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Olives

20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001
507-386-1001
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Ranked #3 of 120 Restaurants in Mankato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $28
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I can't attest to whether that is true or not but the margarita pizza that I had was pretty good. The crust was a bit thick for the amount of toppings. The bowl of olives and hot rolls that were brought to the table were delicious.

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Blaine, Minnesota, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I always check Trip Advisor first when looking for a restaurant when traveling. Olives had some excellent reviews & we love Middle Eastern food. We both had the buffet so we could sample more foods. They was a good assortment of salads :& sandwiches. The dressing for the cole slaw / cilantro salad, which you put on yourself, was a... More

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Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is probably the best restaurant in Mankato. The food here is so delicious and there are so many different things to choose from! Of course the award winning Schwarma sauce is to die for! Every time I go I eat the buffet which offers a great selection of salads, appetizers, and sandwiches!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I are visiting friends and family in Mankato prior to moving to Israel. Looked at the restaurants and were disappointed at the selection of locally owned and operated restaurants in Mankato. We don't like burger/steak joints, wings or fast food. That eliminated 90% of the options. Went to Olives and were very pleased. After extensive travel can't... More

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Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The food was ok. I had the chicken noodle soup and Blt club and it was good. Would have liked some crackers. Service was a little slow, waiter forgot my other diners salad and we had to ask for it.

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Mankato, MN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you've never had the pizza at Olives...you MUST try the Schwarma Pizza! YUM!!! Of all the pizza places in Mankato, this is no Dominos!

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Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Olives is locally owned and operated. Its owners are in the restaurant every day and their expectations of excellence in food, quality and service are apparent. The food is excellent and for a quick lunch, its buffet can't be beat. The food is Lebanese influenced and is excellent. You must try their Schwarma wrap or Schwarma pizza. The dinner menu... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We love going to Olives for their Sunday Breakfast Buffet. The assortment of foods is not overwhelming and all are very tasty. The staff are very personable and make you feel like you are at home. The price for the Buffet is very reasonable and we always leave very satisfied.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We love going to Olives. We live in Mankato, thus it is a popular choice with us. The food is always excellent. The staff are inviting, cordial, and helpful. We have been there for Sun. brunch, weekday lunch, and weekend 8 PM drinks and snacks. Each time has been great. Also planned a major event (class reunion) at this sight... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have had nothing but very good meals there. The Sunday breakfast is quite good. the lunch buffer is interesting and fresh.

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