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Olive Garden

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$$ - $$$
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3650 Rib Mountain Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
+1 715-355-5276
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went Wednesday night with family to celebrate a birthday. They sat us in the bar, in the corner.. It was a little drafty but seats were cozy. Had a delicious cocktail made with berries and moscato (yum!! ) the drink was 5 stars too!! The appetizer was good, small portion I thought for a combination app and price, but was... More 

Thank Rachel R
Westboro, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The food is OK chain fare. What I didn't care for was the fact that we were overcharged for our entrees. The menu prices were $3.00 more on the bill. Top that off with the fact that their "tip guide" is not a true percentage estimate. This place was busy. Hope that other people are not taken advantage of.

1 Thank Patricia C
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I stopped at Olive Garden for lunch and we were seated right away. Our server went above and beyond to make sure we had our drinks and food in a timely manner and answered any questions we had. The salad and soup were delicious and the lunch prices were very reasonable. We would dine here again the next time we... More 

Thank sulyn64
Schofield, Wisconsin
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149 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I do not get why people keep going to this place. The food is ok at best, The prices are high and the service is horrible!

Thank 58Thomas_H
Madison, WI
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Food and service were fine. We had a nice time until the server said give me a score of 5 out of 5 on the survey or don't submit a survey. Ouch. No survey and no thank you.

Thank WIFamilyTraveler555
Antigo, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is a "typical" Olive Garden location and our experience there was satisfactory--no surprises: good food, average service, moderate pricing. We knew what to expect, and we were neither amazed nor disappointed. Going again this month.

Thank Clark54409
Leander, Texas
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560 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Once again Olive Garden delivered. I really am not much on chain restaurants but the one thing good is you can normally count on a consistent meal. I really do not have much imagination as I really like the spaghetti and Italian sausage. I choose the whole wheat linguine with the red meat sauce and was completely satisfied. Now I... More 

Thank wacotom
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Food was great, service was excellent. They had all the families with young children and babies in one area, so we didn't have to worry about one of the boys crying or being loud because it was very loud. I really liked that they did that.

Thank Bitsybubbles7
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Went last night with some friends and young children. Our waitress was excellent. She was on top what we needed all night. The food is good, not great. Prices are what you would expect for this chain. The service will bring us back

Thank Matt S
Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have always loved olive garden but that is becoming less so with every visit. The soups and salads are still good but it seems like all the other dishes are getting more and more generic and starting to taste alike.

1 Thank Chris R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 3650 Rib Mountain Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-355-5276

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