Land to Air ground transport from the Minneapolis airport.
- River Hills Mall, 1850 Adams Street, . Over 100 shops, plus movie theaters.
- Yu's Chinese Cuisine, 1601 Monks Avenue. Although the decor is not high class, Yu's serves the best tasting Chinese food in town. Offers a lunch buffet. $5-9 a plate.
- Nile Cafe. Serves authentic Ethiopian food.
- The Neighbor's Italian Bistro, 1812 South Riverfront Drive. Offers immediate seating or complimentary wine while you wait. Best food in Mankato with monthly specials. $9-13 a plate.
- Mazatlan, on Madison Avenue. Good Mexican food. Dos Equis on tap.
- Pagliai's, 524 South Front Street. Excellent dine-in or carry-out pizza.
- TGI Fridays, 1910 premier drive(just north of highway 14 next to Country Inn and suites), ☎ 507-625-8443. great fun staff, the bar is always a blast. prices are a bit higher, but the food is more than worth the price. Great portions, great taste.