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Our mission is to serve the very best ingredients with the highest quality of customer service to create a memorable dining experience. We promise to serve Greater Mankato in a way that makes our community proud. We are locally owned and operated businesses that value Greater Mankato and will uphold its integrity. Our promise is to continue to invest in Greater mankato and always look for opportunities to strengthen and grow this community. 

From all the Mankato Independent Originals, thank you for dining local.


Brothers Chris and Patrick Person have grown up in the restaurant business. They started their careers working Saturday mornings at their mother's restaurant, Adrian's. Tasha O'Hara has worked with Mankato Independent originals since 1995, starting out as a waitress at Tav on the Ave. 

Cover of Connect Business Magazine November/December 2013 Issue featuring Mankato Independent Originals




Lightly run fingertips over the adjective-laden menu at swank Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen inside downtown Mankato's art deco Landkamer Building and you might first discover the creative "Nicoise" salad, which features pan seared Yellowfin tuna, herbed fingerling potatoes, haricot verts, hard cooked eggs, kalamata olives, mixed greens, and lemon thyme vinaigrette.

The entire menu seems an artist's palette for the palate, and gastronome's delight.

The proprietors of this special establishment are Natasha O'Hara, Christopher Person, and Patrick Person, co-owners of Mankato Independent Originals...

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