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Mankato’s Best Ofs

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Visit Mankato wants to hear from you! Every month, we will have a poll to recognize those you deem as Mankato’s best! The poll will be open for a short amount of time, so get your choice in early. The following week, we will post the poll results here, throughout our website and on our social media pages to help promote our area’s amenities. After all, who knows what Mankato has to offer better than Mankato locals?


Here are some of our past Best Ofs poll results!

Mankato’s Favorite Picnic Spots on National Picnic Day (April 23):
1. Spring Lake Park
2. Minneopa State Park
3. Sibley Park

Mankato’s Best Places to Grab a Cold One on National Beer Day (April 7):
1.
Tav on the Ave
2.
Pub 500
3.
Mankato Brewery
4.
Blue Bricks
5.
Boulder Tap House
6.
NaKato Bar & Grill
7.
Hooligan’s
8.
New Bohemia
9.
The Square Deal
10.
Ummies Bar & Grill

Mankato’s Best Places for Chips & Dip:
1.
Pub 500
2. El Mazatlan
3. Ummies Bar & Grill
4. Tav on the Ave
5. Blue Bricks


Mankato is also getting national and statewide recognition for some of its incredible features!

4.14.17 – The 10 Best Farmers Markets in Minnesota – Best Things Minnesota
4.12.17 – 10 Best Wings in Minnesota – Best Things Minnesota
4.10.17 – 10 Best Ice Cream Parlors in Minnesota (Mom & Pops) – Best Things Minnesota
4.10.17 – Best Pizza in Minnesota: Our 10 Ten (Pagliai’s Pizza) – Best Things Minnesota
4.10.17 – The 10 Best Wineries in Minnesota (Morgan Creek Vineyards near Mankato) – Best Things Minnesota
3.29.17 – 10 Best Skiing Spots in Minnesota (Mount Kato) – Best Things Minnesota
3.29.17 – The 10 Coolest Coffee Shops in Minnesota (The Coffee Hag) – Best Things Minnesota
3.28.17 – The 10 Best Taco Places in Minnesota (Vero’s Tacos) – Best Things Minnesota
3.27.17 – The 10 Best Bagel Shops in Minnesota (Tandem Bagels) – Best Things Minnesota
3.6.17 – 13 Essential Minnesota Spring Bike Events (History Ride – Mankato) – Explore Minnesota
2.28.17 – CraftBeer.com Releases List of The Best Beer Bar in Every State (Minnesota: Mankato Brewery) – GrowlerMag.com
2.17.17 – Mankato Named to America’s Best Hockey Towns of 2017 List – SmartAssest.com
1.23.17 – Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery Chosen as One of The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2017 – TheKnot.com
12.4.16 – 20 Places to Find America’s Best Sunsets – Expedia.com
11.16.16 – 12 Best Christmas Light Displays in Minnesota That Are Pure Magic (Kiwanis Holiday Lights) – Onlyinyourstate.com
9.22.16 – Looking for fall activities in Minnesota? A hand-picked list (River Ramble) – Star Tribune
5.9.16 – Mankato Marathon Recognized as #1 Runner’s Choice for Half Marathon in Minnesota – Runner’s Goal
4.14.16 – The 9 Most Underrated Restaurants in Minnesota (The Dam Store) – Onlyinyourstate.com
4.3.16 – The 10 Most Highly Rated Restaurants in Minnesota (Pagliai’s Pizza) – Onlyinyourstate.com