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1921 S 72ND St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1240
(253) 475-1772
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice fast meal

We were looking for a bite to eat and didn't have too much time. We stopped at The Olive Garden and were very satisfied with our service and had a nice quick meal. Will definately try some of their other locations

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Brian F
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Skokie, Illinois
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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197 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

It's been years since I've eaten at an Olive Garden and I really had a taste for it. We were seated quickly by a nice hostess. Our server came by quickly and took our order but from there the service went downhill. We were three people ordering entrees, two of us ordered the salad and finished it quickly. Our server... More 

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Thank countdown6
Tacoma, WA
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

My son is in the Navy and was home for Veterans Day. He wanted to do one of the specials that was happening at various restaurants. We decided the Olive Garden was perfect. This particular Olive Garden is surrounded by other places that were having similar Veterans Day specials - and at 5:00pm there was barely a parking spot to... More 

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Thank Jilltoons
Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Mali was out waitress. Talk about fantastic. My wife and I are having a very hard time remebering if we have had a better waitress. She was attentive but not at our table every minute. Our food came out very quickly and we had a good meal. This is the second time we have been to this Olive Garden and... More 

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Thank Mark V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very nice wait people but feel they are pressured by management to push wines and food choices. My husband and I just wanted some time to enjoy each other and the food and our gal waiter just spent too much time talking and 5 times checking on us, it truly gave me a headache! We probably will never go back.

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Thank Carol F
Gig Harbor, Washington
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I am truly blown away how a company, one that I worked for over an 8 year period while attending college, could use the slogan "When you are here, you are family!" Then, disrupt family dinner, or lunch with a computer system in which you order your own beverages, drinks, dinner & dessert. Why would they do this? What do... More 

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Thank Teresa2532015
Seattle, Washington
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Our recent lunch at this Olive Garden location was an "OK" experience. We've had better and we've had worse. Most of the time the Tacoma Olive Garden lacks good service, but this time we happened to get a server who gave us pretty good service. The food was average. The one upside was that they didn't have the new "Ziosk"... More 

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1 Thank JLWells
Tacoma, Washington
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Olive Garden, such a fall from grace. We went for lunch at 12p and we were promplty seated. Seemed as though the waitstaff resrouces were taxed by the lunchtime rush. I ordered the Stuffed Chicken Marsala. What a disappointment. First, "stuffed" means that something is put inside of something else. What i received was two small pieces of chicken... More 

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1 Thank Michael T
Phoenix, Arizona
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Service is lacking at this location. I always seem to need to chase down a waiter to even take my drink order. I only come here once a year as my sister loves the unlimited salad and breadsticks and I bring her here on her birthday other than that I never would come here

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Thank bucketoferrs
Stanwood, Washington
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a meal here on a recent trip to Tacoma. We ate in the bar area as it was quite crowded in the restaurant and we didn't want to wait for a table. We were served quickly and our server was awesome. Had a great meal to celebrate the 5k we were running the next day.

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Thank KassandraB
Skokie, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were looking for a bite to eat and didn't have too much time. We stopped at The Olive Garden and were very satisfied with our service and had a nice quick meal. Will definately try some of their other locations

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1921 S 72ND St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1240
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 475-1772

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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