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Olivia's Family Restaurant

1160 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN 55060
507-444-4000
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Ranked #35 of 60 restaurants in Owatonna
Price range: $6 - $11
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget
Description: Classic Family Style Restaurant with friendly family pricing for everyone.
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Description: Classic Family Style Restaurant with friendly family pricing for everyone.
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
Tring, Herts
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I were driving from Albert Lea to Minneapolis airport on a Sunday morning and needed a decent breakfast to prepare us for the day ahead. We stopped here and were both extremely pleased to have done so. The first thing I noticed was that the place was packed and it seemed that most, if not all of... More

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Joplin, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This restaurant had very good service and a great breakfast. After seeing the breakfast being $10+ at the hotel for two eggs and sausage we came here. Quality of a IHOP style breakfast for a lot less. I are there three morning in a row, all the food was good and coffee never ran out!

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Owatonna, Minnesota
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I think this restaurant has good food and excellent service. I love their biscuits and gravy. I would tell other people.

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Geneva, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The service is great and the owners definetly have no idea what they are doing. I have seen and heard the owner (Logan) yell at the wait staff, but does not care about the food quality. Let the waitresses do their jobs and take care of the vendors. There is no consitancy with the food. You order an item and... More

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Medford, MN
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The service was really really slow. Another couple were about to walk out because they had been ignored for so long. The waitress was not the sharpest. Ordered beef stroganoff for lunch. It looked like a cat puked on my plate of noodles when it arrived. It looked terrible - curdled, chunky, off color. As if that wasn't bad enough... More

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Owatonna, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Ever since Olivia and Loken have taken over, it has been down hill. Used to eat there 5 to 6 times a week. Breakfast and dinner. Now I try it maybe once a month in hopes it will get better. I have to say they are consistent. Meat must be from the cheapest vendor they can find and Sunny side... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

You get what you pay for. Inexpensive, luke warm food after being rushed to give my order because she was going to be busy. No refills. Then the cashier wouldn't get off a personal call while we paid and just kept laughing into the phone while taking our money. I wouldn't go back.

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Crosslake
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My husband and I experienced Olivia's for the first time last night. I asked our server if she had ever had the specials; Beef Stew and Salisbury Steak and she said "no", I asked her if she had served it during the evening and "she didn't think so", she said she didn't like peppers so she wouldn't like the steak.... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had your usual breakfast. Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon and Hash Browns. Nothing Spectacular, so if you are just looking for a breakfast you can count on and enjoy- this is for you. The waitress' service was very attentive, and my coffee cup was never empty. I also had the oatmeal - VERY good. Prices were very reasonable and we left... More

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Miinnesota
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We've eaten here several times. Food has alway been good as was the service. Prices are afordable and the menu has a lot of selection. More than Perkin's and the prices are simular or perhaps a little less. Great food for the money. This is a family restaurant.

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