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20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001
+1 507-386-1001
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Erica J
Fargo, ND
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267 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am staying at the Hilton Garden Inn and have eaten at this restaurant three times so far this week. It's VERY good food, wonderful service, and a fantastic beverage menu. If you want a relaxing atmosphere with attentive service stop by this place. It won't disappoint.

Thank suzb_00
Mankato, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love going to this restaurant for any meal but my favorite is the lunch buffet. The selections are fresh with a Mediterranean flair. The made fresh soup is fantastic. Servers are well trained and accommodating. I love bringing visitors from out of town to this restaurant. The desserts are to die for!

Thank janeun26
Mpls. MInnesota
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's a quaint little restaurant inside a large hotel chain. I love that it's not your typical chain restaurant. We were in Mankato for the day and opted for an early dinner here. Our waitress was very friendly as well as helpful. I ordered the red snapper with risotto. The fish itself was good, and seemed fresh and light with... More 

Thank MidwesternMom69
Marshall, Minnesota
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Once more, TripAdvisor leads us to a quality experience, this time in Mankato. Following a business meeting, Mt wife and I were looking for something lite, tasty and reasonably priced. Olives was it! Grwat menu selection, including a lunch buffet, nice surroundings, and pleasant and competent employees. Thank you TripAdvisor and thank you Olives!

Thank SenCrow
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Group of 6, all choosing different meals, all were very happy with their choices. Schwarma wrap and pizza were fantastic...Caprese Salad was also great. Definitely recommend.

Thank Tim H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

They have a Lunch Buffet that is pretty darn good. If you are looking for a 200 item greasy, run of the mill type of Buffet, go elsewhere. Everything is fresh and upscale. I honestly do not know how they break even, since these are not cheap ingredients. Several types of Salads, including those with fresh made cheese, amazing chicken... More 

Thank FamilytoseeNYC
St. Louis
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great dinner alone on last night in Mankato should of tried before then I had tried the roast duck with wild rice on recommendation of server Ashley she was not wrong was perfectly done and the cherry sauce was great well done Olives.

Thank beachbum5024
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went there at 12:45 and only went there because Pizza Ranch was jam packed . Awful place. Waitress lied about the price for kids buffet . Food was cold and stale . Not surprisingly place was empty . They did not serve the soup served of the day and only one schwarma was left and they would not refill so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, 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
  • 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?