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Olive Garden

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2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
+1 828-345-1015
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hickory, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a family lunch at Olive Garden today and as always the food was great. We had Shrimp Alfredo, Stuffed Shells, Soup and Salad (all you can eat) and Salmon between the four of us. We also got great service from Liz. Great day and a great lunch. I do miss the Mixed Grill that used to be on... More 

Thank RayK_houseofheroes
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last three times my family has been to this location we and two or three other tables were seated at the same time in a servers' section. For whatever reason we are always the last one to be served. The last time the other tables were finished with their meal before we ever got our entrees. Two hours for... More 

Thank taylorcpa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for the Buy One/Take One special today and sat in the bar section. The waiter did a great job going over the new menu items and making sure everything was great.

Thank Bo L
Hickory, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Craving for Fettuccine Alfredo and Olive Garden salad...and was not disappointed. Micheal was our server and he did a great job. Great attitude and very personable. Thank you Olive Garden!

Thank Dawn W
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Food is good but it's nothing to write home about. I guess you go and go, you eventually get tired of it. Pasta covered in sauces are good but it gets old after awhile. I like trying new dishes they have and usually I do get one of the new or limited time only items. And 9 out of 10... More 

Thank KelsieKay
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I was invited for a family diner here. My first thought was, "of all the great places to eat, you picked Olive Garden." To start things off, we had a 45 minute wait. The food here is over priced, but simply average quality. We ordered calamari for an appetizer. It tasted like something bought from the frozen food section of... More 

Thank Justin Q
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Several couples decided to have a special dinner out together and we chose Olive Garden. The food and service was great. Good place to eat.

Thank Sudie B
Statesville, North Carolina
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223 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had not been to an Olive Garden in awhile and had gotten gift cards for Christmas, so we decided to give it a try. We went in with an open mind, hoping to have a nice dinner, so our expectations were low. We went on a Friday night and it was really crowded, which we expected, but the lobby... More 

Thank dclmom34
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Food wasn't good. The chicken marsala was very dry, wasn't stuffed at all. Tasted like it just cam out of a box. The shrimp with the other dish we had was under cooked and the dish was very salty. We ran out of drink for 5 minutes before it was refilled. We were not offered more salad or bread sticks.... More 

Thank dnelson135
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar, Sara L was my server, and she was awesome! Awesome food, very attentive server, and enjoyed all the soups on this cold day! General Manager was also visible and going around making sure staff was ok. Was glad to see that support as it doesn't happen often in some places!

Thank Matt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-345-1015

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Statesville, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?