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Olive Garden

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5205 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-7135
+1 419-621-5589
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I ordered the unlimited pasta bowl(9.99) we had one plate only. We were charged for the salad and the chicken in our alfredo. When asked about the charges I was told salad (6.99)doesn't come with the meal and chicken (4.99 each order) was extra. Our waiter did not come around for refills, didn't serve fresh breadsticks, the... More 

Thank Patty B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We were on vacation and looking for some place the whole group would agree on. We even had a coupon. Décor was very nice. Coming from an Italian family, this isn't the best Italian food there is but for a big chain restaurant, it is a good place to eat.

Thank unytraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

And it turned out well. I added garlic Alfredo sauce and chicken. Bon appetit!!! My uncle loves the shrimp.

Thank Dorothy M
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377 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My husband never wants to eat here and now I understand why. It just isn't good food. The lettuce in the salad was drowning in dressing to the point it was soggy. The bread sticks were hard and not hot. Our meals were ok. It reminded me more of good frozen dinner instead of a nice meal out. Disappointed.

Thank Lori H
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Orders Stuffed Mushrooms, and Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara. Food was delivered promptly and all entrees come with unlimited salad (garden only) and breadsticks. Waitress was very friendly; however was a little late in picking up dirty dishes from table (her area was very busy...so understandable). Stuffed Mushrooms were delicious, but not what I expected. Filling was a little soggy, and... More 

Thank Heather F
Lakeside, Ohio
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Staff was able to accommodate my special diet. There are very few choices for those with dietary restrictions

Thank Carol R
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I generally prefer trying out a mom and pop place over the chain restaurants, but it had been 10 years since I was at an Olive Garden. Everything was ok. Good chicken gnocchi soup, good salad, good giant stuffed rigatoni, a drinkable house red. It does the job if you want to play it safe.

Thank Grant R
Asheville, North Carolina
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

While in the Sandusky area for a car show, we stopped into Olive Garden just before closing time. At many places, they let you know in subtle ways that they really wish you were not there. No this location. They were very welcoming even though they were doing their final clean up before closing. The server even took her time... More 

Thank Sanda24237
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Olive Garden is a family friendly restaurant. The food is great. Fresh all you can eat salad and breadsticks. The food was great, service excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank 940jenny
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great place to eat. Make reservations before you go. Even though we made reservations, we still had to wait 30 minutes beyond our reservation time. Our server was good but slow.

Thank constanceagalloway

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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: 5205 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-7135
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: +1 419-621-5589

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