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Olive Garden

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25 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
(618) 397-8727
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday meal celebration

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Ron W
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Bethalto, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Marion, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Not a fan of olive gardens while the salads are pretty good every thing else is pretty lacking. The pasta seems it's not drained very well When they slap in on a plate. Always end up with a lot of water on plate. They don't use enough sauce with the pasta so you wind up with watery sauce and lot... More 

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Maryville, Illinois
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Good thing about Olive Garden is it is consistent. You know what you will be getting when going for dinner. The one is Fairview is no different. Service is always good and food and beverage are very good for a chain restaurant. Prices are reasonable and menu offers ample choices.

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Jackson, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My mom really likes Olive Garden and we were here for her birthday. Food is always good and they have a nice selection to choose from. We had a great waitress.

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Benton, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

my family decided to try out the Olive Garden in a unplanned trip to the Metro East area. We were impressed with the attentive service and truly enjoyed the shrimp appetizer. My wife said her Tour of Italy was awesome and I very much enjoyed the mozzarella chicken and pasta I ordered. Our little guy had the standard chicken fingers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food came out dry (sat under heat lamp for a WHILE). Other dishes came out cold. Salad and breadsticks were good. The meatball was good. The seafood plate was pretty bland. Very unimpressive for a $17 plate. The service was very average. We used to love this place, but it isn't worth the $ anymore.

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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?