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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
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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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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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120 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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236 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Asheville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lol it's olive garden. I take my mom here cause she loves it. All you can eat salad is kinda cool plus they have gallon wine lol so fancy

Thank Duck C
Hickory, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Entered thru a nice cool lobby and immediately escorted to the last room on the left that was hot and stuffy. Asked for another table and were told nothing was available. Thermostat on wall set at 67 degrees with a note not to touch it...thermometer was reading a sweltering 80 degrees. We decided to stay and order anyway. I wandered... More 

Thank Peggy K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I took my niece for her first trip to OG. She is 15. We ordered our salads with only lettuce, tomato, and croutons. (And of course cheese). She piled the tomatoes on! It was so good! And she was super friendly even though it was the lunch rush! I would recommend olive garden in Hickory to anyone who loves Italian!!

Thank Lynn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?