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20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
+1 507-386-1001
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the only places in town that has offerings other than pizza, burgers and wings. THANK YOU for being here! The menu has so much variety and is unique. The servers are helpful and answer all of your questions. They also recommend the best menu options for your tastes. The atmosphere is nice and a little classy. Date night... More 

Thank Jessica R
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, I had the pleasure of ordering room service from Olives! It was delicious everytime, I was never disappointed. The desserts are amazing! The only thing I would change, is to have room service available for a longer amount of time!

Thank Heidimclem
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for dinner and the food was good and service was average. Kind of fun to go to a nicer restaurant in town. LOVED the olive selection and thought the pizza was really good. Was a nice to place to go to on a Friday evening.

Thank Tracey M
Sherwood, Oregon
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214 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the food offered is quite standard for a breakfast, what impressed me was that it was fresh and appealing. Plus, an exceptional bonus is that you can also order an omelette as well as enjoying the buffet. Have it your way, but if you order both, be careful not to stack your plate too high. Lots to eat. The... More 

Thank fftravelers
Warner Robins, Georgia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my breakfast! They cooked my eggs perfect, which is rare for me! I always order them lightly scrambled with a little cheese sprinkled on top and you'd be amazed how many times I have to send them back because they're overcooked. But Olives did a great job!

1 Thank Nancy B
Burnsville, Minnesota
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154 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I am surprised that this is the number one restaurant in Mankato. That being said Olives is good, but in my opinion doesn't deserve #1 status. We had lunch here last weekend and we ordered the hummus platter to start. It was pretty good. We all had a side salad and they were huge. We split some pizzas and they... More 

1 Thank Keely15
No Name Key, Florida
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The hot crusty bread, and the generous, and delicious bowl of olives creeps into my dreams at night! We stayed a week in Mankato and ate at Olives 5 times! It's that good! The dinner specials are not to be missed. This is our favorite hotel and restaurant in the entire town.

1 Thank nanac369
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

You can read my review under the Hotel section (Hilton Garden Inn) because one of the reasons I stay at a Hilton Garden Inn is for conveniences like the hotel restaurant and bar. It gives me and my team a chance to strategize for the next day or plan the day ahead. "Olives" has lost it's spark. The dinner staff... More 

1 Thank David Z
Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nice atmosphere our waitress gave us excellent service we had a cozy setting for New Years eve. We will be back again.

Thank larrygag
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If in the Mankato area and looking for a classy, healthy and delicious fare, try Olive's. The lunch is all-you-can-eat, including their amazing soups, sandwiches, salads and tapas. The food has an Mediterranean theme, and is a breath of fresh air in a food climate where bar food permeates all corners.

1 Thank Erica J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-386-1001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?