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Olive Garden

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1701 New Stine Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309-3614
(661) 832-1278
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Turned up about 5.30pm on Sunday evening and the restaurant was packed. Luckily only had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. The staff were friendly, service was good and the food was delicious.

Thank Ar0und_the_planet
Bakersfield, California
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I know Olive Garden is a family restaurant and their business model has worked well for them for a long time... they really need to adjust it just a bit to help make it a better dining experience for all their diners! My suggestion is simple, guests with little children should be gathered in one location of the restaurant before... More 

Thank John H
Boise, Idaho
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220 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Six of us (plus an toddler) went to Olive Garden at 5:!0 on Thursday, and it was already busy. Even though two servers waited on us, it took over 10 minutes for a drink from the bar, and we had to ask a couple times to get the soup that was ordered as part of a soup and salad meal.... More 

Thank StuartGustafson
Bakersfield, California
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174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Olive Garden has some of the best staff I have ever seen at a restaurant. They check on you to make sure you have everything you need and are very friendly and professional. The menu has great options and the food is cooked to perfection. The breadsticks are soft, warm, and has the perfect texture. I was served quickly even... More 

Thank worldtraveler267
North Vancouver, B.C.
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We arrived around 7pm on a Sunday to find quite a lineup. We took a table in the bar area because we were told that we could order off the menu. Big mistake! While we waited, two couples arrived and left before our dinner arrived ... COLD. Although it was re-heated, it was just barely warm and I barely ate... More 

Thank Martha M
Wynyard, SK
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207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

First time ever trying Olive Garden. Had heard about how good it was from other people before so gave it a try. Maybe I'm spoiled by having Italian food in Italy but the pasta was average at best. Lasagna was the highlight very tasty but the fettuccine was not very good. I like how they give you unlimited soup and... More 

Thank Sheldon K
Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We were visiting from NV where we often visit Olive Garden. Although there was quite a waiting list, the hostess suggested we may like to sit in the Bar area where the tables were smaller. Since we were only a party of 3, we were seated there immediately. We were waited on right away and the food and service was... More 

Thank EllienWalt
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Olive garden in general has slways been a favorite of ours. The Bakersfield location however, is below standard in pretty much every area but the food. Service is average at best, and it just feels mis-managed, especially during busy times. In a place like this, with a fairly standard menu, you should be able to turn over tables quickly, but... More 

Thank Chris T
Bakersfield, California
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Appetizer: The new fondue... kind of bland. Soup: The new Chicken & Gnocchi... VERY TASTY! Entrée: 6oz Sirloin medium rare, 5 Cheese Tortellini al forno and Pasta Alfredo. The steak was under seasoned but cooked awesomely! The other 2 items were on par. Today's visit was like sitting in a walk in refrigerator!

Thank John H
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner there with friends, late on Sunday evening recently. Our waitress, Shelby, was incredible! Perfect orders, service was fabulous! Highly recommend this fine dining establishment.

Thank michanne8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 New Stine Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: (661) 832-1278

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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?