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Olive Garden

1701 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-3532
(309) 663-7375
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Ranked #49 of 225 restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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37 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Coleman, WI
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

While we generally regard Olive Garden as a nice family restaurant and a good place to take our toddler, our experience in Bloomington was outstanding. Our toddler (nearly 3) had taken a spill climbing into his booster seat, and although he was not hurt, he had scared himself and started to wail. For the sake of the other diners and... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

With the friendly greeting at the open door, the mood was set for our after church meal. Attentive service with a gracious 'can do' when I requested angel hair pasta with extra garlic for the spaghetti. Oh, it was good! As usual, the salad and bread sticks were tasty. Our server brought us olive oil for dipping the bread. My... More

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Carthage, Illinois, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

When our server inquired as to our satisfaction with the food, I explained that the plate was warmer than my entree. Apologetically, he whisked my plate back to the kitchen, returned quickly with a properly heated entree, which was delicious! A visit from the manager further underscored their desire to provide customer satisfaction. When the bill arrived, my meal had... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I can't remember the last time I had to wait so long for incredibly mediocre fare. overpriced ,overmicrowaved, underwhelming. What an incrdible waste of time and money

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