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1077 Valley River Dr, Eugene, OR 97401-2145
(541) 349-8929
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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
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good

Olive Garden is a place where you can count on the food being good. We had soup, salad (shared) and appetizers (shared). I miss the marked wine bottle they used to have where you are charged by how far down the wine is when you are finished.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
LindaMG
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Ashland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Large groups
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I love Olive Garden but this is the second time I have had a bad experience at the one near Valley River Center. Today the pasta was over cooked, the vegetables in the soups were over cooked, and the breadsticks were chewy (almost doughy). I do not recommend the Artichoke Fritta unless you like fried pickled artichoke hearts, the aioli... More 

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Farmington, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our waitress was clearly disappointed that we did not want the wine she was showing. My meal was rather ordinary. Ordered the Fennel garlic chicken which I expected a garlic flavor to the chicken and it had none. It really only had a sprig on fennel sitting on the plate and did not have a fennel flavor either. The mashed... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Good service by waiter, average taste of food- flavors need to be worked upon. The booths are excellent for privacy but not the open dining areas. The upholstery on sofas need to be updated. Nice natural light falling in. The drinks are excellent, especially the smoothies. Bathrooms are clean.

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Loma Linda, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

The soup and salad with breadsticks was a winner. I got the "all you can eat" option and added fried artichokes for an additional fee. They were delicious! Our waiter said they had been added back to the menu by popular demand and now I can see why. Our server was professional and polite.

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Ashland, Oregon
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286 reviews 286 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Olive Garden is a place where you can count on the food being good. We had soup, salad (shared) and appetizers (shared). I miss the marked wine bottle they used to have where you are charged by how far down the wine is when you are finished.

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Wildomar, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love the Olive Garden for it's consistency. Food was tasty and served hot and quickly....what more could you ask for.

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Creswell, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

we celebrated a birthday on September 24 and the server was amazing. I believe the young women's name was Bree? Young blonde girl. She was amazing and made the experience fantastic. I was worried because the guy/host short in height and deep brown hair was pretty rude but service and food made up for it. We love Olive Garden.

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Florence, Oregon, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stopped here for dinner, i had the tour of italy, my wife had the shrimp lasagna the waiter was on cue all the time, the food was great. We were too full for dessert. My only minor complaint is that they are trained to ask if you would like wine with your dinner (as they have a bottle in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Olive Garden is noted for good value when you consider that bottomless salad and bread sticks are included with the meal. Even more so with their 3 course specials! Had a really good meal at a very reasonable price. My one complaint about Olive Garden is that they really skimp on the Alfredo Sauce! I've learned to ask for extra... More 

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Riverside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had just finished a movie-going binge and was ready to eat. We arrived just before 3PM, just before a surge of other hungry patrons. We waited for less than 5 minutes. Our server came promptly and brought iced tea and took our order. The food was absolutely wonderful, as always. I always have a good time at Olive Garden... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1077 Valley River Dr, Eugene, OR 97401-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: (541) 349-8929

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

Questions & Answers

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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?