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Olive Garden

5702 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414-4106
(806) 791-3575
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Ranked #123 of 498 restaurants in Lubbock
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 4, 2014
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41 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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English first
Lubbock, Texas
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Met friends here for lunch - must meet early to get a seat in a timely manner. Gets really busy by noon. They usually seat us where we prefer (away from loud music) and don't fuss at us or rush us after we finish our meal while we visit. We really appreciate that and often meet here to eat lunch... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have not been to an Olive Garden in quite a few years, not because of a bad experience, just didn't think a chain dining experience was something to seek out. However, we recently did take-out at this Lubbock location, and were surprised at the quality and tastiness of the dishes. They also packed all the condiments and other essentials... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Used to eat at this restaurant all the time and loved it. In the last year or so, the service has really declined. Wait staff kept staking dirty dishes right beside us on a decorative ledge and leaving them. They sat there for most of our meal. Waitress had long hair and every time she leaned over, her hair would... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

To be to the point...if it wasn't for the salad and dressing, I would never step foot into Olive Garden again. Entrees lack flavor and imagination, servers lack any type of enthusiasm or genuine desire to serve, and the building is run down and filthy.

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Levelland, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

For the price they need to work on quality, presentation, well just about everything food related. The service was fine but better Italian food exists every where. I had the eggplant pram and it was so frozen, fried and plopped on the plate it was sad. For 14 bucks I expect better quality.

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Lubbock, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our servers name was Ivan and he was very speedy and took very good care of us. I got the $12.99 buy one take one, and he did forget to put the take one order in but it came out within 5 minutes. The mezzaluna ravioli with five cheese marinara was to die for. My husband got the steak gorgonzola... More

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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

The management came out to my table after the waiter forgot my food. 15 minutes after every one at the table was served he returned an i asked him what ( with my nicest meanest face) an he said what, i looked at my empty plate an answered what did i order. His reaction was oooh,ran to the kitchen an... More

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We ate here for the first time last year on our first visit to Lubbock. It was such a great meal then and we returned hoping to find that the service and food was as good as we remembered. Our delightful waitress was really helpful and the food was wonderful. I will definitely be returning.

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Tom Bean, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Had the opportunity to eat at this Olive Garden while visiting my daughter at the University.We had a great meal. The food was hot and fresh. I had the lasagna, huge portion. Enough to send back to the dorm. My daughter had the Seafood Alfredo. She loved it.Salad was fresh and so were the breadsticks. Our waitress was awesome. Very... More

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Childress, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Don't know what's happened to Olive Garden - Lubbock, Tx Salad but it's just NOT the same! Great waiter who appeared to know the menu items; however, I'm on a special requirement diet currently and asked for the grilled asparagus to come WITHOUT Parmesan cheese. Yes, it came with parmesan and had to be taken back and re-done while hubby... More

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