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“Always good lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #8 of 248 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arabi, Georgia
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Always good lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

You can never go wrong with their soup & salad! This is always my favorite place! The salad is always perfect and cold! The soups are great too. Always a good atmosphere. The staff is friendly. Good strong coffee!

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Soup and Salad is the way to go”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you're looking for a good lunch place, soup and salad is the way to go here. Nothing tastes fresh and the service is usually slow. It isn't bad but it isn't a place I frequent.

Visited January 2013
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Morehead City
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“This Olive Garden has much better service than the Morehead City location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I would rather drive to Jacksonville than to eat at the Olive Garden in Morehead City, where I live. The Olive Garden in Jacksonville has much better service. The food, however, taste the same at both locations.

  • Visited October 2012
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Laval, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food... weird experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

The food is always good at Olive Garden, it's a sure bet! But this time, our server was... let's say... a bit over friendly! He heard us talk in french, so started talking with us, asking where we were from, what we were doing in North Carolina, etc. The problem with this conversation is that he took a seat at our table to talk to us. He was even sitting when he took our orders!
We got our salads and our meals at the same time. By dessert, our table hadn't even been emptied! Not the most pleasant experience at Olive Garden!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Julie B
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New Bern, North Carolina
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177 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Food Has Improved - Outstanding Service At This Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Darden Restaurants has a made a major effort to improve the quality of the food at this chain and it shows. The soups and salads are authentic and very good - and unlimited servings. Their kitchen still does better with the basics - capellini pomodoro for example. The staff here is unusually well trained and knowledgeable - you will not hear a response of "I don't know - I don't drink wine" if you ask for a recommendation.

  • Visited July 2012
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