Santorini has good food and ambiance. There is a nice sitting area outside. The fried cheese they make has a great little show table side.
Umbria has such a good variety of pizza. Their toppings are always fresh and make their pizzas seem more homemade.
D Brian's caters to our work and they do a great job. The sandwiches are good and it is a great choice for large orders.
Pepito's is now Aureilla's and has excellent Mexican food if you are going out to lunch. It may not be my first choice for dinner though.
High Spirits Liquor is your average liquor store. No specialty drinks but has your everyday needs. I have nothing bad to say.
Hooligan's reminds me of Applebees or TGI Fridays. Nothing great but quick, easy and cheap. Nice for a night you don't want to cook.
If you want Chinese food in Mankato and don't want to be scared of the quality of food you are getting then go to Yu's. I like it.
Ruttles is a burger joint and I don't think you can expect too much from it. If you want an inexpensive burger and fries there is nothing wrong with Ruttles. It will get the job done.
Gary's is college town pizza. It's good but not great and for an inexpensive meal I would go here without question.
The Tav on the Ave is a great hang out place. The 3 Mile Island wings are the best wings around and worth going just for those.