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Ole Store Restaurant

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1011 Saint Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-1530
+1 507-645-5558
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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medford, MN
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

We have been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never disappointed with the food. Service is almost always great. Only one or two times of many were we needed to make renewed requests for better service.

Thank charlesarthurs
Northfield, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

When you drive up, it looks like you have arrived at Grandma's house. Very interesting interior. Really liked the huge oak booths.We had steaks. Great quality, tender. Outstanding service. Nice quiet atmosphere.

Thank saberg32
Northfield, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

The Ole Store is one of the very best small town restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located near the scenic St. Olaf campus in delightful Northfield, this eclectic eatery is outstanding for any meal. Home grown ingredients expertly prepared by great cooks, delivered by smiling and friendly wait staff. Moderately priced so great for families or a nice dinner... More 

Thank Lorne R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Great place to meet friends for dinner, or conduct business over a meal. Seafood is remarkably good for small town Minnesota, as expected steaks are well prepared.

Thank Thomas B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

We both ordered steak, and it was just as good as any at Ruth's Chris. Cooked to perfection, and the service was outstanding as well.

Thank Vivian E
Annapolis, Maryland
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

We ate on a busy Saturday night. The waitress was quite pleasant but way over worked and thus had almost no time with us. My pasta was not very good.

Thank dave b
Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Every few months we have dined at the ole store when visiting family. I am sorry to report that quality is much lower than in past. The tagliatelle pasta with vegetables was shockingly bad. In the entire plate I had two slices of zucchini, three cherry tomatoes and several pieces of onion. It was cooked with olive oil and chili... More 

Thank NatureEnthusiast7
Mpls. MInnesota
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

This was our second visit here having stumbled across this place last summer and came again to the area to visit St. Olaf. My daughter and I purposely stopped to dine here again. We both enjoyed our lunch again here. We ordered the salmon salad and the Greek flat-bread (gluten free crust) - both were fantastic! Our server was friendly... More 

Thank MidwesternMom69
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

My mother and I stopped here because it was ranked #1 in Northfield. We both ordered burgers, mine medium and my mothers , medium-well. I also ordered potato soup, which was good. However, both our burgers came back pretty much raw on the inside. Both looked the same despite being ordered at different degrees of doneness. The meat was literally... More 

Thank FullNelson1
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Happened to stop by for dinner after winter visit to St Olaf. Cozy restaurant with very pleasant wait staff. Food was very good. Scallop special that evening was tremendous. Price also quite reasonable. Will stop by again next time in Northfield.

Thank Charles M

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Saint Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-1530
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-645-5558

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