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Hours & Location

View Happy Chef Restaurant at 51646 US-169,
Mankato, MN 56001 on Google Maps

Call Happy Chef Restaurant by phone at (507) 388-2953

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Sunday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Monday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM -2:00 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Text Club

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Private Events

If interested in Happy Chef Restaurant host your next event please Inquire Now below and we will get back to you as soon as possible

Private Room

This room is great for birthday parties, wedding celebrations, graduation dinners and more! This room can comfortably sit up to 60 people. Please select the Private Room in the Inquiry form if interested in hosting your private event here.

  • Capacity 60

About Us

Happy Chef is a family restaurant founded in 1963 in Mankato, Minnesota by the Frederick Brothers, Sal, Bob, Bill and Tom. This location on US HWY 169 was the first and is the last Happy Chef. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all day, every day. The iconic statue is still in front of the building and speaking again!!! We cherish all of our customers and the nostalgia Happy Chef brings to the community.



To apply for a job at the Happy Chef Restaurant, please fill out the application below and bring it in person to our location at 51646 US-169, Mankato, MN 56001


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