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Olive Garden

2991 S Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62704-6404
(217) 793-0318
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English first
Illinois City, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were in Springfield on some business and decided to eat lunch here. Upon walking to the front door the landscaped flower gardens were absolutely beautiful. We entered the front door and were greeted and seated very quickly. Our food was delicious and our waiter was very good, -- friendly and attentive. I was pretty much impressed with everyone working... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Got here right when it opened and everything seemed fine until a few more people were seated in our waitress' section. There were people seated quite a while after we were who seemed to get the royal treatment while we were ignored and even had to ask where our soups were. We were never offered drink refills and the waitress... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 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
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
39 helpful votes 39 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
87 helpful votes 87 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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