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Olive Garden

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274 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212-2232
+1 803-732-0471
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's Olive Garden. Predictable and edible. A safe choice when you're not sure about where or what you want to eat.

Thank Neil K
Gastonia, NC
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the soup, salad, and breadsticks for lunch a good value and filling lunch. The service was excellant and the food waS GOOD.

Thank RWH
Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the olive garden's lunch we requested seating in a less crowded area due to my husbands chemo therapy, but was seated in a crowded area. there was less crowded areas in the restaurant. we were finally seated in the bar because the other areas were going to be closed. We told ashly who arranged our seating that we were... More 

Thank guy7734
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to this Olive Garden several times through the years and never have failed to be impressed with the quality of the food, the wide variety on the menu, the reasonable prices, and the great wait staff. It is conveniently located and I have never had a bad meal at an Olive Garden.

Thank Jim P
Columbia, South Carolina
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Always love the breadsticks! We don't visit Olive Garden that often because the meals just don't have great flavor. The fun part of the meal is to to have the serving staff shred cheese over it all.

South Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I've been to many different Olive Gardens in many different locations. The food is pretty consistently decent. This was my first time at this location. I was trying to stay on a pretty tight budget so we all got waters except for the one who ordered a kids meal because that one was included in the price. I ordered a... More 

Thank cjarz
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Had a great time visiting family. Went to the cola fair in down town Columbia, had great food from venders, bought souvenirs, took pictures, talked with interesting people selling their wares. Beautiful city and friendly people.

Thank suefarley14
West Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went to Olive Garden tonite and had a bad experience with dirty knives and forks. First set had 2 dirty forks and a dirty knife, pretty good sized pieces of dried on food. 2nd set had a dirty fork. 3rd set had a dirty knife and fork. Waiter said he would wait while I opened set 4 and low... More 

Thank Daniel P
Green Cove Springs
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I headed to Olive Garden in conjunction with some local shopping. The salad is terrific, mussels for an appetizer, and spaghetti with meat balls and Italian sausage and of course garlic bread sticks. Just wonderful

Thank Thomas C
Charleston, South Carolina
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have avoided the Olive Garden for years but went here for a meeting last week. The endless salad was superb, the chicken sausage spaghetti was excellent!, The dishes my associates had all looked great! Just based on my spaghetti, I will put the place back on my go-to list.

Thank gene k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 274 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212-2232
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-732-0471

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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?