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20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001
507-386-1001
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Today
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed our meals

We were visiting Mankato State University and we're looking for a good place for dinner with my 18 year old son and a freshman friend at the university. They had burger specials that day. Kids had burgers and I had a chicken schwarma sandwich. All were great. The burgers were under $10 (maybe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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English first
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Mankato State University and we're looking for a good place for dinner with my 18 year old son and a freshman friend at the university. They had burger specials that day. Kids had burgers and I had a chicken schwarma sandwich. All were great. The burgers were under $10 (maybe $7-$8?) very inexpensive tastes meal. My favorite... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a new restaurant to try while in town again in Mankato for an event. I saw quite a few good reviews for Olives so decided to give it a try. I even invited some others to join, so there were seven of us looking forward to a great dinner, with service and environment to match. I... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

You can't go wrong with any meal here but the lunch buffet is especially delicious. The buffet is small but don't let that fool you- it's all incredibly packed with flavor and very satisfying. There is so much flavor- even the pineapple is better at Olives!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was so fresh and delicious at Olives! From the warm rolls to the bruschetta appetizers and delectable entrees, ending in sinful desserts. Service was impeccable. Our water and beverages were always refreshed before I had to ask, our table was served all at the same time so no waiting for other guests to be served. The biggest winner... More 

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Fort Stockton, Texas
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We ate at olives for a late lunch. My husband, son , and I were one of only 3 tables seated. Neither of the other tables were eating when we arrived. Possibly they were just hanging out. So the wait should have been short. The restaurant is upbeat in style. The kitchen is partly open to the dinning area. There... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food here is really good, the wait staff is very professional and the atmosphere is nice. I would recommend!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed at the Hilton and opted to eat at the hotel restaurant, Olives. I had previously been here for drinks but never for dinner. The menu was inspired, well crafted Mediterranean and traditional "American" fare. The staff was incredibly professional, the setting was full of atmosphere and the food was a great value for the servings. I would highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Great drinks! Great food! The staff is always wonderful! This place would be normally found in Minneapolis but, a hidden gem in Mankato!

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food here is amazing! This lunch buffet is ideal for any business meeting or just a nice lunch out with friends! I eat here about once a week, and I can't get enough!

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Mankato, Minnesota
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Prices are not cheap, but quality is excellent. Not a huge menu, but a good variety. Many have Mediterranean flair. Would you guess? We love the olives and bread that are served before the meal. Some evening specials - check into these if you are concerned about what you spend. Pasta dishes excellent. Wood fired pizza excellent. Have not been... 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
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 28
Cuisine: American, Greek, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: 507-386-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 28
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Greek, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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