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1701 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-3532
(309) 663-7375
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
Good for:
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Very good place to eat

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
barbiear
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

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

Questions & Answers

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