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Olive Garden

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1300 Interstate Dr, Olive Garden 1762, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
+1 931-520-3340
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Tonya R
San Jose, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Navin_25
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Brad H
Ujjain, India
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Pallavi_Raj
Tennessee
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank EnglishTeacher75
Atlanta
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Olive Garden offers a dependable menu and is never a disappointment. Wine tends to be a little more expensive than necessary (because Tennessee has a "Liquor By the Drink" tax of 15% which is added on to your drinks charge. They also suggest tip values which are on the post tax bill.

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Thank JimandBunny
Galveston, Texas
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

the food was great. we went in an hour before closing and the salad was still fresh and the bread hot. the staff was very helpful and friendly which is a great bonus. i would definitely go back again.

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Thank BryanHouse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Always loved the soup and salad special. Comes with free breadsticks. My favorite Italian in Cookeville

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West Palm Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have been to Olive Garden before in other cities, but this one has a good combination of servers which are very attentive and a Manager who does more than just come by and ask is everything ok. She actually takes the time to talk to you about your day. Food is OK and as expected the quality is good.... More 

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Thank Jackquito
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Anna who was new only been there about 2 weeks was absolutely wonderful. A little awkward,shy but nevertheless did a great job. Never needed or wanted for anything. The food however was not the best we have had at this location. Salad was not as fresh, several brown pieces of lettuce, croutons were stale tasting, chicken parmesean was hard like... More 

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Thank Marcia J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Interstate Dr, Olive Garden 1762, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
  • 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?