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Olive Garden

2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
(828) 345-1015
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Ranked #53 of 193 Restaurants in Hickory
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
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English first
Statesville, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I come here once a month and each time is great, i love the salad and bread sticks, i get the spaghetti or lasagna, just delicious.

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Valdese, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place is just miserable, even though a lot of people visit it. Unfortunately the customer service has gone down, they are un-synchronized, with no common sense and bad customer care manners. We had gone for lunch and we were waiting for a table and the hostess said a few minutes, which never ended, we checked what was going on... More

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Port Orchard, WA USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

You just have to easy at a chain restaurant. I've hit an Olive Garden in just about every state I've traveled. The one in Hickory is the only one that Consistently upset my stomach. Two visits, two disappointments.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a average Olive Garden. It actually seems to have improved to me in the last couple years. It is a decent place to eat, however I prefer Carrabba's when it comes to italian food. I do not like their salad and the fact that you can't get any other type of salad than the house salad.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We used to stop here and eat all of the time but our last few visits have been horrible. The food is why we come back and have always had good service until the past year. It seems like this location has a new management staff and lots if new waiters that do not know what they are doing. The... More

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Turin, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I just went to this restaurant curious to know how the american's could made italian food... Honestly I was dissapointed from this restaurant. I lived in Italy the last 6 years for this reason I can said that is 0% Italian... The dishes are too but too salty and for sure the tomatoes are not fresh (the tomatoes is very... More

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was a typical Olive Garden experience. The food was decent, the service was decent and the atmosphere was decent. All in all, it was OK and about what you'd expect from an Olive Garden. The wait for a table is almost always insane though!

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Cosby, Tennessee
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214 reviews 214 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited this property on our way to Durham, NC to attend a family event. A really poor start to a family gathering. We were greeted properly and seated in a room at 11:00 just as the restaurant opened for the day. Our waitress, Robin, took our drink orders and promptly returned with the requested beers. We ordered one of... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As good as an Olive Garden can get . Great service to start with. Just wish you could get better non commercial wine

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Clemmons, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Great place to dine. Have meet folks here several time. Plenty of space. Staff very helpful. Food good and you are not rushed through your meal

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