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1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001
(507)345-7585
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New items are great.

Yes. The new items on the menu are wonderful. I enjoyed every bite. I visited on a fairly busy evening alone after work. The service was wonderful and made me feel at home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Gordon B
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Yes. The new items on the menu are wonderful. I enjoyed every bite. I visited on a fairly busy evening alone after work. The service was wonderful and made me feel at home.

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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our waiter, Simon, gave us all one of the best restaurant experiences we've had in a very long time. Food was prompt and delicious!

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Pittsboro, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Well packaged and tasty! My husband had the Chicken Parmesan and I had soup and salad. I was not feeling well and the convenient "to go" option was very appreciated.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Best service we have had in awhile, most visits it is quite poor. Food was hot and salad was browning, but overall good. Miss when guests use to dress up nicely, now seems like a lot of jogging pants and pjs.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Dinner night with friends, our food was good. Our server was not . He touched his hair many times while taking our order, he has long hair with tattoos. Not impressed! Really was not professional or sanitary. It will be a long time before I go back.

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi dillon91 - We can understand your concern and appreciate you sharing the details of your visit. We're sorry for the poor impression made. Please be assured that this is something we take seriously and will be following up with our management team about your observations. So that we can follow up with you personally, would you mind reaching out... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Had dinner during the weekday. No wait with reservation. I had the beef and tortellini (best dish) and it was great, as usual. The price is also very reasonable compared to what is available in town. Will be back. Thanks!

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Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We have visited this restaurant numerous times, and while the foods is what you expect for Olive Garden, the service is always slow! Two glasses of wine took 10 minutes. A piece of cheesecake took 10 as well. This is why we haven't visited in more than a year.

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Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

you can't seriously expect high quality food at a chain restaurant; this is like McDonalds, you get what you expect just don't expect high quality Italian food.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As always we've eaten here before and it was wonderful. The atmosphere and the wait staff was wonderful. We had a great time

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West Central Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Olive's has good food but their advertised breakfast buffet isn't a buffet, it is a one-time order. In the midwest, a buffet means you can go back as many times as you like.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: (507)345-7585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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