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Olive Garden

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1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001
(507)345-7585
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 10
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  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Better Than Normal

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This Olive Garden really disappoints me every time. I will start by saying the service is excellent every time. That being said, the food and restraint itself are disappointments. First, the tables are way too close together! If they took out a few tables it would make the setting more intimate and less of a jungle gym to navigate around... More 

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Fulda, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The "2 for $25" special currently available at Olive Garden is GREAT! 2 complete entrees, plus a shared dessert, plus soup or salad and breadsticks. The portion sizes were normal and we all took leftovers home. We had 2 young children in our group that love fruit. Our waitress was kind enough to bring them not 1, but 2 small... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Olive Garden is a steadfast and ol' reliable for good food and service, great value and simple ambiance. It's nothing fancy, but guests know what to expect from the time they enter the foyer to the décor and menu. Clean, quick and easy for a no nonsense meal.

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