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Ole Store Restaurant

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1011 Saint Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-1530
+1 507-645-5558
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, MN
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch at the Ole Store Restaurant yesterday. We had not been there for years. It is obviously under different management and has been remodeled since we were last there. The decor is lovely, the food is wonderful, I can't wait togoback for dinner or a weekend breakfast, which we will do soon. Had the bison burger and... More 

Thank SAL611
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great meal at The Ole Store restaurant. Tuna ceviche for starters, followed by nicely prepared Red Snapper and Scallops. Our server answered all our questions quickly (food allergies) and was attentive. She didn't stop by every few minutes and interrupt our conversation either! In addition to good food and service, we really enjoyed the... More 

Thank mosiniak
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing easier than making breakfast, right? But they can't get it right at the Ole Store. Don't count on fresh food. The breakfast meat is made in the wee hours of the morning and by the time diners show up to eat, the bacon is old, hard, and cold - as is the ham. As are the potatoes, old and... More 

Thank cleighe
Dundas, MN
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have lived in the Northfield area for over 30 years. During that time the Ole Store has a couple incarnations--none better than the current one. Excellent service--excellent food--nuff said!

Thank Karl T
Northfield, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great place for a great meal and a place to visit while eating. I like the atmosphere and service. They have better than average food that is pleasing to everyone.

Thank Larry V
Northfield, Minnesota
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nice attmosphere and cosy booths or if you prefer tables that's an option. I should have asked question about the flat bread chicken parmesan. Why not call it a flat bread pizza with Itatian ham on it to be clear. When it came to the table, it was covered with ham like meat that tasted like Canadian bacon that had... More 

Thank lwpmjp
Eagan, Minnesota
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Was just here for some super food. The staff had us quickly seated and had glasses of wine in our hands moments later. Their new specialty is the ribs. If you are hungry, try them. They are good enough to drive the 30 minutes from the Twin Cities. I will definitely return.

Thank MikeInEagan
Northfield, Minnesota
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I ate here again last evening with friends. I ordered the walleye. The fish was completely bland and rubbery. The rice/ quinoa blend had either undercooked pieces or rocks in it; I felt lucky that I didn't break a tooth. The heel of the bread in the basket was hard - I tried to break it up to eat it,... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We just returned from Northfield after almost accidentally discovering The Ole Store for dinner. We first thought it was just a college hangout but found the food was terrific and the place was friendly. It also offered great beers and wines. It was so busy that we were seated at the bar, but we soon didn't mind with all the... More 

1 Thank JackStengel
Northfield, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good food and drinks, nice atmosphere. It seems as if a lot of ladies groups meet here for lunch. Small but worth the trip!

1 Thank Tom B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Saint Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-1530
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-645-5558

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