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Olive Garden

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25 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
(618) 397-8727
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The experience depends on who is waiting your table !

I'm reviewing this on behalf of my family. They love Olive Garden and mostly because of the salad ! I don't eat the salad so I guess I miss out. They always enjoy the food here. I think the food is decent that I've had but I prefer other local restaurants. The last couple of times we ate here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Eric B
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Granite City, IL USA
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  • Large groups
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We enjoyed a quiet dinner here after traveling by air all day. The staff was very accommodating and the food was really good.

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Granite City, IL USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I'm reviewing this on behalf of my family. They love Olive Garden and mostly because of the salad ! I don't eat the salad so I guess I miss out. They always enjoy the food here. I think the food is decent that I've had but I prefer other local restaurants. The last couple of times we ate here though... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Taylor is an exceptional waitress, but the food will keep you coming back. Olive Garden changes in their menu are worth a return visit if you haven't been in a while. Portions are more than ample and they certainly have captured an Italian flavor. I had the Carbonara with both chicken and shrimp with lots of cheese. You can never... More 

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Northern California
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147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Salad was fresh, but lots of dressing on it. breadsticks were hot, but not much garlic oil on them. I had the flatbread chicken, alfredo and cheese appetizer for a main course and it was not crisp or hot, but tasted good. Child's spaghetti and meat ball was enjoyed by our grandson. Chicken carbonara special dish was lots of chicken,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It was a good visit to Olive Garden. It's always a good spot for my family with something everyone likes. The service was really good. It is your typical OG, and if you like OG type Italian, you won't be disappointed.

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Marion, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The wait overall wasn't bad, and the food was great, as usual. Every time I come here, it's the same food I get, but that's what makes it so cool!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Most times I get the endless soup and salad. If you want a great server ask for Jake...he's awesome!!!

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Granite City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I tell ya, I stopped going to the Olive Garden for such a long time because service and food was not good! My daughter wanted to go there tonight and I'm so glad she did, they have changed so much over the last five years. The food and service was incredible. There was one mistake on my order and I... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The family went there to celebrate two birthdays. We arrived around 1:00 pm. The restaurant was full but not crowded. Although I and my grandson (2 1/2) are not fans of Italian cuisine, we did find something on the menu to please us. I thought the salad and bread sticks were pretty good. I tried a couple of different dishes.... More 

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Swansea
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Folks like to bad mouth this place - but we've never had a bad meal here. More flavor than most "Italian" places in the area. Fresh ingredients and a menu with lots of choices you would like to try. Proven winners on the plate. Great deals when they happen. (2 for $25) *Lived in Sicilia for a year - know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
  • Phone Number: (618) 397-8727

Price and Cuisine

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