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Olive Garden

3102 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA
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Ranked #37 of 82 Restaurants in Bristol
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- May 4, 2014
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69% Recommend
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English first
Bristol, VA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went on Sunday Apr. 27. She had seafood Brodetto, pretty good. I ordered spaghetti with meatballs and an Italian sausage. The waitress came out with ONE meatball. Jeez, can ya SPARE IT? There are lots of less-expensive options nearby ... Like Cheddar's.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My wife and I had soup & salad at this Olive Garden today. The service was quick and excellent. The food, as always at Olive Garden was excellent. Our last experience at Olive Garden was in Kingsport, TN, and the service was deplorable. This restaurant renewed my faith in Olive Garden

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mountain city
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Olive garden on the whole used to be a great restaurant. NOT ANYMORE! This location is fairly new ( 2-4 years ). It was a welcomed new addition to the chain as the closest location to where we live had been in Johnson City...about an hour away and we had stopped going there because it had gone severely down hill.... More

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Bristol, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The several meals from this "Italian" corporate restaurant presents poor red sauce pasta that is devoid of flavour and character. And the meals are very expensive for what is served. Very ordinary wine is expensive, very expensive! The pasta tonight was macaroni with small 'medallions' of chicken and anointed with a bland slightly pink-beige "sauce" and three spinach leaves with... More

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Honaker, VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

very clean stop, very slow service, food overall at OG is becoming overpriced for the family. We will go back, but not as often, more competition should make for more value for the family

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Tonight me, my wife and two kids went here and have enjoyed it in the past. But things change, our waitress was very good, but a waitress from another table ruined the visit. When we were to be seated there was a large party with three tables together in the dinning room, we wanted a booth and the booth was... More

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Fairborn, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

While this Olive Garden is much like the rest I was fairly disappointed in how they handled something as simple as a salad. I worked for Olive Garden as a server for about a year, so I have a bit of knowledge about what can and can't be done. I drove in for a take out dinner and ordered the... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The menu offerings are generally the same at all chains and this one is no different. I was very pleased with the level of customer service I received throughout my visit. The food was cooked perfectly although the steak I had was very tough even though cooked a perfect medium. This was my second visit and I will go again... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Just like all the other Olive Gardens that I have visited. Food and service are good. Rarely have to wait for a table, which is a plus. Frequently, wine glasses and silverware have water spots on them. In an area with shopping and hotels in you are traveling.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

we love olive garden have been to several around the country this one not one of the best management or staff maybe or maybe a little of each service not consistant entrees out of kitchen not always the right pace have found better service if seated in bar area

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