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“Nice ambiance” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #14 of 167 Restaurants in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
NPR, FL
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Yesterday the wife and I decided to go to Olive Garden in Cookeville, TN. She had actually eaten there before but I had not. It was lunchtime. They were very busy but we were seated right away and our server, Justin, was right there to welcome us and bring us up to speed on everything. After a very short wait we had our food and it was hot and delicious. The lunchtime prices are lower as are the portions smaller but it was still a generous portion. And when you add in the salad and breadsticks it is very filling. The restaurant had a very nice ambiance to it. And the noise level was not bad at all. I would recommend this restaurant highly for not only the food but the service was top notch. If you go, ask to be seated in Justin's area. You will never get any better service than he gives. The rest of the staff were great and very accommodating when I asked for the air conditioning temperature to be turned up just a bit on a 35 degree day.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Larry L
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English first
Mayfield, Kentucky
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Another good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

I travel a lot and finds Olive Garden a good place to eat and this location was no exception. The food is consistent with the chain and the service was great. I would go as far as to say based on my experience, this location has better than average servers. Great visit!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hal M
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Crossville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“typical chain restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

You get a lot of food and the prices are fairly reasonable. Of course, it isn't real Italian but most people don't care. Not a place I would choose on my own, but a good place to go with a family of people of all ages because they kids can get things they like and the adults can find something decent to eat also.

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Thank Arthur W
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Standard Olive Garden Quality with Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

At times, I find dining in a small, university town a hassle. The service and atmosphere can be very casual instead of professional and relaxing. That is NOT the case with this restaurant! The staff was very friendly and professional. Yes, they were university students, but they conducted themselves with appropriate etiquette for the position. Great food and service! I would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trenna R
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Average at the best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

As always this place is same as everywhere else no originality , food is average prices too high for what it is, staff was very nice atmosphere is too open to carry conversation everyone is looking at you

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Branusik
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