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1211 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1067
(630) 852-4224
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch time

Fast and efficient, the staff were very nice and the food was hot and ready in no time. Great place for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Aurora, Illinois
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though Olive Garden is a chain, this one in Downers Grove is a standout for its service. The food is always good at Olive Gardens but the standout here is the personal service we received. Attentive and helpful and extremely personable. I drive to this Olive Garden and pass two others on the way just because of the way... More 

Thank Roger C
sterling , il
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my wife and I both eat at Olive Garden a lot. When we walked into this one there was a Indian dinner type of smell. The food potions here were smaller then normal and the restaurant in general isn't in the same conditions as a normal Olive Garden. The restaurant looks old and tired with maybe some new booths... More 

Thank adan m
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fast and efficient, the staff were very nice and the food was hot and ready in no time. Great place for lunch.

Thank Dovinelight74
Rogers, Ohio
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Julie was my server and I was greatly impressed by her attention and professionalism. She is definitely an asset to your establishment! I typically do not do chain restaurants, but this was close to my hotel and convenient and after being on the road all day it worked! I was very impressed with my service and wanted to be sure... More 

Thank JMaurer70
Waunakee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have eaten at Olive Garden all over the country. Usually, as an Italian food lover, I find their food to be better than average. This was one of the worst dinning experiences I have EVER had at an Olive Garden. The food was cold, the service was beyond slow (with only a 1/2 full restaurant it still took almost... More 

Thank Kevin_McDaniel
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Our family has been going to Olive Garden for years; everyone could find something they liked, and the food was always good for reasonable prices. I took some relatives to the Downers Grove Olive Garden this week for lunch and was unpleasantly shocked. The menu had been reduced to one page front and back (the normal menu wasn't forthcoming even... More 

Thank kls468
Wheaton, IL
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I have been wanting to try the new meatball sandwich on garlic bread ever since it came out and I finally got my chance. Wow, was it delicious. It was two good sized meatballs cut in half with marinara and alfredo sauce, covered in melted mozzarella cheese on a double-sized garlic breadstick. It came with fries which had some type... More 

Thank wgofamily
Naples, Florida
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174 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Olive Garden is always a standard evening out - great food and Sangria. We experienced no problems except service was a bit slow; maybe they were more focused on closing than tending to guests. The only very negative and unwelcoming experience was that the booths need to be reupholstered. Time to update the environment!

Thank DrLFoodie
Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Olive Garden,always has been one of the best place for me to visit with family and friends. The bread sticks and salad are free of cost :) Few of the dishes which I liked a lot are Cheese ravioli, Chicken Parmesan,smoked mozzarella fonduta .. The serving staff is very helpful. They have really good wines and Mocktails.

Thank Kavita Baluni K
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I just went in for a pick up . Staff was wonderful very friendly . Met the manger while I waited very nice . As I waited for my food There was another couple waiting to talk to the manager . Only to say how wonderful everything was and there waiter was so nice . It's refreshing to know some... More 

Thank Angie B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1211 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1067
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: (630) 852-4224

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?