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“Great salad and bread sticks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #32 of 264 Restaurants in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Statesville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great salad and bread sticks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

I come here once a month and each time is great, i love the salad and bread sticks, i get the spaghetti or lasagna, just delicious.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Kathy J
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English first
Johns Creek, Georgia
Level Contributor
239 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Keeps Going Downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place is just miserable, even though a lot of people visit it. Unfortunately the customer service has gone down, they are un-synchronized, with no common sense and bad customer care manners.
We had gone for lunch and we were waiting for a table and the hostess said a few minutes, which never ended, we checked what was going on the cleaning person instead of cleaning one table and seating us was cleaning all the tables at once. Upon being asked the hostess said, oh well the table which is cleared cant be used as the server on that said is on a break........oh really, make the customers wait till her royal highness is over with her break?
Food Quality is fair, but who would want to eat at a place with staff like this.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Abu H
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Hickory, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Sometimes when you travel. ..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

You just have to easy at a chain restaurant. I've hit an Olive Garden in just about every state I've traveled. The one in Hickory is the only one that Consistently upset my stomach. Two visits, two disappointments.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Hetkey
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Hickory, North Carolina
Level Contributor
69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Average ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a average Olive Garden. It actually seems to have improved to me in the last couple years. It is a decent place to eat, however I prefer Carrabba's when it comes to italian food. I do not like their salad and the fact that you can't get any other type of salad than the house salad.

Helpful?
Thank nctraveler89
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Johnson City, Tennessee
2 reviews
“What happened to this restaurant?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We used to stop here and eat all of the time but our last few visits have been horrible. The food is why we come back and have always had good service until the past year. It seems like this location has a new management staff and lots if new waiters that do not know what they are doing. The managers are never present when we go there now. The food is just ok with a drop in quality since last year. Our main complaint is the lack of service and how dirty the restaurant has gotten!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mountainvols1024
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