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20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Dothan, Alabama
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the better restaurants with American style food. I like their Wednesday "take your date out menu" which allows you to pick out two set meals for a very reasonable price. My only complaints is that their menus have not changed much over the years

Thank montycat348
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The family came down from the cities to tour the college and we got to town a little early and plenty hungry. We looked up restaurants in Mankato and Olives stood out because it was different from the other pizzabeerburger places (not that there is anything wrong with that). This wasn't any pizza Rachel buffet-a lot better food and a... More 

Thank Patrick C
Vienna, Virginia
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and helpful, the food came quickly, the noise level was reasonable, and so was the price. The Mediterranean mezze was surprisingly good, the caesar salad was good, the herbed flank steak was ok, and the angus sirloin with mushroom sauce was very good. The bill, including a very good local amber beer, was $72. I would... More 

Thank Brian R
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place we were worried about looking so fancy and being on the inside of a hotel. The food was to die for and the service super attentative. We got the 'date night dinner' a 4 course meal with beers mind you and it was about 60 dollars. That is unheard of!! Cannot say enough good thing about this place!!

Thank Megan M
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast buffet. Disappointing selection. Cantaloupe bordered on rotten. The price for the buffet was less than for one thing and coffee so most of us got the buffet, thinking it would be so much better.

Thank Josephine M
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a gift certificate to eat here and was glad that we tried it. Decor was very nice and people were friendly. Had there lunch buffet. Soup, salads and sandwiches were very good. Give them a try.

Thank Robert T
Gaylord, Michigan
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal immensely! One of us had rotisserie chicken meal (excellent) and the other had a burger. Friendly, efficient wait staff.

Thank Jodi W
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Spend a night in the Hilton Garden Inn and found this restaurant to be a nice option. I was there on a Monday night and they had Burger Night with very reasonably priced burgers at around $7. Also came with bread and a small bowl of olives. The salad was good as well. Service was excellent, restaurant was clean, and... More 

Thank wjoiner
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Husband ordered rigatoni... very peppery. I got mushroom planchette spaghetti. Not much mushroom or planchette. A lot of croutons!!! Have had better

Thank Morey L
East Aurora, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The dining room is classy yet comfy. Interesting menu which included a quail entrée that was fork tender. Desserts such as tiramisu, eclairs, crème brulee, chocolate mousse etc were highlighted in a display case just outside the entrance to the dining room.

Thank paraman633

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $28
American, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: 507-386-1001

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