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“Best Restaurant in Mankato”
Review of Olives

Olives
Ranked #3 of 149 Restaurants in Mankato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $28
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Olives is by far the best restaurant in town. It consistently offers great food and service. One of my favorite items for a light meal is the salad topped with 5 beautifully seared sea scallops. Along with the bread basket and bowl of assorted olives, it's the perfect meal. Their lunch buffet is awesome, too!

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Olives is definitely one of the best restaurants in Mankato. There lunch buffet is cheap, has a great variety of dishes, and is a good deal healthier than other buffets in town. This normal menu is a bit pricey, but has great variety with many unique dishes you can't get anywhere else in town. They have recently started making a number of different homemade desserts, all of which that we've tried so far are fantastic. The staff is very friendly and service is excellent.

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Thank thekerrys
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Top notch service here every time I've gone. The servers and food are both great. Love the lunch buffet - lots of healthy and delicious choices. They have interesting and yummy soups too. And if you're having a drink, try the pear martini, yum!

1  Thank YCariveau
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We love going to Olives and are always happy with our experience there. The lunch buffet is good; the brunch is good; the regular menu is good.

Thank Greekprof7
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

There is nothing to dislike about the food here. It is upscale and an outstanding dining experience, from the service to the delicious food. As it is an in-hotel restaurant, we showed up in jeans and sneakers and were made to feel completely at home. Yes, you will see a lot of well-dressed business people (the hotel is connected to the convention center) but don't be intimidated by the linen tablecloths, the atmosphere is welcoming to families and everyone.

1  Thank RoamstheWorld
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