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“Another Wonderful Meal”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #50 of 586 Restaurants in Salem
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 22, 2018

They say that when you travel, look for a place where the locals eat. In Salem, Oregon, that would be the Olive Garden. When we arrived, the place was jammed. It took a good half hour to park, and we waited more than a half-hour for a table.

As a chain, the Olive Garden's food is reasonably consistent from one restaurant to the next. We have never been disappointed there, including this restaurant. Everything we ordered was delicious.

Similarly, the service was impeccable. We had just enough attention from the wait person to receive everything we wanted or needed, without sensing any intrusion. Those waiting on us were gracious to a fault.

The only black mark worth mentioning is that two women were asked to leave because they had not finished visiting by the end of their meal, and the restaurant was over-crowded and needed the table. Such things ought not occur in any restaurant, for any reason. Part of the dining experience is the visiting that takes place after the food has been eaten.

All in all, we had a very pleasant experience.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

First of all! This Olive Garden is amazing! A whole new upscale layout. You must see it for yourself. I ordered to go but, I was just blown away by the design and food of course. There was no waiting. Plenty of seating! When I arrived my food was ready hot, and fresh! I did not want to leave. I highly recommend this Olive Garden!

1  Thank Cedric N
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Passing through on the way from Canada to Corvallis. Langley BC has a great Olive Garden, so we thought this was worth a try. Attentive staff, good food. Will be back.

1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

We dined here a few days after New Years. The service was great, our waitress very attentive but not overbearing. The menu selection was good. We ordered different plates and everything was very good. We didn't have room for dessert

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

We have not gone to the olive garden in over a decade mainly as the one time we went we waited for ever out in the cold for a table. We received olive garden gift cards for Christmas so we had to go. We arrived abt 5:00pm and was told it would be a 35 minute wait and it was but we waited in the bar and got half priced wine while waiting for our table so it was not that bad,last time we had small children so the wait was hard.
We enjoyed our food cost was about $25 each. As we were leaving they were saying wait time was an hour and a half,so if I came again I would come about4 but never after5:30 the food and service was good enough but the long wait is not worth it there is a Mexican place next door if not for the gift cards we would have gone there instead.

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1  Thank simpleyme
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