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Olive Garden

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3350 Dodge St, Dubuque, IA 52003-5275
+1 563-556-4121
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

It's been a while since we stopped at a Olive Garden and we were pleased as always with the good food at reasonable prices. BUt what we don't always get is the great service we experienced at this Olive Garden. Way to go wait staff!

Thank David A N
Waynesville, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We ate supper here after a long day of travelling. Olive garden came through with a delicious meal served by a very attentive waitress.

Thank Linda V
Madison, Wisconsin
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My fiance and I had a good lunch here, we knew what to expect and got great service. After a weekend of sampling new restaurants in Galena, we headed to Dubuque before heading home in WI to do a little shopping. We noticed the Olive Garden and stopped here for lunch. I had the lasanga fritta, which was REALLY good!... More 

Thank MelissaR659
United States
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

My husband & I went here for a date night dinner. I have never had such terrible service in my life! We had to wait forever for our dinner then the waiter brought the wrong food! At this point I had enough and walked out! I will never dine here again. I work at a hotel a block away and... More 

1 Thank Kerri P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

As with most national chains, its pretty much the same in every town, with slight variations in service. This Olive Garden did not disappoint us, the service was good and the food was what we expected. Tried the Tour of Italy and except for a slightly over cooked chicken parmesan, it was pretty good. Salad and breadsticks flowed, so my... More 

1 Thank bsmith97603
Dubuque, Iowa
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310 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

We seldom choose a chain restaurant in a market with great local and downtown atmosphere locations. Service was great by Sharon, manager was a drip - no personality, no smile, looked bored - but we felt like cattle being prodded along with no atmosphere or ambiance. Won't be back often,v maybe once a year to remind why we don't have... More 

Thank Robert F
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Typical Olive Garden. Good food and service. Always busy. I ate the Chicken Marsala which was very good. The substituted potatoes for pasta.

Thank Reeselmt
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Service was great from Shelly. Got seated immediately (we got there at 11:30 a.m. on a Friday). Had the unlimited soup, salad and breadstick special ($7.99). With 4 choices of soups to choose from, hard to find one we didn't like and we tried a bit of all 4 of them. There was certainly much more on the menu to... More 

Thank ELS20
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Had a late dinner with a friend here last night. The food was great (as always) and the service was fabulous! By far the best server I've had in a long time. Nice and quiet atmosphere. Great for chit chat and a leisurely meal.

Thank Suzanne D
Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2015

I took a group of 11 here for lunch and we all paid for our own meals. When balancing my account I noticed they had charged me nearly twice as much as my meal cost. I have made three calls to Olive Garden to get a refund for the over charge with no luck and no apology. In fact, instead... More 

Thank Wendy F

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 3350 Dodge St, Dubuque, IA 52003-5275
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-556-4121

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