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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Never been unhappy at any Olive Garden. This was no different. Waitress very personable and efficient. Food quality was excellent and arrived quickly and was well presented. Place was full of families with lots of kids. We enjoyed watching the kids and rate the overall experience as great. Needless to say, we recommend this Olive Garden without reservation.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I am not a huge fan of the Olive Garden, but my wife & daughter love it and wanted to go there this past Friday evening. This place was packed and it was 30 minutes to wait so we went into the bar and ordered our meal. The salad, breadsticks and the cream sauce were fantastic! My favorite part was... More 

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Ankeny
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Service was outstanding. Food was terrific. We stayed a little while to visit until we noticed place was filling up so we freed up the table but felt no pressure to do so.

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West Burlington, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Unlimited breadsticks and salad always a plus! Friendly servers! Food and service was great! No complaints!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This Olive Garden is one of the best places to eat in Ankeny for sure. We had a nice dinner there this week, but the appetizers will stuff you before the great meal arrives. No complaints at all but do plan on taking some home with you.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This place was crowded so we grabbed a first come first serve booth in the bar area. I love that option at Olive Garden! Our waitress was very attentive and the food was excellent. Olive Garden is very consistent.

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Slater, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Every time we go here the service is superb. Love the soup and salad option but also the Chicken Marsala is divine. A favorite stop for my family after church on Sundays and the wait staff is just awesome. I don't think our bread basket ever runs completely dry before they are bringing us a new one and don't worry,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Although my wife and I had only the soup and salad combo, this simple meal can tell you whether you're at one of the better Olive Garden restaurants or not. Thankfully, we were at one of the good ones. The soup and salad combo can give you a gauge of how carefully the kitchen staff prepares your meal and watches... More 

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Service was good, a bit slow but they were pretty busy for dinner that night. I thought it was a bit pricey for just myself to eat after I left a tip it was $24 and I didn't even get a drink. I had the Salmon, it was ok could have had more flavor. It came with broccoli and I... More 

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Mitchellville, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Clean, friendly but not prompt at this visit. Waited on our server a lot. We were not offered any wine or dessert. The food was ok (overly peppered). We will return but hope for better service next time.

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 770 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone Number: 515-964-0511
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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