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2901 W Radio Dr, Florence, SC 29501
843-669-8399
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  • 29
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Below par for Olive Garden

My wife and I stopped here as we traveled through South Carolina. We were greeted with a friendly face and seated right away. Our server was working several tables and was pretty distracted in her duties. We ordered an entre that was no longer on the menu and the server said it was no problem... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped here as we traveled through South Carolina. We were greeted with a friendly face and seated right away. Our server was working several tables and was pretty distracted in her duties. We ordered an entre that was no longer on the menu and the server said it was no problem and even returned to the... More 

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Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had the sampler, overall it was just ok. All the foods in it were different temperatures, and none of the cheese was browned or completely melted (as when cheese is oven baked). The lasagna - very mushy pasta it was only warm on the edges...hot in the middle like a microwave would do when cooking frozen lasagna. Alfredo was good,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Okay, I'm not really a huge Olive Garden fan because I had an Italian mother-in-law for many years. The place was banned:-) However, it is conveniently located across from the hotel where I was staying so we went there at almost 9:30 pm on a Thursday with relatives. Turns out it closes at 10 pm! I asked the hostess if... More 

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south carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Olive Garden is consistently good and this visit was no exception. My wife and I enjoyed a leisurely late lunch. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent.

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Darlington, South Carolina, United States
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147 reviews 147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The service was excellent this time; I went following the crowd (my family) and a gift card given for Christmas time. I am sorry their food does not impress me at all. The Calamari was smushy, the stuffed mushrooms did not have any flavor, and my salmon was dried and overcooked. To make matters worse, my apple martini was not... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The food tastes like it was simply microwaved. Heated up fancy TV diners. I doubt the kitchen actually has things like a functional stove and a fryer. The staff was nice, I guess. Will not ever return and I advise you to stay away.

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Awrollins - It is obvious that we are not meeting our high culinary standards at this location. We prepare our menu items fresh daily. Please email us at ogsocial@olivegarden.com as we would like to make improvements and invite you back for another try. More 

Toronto, Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for the night and they only serve breakfast, so we went to do take-out from the Olive Garden. The food was delicious and it was a also a great value as they had a Taste of Italy special (3 entree in 1 meal).. We recommend this place if you are looking for a... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Been to many olive gardens but this one is the worst. Slow service, food is just okay, just not impressed. Given it many tries over the years and it doesn't seem to improve. Need to focus on better wait staff.

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi Carrie K - We appreciate your candor about your visit and share your disappointment. What you described falls short of the experience we want to provide for you and hope you'll accept our apologies. So that we can work to improve our Florence restaurant, would you mind reaching out to us? Please contact us at OGSocial@olivegarden.com and we'll follow... More 

Bear, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We like Olive Garden for drinks and food. We also stop here every time on our way home. Very good. I would recommend to everyone plus they have a children menu.

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Missoula, Montana
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249 reviews 249 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This Olive Garden is so welcoming and they serve delicious food. Even if you just order their soup and fresh salad, you will walk away happy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2901 W Radio Dr, Florence, SC 29501
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 843-669-8399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?