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2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
(828) 345-1015
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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, Lunch

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Good food served promptly

We are familiar with Olive Garden so have certain expectations, including hot food, served quickly, accompanied by bread sticks and salad. We dined with a family from the local area who selected the restaurant. I enjoyed the tilapia with shrimp. The serving was generous but not overpowering as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Johnson747
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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  • Large groups
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English first
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Emilio was amazing to work with us. I am a bit high maintenance. (U dont say) So, I was tired, wanted to be spoiled with great service and a good meal. What a refreshing evening. Attentive, fast, great atmosphere for decompressing. Thanks to Katherine, our server, and Emilio who made my visit, exactly what I needed to erase a hard... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We are familiar with Olive Garden so have certain expectations, including hot food, served quickly, accompanied by bread sticks and salad. We dined with a family from the local area who selected the restaurant. I enjoyed the tilapia with shrimp. The serving was generous but not overpowering as is the case in some pasta restaurant. Our server was very friendly,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friend and I came in for a quick meal. We sat at the bar and our waiter was Jamie. He was great. He made sure our drinks didn't go empty and always tried to up sell up the bigger glass of beer. Great server and great food.

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North Carolina
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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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 20
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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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 20
  • 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?