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Olive Garden

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200 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2409
+1 207-874-9005
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have delicious pasta and everything is very affordable! The service was great and even though it was very busy, everyone was very attentive!

Thank Ally R
Bar Harbor, Maine
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

During our impromptu spring break visit to Portland, my children picked Olive Garden as their restaurant of choice. I tried their new light meal: grilled chicken with lemon, garlic sauce and grilled zucchini. My daughter picked the tour of Italy, which gave her lunch for the next day (huge portions) and my son picked the soup, salad and breadsticks. When... More 

Thank blueberrylover2015
Wells, Maine
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

There are (were) 3 OGs near me. The food in Biddeford was by far the best of the 3. It closed, unfortunately. So, I usually go to Portsmouth, NH and the food is generally good. Last Tuesday I was closer to the South Portland location. The family was out of town so I thought I'd grab a to go order.... More 

Thank Rich O
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Olive Garden was my daughter's favorite growing up. Today I took both she and my granddaughter for lunch. Had I visited the restroom before our meal we would have left. It was filthy and smelled of urine. It desperately needed a thorough cleaning. I tend not to trust kitchen cleanliness if the visible, customer service side is unclean. Our server... More 

Thank Scott L
Porland, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The atmosphere was about the same as it always has been but from there everything seemed to be going downhill. Our waitress last month was not attentive and the service from our waitress was very slow. Olive Garden used to have great Toscano blend coffee that my husband (who has discerning taste in coffee) really loved; however, the coffee that... More 

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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went here the other night for dinner on a gift card. I'd much rather spend my time\money at a non-chain, but it wasn't all that bad. The setting was pretty nice, although the table seemed far from the booth seats (short people problems), and the back of the chair I was in was very much upright! Another new thing-... More 

Thank Kristen R
Brunswick, Maine
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Thinking back, I wish I had complained about the terrible food to the manager while we were in the restaurant. Still kicking myself about that. The food was worse than day old diner crap. Stale, bland, burned, dry -you name it, this restaurant served up the worst of everything. Anyone serving this garbage should be embarrassed. On top of it,... More 

Thank jon p
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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96 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very busy atmosphere. The décor not as good as many others I have visited. Mostly tables vs booths that some had. Have been going to this chain for many years. First time back in about a year. We found the menu had changed pretty dramatically. Several of the items we loved no longer on the menu. Food is always good... More 

Thank KenandToni207
Fryeburg, Maine
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went there before a Dr.'s appointment, It was busy, and the atmosphere was that of a fancy Italian restaurant.. The foyer had plenty of seating but they brought my friend a chair, till our number was called. We were originally brought to a booth, but she asked for a table with chairs. The waitress seemed like she knew me, cause... More 

Thank Anita205
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Good food as always for the chain BUT the friendliness and service by both the hostess and server was great. We were passing through from FL on our way further north and they visited with us and made us feel so welcome!!

Thank Karen G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 200 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-874-9005

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