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Olive Garden

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3666 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
+1 706-227-2225
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Elberton, Georgia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for a dinner date to Olive Garden on a Friday night in January. I had mushroom ravioli which was so delicious. We also tried the fried risotto appetizer, and it was very good, as well. However, I do not like the fact that Olive Garden forces technology in our faces at the dinner table. I'm... More 

Thank Toni K
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This Olive Garden has never disappointed. My last experience was the best. The wait staff was very attentive. She even suggested some items when my wife and I were stumped on what we wanted. The food is always prepared correctly and very enjoyable. I wish I had enough room after my meal to have tried the Andes Cheesecake.

Thank TheMrTodd
Milledgeville, Georgia
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301 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is once again the time for "The never-ending Pasta Bowl"-- always a good deal. But as I've said before; the best thing at The Olive Garden to me is the Zuppa Tuscano Soup. I ordered the promotion== asking for Angel Hair with Meat sauce and meat balls. It comes with either soup or salad-- so I ordered the Zuppa!... More 

Thank iluvkuntry
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90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The food here is probably the best Italian food in the area. If you like good food in nice surroundings with plenty of pasta and garlic then this is the place for you.

Thank Adrian S
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The food was excellent, and the waitress was very friendly and kept up with our needs. Love that we can pay right from the table with just a swipe of our card without ha I got to wait on the waitress to come get card and then return it to me.

Thank Irene M
Athens, Georgia
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234 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Visited for dinner with spouse. As usual, salad and bread sticks were great. Entree with a take home dish was tasty, good portion and a good buy. Waiter was new and very attentive. Food was served hot. Had to ask for a clean spoon. Good visit. We will go back. Little Ziosk robot on the table takes up space and... More 

1 Thank FredL757
Commerce, Georgia
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324 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The daughter is in town so she wanted to eat dinner she ordered the chicken and shrimp but just wanted the chicken entrée they served both sent it back it took forever for the daughter to get her food the server said the manager would be out she came and no remorse but any ways there are several Italian joints... More 

Thank compassion691
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I had the make your tour of Italy for lunch. I had tortellini al forno, lasagna classico, and fettuccine Alfredo with chicken for my meal. We had lasagna fritta and calamari for appetizers. I enjoyed everything I was served except the grilled chicken on the fettuccine. It was too dry (I did ask them to make sure it was cooked).... More 

Thank Roberta B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

When I'm in town, we usually get takeout. We've eaten in before and it was alright, nothing memorable though. The problem I seem to always have is probably 3 out of the last 5 times, they've forgotten something from our order. Once I even called the restaurant because they forgot a salad and some bread-sticks, even after the waitress assured... More 

Thank Kathleen K
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have visited this Olive Garden for a number of years and, for the most part, its provided a consistent experience. That said, the consistency of the service (i.e. the attentiveness of the service staff and the overall quality of the food) is hit or miss. Some visits are a good mixture of both, while a fair... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 3666 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-227-2225
This is the only Olive Garden franchise restaurant in Athens GA. Consistently good food and good service despite being swamped almost every weekend.

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