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Olive Garden

2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
(828) 345-1015
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Ranked #50 of 192 restaurants in Hickory
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
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44 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Hickory, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

One of my favorite places to eat. My husband and I go there often. Love their salad and breadsticks.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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128 reviews 128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I travel a lot, so eating at a restaurant by myself can be "not so fun". They have a small bar area, and that is where I ended up. The bartender was amazing - and crazy busy. He kept my drink filled and I had the soup/salad/bread stick combo - my favorite at this place, and I was not disappointed.... More

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Morganton, North Carolina, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The salad and bread sticks were the only thing that impressed me! The meal was not so great that I couldn't have done as well at home for so much less! I really just would have been satisfied with the salad and bread sticks!

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