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Olives

20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001
507-386-1001
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Ranked #3 of 120 restaurants in Mankato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $28
Cuisines: American, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We love going to Olives for their Sunday Breakfast Buffet. The assortment of foods is not overwhelming and all are very tasty. The staff are very personable and make you feel like you are at home. The price for the Buffet is very reasonable and we always leave very satisfied.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We love going to Olives. We live in Mankato, thus it is a popular choice with us. The food is always excellent. The staff are inviting, cordial, and helpful. We have been there for Sun. brunch, weekday lunch, and weekend 8 PM drinks and snacks. Each time has been great. Also planned a major event (class reunion) at this sight... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have had nothing but very good meals there. The Sunday breakfast is quite good. the lunch buffer is interesting and fresh.

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Dodge Center MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Olives is a true find! The food is amazing, the staff are fun to talk to, it felt like we were meeting family every night for dinner. And you must try the Schwarma pizza!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stopped here on the way back from the twin cities. We were looking for something different and we sure did find it! The food was fantastic. I ordered the caramelized onion and feta pizza and it really was the best thing I have ever eaten. The onions were so sweet and the feta cheese had the tart contrast that... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stopped at Olives for lunch on our way to the Twin Cities. Since we only ate the lunch buffet our review is only based upon that. Our server was very friendly and the ambiance is nice. The buffet had an assortment of middle eastern items, with maybe a few Mediterrean options. Overall the food was just ok, some items... More

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