Olives


“Best Restaurant in Mankato!”


Every time we are in Mankato for work, we make it a priority to go to Olives for at least one meal. Every time, we've had delicious food, great service, and a relaxed atmosphere. Food servings are the right proportions for the price, and I would highly recommend Olives!

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“Delicious food Attentive service”

I have been a guest at Olives on a number of occasions and feel compelled to let others know about this gem in greater Minnesota. Minneapolis and St. Paul have nothing on Olives for delicious cuisine, variety, price point and attentive service. It's worth the drive for a special occasion or just any reason for a short drive from the twin cities. If you are about freshly prepared, appealingly served and fabulous flavor Olives is your place.

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“Just delicious!”

It's hard to find independent restaurants these days - and Olives really stars with its blend of American Heartland/Middle Eastern cuisine in Mankato. With owner/chef in the kitchen attention to detail & quality of food is a point of pride. I never miss one - or two meals at this very special place whenever I'm in Mankato. The small pizza's offered at lunch are excellent - the caramelized onion & goat cheese is a worthy classic - and about the Schwarma pizza - even if it isn't on the menu - a unique treat! Beautifully interpreted side dishes accompany dinner entrees. The brunch buffet offers more lunch than breakfast options - again, the excellent side dishes and salads shine.

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“How is a restaurant like this in Mankato?! Unbelievable!!”


I live in the city, so I have amazing restaurants all around me. I went down to Mankato for work and could not believe the hidden gem that was there!! I don't believe in chain restaurants, so I checked out Olives, which was highly recommended. It's a family owned restaurant. The attention to detail is astonishing and the food is unbelievable. The presentation was so beautiful I had to take a picture. Our service was polished and very friendly. Our group couldn't believe a place like this was in Mankato!! We ate there 5 days in a row! You can get a pizza that is cooked in a wood-burning oven, Lamb or even Sushi on Tuesdays! Their menu is very diverse and prices range from inexpensive to expensive! Two weeks later I brought my husband down for a quick overnight stay- just to eat there again!! I'm going to start a petition to get them to Minneapolis! Kudos to the Owners and Staff - You have it all!!!

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“Wonderful Food”

Great food, great service. Everything that we ordered was excellent .

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“Best food in Mankato!!!”

I went to Olive's with a friend last Tuesday. I was amazed at the quality, presentation, and taste of the food (the lamb is amazing). The atmosphere is perfect for any occasion and the experience is definately worth it!

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