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Olivia's Family Restaurant

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1160 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN 55060-5662
+1 507-444-4000
06:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy about the outside....put off eating there for breakfast because it looked more like a Mexican restaurant (not my favorite type for breakfast) than an American food type restaurant. Once inside though, it's clear breakfast is what it's all about and apparently a local favorite. The waitresses hustle to get you seated, no shortage of coffee refills, and breakfast... More 

2 Thank jean k
DeKalb, Illinois
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Filled up on the breakfast buffet before heading home from a long weekend. The staff were very friendly. The buffet has 4 choices of meat, pancakes, french toast, B&G, eggs, hash browns, fresh fruit. A little bit of everything. It was all delicious. They even give refills on their hot chocolate. If you stay at the Super 8 next door... More 

1 Thank Lori J
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I stopped for breakfast on the way through for a business trip. The food was very good, prepared well, hot and reasonable price. I couldn't ask for anything more. There wasn't anything unique that I could see on the breakfast menu, but what they had looked perfect.

1 Thank Michael S
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Saw the sign on the highway, so we stopped. Local family restaurant. Very good food, with inexpensive prices. We had the all you can eat broasted chicken, which was very good. Waitress was very friendly. We didn't try anything else, but I assume their standard diner style food would be good. Would definitely come back again

1 Thank SlymanChicago
Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

One of those local places that serves you a cup of soup with your meal. Pretty good beef and vegetable soup, actually. Tried the ribs and chicken with breasted potatoes. Didn't realize until they came out that they were beef ribs, but they were good, and pretty tender for beef ribs. The chicken was good too. Good service and very... More 

2 Thank Jim S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We went here for breakfast and they had a lot to choose from with reasonable prices. You could also have lunch or dinner too!

Thank Donna H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I would definitely re-command going to Olivias the food is awesome and its a good Environment. You get a big portions of food For a good price.

3 Thank Josh H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Olivia's late on a Sunday morning. The place was full but the wait time was very short. Relatively neat and clean with friendly and fast service. There is a buffet and people seamed very happy with it. We chose to order off the menu which is wide & varied. All four of us were happy with the favor,... More 

1 Thank Dave K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We stopped on our way through for a late breakfast. I was SO good!! We didn't opt for the buffet but instead ordered from the menu. Amazing! Great prices & service too!! Very friendly! Thanks so much!!

1 Thank Wendy E
Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We used to eat here quite often, however, in the last six months, very inconsistent. Poor quality, not hot or not done correctly. The food just seems to be of poor quality.

Thank Pat K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN 55060-5662
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: +1 507-444-4000
Classic Family Style Restaurant with friendly family pricing for everyone.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?