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Olive Garden

1700 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-3114
(972) 548-0317
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Ranked #104 of 241 restaurants in McKinney
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
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Tsáda, Paphos, Cyprus
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The friends that we were staying with in McKinney took us to this restaurant one evening and we had an excellent meal which was plentiful and well presented. Our waitress was very pleasant although she was very inexperienced - this turned out to be to our benefit when she offered us a bottle of wine at $5 when, in fact,... More

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McKinney, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The food is consistently good here, although a bit pricey. Wait staff is almost always friendly. It is a popular restaurant and they are easily overwhelmed. So when there are lots of cars there, it is better to go somewhere else, unless you are willing to wait and Wait and WAIT.

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Milton, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We wanted some Italian food so came here with the family we were visiting with. We were seated right away and served right away. All was good, until they started bringing out food. Our son didn't want any salad or soup, so they brought out his fettuccini first. Then a little while later, they brought out my BIL's sampler plate.... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We were seated in one of the back rooms where the air conditioner had obviously been turned off... after talking to the seater about it one of our party walked around to see if there were cooler rooms. The front one was a tad cooler we found out but was pretty full.... so we decided to leave especially since a... More

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quinlan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

food was good, waiter was new and that was ok but then two mothers brought their young children two to three to the booth next to ours and the crying and screaming began. Ask the waiter to move us and he never returned. Hostess came over and said their seating was full although seats vacant all around us. Don't know... More

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Richardson, Texas
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The staff was great. The food tasted good, but two of us had the same soup and we were both sick within hours. I will not be in a hurry to return, but one bad pot doesn't make a bad restaurant.

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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Terrible experience. Server was awful. Manager had an apathetic response when notified of such service. Food service was slow. If you're local, the one in Allen is MUCH better!

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Anna, TX
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Good food, but not the best bang for the buck. Very attentive, friendly staff. The drinks are overpriced terribly. Soup and salad for lunch is great.

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Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The food is amazing- the salad and bread sticks are to die for. I've been here with a bunch of friends and just my immediate family- this place is great for both! The atmosphere is good; very friendly. Everyone is nice there, however the service is a bit on the slow side. It can take a while for your food... More

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Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The Olive Garden is pretty much the same wherever you go. The food is good, but service can be the kicker. We ate here for dinner and the place was pretty empty. The servers were busy apparently because the service was a little on the slow side. However our food was tasty and hot so we will give it another... More

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