Brothers Christopher and Patrick Person opened the legendary Tav on the Ave in 1988. Formerly known as the Stone Toad, the Tav was remodeled and went on to be the first tavern in Mankato to offer Buffalo wings. Today, they have served well over 5 million wings along with their signature burgers, sandwiches, roll-ups and more! The Tav guarantees quality that is unsurpassed, rather than the usual bar food. The Tav on the Ave has been reviewed as "The BEST sports bar in town," "Great wings and drink specials" and "Great for groups and the whole family!"
We were there on Friday night and most of our group had the all you can eat fish. It was delicious! One girl had the Cobb salad which was also very good. Kelly, our server, was great and Shawn, the manager, stopped by our table to make sure we were happy. We will definitely be back.
Deluxe mac and cheese is great!
It's a divey, large St. Paul diamond in the rough. Don't expect spectacular service or fancy digs, but that isn't what you need at a dive bar. Food and beer are cheap, and it's a lovely place to relax.
The staff were friendly. The restaurant was clean. The food was meh. Burgers are pretty good. Fries were soggy. Fish was greasy. The cook really needs to lay off the salt shaker.