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1701 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-3532
(309) 663-7375
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English first
Heyworth, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

It had been a long time since I had eaten here. Not much has changed. The food is average......at least they have updated the menu and have added a few things. I was there at lunch and had the chicken parmesan. It was ok.....the chicken was a little over done, but ok. The salad is always good. Our server was... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Many parents are just not parenting their children nowadays. Children need to be taught to use inside voices when they are in the public area where other people are dining. I find that screaming children take away from enjoying one's meal when your ears are ringing. My experience at this location was not what I expected because of another patron... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We can always count on good food and good service here. The wait was acceptable during a Friday lunch rush, only about 8 minutes. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The zuppa and gnocchi soups were a must taste! Two of my favorites.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We like Olive Garden and were not disappointed again. The food is good,Its CLEAN, staff is friendly and the waiter was good too. what more can you ask for.

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Coleman, WI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Sure to give you your dollar's worth. They all seem to have good service and good food despite being busy.

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USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The service was slow and first but then ok. The salad and breadsticks are always good. The soup is good. The lower fast chicken lasagna was VERY Good. It seems unfair to charge so much for the salad/soup for dinner than lunch.

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West Central Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Not much positive to report about our latest visit to this Olive Garden, a place that we have enjoyed in the past. I will just list the issues: 1. We arrived at 3:40 and were charged dinner prices, even though lunch prices to until 4:00. This wouldn't have been a huge issue if the rest of the visit was good,... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a good Olive Garden location. Well run with nice staff. Typical Olive Garden menu with a a few special dishes which were very good. Clean and well run. Staff are friendly and attentive. Service is prettty quick though it can get busy some nights. Overall a good place for diner. Nothing unexpected ... Just good "Olive Garden Italian"... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

I've never been disappointed at any Olive Garden. Consistently good food. This one was no exception. Excellent service and fine food.

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

if you've never been, go. i have never had one issue with the food, drink, service or price. They are true professionals in a lovely setting with excellent food. the wait staff knows their products if you have questions. there are a few selections for lactose intolerant folks such as myself, the newest one is a seafood dish to die... More 

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 1701 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-3532
Phone Number: (309) 663-7375
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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