Things to do in Mankato

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If you’re looking for exciting and unique activities in Mankato, Minnesota, we’ve got a list of fun for the whole family! Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or a resident looking for something new to do with friends or family, there’s something for everyone in Mankato.   Attractions for Adventure Lovers Are you someone who… Continue reading Things to do in Mankato

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Franchising a Restaurant, Explained

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Have you ever considered owning your own restaurant but don’t know where to begin? Franchising may be the answer you’ve been searching for! But what exactly does it entail?   Franchising is a popular business model allowing individuals to own and operate their own business under an established brand name. In the restaurant industry, franchising… Continue reading Franchising a Restaurant, Explained

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Advantages of Owning Your Own Restaurant Franchise

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So many people dream of owning their own business but don’t know where to start. Beginning from scratch is daunting, especially in the restaurant business. That’s why so many hopeful business owners turn to franchises. This business model offers all the benefits of starting a business but with tools and support most start-ups just don’t… Continue reading Advantages of Owning Your Own Restaurant Franchise

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Crooked Pint Happy Hour – Beer & Specials

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Who doesn’t love happy hour? Those golden hours after work and before home when you can relax those tense shoulders and try to forget that you have to go back to work tomorrow. Catch up with friends, watch the game, or commiserate with coworkers. The point is to hit pause and enjoy this time over… Continue reading Crooked Pint Happy Hour – Beer & Specials

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What Is A Beer Flight?

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It is easy and safe to stick to your tried and true beer when you wish to unwind and enjoy yourself. Nonetheless, the beer industry has been in constant growth, creating plenty of room to be adventurous and try out new brews every once in a while. For those feeling a bit adventurous, we’d suggest… Continue reading What Is A Beer Flight?

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Juicy Lucy Burger


For years, the Juicy Lucy has been a staple of burger joints throughout Minnesota. Our Juicy Lucy is a burger prepared by placing cheese between two U.S.D.A. Certified beef patties. We seal the patties together, encasing the cheese on the inside. When we grill the lucy patty, the cheese melts leaving the center tender and… Continue reading Juicy Lucy Burger

Brunch at Crooked Pint Ale House

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The weekend is better when you brunch together. That is a fact no one can ignore, and now your brunch options just got better: you can get weekend brunch at Crooked Pint! Our Saturday and Sunday brunch will make your mouth water, and you can get it every weekend from 10 am to 2 pm.… Continue reading Brunch at Crooked Pint Ale House

What Are Totchos?

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Delicious? Yes. Cheesy? Absolutely. The greatest appetizer of all time? No question. But what exactly are Totchos? To put it simply, totchos are nachos made with tater tots instead of tortilla chips, and that is what makes them completely and utterly irresistible. If you want to try the best totchos around, come on into Crooked… Continue reading What Are Totchos?

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Best Reuben Sandwich Ever!

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Have you been on the lookout for the best Reuben sandwich out there? Look no further than Crooked Pint. Here at Crooked Pint, we make the best food around, and our Reubens are no exception. When you come and eat with us, you will leave satisfied every time. So, what makes our sandwiches so special?… Continue reading Best Reuben Sandwich Ever!

We Make the Best Juicy Lucy. Period.

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USA Today Readers Choice has confirmed what our customers have known for years:  Crooked Pint Ale House makes the best Juicy Lucy in Minnesota.  We’d like to thank all of our loyal guests and friends in the community for voting, and we look forward to serving you at one of our many locations. If you’re… Continue reading We Make the Best Juicy Lucy. Period.