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Olive Garden

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2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
(828) 345-1015
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on dinner at Olive Garden last minute, but it was a great call. Our food was fresh, the wait staff was attentive, and it was a great dining experience. Would totally dine here again.

Thank Laura Beth B
United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Me and my family went here for mothers day and the table we got didn't have a kiosk device and instead of getting us one they just pretended that we didn't even matter and it took them 18 minutes after we sat down for them to take our order. But people that Sat down after us got to order before... More 

Thank Trip L
Conover, North Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

My favorite time of day to eat at the Olive Garden is lunch ( dinner sometimes). The lunch specials are very affordable. Also, sign up for emails because coupons are available quite often for both lunch & dinner.

Thank joyren
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Did not have to wait for a table was sat immediately. They have a huge dining room. Waitress was wonderfull. Food was great. I had the pick your own pasta, cavatelli w/five cheese marinara with salad and breadsticks. I took home a piece of the lemon cake for dessert. Service was great, will be back.

Thank cheermom9799
Borås, Sweden
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

My first time to an Olive Garden in the us. The food was very plain and quite tasteless ( we had lasagna and make your own pasta). Expected it to be a little bit more genuinely Italian, so a bit disappointed. Service and staff was nice though. When visiting us I prefer the more American chain restaurants.

Thank Hippolina
Conover, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

My friend and I stopped in after a day of mall-shopping and were pleased with both the quickness in which we got our food and the service from our waitress, Emily. She was great! She even told us how we could sign up for coupons for free appetizers and desserts. I got the Sausage-stuffed Giant Rigatoni....and it was awesome.

Thank Lori O
Portland, Oregon
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Aside from the continuing quality that they offer, they've really managed to cut the wait down during busy times. That is much appreciated! If I'm waiting, I'm already hungry! So, they bring out samples for the people waiting. Great idea! Also, for those of you that don't mind sitting at the bar, the service is fast and polite!

Thank allgoodthings777
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Was visiting in Statesville, NC and Called in an order on 1/25/16 @ 9;30pm for pick-up and got back to hotel only to find out that the Alfredo that I ordered was not in my food bag. So I called the restaurant to inform the manager that all of my food was not with my order. Although the manager, Mitch,... More 

Thank FStubbs
Lincolnton, NC
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Had chicken parm bread stick sandwich and salad...it was really good.....very busy with holiday shoppers but the servers were happy and friendly and kept our glasses full...I will try it again...my son on law had the shrimp scampi he loved it....

Thank Kathy0825
Lenoir, North Carolina
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94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Had not been to Olive Garden in almost a year and decided to try it again. Service and food were great.

Thank McMullenLarry

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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
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 Hwy 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?