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Olive Garden

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2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
(828) 345-1015
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

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian dishes around

I go here about monthly with the family. Service is usually very good, salad? you can't say it is not the best salad around. Those bread sticks, incredible. I love the Chicken Parm. My wife likes to try everything on the menu. If I want Italian food, this is where I go. If there is anyone out there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
NCMountaineer55
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North Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
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North Carolina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I go here about monthly with the family. Service is usually very good, salad? you can't say it is not the best salad around. Those bread sticks, incredible. I love the Chicken Parm. My wife likes to try everything on the menu. If I want Italian food, this is where I go. If there is anyone out there that hasn't... More 

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Hickory
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The menu may have changed, and new offerings included-but: our Olive Garden always serves great dishes! We tried the Four Course offerings (wonderful!) and I enjoyed the stuffed chicken marsala-our waiter said it was the BEST item in the menu-NO argument from me😀!

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Granite Falls
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

While it's not at the level that it was in years past, it's still a good date night. Food has always been excellent but they've lost some of their best menu items.

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Morganton, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went to the Olive Garden tonight for dinner. Due to their pricey menus, we don't get to go too often. Usually the Olive Garden in Hickory is good, but tonight, it was a different story. They have changed their menus and taken away their specials. We both ordered the fettuccine alfredo. The pasta had almost no alfredo sauce on... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

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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136 reviews 136 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Hickory, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 via mobile

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: (828) 345-1015

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 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

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