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Olive Garden

4276 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226-6476
+1 360-733-6286
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Ranked #46 of 389 restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

First of all you do not go to Olive Garden if you want a Michelin trained chef, you go for good old comfort food and know that you leave full and feel you got what you went there for. Service is always good, there salad is great and unless you are anti- gluten, there is nothing like the hot garlic... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

When ever we are in Bellingham & get the opportunity, we do lunch &/or brunch at the Olive Garden. We have been here many times over the years & are never disappointed. Both the food & service is always very good. The salad is amazing - always fresh and crisp and bread sticks are addictive. Pasta is always a must.... More

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North England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice Italian restaurant, nice restaurant with good service. Good menu, plenty to choose from. Just a bit "chainy"

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Victoria, B.C.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nothing oputstanding but nothing much wrong either. Undercooked breadsticks but excellent salad ...outstanding waitress....sorry I didn't get her name but a young oriental woman. She was very good.

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Lynden, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have been here many times over the years & the best 1 thing I can say is....consistent. The food is good and always what I am expecting. The service is good & always very timely. If I am in a hurry or having a meeting, it is nice. I will continue to return for my Caesar salad & chicken... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent food and service. Tried their 2 for $25 menu offerings and got a delicious meal. As always the bread sticks and salad were fresh and never ending.

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leeds
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited on a weekday night on way to Vancouver, it was quiet so service was excellent. I was told this place gets really busy on weekends with long wait times to get a table. It's classed as an Italian however nothing like a proper Italian restaurants in Europe/UK. I think the dishes are made from shop bought sauces as its... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The lasagna dish i ordered looked like a pile of table scraps one might take home a give to the family pet. I think they have hired a $8.00 per hour teenager and told him he is now the chef. This is probably the fault of the management. My wife and I have eaten far better frozen entrees that were... More

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

Hi jeffrey98226 - Hearing what you were served definitely makes us curious as that falls short of what we want to provide. We are sorry it has been underwhelming. This is clearly an opportunity that we want to address right away. Would you mind emailing me at ogsocial@olivegarden.com when time allows? I absolutely want to prevent any further disappointments. More

Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My friend and I stayed overnight in Bellingham before we flew out to Laughlin and since there is an Olive Garden next to the hotel we decided to try it. We don’t have an Olive Garden where we live but have eaten at one before. There was a special on, 2 for $25.00 which included all you can eat salad,... More

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BC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Every time we decide to go there we are reminded why we haven't been there for a long time... The food is mediocre at best, the service is quite slow and if you are there on a busy night, be ready to wait - a very long time. After being told it would be 15-20 minutes, it was nearly 40.... More

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