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20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
+1 507-386-1001
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN 56001-7777
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They had great unique items on the menu! I loved the desserts! They changed daily and were so good!!

Thank Heidimclem
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere and friendly service! Ordered flank steak that was overdone and had a gravy on it that made it unpalatable. Wasn’t expecting that. Try other options. The bread that was severed was very hard.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress Charlotte was fantastic. She made the evening , because the food did not. The salad was only OK. The dressing was good. The varying lettuce leaves should be cut down just a little, as one cannot place the leaf in their mouth without...More

Thank need2getout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From out of town...Went here for lunch because of the rave reviewsonline. Salad was fresh and good, walleye entree was not good at all. Server did not come back to ask us about our meal. A different server finally refilled our water glasses after we...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I had taken a photo. We ordered food sent up to the room. We had a flatbread pizza, a pasta dish, and the steak. The pizza and pasta were okay. The steak? cold and still mooing. I ordered it medium well. It was...More

Thank SaraGee
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I definitely recommend OLIVES. When traveling to Mankato I certainly did not expect to find such great food at a quaint restaurant connected to the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown. I was very pleasantly surprised how good the food was and I will go again...More

Thank kgrotenhuis23
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I was staying in the Hilton Garden and visited Olives twice. The breakfast was outstanding. Stopped in for lunch the next day and had a burger & fries for lunch. Burger was well cooked, nicely seasoned and well presented. The fries were perfect! Crisp on...More

Thank davyd83
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Table of 7 of us. A round of cocktails and we were ready for dinner. I had a dinner salad and French Onion soup. The salad was good. I think the soup was prepared by a comedian in the kitchen. It was served in a...More

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is full service including room service. It’s very popular with the locals and we couldn’t get an early spot on a Saturday night. The breakfast brunch was pretty good, especially for the price of 10.99. Eggs Benedict, regular hot stuff and a nice...More

Thank Leah B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Our go to spot when we are meeting for a nice dinner or having friends from out of town. Always have a great meal, great service and nice atmosphere.

Thank grlav8r777
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Sharon J
10 January 2017|
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Response from pjsharad | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. After 10 the brunch is just order off the menu breakfasty items.
8 April 2016|
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Response from eat56001 | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a call as I have not needed to because at the times I went they were just starting to get busy, but always able to walk in and get seated. Have fun, your at a great time in your life
Carol H
17 December 2015|
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Response from Joni W W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. Olive's phone #:(507) 386-1001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 28
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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