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20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
+1 507-386-1001
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am surprised that this is the number one restaurant in Mankato. That being said Olives is good, but in my opinion doesn't deserve #1 status. We had lunch here last weekend and we ordered the hummus platter to start. It was pretty good. We all had a side salad and they were huge. We split some pizzas and they... More 

1 Thank Keely15
No Name Key, Florida
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hot crusty bread, and the generous, and delicious bowl of olives creeps into my dreams at night! We stayed a week in Mankato and ate at Olives 5 times! It's that good! The dinner specials are not to be missed. This is our favorite hotel and restaurant in the entire town.

1 Thank nanac369
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can read my review under the Hotel section (Hilton Garden Inn) because one of the reasons I stay at a Hilton Garden Inn is for conveniences like the hotel restaurant and bar. It gives me and my team a chance to strategize for the next day or plan the day ahead. "Olives" has lost it's spark. The dinner staff... More 

Thank David Z
Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere our waitress gave us excellent service we had a cozy setting for New Years eve. We will be back again.

Thank larrygag
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

If in the Mankato area and looking for a classy, healthy and delicious fare, try Olive's. The lunch is all-you-can-eat, including their amazing soups, sandwiches, salads and tapas. The food has an Mediterranean theme, and is a breath of fresh air in a food climate where bar food permeates all corners.

1 Thank Erica J
Fargo, ND
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269 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I am staying at the Hilton Garden Inn and have eaten at this restaurant three times so far this week. It's VERY good food, wonderful service, and a fantastic beverage menu. If you want a relaxing atmosphere with attentive service stop by this place. It won't disappoint.

Thank suzb_00
Mankato, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love going to this restaurant for any meal but my favorite is the lunch buffet. The selections are fresh with a Mediterranean flair. The made fresh soup is fantastic. Servers are well trained and accommodating. I love bringing visitors from out of town to this restaurant. The desserts are to die for!

Thank janeun26
Mpls. MInnesota
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's a quaint little restaurant inside a large hotel chain. I love that it's not your typical chain restaurant. We were in Mankato for the day and opted for an early dinner here. Our waitress was very friendly as well as helpful. I ordered the red snapper with risotto. The fish itself was good, and seemed fresh and light with... More 

Thank MidwesternMom69
Marshall, Minnesota
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Once more, TripAdvisor leads us to a quality experience, this time in Mankato. Following a business meeting, Mt wife and I were looking for something lite, tasty and reasonably priced. Olives was it! Grwat menu selection, including a lunch buffet, nice surroundings, and pleasant and competent employees. Thank you TripAdvisor and thank you Olives!

Thank SenCrow
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Group of 6, all choosing different meals, all were very happy with their choices. Schwarma wrap and pizza were fantastic...Caprese Salad was also great. Definitely recommend.

Thank Tim H

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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
US$4 - US$28
American, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-386-1001

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