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Ole Store Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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All served with syrup and butter
Stuffed French Toast
Thick sliced french bread sandwiching cream cheese and seasonal chutney dipped in a cinnamon batter and grilled. Served with your choice of bacon or sausage patties.
1 cake $3.00
2 cakes $4.00
3 cakes $5.00
Fresh blueberries to your cakes $+1.00
Treat yourself to real maple syrup $+1.50
Buttermilk Pancakes
Light, fluffy and grilled to perfection.
All served with choice of toast
Breakfast Porridge
Quinao, wild rice and barley with craisins and nuts.
Salmon Gravlox
Toasted​ bagel with cured salmon, fresh sliced tomatoes, capers, fresh dill, cream cheese and a hard-boiled egg. (No toast)
Ole's Breakfast
Two eggs any style served with house potatoes, choice of meat and toast.
Lena's Breakfast
One​ egg any style served with house potatoes, and fresh seasonal fruit.
Sven's Scramble
Two eggs scrambled with house potatoes, red onions, portabello mushrooms, house made sausage, and aged cheddar cheese.
Eggs Lorraine
Two eggs scrambled with house potatoes, green onions, fresh spinach, tomatoes, and swiss cheese.
Huevos Rancheros
Two eggs any style with black bean salsa, soft flour tortillas, salsa verde, fresh tomatoes and avocado. |No toast|
Barn Buster Platter
Two buttermilk cakes with two eggs and a chicken apple sausage. (No toast)
Steak and Eggs
Two eggs, house potatoes, toast and your choice of a 4 oz. Petite filet or a 5 oz. Sirloin.
All served with our house potatoes
The Classic
Toasted english muffin topped with poached eggs, canadian bacon, and from scratch hollandaise sauce.
The Crabby
Toasted english muffin topped with poached eggs, crispy fried crab cakes, and from scratch hollandaise sauce.
The Spinach
Toasted​ english muffin topped with poached eggs, fresh spinach, tomatoes, and from scratch hollandaise sauce.
The Asparagus
Toasted english muffin topped with poached eggs, fresh asparagus, and from scratch hollandaise sauce.
Ole rolls may be reserved for take out the day before the order needs to be picked up
The Ole Roll
Our version of a historic local favorite! This roll is made with love by our chefs in the kitchen. They take sweet dough and roll with cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, chopped pecans, then bake it to perfection. We serve it warm with butter.
Simply orange, cranberry, apple, grapefruit
Skim or 2%
European roasterries italian dark roast
European​ roasterries columbian blend
Hot Chocolate
Topped with whipped cream
Hot Tea
Pepsi, diet pepsi, sierra mist, diet sierra mist, mountain dew, diet mountain dew, cherry pepsi, dr. pepper, club soda
Yulupa​ champagne and simply orange juice
1 Egg
2 Eggs
2 Slices Hickory Smoked Bacon
2 Sausage Patties
1 Chicken Apple Sausage
Side Steak
4 oz. Petite filet or 5 oz. Sirloin
Fresh Fruit
Seasonal selection
Cottage Cheese
US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews brunch walleye quinoa wild rice calamari bread pudding ribs reuben pancakes sandwiches pizza olaf college a popular place nice dinner the wait staff in town the noise level
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I reviewed this place previously when we had dinner on a Saturday evening. Since we enjoyed the dinner and ambiance last time, I suggested to my business associates that we have lunch here. We were a party of four and arrived at the Ole Store...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mmmmm - wonderful place to meet friends! We each enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Two of us had the Ole Special - tasty and reasonably priced. The coffee was also excellent.....and they serve real cream with it!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 734cindye
Reviewed 26 December 2018

This is not a diner. It has home cooked company food. My husband and I had the Reuben which was excellent. There was real corned beef and not lunch meat. I have had dinner there in the past and it was also excellent. They also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I went here during college when it was only a bakery...now it's a fancy restaurant with good dinners but I still liked the brunch on weekends only. And the cinnamon rolls are superb---get there before they sell out!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kesslane
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This place always hit the mark. Nice drink selections. Great light fare, breakfast and dinner menus. The wait staff is gracious and polite. We have never had a bad experience at this establishment.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ed v
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Great waitstaff- nice variety of menu choices- close to St. Olaf campus- handicap ramp from parking lot entrance. Friendly place/comfortable and quaint.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 9 for dinner. Unlike previous visits, the noise level was tolerable for conversation. My faves were the calamari and the pear salad. Grilled skin on bass was excessively greasy. Not a diet place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bensI465IT
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I've eaten here several times and have had excellent food and service. Tablecloths and cloth napkins and attractive food presentation make this a special place. Prices aren't too high. It's a nice place to bring guests or to have family events.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IowaSally2012
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Drove down from Minneapolis for late breakfast with an old friend. This place is well known for weekend breakfasts and was busy but we were seated immediately (10:30). The interior is well designed for conversation especially if you are in a booth. There are lots...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We were in town visiting a relative and needed a close, quick place for lunch that wasn’t fast food. We had two kinds of pizzas (brisket BBQ and chicken Alfredo) a brisket sandwich, shrimp hoagie and an orzo Greek salad. Everything was freshly prepared and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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30 August 2015|
Response from Q4555QTjamesc | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian yes - don't recall any vegan items, other than salads and veggies.
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