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Olive Garden

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5590 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4903
+1 847-336-3628
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,744 reviews
1,544 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,768 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We often overlook service when we visit restaurants. It's all about the food, right? But unless a waiter drops a plate of spaghetti or a bowl of minestrone in our lap, we usually don't give service a second thought. But we found the service at the Olive Garden at 5590 Northridge Drive in Gurnee to be exceptional. Friendly, attentive, not... More 

Thank Taylor B
Gurnee, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fare at this Olive Garden is like all the others but the wait staff is truly exceptional. We were having a celebratory meal with family when the baby became unhappy. The waitress quickly went to the kitchen and came back with mashed potatoes for him and solved the situation. I go to the Gurnee location often and have always... More 

Thank BobbyMae36
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited here over the weekend. The staff was wonderful and even though it was busy, the server checked in with us several times. The food was fresh and wonderful.

Thank kam175
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Exactly what you would expect from an Olive Garden. Went to celebrate my husband's birthday. The server was very nice to us as well as to my two toddlers. Had a great time.

Thank Nicolle F
Grayslake, Illinois
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience dining here for lunch. Our waiter Alexander, who we later found out was the manager, was very attentive, polite, and helpful. His customer service was amazing! He seemed like he genuinely wanted to make sure we had a positive experience. The food was good, restaurant was clean, service was excellent and quick. Would recommend it!

Thank Kelli J
North Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Get her early, have not seen one night is wasnt packed with an hour wait. Very close to everything touristy so allot of poeple frequesnt here and it is Olive Garden, good food almost everytime. The customer service tends to drop and the attitudes rise with the crowds, so be prepared for a wait.

Thank bgskyman
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My first time eating at this establishment. I had the Ravioli di Portobello and got there promptly at 1100. I had no wait, but did notice it was getting very busy after I finished my meal. The staff was friendly and very tedious to ensure a great visit. Thank you, from an old Veteran!

Thank Christopher F
North Suburbs, IL
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181 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This place is always jammed - does that tell you something. You can't beat it for the price and the food is very good and consistent. However, you need to get there early unless you want to wait a long time for a table.

Thank Patti2
Wadsworth, Illinois
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The lunch prices have been lowered to get a bigger share of the lunch crowd. The soups & salads are good and they refill them at no charge. Unfortunately, the main courses are mediocre and Olive Garden would do well reconstitute them.

Thank rudyboomer
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

While we typically don't eat at chains, we enjoy Olive Garden after a day at Six Flags. Our only complaint is that the patio is frequently closed for a variety of reasons (not enough servers, bees, etc).

Thank TravelingMamaGlv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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: 5590 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4903
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-3628

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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?