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Olive Garden

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2261 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
(828) 345-1015
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hickory, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Asiago cheese fettuccine was awesome for lunch, soup and breadsticks for $9.99 all you can eat. A lot of food plus got a take home bowl with bread. Service was great, knowledgeable server & very personable, Cynthia was here name.

Thank Teresa0802
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had (past tense) a dozen wanting a good meal @ Olive Garden this evening; birthday party with adults only. We asked for either a reservation or call-ahead and denied both-by the manager. His recommendation was courteous, but infuriating: one of the couples come early and stake our claim. We'll go elsewhere-Hickory is our home, and has many fine restaurants... More 

Thank Bill L
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Ended our day with dinner here. Tour of Italy the the hubby and steak Alfredo for me. My steak was so tender I could have cut it with a fork. Can't wait for lunch tomorrow so I can have my leftovers.

Thank Tracy B
Hickory, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had lunch there last week. It was during off hours, staff checked on me often. Food was very good, I always enjoy their fresh salad, and pasta.

Thank BTravelsToo
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Great food & great waiter who insured everything was perfect. He went above expectations ☆☆☆☆ we both had fet. Alfredo large servings that we couldn't eat it all. He even boxed our leftovers to go.

Thank Terry B
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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124 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

There was a time that Olive Garden could at least make a decent salad. Sad to say, they can't even do that very well anymore. The food is very over priced for the quality. There are plenty of other dining options that are way better.

Thank Randy S
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The food is prepared before you arrive instead of being cook fresh. The waitess and waiters are very personal excellent staffing. The atmosphere is make by the help. Food is fairly good still but not my favorite by far.

Thank Lisa C
Statesville, North Carolina
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Great atmosphere and service. We enjoy coming here and having dinner. The wait staff is very fast and accommodating. Food is always great.

Thank Lana S
South Carolina
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238 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

OK, it's an Olive Garden. Nice interior, varied menu, decent waitstaff, under par food. If you've been to one before you know what to expect. (If you haven't been or don't have a family member wanting to go, look elsewhere).

Thank ModerationForMe
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We like the OG food is good and very Italian decor! We go back often, it can get busy on the weekends and right after church but that is to be expected!

Thank martyclontz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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: 2261 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: (828) 345-1015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?