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Guenther's Cafe - CLOSED

1015 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
+1 507-388-2336
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good55%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
22 Sep 2016
15 Jan 2015
“Now Closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly
1015 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

At what point did it stop being Hilltop Tavern? through the 80s and in to the 90s it was one of the nations best burgers, sad to know that hamburger heaven is no longer.

Reviewed 15 January 2015

Unfortunately, this restaurant is now closed. Formerly a very good breakfast and burger joint. The rason for its closure is unknown.More

Thank Kevin J
Ray H, Owner at Guenther's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2015

Thanks so much for the kind words! The only reason we had to close is we were unable to renew our lease with the building owner. We searched to fine a suitable location to relocate but were unable to find a decent location at the...More

Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

I'm the queen of simple and drawn to minimalism, with one egg-ception. If you want 'em poached, don't request this made-to-order, here. I was customer 3 of 3 and the other two had paid and were heading out. In light of the crowd, poached eggs--not...More

Thank Bella T
Ray H, General Manager at Guenther's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

At Guenther's we require our employees to dress modestly. The over-exposed waitress was corrected and has modified her wardrobe to line up better with our family oriented business.. . As far as poached eggs... sorry... get 'em any which way but "poached"... we keep to...More

Reviewed 1 July 2014

great burgers and breakfasts - nothing extravagant just simple, traditional food done exceptionally well

Thank kaileydad
Reviewed 10 February 2014

my family enjoyed this authentic midwestern mom n pop cafe. the fries and onion rings were awesome. burgers were good. only 5 tables in the place so service was personal and very fast. feels like home!

Thank sarahadwoa
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Stopped by based on other reviews. Cute little wooden booths. Older men were customers. I had a grilled cheese and hubby had burger. Server was a super friendly young woman who, when she realized she had forgotten the grilled onions, went back and brought out...More

1  Thank bikegem
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Great kitchy decor, amazing burgers, and incredibly friendly staff make this a can't miss Mankato favorite. Formerly known and the Hilltop, this little restaurant serves up great favorites like burgers, potato salad, and tator tots. They keep it simple- and they do it extremely well!

Thank WeddingPlanner09
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Looking for a small local diner with nostalgic flair (think "animated" Hamm's beer signs, high-back wooden booths, paneling, a short lunch counter, career waitresses, grill sizzling just a few feet away)? Guenther's is the place. Burgers are juicy and flavorful, and you won't find better...More

Thank Ana_56001
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Small place that you have to keep an eye open for. We're kind of new here, but this place has been here for decades and does an awesome burger. Not open for dinner.

1  Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 5 September 2012

A Mankato landmark. The food is great - from the breakfast to the wonderful hamburgers at lunch. YOu get more then your money's worth, you get a taste of what makes Mankato and Minnesota a wonderful place to visit. Stop in and once you are...More

Thank Barbra S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1015 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-388-2336
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Walk into Guenther's Café at 1015 Madison Ave. in Mankato, MN and you will step into a place that is as welcoming as it is nostalgic. It is easy to see why so many people keep coming back - handmade burgers with lots of fried onions, potato salad, chili and a general ambiance. You not only enjoy a reasonably priced meal, you truly are welcomed and encouraged to feel at home
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