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“Never ending.....”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #158 of 976 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Never ending.....”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The food is good, so many items to select from and the prices vary. Just depends on what you choose.

Visited October 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The service is excellent and the food as always delicious. I have eaten at Olive Garden in many states (CT, NY, FL, SC) and they always live up to my expectations. It is one of my most favorite restaurants.

Visited August 2012
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Olive Garden at Harbison Exit”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Zuppa Toscana soup and bread sticks were very good, and the service was good too. It was a crowded Friday night, but we were seated and served fairly quickly considering. When we go through Columbia SC again, we'll go back.

Visited August 2012
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Thank gbb2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wow, the Salad”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We went there mainly for their salads. The bread sticks are good, but the salads with their own dressing is off the chain. The meals are filling, but the salads.............

Visited May 2012
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Thank Diana F
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Lexington, S.C.
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Decent for a chain restaurant”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

My wife and I have eaten here on numerous occasions (7/21/12, being the most recent) with mixed results. We have learned to come early afternoons (2-4pm) or to sit in the "cafe" section by the bar (first come-first served) to avoid long waits. She really enjoys the unlimited salad and bread sticks and usually orders a stuffed chicken entree. I usually order pasta and meatballs which I have never had any complaints with. She has had some issues in the past with the chicken dish either being served cold or over cooked; but, the staff has always corrected the situation to our satisfaction. Overall our experience has been good. I would rate the prices as fair for the amount of food served, and would recommend this restaurant to friends.

  • Visited July 2012
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