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Olive Garden

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1300 Interstate Dr, Olive Garden 1762, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
+1 931-520-3340
11:00 am - 11:00 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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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Olive Garden offers a dependable menu and is never a disappointment. Wine tends to be a little more expensive than necessary (because Tennessee has a "Liquor By the Drink" tax of 15% which is added on to your drinks charge. They also suggest tip values which are on the post tax bill.

Thank JimandBunny
Galveston, Texas
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

the food was great. we went in an hour before closing and the salad was still fresh and the bread hot. the staff was very helpful and friendly which is a great bonus. i would definitely go back again.

Thank BryanHouse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Always loved the soup and salad special. Comes with free breadsticks. My favorite Italian in Cookeville

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West Palm Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I have been to Olive Garden before in other cities, but this one has a good combination of servers which are very attentive and a Manager who does more than just come by and ask is everything ok. She actually takes the time to talk to you about your day. Food is OK and as expected the quality is good.... More 

Thank Jackquito
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Anna who was new only been there about 2 weeks was absolutely wonderful. A little awkward,shy but nevertheless did a great job. Never needed or wanted for anything. The food however was not the best we have had at this location. Salad was not as fresh, several brown pieces of lettuce, croutons were stale tasting, chicken parmesean was hard like... More 

Thank Marcia J
Palm Desert, California
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Atmosphere & food are amazing & the service we received by "Shane" were all the very best!!!! I could eat their salad & soup all day. Of course the Chocolate mini's just right to top off the rest.

Thank JMSFairfieldGlade
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Loved the server! High energy but not in your face. I would return again if only to experience her enthusiasm. Kids loved the food but fare is starting to taste a little bland.

1 Thank Raymond N
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Enjoyed a typical Olive Garden dinner with of course a lot of cheese. But our server Stephanie was a very cheerful and friendly waitress. The chain now has electronic games and ordering system at every table. I was not impressed with the $1.99 fee for the game.

Thank David G
Warren, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Great place to eat staff was very nice the food was awesome I would deffently go back. Had dinner with family.

Thank marydickenson64
Springfield, Illinois
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152 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Group of five really hungry from being on the road and one person never received their entire order and server did not notice. Was taken off the bill and one kids meal was free because of it so she tried to keep us happy. Slow and not exceeding our expectations in any way.

Thank Birthday-Gal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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: 1300 Interstate Dr, Olive Garden 1762, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-520-3340

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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?