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Olive Garden

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1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001-4865
+1 507-345-7585
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lakefield, Minnesota
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy Olive Garden. I like soup, salad & bread. I consider this chain a mid-priced place to go where I know what to expect, every time. They can be busy, noisy, but service always friendly & efficient. Our waitress here was Danelle B. and she did everything right - could not improve on her service. Bill at dinnertime for... More 

Thank VirginiaS203
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Our waitress was amazing! Andrea was on top of things and was friendly. The food was amazing. We were seated right away and got a nice long booth! Can't say enough about our waitress, she was wonderful! My drink tasted great, and the good was delicious!

Thank stacyjwachtel
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The staff was great, but I just wasn't very impressed with the food. I ordered the cheese ravioli and it was just kind of bland. Just not a whole lot of taste to it. My son ordered pizza and he didn't like it. I tried it, and could understand why. It was overly doughy, and just had a rather strange... More 

1 Thank Matthew J
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This Olive Garden is very similar to all of the restaurants in the chain. Food was consistent to what's we've had at other Olive Gardens. Prices have gone up. Most entrees were $15 or more.

Thank TravelTooLittle
Storm Lake
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I had lunch here while our daughter had a scholarship interview at MSU. We were able to split a special (Chicken & Shrip Carbonara). It was a little cheaper plus we are loosing weight. It was very clean, server was excellent, and great food.

Thank Russ C
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127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped here after a very long day at work. I couldn't decide what sounded good so I ordered Appatizers. The first one was a chicken ravioli dish and I didn't really care for it but it was prepared well. The other was calimari. The calimari took over 20 minutes to get which was red flag 1. When it got... More 

Thank hvac z
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We do like Olive Garden but have decided for the price it's just not worth it. The last visit we each ordered a beer. Even though it was a specialty beer I am pretty sure we could have bought a 12 pack for the price we paid. Beyond that the food is good and the service has always been very... More 

Thank minnesota_nice
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I love going to Olive Garden! The food taste amazing and the service is very polite and friendly. The place is clean. Food it's served hot and delicious. The soup is very good.

Thank stacyjwachtel
Mankato, Minnesota
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Commercial chain "Italian" restaurant featuring lots of refined carbs in the bread and pasta slathered in sweet pasta sauce. Not worthy of the name "Italian" if they claim as such. However, great for eaters who don't know any better.

1 Thank Redjackco
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had never been to an Olive Garden before so we decided to try this one. I just don't see anything special about it. We have such a wide variety of restaurants in Mankato I would just consider going to another Italian place. I just can't find anything special about this place. There are probably 15 to 20 restaurants in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1880 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001-4865
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-345-7585

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