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Olive Garden

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$$ - $$$
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1300 Interstate Drive, Olive Garden 1762, Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-520-3340
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fairly bog-standard Olive Garden, but our server at this meal was perhaps a little on the over-enthusiastic side. On the other hand, a favorite wine has been added to the wine list, I presume throughout the franchise, and our servings were so large that we couldn't finish the take-outs the next day. And those little individual desserts... More 

Thank narrowboatersia
Aberdeen, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most people that have lived anywhere else realize Tennessee isn't known for its culinary diversity. In desperation transplants frequent the major chains for the closest substitute of their ethnic cravings. For starters, I don't consider any restaurant Italian unless they serve veal dishes. We generally go to Olive Garden for the pasta, salads, and bread sticks. Which is what we... More 

Thank GreatMummu
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Olive Garden is one of my favorite places to eat dinner. My husband and I enjoyed a very good meal and received great service.

Thank bluelady4857
Crossville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the fried calamari, which got sent back because it was undercooked. The manager explained that she noticed that the calamari was bigger so maybe the cooks didn't know to cook them longer. They replaced it with a second order, which also was sent back and asked to be removed from our bill. We ordered the lobster ravioli. It... More 

Thank Longleggedlovely1
Sparta, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Clean, good service, great food! It is a little more expensive but it is worth it! They have great lasagna, chicken fettuccine, and soup/salad!

Thank Amy K
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Lauren was a great waitress. Very pleasant and served with a genuine smile. The food was excellent! Loved the Sirloin with the ravioli special. And of course...can't get enough salad!

Thank Tonya R
San Jose, California, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Restaurant ambient is pleasant and food was tasty. No waiting on Friday evening at 7:15 pm. Enjoyed the food.

Thank Navin_25
Level Contributor
59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Using the Olive Garden scale. I would say this rates one of the best. Food was very good, quick, large eating areas, good parking and good location. Our hostess was the best of any Olive Garden. She really had her act together. Did not waste time, controlled the pace, courses were served in the proper manner, checked back often and... More 

Thank Brad H
Ujjain, India
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience to visit this place. The restaurant is quite calm n clean place. Staff was really good. The chicken soup with pasta was awesome wid fresh parmigiana cheese. All the entrees were delicious.

Thank Pallavi_Raj
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Just as it seems The Olive Garden has turned the corner, this branch in Cookeville totally underperformed. We arrived early and the service was polite and quick. In fact, our food came out very fast. Too fast. In my opinion, the noodles tasted as if they had been cooked much earlier and just kept warm. They did not seem freshly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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: 1300 Interstate Drive, Olive Garden 1762, Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-520-3340

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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?