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Olive Garden

1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001
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Ranked #32 of 120 restaurants in Mankato
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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35 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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English first
West Central Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Are service was so so. My pasta with shrimp was way over done. The bread sticks were hard like sticks too.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have not been to Olive Garden for awhile since the last experience I had with GF pasta was not good as it was poorly cooked. This time I ordered a steak and chicken medallion plate with asparagus and it was awesome! Plain and simple with seasonings and no condiments needed. I brought the leftovers home for my hubby. The... More

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Brookings, South Dakota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The wait staff was excellent, friendly and helpful. It was a cold and blustery night, but we were seated in a warm and comfy place. The food was great as usual, and the staff and environement were excellent.

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North Mankato
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very much enjoyed the gluten free menu option. The Penne Rigate Pomodoro was awesome! Even my husband who does not need to be gluten free thought it was good!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were able to have a family dinner here, and given, w/o asking a private room since our group was larger. The waiter did a fine job, and we enjoyed our visit.

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Yankton, South Dakota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Grabbed dinner to go the night before a half marathon. Ordered two items to go but when I got there to pick it up they only made the order for one. Was disappointed to have to wait to have the orders made since I wanted to get back to the hotel due to the race the next day. It was... More

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