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Olive Garden

Unlimited salad and breadsticks--yes please. Chowhounds offer advice on where to find a local Olive Garden, how to survive a meal at one, and how to replicate the chain's classic dishes. Plus why they love, or hate, the restaurant.

All of Olive Garden's Soups, Ranked

It may not be up for any James Beard awards or Michelin stars, but the Olive Garden holds a special place in the greater cultural-culinary landscape thanks to a certain Americana charm and feel-good...
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Why is the Olive Garden so reviled?

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by Exy00 7 years ago

I'm asking this question out of honest curiosity, because I've noticed here and in other places, and during conversations with people who are into food, that it seems like the Olive Garden is unive...

Chicago: you finally have your own Olive Garden!

coney with everything
by coney with everything 5 years ago

Bet you're excited! Finally in the big leagues http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=1&RecNum=12670

Favorable review of new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, ND

GilbyEast
by GilbyEast 8 years ago

Grand Forks columnist Marilyn Hagerty gives a 100% snark-free review of the new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, ND. I found it refreshing. http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/231419/ Th...

Olive Garden has gone downhill fast (modernflavormagazine.com)

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by modernflavormag 5 years ago

My recent trip to Olive Garden in Greensboro, NC, with my family was horrible at best. Of course, when we walked in, we were greeted by the friendly hostess and sat immediately. From there, the mea...

price point of mid level chains? ie Olive Garden

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by fara 5 years ago

hubby had a veterans day discount of a free meal at many chains and we chose Olive garden. we both ordered salad and breadsticks plus 2 entrees for 3 of us (including small child). my entree of Alf...

Man eating nothing but Olive Garden speaks out: “I have not had one meal that was not just perfect”

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by zippo 5 years ago

excerpts: ... I love spaghetti and I thought that I was going to be able to eat spaghetti every day, but it has not worked out that way. There are 150 combinations that can be used on the Olive G...

$100 for All You Can Eat During 7 Weeks at Olive Garden

Fowler
by Fowler 5 years ago

I saw on CNBC this morning that Olive Garden will be offering $100 cards for all you can eat pasta, bread, salad and soda pop during a 7 week period. Is this something you would participate in? ...

Changes coming at Olive Garden...

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by NVJims 5 years ago

http://www.businessinsider.com/olive-garden-could-make-these-changes-2014-10?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29&utm_content=FeedBurner...

Olive Garden Pasta Pass

eLizard
by eLizard 5 years ago

the og is starting a promotion. $100 for 7 weeks of all you can eat never ending pasta meals. there are 1000 passes available. i didn't know where to post this.....here, chains, not about food.....

Olive Garden, Zanesville Ohio

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by Bashful3 5 years ago

Confessions of a food snob with little comfort with chains, other than Popeyes. ON a road trip, passing through small towns in Ohio, an Olive Garden appeared to be the best choice near our mot...

Salty Meals at Red Lobster and Olive Garden

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by jpc8015 5 years ago

Is anybody surprised by this? I actually am. I figured that the saltiest meals would come from fast food places. http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/07/red_lobster_chilis_and_olive_g...

Olive Garden coming soon in Freehold, NJ

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by wench31 9 years ago

My gosh! I am so disappointed to find out that Olive Garden is going to be built next to Longhorn in Freehold. We have enough traffic as it is in that area. Imagine when Olive Garden comes in! Wond...

Help, being forced to go to Olive Garden.

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by josephlapusata 7 years ago

O.K., here is the story. My wife and I are meeting some good friends from out of town for dinner. We asked them where they would like to go. Out of the hundreds of nice places within a twenty minut...

Olive Garden wants to pay your date night babysitting tab

foodieX2
by foodieX2 6 years ago

While its not where I would want to go on a "date night" I can see the appeal for their customer base. http://www.boston.com/news/source/2014/02/olive_garden_wants_to_pay_for_your_date_night_ba...

Olive Garden has been disappointing me quite a bit lately?

ShowUsYourRack
by ShowUsYourRack 6 years ago

My Grandfather has been going there for a while now & perhaps more so now than ever he pretty much chooses to go back there because the name has stuck. That makes it an easier decision as a place t...

Apparently Olive Garden is for rich people ...

ipsedixit
by ipsedixit 6 years ago

... and Red Lobster is, well, not. http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2013/12/19/difference-between-olive-garden-and-red-lobster-rich-people/

New at the Olive Garden --- hamburgers.

Firegoat
by Firegoat 6 years ago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/olive-garden-burger_n_4371946.html Don't really see the fit with the rest of their menu, unless they are about to go weirdly completely mainstream to kee...

Olive Garden's "Buy one - take one" promotion

DuchessNukem
by DuchessNukem 6 years ago

The dishes offered are cheap pastas and don't include salad/breadsticks for the takeaway so not a massive expense for the restaurant. And considering that I'd be taking half my plate home anyway, I...