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Olives

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

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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Not the usual restaurant in a Hilton Garden Inn, this is locally owned, with well trained staff and delicious food. We had dinner and breakfast, both with the same server, Kayla, who was outstanding! She was friendly, knowledgeable about menu items, and attentive as needed. We asked for her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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English first
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not the usual restaurant in a Hilton Garden Inn, this is locally owned, with well trained staff and delicious food. We had dinner and breakfast, both with the same server, Kayla, who was outstanding! She was friendly, knowledgeable about menu items, and attentive as needed. We asked for her recommendations at dinner, and enjoyed the Filet and French-cut Chicken, both... More 

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Guin, Alabama
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We only ate breakfast here and it was really good. The service was a little slow, but overall good food.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had such a wonderful meal at Olives! My server was, coincientally, Olivia. She was so helpful in deciding on the International Duo, which is both the Steak Diane and the Thai Style Pork Tenderloin, paired with the 5 Rivers pinot noir. The steak sauce had a wonderful hint of cognac, the Thai pork was the real star, however. The... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

First time dining at olives not impressed at all water in pitchers had horrible oily taste air conditioning was not working everyone was fanning themselves even the help menu was way overpriced head chef has some ego, pictures of him all over food was a disappointment ordered stuffed flank steak terrible taste small portion way over priced my girlfriend ordered... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Used the restaurant on our last night at the Hilton Hotel and were disappointed as the reviews tipped it as the best place in town. We chose the mezzo starter for two which was overly salty. My main choice of tuna steak was not bad, but my husband chose a pizza and found it inedible. Supposedly authentic Italian style, the... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The best lunch buffet in Mankato! The selection of food is outstanding and absolutely delicious. All food is prepared by professional chefs. The presentation of food in the buffet is top-notch. Friends that ordered from the lunch menu raved about their salads. The bread/rolls are homemade and we enjoyed warm rolls out of the oven - yum! The serving staff... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The lunch buffet here is a great value for some amazing food. Great soup, salads, sandwiches (including their signature "schwarma" wrap, fruit, rolls, pita bread and hummus. Pleasant atmosphere. Great place for lunch with the girls!

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Always excellent service and food.It's a pleasure to walk into Olive ' s and know you can't go wrong.

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good food. Nice lunch buffet and also menu service. Nice place. Convenient garage parking adjacent. They also do carry out very nicely.

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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My Wife and I were extremely disappointed in this dinner. My Wife ordered the Red Snapper with risotto and red pepper with a side salad. I ordered the New York Strip medium rare with grilled vegetables and mushrooms. The fish was mushy and had an off putting taste. The salad was very plain albeit fresh. My Steak was cold, literally... More 

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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?