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Olives

20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001
507-386-1001
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Ranked #2 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Olives based on trip advisor reviews. The restaurant did not disappoint. Absolutely delicious and very good service. The complimentary olives and bread were great. We split the Schwarma Pizza. OMG, the most unusual, yet delicious pizza ever! The pickles and aioli sauce made the pizza an unexpected taste treat.

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food and deserts at Olivers is awesome. The price of your meal depends on what you order. We have enjoyed the brunch, lunch and dinner - you will not go wrong eating at Olives. One of my faviorites is the BLT. The warm rolls and the olivers are great. It is a great place for celebrations, couples, families and... More

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North Mankato, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice quiet place to take wife/girlfriend or significant other, god food, but a little pricey. Wait staff very professional and efficient

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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56 reviews 56 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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