Best restaurant: Pappageorge

Head just down Riverfront for the best restaurant in Mankato

Tucked away on North Riverfront is a family restaurant that has been serving up delicious food and cozy atmosphere for over 50 years. At Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar, “It’s all about the food.”

This great restaurant brings a great balance to cuisine, with well-loved favorites such as Cajun wings, fried mozzarella sticks, and cheese bread as well as new treats to try. Pappageorge Pizza, a hummus platter, and calamari all offer new tastes for diners to try.

When getting to know a restaurant, it’s important to find out a little more about the founder—Jay Pappas. The restaurant website carries a complete biography about the Pappas family business, which contains this philosophy: “At Pappageorge, we always start with the best product, and prepare it with care and creativity. Our goal is to present it, along with the best service and a fun manner, in a comfortable and casual atmosphere.”

For those looking to satisfy a big appetite, try the One Pound Ribeye or New York Strip; fowl aficionados may want to choose between the Pappageorge Breast of Chicken and the Mammageorge Breast of Chicken. BBQ Spare Ribs and the Filet Mignon are also a part of this delicious lineup.

During this Lent season, some diners will want to try the Walleye broiled or deep fried, or check out the Fish and Chips. Jumbo Shimp is also available, be sure to try the famous Pappageorge light batter.

Carefully crafted pasta dishes, familiar burger favorites and salads complete this menu, with a dessert option that is handmade by the kitchen, changing frequently.

Pappageorge’s has a full line of alcoholic beverages to complement the menu, with domestic and imported brews, white and red wine selections, and signature drinks. A proud supporter of local Mankato business, Pappageorge features Kato Brewery beverages on tap.

Pappageorge’s legendary food isn’t just limited to its restaurant walls. Full service catering, including a catering license for alcohol, allows the restaurant to bring everything your event needs. Catering information is available through Jay at 507-387-8974.

Reservations are recommended for those looking to dine at Pappageorge’s cozy Riverfront location. Give the friendly staff a call at 507-387-8974 to reserve your space.

Pappageorge is open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday through Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.

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