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1701 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-3532
(309) 663-7375
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love their unlimited soup and salad

We have eaten at Olive Garden several times, in groups of 2 up to 8 people at a time, and have never had a bad experience. Occasionally a not so good one, but most times a very good dining experience. We especially like there lunch time unlimited soup and salad. They both taste great. The salad is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Travlin4Kids
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McLean, Illinois
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  • Large groups
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Urbana, IL
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was really good. We had a good waiter. The services overall was wonderful. Great place to eat when in Bloomington, Il

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Mahomet, Illinois
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ok we spent a gift card on a romantic date at this restaurant recently. I want to say I've been to this particular Olive Garden before and have had better experiences. But I saw a pattern recently and so I'm writing a review. Long wait times. Slow staff. Poorly trained staff. Chicken was a bit rubbery...should have ordered the steak... More 

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McLean, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have eaten at Olive Garden several times, in groups of 2 up to 8 people at a time, and have never had a bad experience. Occasionally a not so good one, but most times a very good dining experience. We especially like there lunch time unlimited soup and salad. They both taste great. The salad is crisp and cool,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Server asked if we were ready to order before we even seen a menu. Took 15 minutes just to get our cocktails. Best part of the experience we had was the Andes mint. She was friendly, but extremely slow. We ordered an app and soup salad bread. Took more than 25 minutes to get food. Never received bread sticks. There... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We just had a family dinner at Olive Garden in Bloomington, IL. The wait staff is always very friendly and the food is very good. We love their bread sticks and salad. You can count on getting a delicious meal for a quality price.

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Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We ate here the night before our flight (stayed at Country Inn & Suites nearby). Our waiter was extremely helpful. I had the salmon which was very good, squash soup, and endless salad and bread. Plenty to eat with quiet atmosphere.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I love Italian cuisine.. have been there on my frns birthday party. We ordered atleast half vartities of pasta. The flavours were standouts. Even the 2yr old cute little kid has njoyed the flavours. Place to visit with family, frns on special occasions.. :)

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Streator
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have dined at several Olive Gardens in the past and the Bloomington, IL restaurant is at the top of them in terms of service. Our server was very attentive and special menu needs (food allergy) were not a problem at all, even when a diner in our party mistakenly ordered a entree that would not be agreeable. The server... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like this place and have been there many times. I like the different kind of red wines they have available and excellent chicken and fish items.

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Heyworth, Illinois
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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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 20
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-3532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (309) 663-7375

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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?