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20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mankato, Minnesota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For fresh, healthy and something refreshingly different try Olives' brunch. It would be difficult to be disappointed. This also sidesteps the issue others have mentioned here about inconsistent service. The atmosphere is clean, tasteful and bright.

Thank Gardinera
Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here win a group of 10 friends before an event downtown and like usual wasn't disappointed! Always great food and great service. Drinks come a little slow but they are busy so just order 2 at a time!

Thank Schoppy60
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I was staying at the Hilton where Olives is located, so ate there for both a dinner and lunch service. The Mediterranean food is very good. For dinner I ordered off the menu, and for lunch I did the buffet lunch. Both were delicious.

Thank LQ4L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

One of the few closest restaurants to fine dining in Mankato. They do a great job but for the cost id rather eat at a casual dining restaurant.

Thank berggy33
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We had the buffet when we made reservations for our room at the Hilton Garden. Good breakfast. Made to order omelets. LOTS of choices for breakfast and beverages. Small bar attached to the hotel too- Nice place to eat.

Thank Gabe63
Apple Valley, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I am not sure where to begin with this review. My husband, sister and I made 6:15 pm reservations earlier this week before we attended a concert that was across the street at Verizon Center. The restaurant was clearly ill prepared from a staffing perspective for the number of people that were there. You would think that a major concert... More 

Thank graydavid2013
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a business meeting and had a steak. It was one of the best, most perfectly cooked steaks I have ever eaten. Price isn't too bad for what you get. Will definitely be back.

Thank aran a
Hillsboro Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great location. Very good food, very good menu, large portions for a hotel restaurant. Very good service and menu variety. I was there for a business dinner and everyone was able to hear each other in conversation. The fish dishes are great.

Thank Jerry L
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and the service friendly and attentive. Located in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn. My husband and I split shrimp and chicken in a curried pasta. It tasted as good as it smelled. There was a case of desserts on the way in and it was fun to pick out what you wanted before... More 

Thank Ssm6698
Spokane, Washington
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This restaurant is in the Hilton Garden Inn Mankato. Stayed for a few days on business. Have an outstanding breakfast wonderful servers. went to cocktails and hors d'oeuvres really really good and great service. Then my cold duck dinner and mashed potato's come out. I was with clients and they liked there dinners so I did not complete but really... More 

Thank allan w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $28
American, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?