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20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001
507-386-1001
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English first
Calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

As a frequent business traveller I've noted that many hotel based restaurants are not always great. This is not the case with Olives, the food is delicious. I especially like the sirloin steak with blue cheese and gnocchi. Setup for breakfast is a bit goofy with the confusing buffet that's not a buffet, but the food is good, which is... More

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Cleveland, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We ate lunch, ate their buffet. Food choice was simple, excellent tasting, and service was helpful and friendly. We've been there before and come to expect this when we visit. We'll be back.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Regardless of which meal you eat here you will not be disappointed. Great tasty breakfast. Dinner selections are unique to the Mankato scene. The Massad's (owners) bring unique and flavorful Mediterranean dishes to out Midwestern town. But if you have a business lunch or are meeting for lunch do there lunch buffet. Always a tasty soup. Excellent salads and sandwiches.... More

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Sioux Falls
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Difficult to understand menu? Continental or full breakfast. Very confusing and waitress didn't appear to understand either. Food however was above average.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

They have a very good breakfast and dinner. Options for the breakfast is good, service is quick in the morning which make you in and out on a busy day to work. Might be little higher on the price compared to the restaurant nearby but very convenient on a winter days especially when you are staying at the hotel above.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Overall, we were disappointed. My husband and I went for a special occasion meal, and found the atmosphere wasn't intimate at all, though the tables were nice with good linens and place settings. The service for the appetizer and meal was good, and the food was just fine, but when we asked to see the dessert menu, we were told... More

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Wyoming, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

A very nice restaurant in the downtown Hilton of Mankato Minnesota. We were well greeted and quickly seated on a Friday night. Waitstaff was very professional. The food was excellent and well presented. if you wanted to desert you really needed to get up and go to the desert case. My only real criticism was there was no green tea... More

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DULUTH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The service is attentive. Many interesting options. I enjoyed the chicken steak kabob with couscous. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Elbow Lake, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love eating at Olives, the food is amazing, great flavors and wonderful presentation. Clean and aesthetically pleasant. The staff is professional and delightful. Amazing selection of pastries.

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San Marcos, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This restaurant is in the Hilton hotel in Mankato which is also in downtown. I went there twice for lunch. The first day I just got the buffet for $9.95. The buffet was adequate but it certainly wasn't expansive. The whole buffet line was only abut 8-10 feet long. But check out what they have the day you go there... More

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Additional Information about Olives

Address: 20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone Number: 507-386-1001
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
Average Prices: USD 4 - 28
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern

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