta, sandwiches or salad, our menu has a selection to please anyone.

239 Belgrade Ave
North Mankato, MN 56003

Coffee Hag Coffee Shop has won many awards for best coffee shop in Mankato. It’s Mankato’s favorite laid back hangout with a cool decor of eccentric musician albums, local artwork and a tin ceiling. The cafe serves lattes, americanos and espressos, as well as freshly baked pastries, soups, quiche and sandwiches. Make plans to swing by Friday and Saturday nights to catch a live performance from local musicians or an open mic night.

329 N Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001


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