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Olive Garden

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$$ - $$$
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1300 Interstate Drive, Olive Garden 1762, Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-520-3340
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stopped in last week they had a special on the menu which was beef braised in Chianti and served atop gnocchi in a cream sauce. Excellent, flavorful, tender and moist.

Thank David H
Iowa Falls, Iowa
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fairly bog-standard Olive Garden, but our server at this meal was perhaps a little on the over-enthusiastic side. On the other hand, a favorite wine has been added to the wine list, I presume throughout the franchise, and our servings were so large that we couldn't finish the take-outs the next day. And those little individual desserts... More 

Thank narrowboatersia
Aberdeen, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people that have lived anywhere else realize Tennessee isn't known for its culinary diversity. In desperation transplants frequent the major chains for the closest substitute of their ethnic cravings. For starters, I don't consider any restaurant Italian unless they serve veal dishes. We generally go to Olive Garden for the pasta, salads, and bread sticks. Which is what we... More 

Thank GreatMummu
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Olive Garden is one of my favorite places to eat dinner. My husband and I enjoyed a very good meal and received great service.

Thank bluelady4857
Crossville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the fried calamari, which got sent back because it was undercooked. The manager explained that she noticed that the calamari was bigger so maybe the cooks didn't know to cook them longer. They replaced it with a second order, which also was sent back and asked to be removed from our bill. We ordered the lobster ravioli. It... More 

Thank Longleggedlovely1
Sparta, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Clean, good service, great food! It is a little more expensive but it is worth it! They have great lasagna, chicken fettuccine, and soup/salad!

Thank Amy K
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Lauren was a great waitress. Very pleasant and served with a genuine smile. The food was excellent! Loved the Sirloin with the ravioli special. And of course...can't get enough salad!

Thank Tonya R
San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Restaurant ambient is pleasant and food was tasty. No waiting on Friday evening at 7:15 pm. Enjoyed the food.

Thank Navin_25
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Using the Olive Garden scale. I would say this rates one of the best. Food was very good, quick, large eating areas, good parking and good location. Our hostess was the best of any Olive Garden. She really had her act together. Did not waste time, controlled the pace, courses were served in the proper manner, checked back often and... More 

Thank Brad H
Ujjain, India
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience to visit this place. The restaurant is quite calm n clean place. Staff was really good. The chicken soup with pasta was awesome wid fresh parmigiana cheese. All the entrees were delicious.

Thank Pallavi_Raj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, 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: 1300 Interstate Drive, Olive Garden 1762, Cookeville, TN 38501
  • 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?