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Olive Garden

2991 S Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62704-6404
(217) 793-0318
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Ranked #106 of 433 restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Good for: Large groups
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Chain restaurant but still delivers good service and food. The waiters were great and food was delivered fast for a large group.

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

While I very much enjoy the Olive Garden menu, it is very frustrating to go to dinner and be told the wait time is 60 minutes. Not a fun evening if you start out just standing around for an hour.

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Hinton, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great food, great service, we love the Olive Garden and this one didn't disappoint. In town for the Cushman National Meet.

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illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I ordered the crab topped chicken dish with herb mash potatoes, and fresh spinach. What a disappointment. Do not order this dish under any circumstances. The chicken was tough and had no flavor. The mashed potatoes were dry and devoid of any flavor. The dry fresh spinach needed some type of dressing. The crab tasted old.This dish is not representative... More

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Bad Restaurant Experience: Arrived at Olive Garden at 5:10. Got seated immediately. Very nice waitress ordered our drinks immediately and promptly brought them to the table. We ordered our food at 5:15 when she brought our drinks. At 5:50 we ask about our food. Other tables that ordered at the same time as us had already gotten their main dish... More

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Allen, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Usually with an Olive Garden you know what you are getting. Basic fare, but this Olive Garden left a lot to be desired from the moment we walked in the door. First off, the restaurant was cold (temperature-wise). Our party of four were seated next to windows and we could feel a draft coming in the windows. We stopped a... More

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Springfield, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I am NOT a fan of this place and don't understand how people seem to love it so much but I guess why that is why there are so many restaurants. My husband LOVES the chicken parmesan here and I will stop and get it for him (he would give the place 4 stars!) The breadsticks have little flavor to... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Food was basic Italian with moderate servings. Very long wait to get in on a weekend. Service was great and seating comfortable.

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Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I like Olive Garden. Some locations I would do 4 stars some 5. This building has lots of corners inside and I think it makes it a bit tough for the servers.

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chicago, il
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Always enjoy a meal at the olive garden. Love the salad and breadsticks. My husband loved their chicken and dumplings soup. My absolute favorite dessert is the black tie mouse cake!

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