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400 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704
(828) 654-9921
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Arrived at the dinner hour and were told the wait was 15 to 20 minutes. It was 35 minutes. The table where they sat us had been empty the whole time! It was a table in the bar. Then literally another 5 minutes before we saw our waiter. He was very nice made helpful ordering suggestions. But took... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Cathy G
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Jefferson, NC
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English first
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I go to Olive Garb once a week and have done so for 2 years. I have always enjoyed the food and the comfortable atmosphere. The wait staff is always very friendly.

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Jefferson, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Arrived at the dinner hour and were told the wait was 15 to 20 minutes. It was 35 minutes. The table where they sat us had been empty the whole time! It was a table in the bar. Then literally another 5 minutes before we saw our waiter. He was very nice made helpful ordering suggestions. But took forever to... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped by the new Olive Garden in Arden this week and were so pleased with the service and the food we wanted to give them a big thumbs up. The hostess had a nice smile for us when we walked in the door and we were seated immediately in a booth, which we requested. Our server came right away,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a huge restaurant, able to seat large groups. The normal good food and helpful wait staff. A good place to go for good food without surprises.

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good service. We were in a corner that was a bit cold. Wait was long and not much room to sit/stand and wait.

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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good service, good food, Sunday was busy family time. We were with our family and enjoyed every minute of our time there. Best part, Son picked up the check.

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Arden, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food here is always very good and the portions usually mean there are leftovers. Service is great and friendly. The desserts are so good that it's hard to choose between them. I recommend that you go for lunch or an early dinner as it gets a bit noisy during peak times.

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Asheville, NC, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

For the money OG is hard to beat. Yeah, it may have been better (not really) and it's not some trendy place, but it is hard to beat in terms of value and quality. My biggest complaints are (1) the food is too salty and (2) there are too many loud kids whose parents seem to care less that others... More 

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Huntersville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food was good and tasty. The waitress who I could not remember her name was very pleasant and efficient.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is average, and the staff can be hit or miss. Sometimes you'll have a server who's super nice and mostly tentative, but other times you'll get either an apathetic server or a rather nasty/snippy server. Not my favorite place to go, but it can be a good place to go with a large group of people.

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 400 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704
Phone Number: (828) 654-9921
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: (828) 654-9921

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?