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Olive Garden

2261 Highway 70, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
+1 828-345-1015
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (11 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2261 Highway 70, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Olive Garden is probably one of my favorite if not the favorite place to eat! My wife and I started on a Weight Watchers diet to drop 10-15 lbs and didn’t know if we’d still be able to eat here. After checking our points we...More

Thank roam6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food and the atmosphere. Great wait staff and very friendly. My love is the salad, sampler appetizer with stuffed mushrooms, calamari. Also love the seafood Alfredo. Yum Yum

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were NOT thinking and ordered from the unlimited pastas which cost us $2 more each meal. We do not each much! Service was excellent as so was pasta! Just beware it is $9.99 for the pasta we paid $11.99 for. Only...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Date night with my wife. She ordered the shrimp scampi and I ordered the braised beef with tortellini. Both were very good with ample portions. The salad that came out was not what we had expected. There were no peppers and very little tomatoes, 2...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service and the food are excellent. I've never had a bad meal here. The restaurant is always very crowded so it's best to get there early but it's worth it. I can't say enough good things about the salad. That is a meal in...More

Thank lail711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My food at this OG was comparable to most other OGs, however the service was disappointing. My waitress was inattentive and gave the appearance of being bothered to serve me as a single diner.

Thank Alyson C
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I have ate here lunch and dinner with friends or people l worked with and would say stick with salad and breadsticks. I’ve ate lunch specials that would be better coming from freezer section and microwaved at home. I feel the place is overrated and...More

Thank Rwine54
Reviewed 3 January 2018

6 of us went to dinner last night. We were seated and waitress came to take our drink orders - all ordered wine and water. Our water, bread and salad came within 20 minutes - no wine. We asked our waitress twice who responded with...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Sorry to say that the service, cleanliness, and quality has consistently gone downhill over the years. Sorry I came today.

Thank kim c
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had a dinner with our family there. Although busy, the waitress was very responsive and constantly checked on us. The food was good and as usual, more than I could eat. Olive Garden is a perennial favorite.

Thank Roy F
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Dottie M
4 May 2017|
Response from Ladyjb3 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a room to be used but I attempted to reserve it and I was told they only reserve on certain days... I called 3 days in advance so they had ample time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 Highway 70, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-345-1015
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