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Olive Garden

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3650 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401-7493
+1 715-355-5276
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The outside appearance of the Olive Garden looks great. I couldn't wait for this place to open. Sadly, the food tastes very bad. It tastes like frozen pasta to me.

Thank Pinkus P
Burlington, Wisconsin
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315 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

I went to the Wausau Olive Garden for a Sunday evening dinner. I really enjoyed everything about my meal--the service, the food, the atmosphere, everything! My waitress Megan was exceptional. She was very friendly and personable. She checked in just the right amount of times--not too much but not too little. She kindly asked if I would like to try... More 

Thank Mark E
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Compliments: Krystal was our waitress and she was FANTASTIC. She took care of us and replaced my friend's dirty wine glass without an attitude, something other wait staff have scoffed at. The bartender was also kind, but appeared to need to leave the bar often. The breadsticks arrived hot and the soup I ordered was delicious! Complaints/Questions: Why did the... More 

Thank safirestar56
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We got free wine sampling because we came during dinnertime, and that was very nice. Our waitress was very quick, nice, and friendly. We were unaware that our meal came with a free dessert, so we left with out it, but then saw an ad for Olive Garden that stated that your dessert is included with the type of meal... More 

Medford, Wisconsin
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138 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Typically I don't walk away from Olive Garden disappointed, but this time the meal was over cooked noodles and not so great. The best thing I had was the Italian soda. The server was attentive but unfortunately if you don't have good food the place is sunk. I don't think I would go back to this Olive Garden.

Thank Lisa V
Moncton, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

My husband and I recently went back to my hometown of Merrill to visit my family. We had to make sure to visit one of our favorite restaurants while we were there! My husband, my mom, and I went to Wausau on errands and stopped for lunch at Olive Garden. My husband got the Stuffed Chicken Marsala, I had Chicken,... More 

Thank Beaslyliss2
Wausau, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Went here with my wife for a night out, did not see managers walking around or helping servers because they sat in the bar area and watched the football game the entire time we were their!!! The server was helpful as much as she could be but noticed another table of a couple who had been sitting for 15 minutes... More 

Thank Dontbother2013
Mosinee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

I've eaten at Olive Gardens all over the United States. My wife's favorite restaurant. But we never had take out from them. Thought we'd give it a try as we didn't want to eat in. What a pleasant experience. Food was ready on time. On-line menu did help in ordering. When we got home we found two huge salads with... More 

Thank gerald k
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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285 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

What we've come to expect from Olive Garden. Good food, large portions, and good service. The location was convienent to the hotel and we were seated quickly even on a busy night.

1 Thank nursetraveler87
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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411 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We were looking for a Japanese Restaurant and found that it was closed. Having eaten at an Olive Garden in Eau Claire, I figured that we could not go wrong, and I was right. Bottomless minastroni soup for me and bottomless salad for my wife; both excellent. They have a GF menu which is a must for my wife, and... More 

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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, 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 Dr, Wausau, WI 54401-7493
  • 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?