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Ole Store Restaurant

1011 Saint Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-1530
+1 507-645-5558
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1011 Saint Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-1530
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This "store" is no longer a store, just a restaurant, but has a long history. It's just down the hill from St. Olaf College and was famous for its carmel rolls.We've visited often, but often are disappointed in the food.Quality is inconsistent at best. Expensive...More

Thank MNKate2016
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We visited on Friday June 9, 2017 at 11:15 am. They open at 11:00 am. Seated promptly in a booth. Then the noise began! This place has no soft architechtural features within the restaurant. All hard woods on floors and walls. We had to lean...More

2  Thank Steve0315
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We live in Northfield and Ole's is considered the place to go for a special meal. We don't eat meat but there are wonderful choices such as crab cakes, salmon, and delicious macaroni and cheese. We enjoy getting two different appetizers and sharing instead of...More

Thank Gmarie2013
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live north of Northfield and moved here last summer. We just finally found time to visit this restaurant for a date night! It's on a quiet residential street, tucked away from Northfield's hustle and bustle. There is a parking lot or...More

Thank SeesTheWorld5
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We were a group of 9, arriving mid-morning on the Sunday of commencement. Perhaps the brunch on campus drew down the crowd (typical, according to the local) so we were the lucky ones! Don't count on this every Sunday, and they don't take reservations. But...More

Thank Canary07
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We had just driven about four hours and were hungry. Fortunately, Ole Store was still open so we tried it. I had a steak salad. I was sort of surprised because the lettuce came still on the stem, so work was necessary to start eating....More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Not your run of the mill restaurant. Friendly service. A little spendy for what you get, but good tasting fresh choices

Thank MNTraveler2017
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is good quality food, presented well but not pretentiously. The menu changes with daily specials, and every meal I've had here has been filling and delicious.

Thank oaklandexplorer2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every time we visit the food is always delicious. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is relaxing.

Thank tammyo397
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I'm local and come here every month or two. The Ole Store is a traditional "fine dining" restaurant and is easily, overall, the best in Northfield. That said, it does not compare favorably to restaurants in Minneapolis or St. Paul. The menu covers a broad...More

1  Thank J4mmer
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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