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Olive Garden

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2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
+1 828-345-1015
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Martinsville, VA
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best Olive Gardens that I have eaten ate! Food was delicious and staff was very nice! Our waitress was phenomenal!!! We were there celebrating my Mom's 94th birthday and our waitress made my Mom's night!!! Our waitress let her pick out a dessert and brought the cheescake over with a candle in it!! About half... More 

Thank Jane N
Hickory, North Carolina
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just like Cracker Barrel or Red Lobster, you know what you are going to get here. The service was a little on the slow side but nothing bad.

Thank beachwedding2017
Arden, North Carolina
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282 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the pleasant, helpful and very attentive server named Shateesa to the delicious and huge meal we split, and still left stuffed, this older and smaller Olive Garden was exceptional. Most Olive Gardens are good, but sometimes servers are more interested in selling you wine or the food is prepared more on the average side; not so here. Other than... More 

Thank PGinNC
Hickory, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Asiago cheese fettuccine was awesome for lunch, soup and breadsticks for $9.99 all you can eat. A lot of food plus got a take home bowl with bread. Service was great, knowledgeable server & very personable, Cynthia was here name.

Thank Teresa0802
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had (past tense) a dozen wanting a good meal @ Olive Garden this evening; birthday party with adults only. We asked for either a reservation or call-ahead and denied both-by the manager. His recommendation was courteous, but infuriating: one of the couples come early and stake our claim. We'll go elsewhere-Hickory is our home, and has many fine restaurants... More 

Thank Bill L
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Ended our day with dinner here. Tour of Italy the the hubby and steak Alfredo for me. My steak was so tender I could have cut it with a fork. Can't wait for lunch tomorrow so I can have my leftovers.

Thank Tracy B
Hickory, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had lunch there last week. It was during off hours, staff checked on me often. Food was very good, I always enjoy their fresh salad, and pasta.

Thank BTravelsToo
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great food & great waiter who insured everything was perfect. He went above expectations ☆☆☆☆ we both had fet. Alfredo large servings that we couldn't eat it all. He even boxed our leftovers to go.

Thank Terry B
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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127 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

There was a time that Olive Garden could at least make a decent salad. Sad to say, they can't even do that very well anymore. The food is very over priced for the quality. There are plenty of other dining options that are way better.

Thank Randy S
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The food is prepared before you arrive instead of being cook fresh. The waitess and waiters are very personal excellent staffing. The atmosphere is make by the help. Food is fairly good still but not my favorite by far.

Thank Lisa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-345-1015

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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?