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Olive Garden

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2991 S Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62704-6404
+1 217-793-0318
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Marion, Illinois
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230 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Olive Garden is a pretty good restaurant. It's not a local Italian place, but it does the job. The service at the Springfield location is pretty good.

Thank AandE_G
Central Illinois
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Duh, it's olive garden. Our server was very good. All the food was delicious and still had plenty to take home. Restaurant was clean. Bathrooms were clean. Nice meal.

Thank TJ4traveling
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went for daughters birthday her pick, wait of 25 minutes, very busy. Was sat at a table in open so constantly had waiters going by with huge platters hitting first me then my daughter. NO apologies. Waitress finally arrives place our order and then wait and wait and wait some more. Salad and breadsticks arrive and not 2 minutes later... More 

Thank disneyland57
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but this visit was just okay. The prices have gone up and the shrimp scampi reminded me of a larger microwave dinner. Nothing special. The meatballs are very tender and tasty. Very generous with the salad portions.

Thank Rachel D
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90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Olive Garden used to be one of our favorites but it has slipped, especially in two areas. Several times in last few visits the food is served warm, not hot. Pasta had to be sent back and the soup was warm. This has happened far too often. The servers used to be consistent. At dinner wine was always offered; for... More 

Thank oxfordcook
Central Illinois
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We eat at this Olive Garden on average once a month. It is consistently good. Servings are generous, everything has good flavor and the servers are always friendly and willing to please. Over the years, I do not remember ever having a meal that was less than great. The wait can sometimes go over fifteen minutes but there is normally... More 

Thank 1_Illinois_traveler
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Server was excellent. Food was fast and hot and great for our table of 13. Specials were plentiful. The salmon was cooked just right and no fishy aftertaste. Just wish they could have blackened it as that's my favorite Will be back again.

Thank Kevin M
Coffeen, Illinois
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My step-mother took me out for lunch today after shopping and the server we had was Jeanette. She was awesome. Very pleasant, energetic and attentive. It is rare to have service like we received today. The food was great as always. Jeanette showed us a picture of her adorable daughter and we appreciated her sharing it with us. She is... More 

Thank ssd2010
Springfield, Illinois
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1,063 reviews
674 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It is sometimes difficult to get a good meal at a chain restaurant. However, the one here in Springfield is definitely above average and it is very well run with quality food. We happen to like their egg plant Parmesan very much and order it every time. There never ending salad is always excellent. I believe that the managers at... More 

Thank Clevlander
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

National chain restaurants vary in service and food quality across the country. This is one of the best Olive Garden experiences we have had.

Thank MSN-Travelers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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: 2991 S Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62704-6404
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-793-0318

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?