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The Ole Store, Northfield, MN

The Ole Store

4.7
4.7
431 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Under new ownership January 2020! A Scandinavian inspired restaurant nestled in a Northfield, Minnesota neighborhood. With a relaxed comfortable atmosphere and Everyday Nordic food that highlights local ingredients and features new twists on your favorite church basement & family dinner dishes.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Nordic, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (507) 786-9400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ingrid Norgaard
  • Catering
    We are offer full service catering throughout Northfield and the Southern Metro. We can provide executive lunches, buffets, plated dinners, appetizer buffets along with deli and sandwich trays.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer the entire building for private events on Sunday evenings after 5:00pm for up to 150 guests. We also have two semi-private dining rooms for up to 32 guests each. These rooms are available on a limited basis on weeknights and only available for seatings starting at 7:30pm or later on weekends. Minimum food and beverage purchases may apply based on day and date of the event. The private dining rooms are not available on special event weekends such as Graduations, Christmas Fest, Home Coming...
  • Private party contact
    Todd Byhre: (507) 645-5558
  • Neighborhood
    Northfield
  • Cross street
    Lincoln
  • Parking details
    We offer free parking in our private parking lot. There is additional street parking in front of the building.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 431 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

431 Reviews
  1. Kath

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The special was excellent--beef (short ribs?), and root vegetables. The smorgasbord could have used a few more crackers or bread, one cracker and one tiny piece of bread a piece did not come close to using up the spreads that needed something underneath. The panisse was mild for Scandinavians, I guess; I would have like more spice. These are very picky things, everything was wonderful. The service was excellent, and the reason we would choose it over a comparable restaurant.

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  2. Mitch

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was wonderful. Be sure top your meal off with dessert; I recommend the chocolate mousse and blueberry-lemon tart.

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  3. RogerS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great. The building is cool. Price was fair.

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  4. ConnieW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was awesome! Food was delicious. Yummy caramel roll!

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  5. gilla

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful and it’s such a cute neighborhood spot! My friend and I enjoyed ourselves!

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  6. KateS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were early for our brunch reservation. We were able to be seated right away. The staff were friendly. We felt very well taken care of. And, the food was delicious!

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  7. MargaretD

    Chicago

    40 reviews

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    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived early for reservation and luckily got seated right away; service was friendly and swift; menu has good selection of comfort foods and wine selection is nice too - started with warm pretzel and soup - both delicious; entrees were short ribs (awesome), fish & chips, and Swedish meatballs - all devoured. Capped off with bread pudding and cherry pie (best crust I’ve ever had!). We always look forward to dining at the ole store!

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  8. union4two

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was courteous and pleasant. She made sure we had everything we needed to make it a great dining experience. Food was excellent!

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  9. AnnaM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything thing and everyone was fantastic! Love the atmosphere too.

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  10. Cheryl

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fisk fry, meatballs and Lena burger all got top grades from 6 of us. Fries way above average. Our server did well though seemed to have a lot of tables to cover.

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FAQs

The Ole Store offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 786-9400.

The Ole Store is rated 4.7 stars by 431 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Ole Store

1011 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lincoln
  • Neighborhood
    Northfield
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Nordic, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer free parking in our private parking lot. There is additional street parking in front of the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ingrid Norgaard
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (507) 786-9400
  • Catering
    We are offer full service catering throughout Northfield and the Southern Metro. We can provide executive lunches, buffets, plated dinners, appetizer buffets along with deli and sandwich trays.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer the entire building for private events on Sunday evenings after 5:00pm for up to 150 guests. We also have two semi-private dining rooms for up to 32 guests each. These rooms are available on a limited basis on weeknights and only available for seatings starting at 7:30pm or later on weekends. Minimum food and beverage purchases may apply based on day and date of the event. The private dining rooms are not available on special event weekends such as Graduations, Christmas Fest, Home Coming...
  • Private party contact
    Todd Byhre: (507) 645-5558
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