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“Good food bad service!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #21 of 223 Restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Joplin, Missouri
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food bad service!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was excellent but the service was very bad. Our waitress wanted to clean tables instead if taking our order or refilling our water glasses or even bringing us a small box to but our extra food in.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Linda P
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Beaumont, Texas
Level Contributor
43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great meal and gret service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food was awesome and service was as well. Our waitress Amanda Y was superb she was very helpful in all our selections and very attentive but not over bearing. A great experience overall.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Mitch J
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Jefferson City, MO
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Food was OK Service was good Smell was offensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

When you walk in the doors you are greeted with the smell of wet dog, we almost left. Unfortunatley this is my kids favorite place to eat so as a good dad i endured the offensive odor, ate as quickly as possible and left. We will not be back to this Olive Garden.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank J-Wags
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently enjoyable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

The warm greetings from the staff and the high quality of the food at this Olive Garden makes it a favorite haunt of mine!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank FoodiSheilaMarie
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bella vista, ar
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Bad Experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have eaten here many times, but no more. The best part of the meal was the service, Kylie H. She did an excellent job. The overall appearance of the restaurant is dirty and unkempt, especially the restroom. The food was overcooked, salad was soupy and everything was HIGHLY salted. The sauce was jar-based sauce and salad was mostly iceberg lettuce. This place needs a complete renovation and upgrade. We used to enjoy stopping here coming and going to Kansas, but no more. It is basically a 'fast food' restaurant and nothing to get excited about.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank duncansdad2008
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