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5702 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414-4106
(806) 791-3575
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average food

Every time I have eaten here it's been just average. Lubbock has a few other locations for Italian food. They are better, hands down. The prices at Olive Garden are high, much to high for what you get. The service is consistently good. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere. There is nearly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
DestinyCaptain
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not impressed with Olive Garden. Expensive for what you get unless you want to gorge yourself on free bread sticks and fair salad. Last time we were there they were out of Parmesan cheese. Food was cool and virtually tasteless. Hard to call this an Italian Restaurant

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Thank Rascin
Lubbock, Texas
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I have eaten here it's been just average. Lubbock has a few other locations for Italian food. They are better, hands down. The prices at Olive Garden are high, much to high for what you get. The service is consistently good. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere. There is nearly always a line and wait to get in.

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Thank DestinyCaptain
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Went to Olive Garden for a late lunch to celebrate an early Friday dismissal with my granddaughter, sadly the school cafeteria lunch would have been better. We ordered peach tea, tasted so skanky, we asked for water, order the lunch duo , which has either unlimited soup or salad and an entree choice. The zuppa tuscano is our favorite soup,... More 

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Thank Penny C
Lubbock, Texas
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It all began with a very long wait to place our order. Little did we know that was going to be just the beginning of an even longer wait to get our food. Like over an hour. people came in after us, ordered ate and left before we were served. Our food was ok I suppose, but we were so... More 

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Thank Onthego2500
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My wife and I were returning from my doctors appointment and we talked about some place to eat that was nice and quiet with good service and a great salad. We decided on the Olive Garden. We were seated when we arrived at about 5:00 PM and were surprised that we got in so quickly, I guess this is a... More 

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Thank Anthony R
Lubbock
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is delicious but on a recent trip, they were out of breadsticks. The restaurant is dirty, with the restrooms needing a major cleaning. The front of the building was nasty with empty cups, a beer bottle, and tons of cigarette butts. Please get a new manager!

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Thank LubbockFlatlander
Houston, Texas, United States
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I ordered pasta and paid extra for add-on shrimp. When it came to the table, the shrimp were crystal clear and looked like they were simply poured out of a frozen bag. I asked if they were grilled and the waiter said, " oh you wanted grilled? These are sautéed." I sent it back and 20 minutes later some grilled... More 

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Thank Barbara P
Lubbock, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As a lover of restaurants, and someone who is in the service industry and is not hard on servers, I hate to complain - - - but after that visit, we will never, ever be back. We were kind to our server, and didn't cause a scene, but today was the worst experience I've ever had at a Lubbock restaurant.... More 

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Thank JeskaK
Deming, New Mexico
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

On our way through Lubbock going home, we had dinner at Olive Garden. The staff was friendly and the food was superb. The herb crusted Salmon was especially wonderful. The berry sangria wasn't half bad itself!

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Thank Leslie N
Georgetown, Texas
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

An 8 hour road trip found us longing for a familiar restaurant and we're glad we chose this particular Olive Garden. We sat at the bar for a quick meal and Ivan took good care of us. We've never seen anyone work as hard as he does. It is refreshing when an employee makes eye contact, listens, and ensures the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5702 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414-4106
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: (806) 791-3575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Greek, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?