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2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
(828) 345-1015
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Granite Falls
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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

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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Lenoir, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
Phone Number: (828) 345-1015
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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