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1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001
(507)345-7585
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So so lunch

I had lunch here and ordered one of the duos - chicken flatbread. I guess if you're in to total bland, this is the dish for you. It was basically crunchy flatbread with a few pieces of chicken, a smattering of tomatoes and some cheese. When I brought this up to Sam, my waiter, he was kind and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
pjsharad
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch here and ordered one of the duos - chicken flatbread. I guess if you're in to total bland, this is the dish for you. It was basically crunchy flatbread with a few pieces of chicken, a smattering of tomatoes and some cheese. When I brought this up to Sam, my waiter, he was kind and wanted to... More 

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Thank pjsharad
Kenyon, Minnesota
Level Contributor
158 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Three of us shopping gals had lunch there and really enjoyed the food. We had the soup and salad and fresh breadsticks. It was all so good. The service was very good and they were very busy. I have not eaten at an Olive Garden in a long time and it was really a treat.

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Thank MNGal66
Faribault, Minnesota
Level Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I have loved to go to Olive Garden for years. I'm not sure what happened. This last time. The service was very different. Staff not as friendly as in previous visits. Food was blah. It was an all round bad experience. I was shocked and disappointed. Haven't gone back since.

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Thank 40plusandtraveling
Abington, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

It's an Olive Garden whether you are in Mankato or suburban Philadelphia. So the food is the same everywhere. However, the service was notable. We used the iPad at the table to indicate the need for a server and bingo, a person was there in seconds. The staff was also most accommodating in making an unfamilier drink for my husband.

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Thank rosemaryh33
Austin, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We were told we would have a 10-15 min wait, but only turned out being less than 5. Our server Simon was great. Very attentive to our needs. Beverages never went empty. Food was delivered to our table in a timely manner. Every thing tasted great. We will most definitely return!

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Thank Jenny P
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I went to the Olive Garden in Mankato yesterday for my birthday. Be aware we were told towards the end of the night they stop making breadsticks. We were there at 8 and they were out of breadsticks so we never got any. I ordered the soup salad and breadsticks deal and couldn't get the waiters attention. Had only one... More 

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Thank Mindyc3
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you like flavorless sauces, bland meatballs and endless bread sticks then I guess this is the place for you. Olive Garden is a sad excuse for Italian food. I have a trio platter to sample a little bit of everything. The Parmesan chicken was just sad, there was hardly any chicken it was mostly just bread crumbs... I'm so... More 

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1 Thank Austin L
St. Cloud, MN
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service was great. The food was good and the wine was good. I personally think they over charge for their wine but, sometimes a glass of wine is just worth it.

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Thank RRSchultz
Appleton, Wisconsin
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Thank Gordon B
Granite Falls, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Michelle P

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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, Greek
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?