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Olives

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20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001
507-386-1001
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
We always enjoy Olives

We were celebrating a birthday so we stayed overnight at the Hilton (separate review...) and dined at Olives. This was our third (?) time eating here and they have always had great food and very friendly/professional servers. We had the seafood trio and the duck - both very good. We'll most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bohemianparrothead
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midwest
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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260 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were disappointed earlier in the month while dining at Number 4 American Bar and Kitchen and decided to try something new. Olives is rated highly in Tripadvisor so we gave it a shot. Parking is convenient as they have their own reserved spots in the parking ramp adjacent to the Hilton Gardens where the restaurant resides. This is a... More 

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Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad place to have a meal, especially if you are staying at the attached hotel. Service is good and food tasty, if a bit overpriced.

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Thank William C
midwest
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were celebrating a birthday so we stayed overnight at the Hilton (separate review...) and dined at Olives. This was our third (?) time eating here and they have always had great food and very friendly/professional servers. We had the seafood trio and the duck - both very good. We'll most likely be back for another visit.

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Thank bohemianparrothead
North Mankato, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location with a view of front street. The wait staff is top notch and do have coupons to reduce cost.

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Thank Oodey
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice fine dining establishment. It's part of the Hilton hotel. They have a wonderful wine collection and some very unique and tasty eats. Their menu is not overwhelming and it is constantly changing which encourages me to try something new with every visit. Their desserts are also very good, which they have displayed in the front of... More 

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Thank smart_female
North Mankato, Minnesota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, had swordfish, steak, ribs, dessert. Such a great family run business. Great service, too

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Thank Patti K
Rollingstone, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Waitress was great. W had the duck and snapper and both were perfect. Can't wait to come back

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Thank Josh J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is said to be "one of the best/fanciest restaurants in Mankato".. It has a very nice, quiet atmosphere.. but I do think it is extremely overpriced. I do have to say they have some fancy drinks! I had a proseco with an edible hibiscus flower in it and not only did it look cool but tasted great. If you... More 

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Thank ashleywhitedoe
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We had my son's grooms dinner here in August. Their air conditioner was broken and the restaurant was 90 degrees inside. They did not call us ahead of time to tell us. They also did not move us to a meeting room in the Hilton to accommodate our 30 guests!!! They gave us a free plate of cookies!!! The bill... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Hard to say anything more, but breakfasts are really amazing at Olives. In the evening I only had some beers there, but it was also nice - service is really friendly and nice.

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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
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American, Pizza, 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?