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700 Brown Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1308
(248) 393-1812
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal, Great Service, Great Value

My wife and I traveled to Great Lakes Crossing, and decided to eat at The Olive Garden. It had been several years since we had been to one. The restaurant was very nice inside, the food smelled, looked and tasted wonderful, and the server was very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in at the Great Lakes Crossing shopping mall on our way home from our shopping trip. The service was great. And the food was great too.

Thank HipHop2008
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were absolutely "blown away" by this Olive Garden and the entire staff! As it turned out, this was Veterans Day and what must have been a hundred Vets and their families were there to enjoy a "free" dinner. There was a "special" menu for our Vets to select from. What was truly amazing was that even... More 

Thank Chuck C
Milford, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dine often at Olive Garden restaurants. This location is not the one I go to most often because of the distance from my home. BUT, it is the one where I am never disappointed by the service. The management seems to put extra emphasis on training and the result is that the service is way beyond expectations. You probably... More 

Thank Bob S
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129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife and I traveled to Great Lakes Crossing, and decided to eat at The Olive Garden. It had been several years since we had been to one. The restaurant was very nice inside, the food smelled, looked and tasted wonderful, and the server was very nice.

Thank Hop2It2day
Fletcher, North Carolina
Level Contributor
40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We like Olive Garden. I am a stockholder. This was the best service service. Exceptional is the word my wife used. Did not feel rushed at all. For this level of restaurant the server is what makes the experience. Carlee was the best server we have experienced in forever at an Olive Garden. She should be training other Servers at... More 

Thank Barry H
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The restaurant was busy, but the servers still managed to personalize their service for each table. The "buy one, take one" deal can't be beat. Food was good and plentiful. The take out meal was packaged in such a way as to make it easy to microwave at the customer's convenience.

Thank marlau39
Stratford, Canada
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The breadsticks, salad and pasta are always good. The buy one, get one on Sunday nights is fabulous. It's just that there is always a long wait and the washrooms near the entrance always smell in just about every Olive Garden we visit. Staff was great. Perfect after a long day of shopping!

Thank Park-Cav
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I tried writing an email directly to the manager here and have not yet heard back. The services was beyond poor. It felt like we should have been on an "ABC What would you do?" special. Servers were yelling at each, crying, and then complaining as guests left without tipping. They might have just been having a bad day. Our... More 

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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I visit this close to home Olive Garden in Auburn Hills frequently and don't recall being disappointed during the past several years. Quality and freshness at this location of this chain is consistently better than most Olive Garden restaurants. (I've sampled many in my frequent travels around the Midwest.) Service is usually cheerful and efficient. Management must be doing something... More 

Thank GrandmaryA
Leamington, Canada
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448 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It has been two years since we last visited this Olive Garden location and on this time around we found everything to be as good as the last time. You cannot beat the lunch never ending soup and salad and bread sticks for around $7.50. This place was very busy at this noon hour but our service was still personal,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Brown Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Auburn Hills
  • Phone Number: (248) 393-1812

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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

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