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Olive Garden

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3951 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 837-5211
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Would prefer more freedom to select combo

My co-worker and I came for lunch after seeing the "Create your own Tour of Italy" commercial. I was disappointed to see the way it was structured. There were 3 different categories with 3 selections in each category. You then get to choose one from each category. There was one category where I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Lancaster, NY
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  • Large groups
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Lancaster, NY
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218 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My co-worker and I came for lunch after seeing the "Create your own Tour of Italy" commercial. I was disappointed to see the way it was structured. There were 3 different categories with 3 selections in each category. You then get to choose one from each category. There was one category where I didn't really care for any of the... More 

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Amherst, New York
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Olive Garden never disappoints whether the soup & salad or tour of Italy. I did notice they are serving less bread sticks and the salad seemed a little smaller, but those items are bottomless. They are trying out a new table payment which I found easy and convenient. For signing up. You receive a free appetizer or dessert the next... More 

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TORONTO
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Always look forward to going to the Olive Garden when visiting USA wish they still had outlets in Ontario!

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Hawaii
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ambiance good, rest room smells outside too,friendly staff. too many tables were not occupied at 7pm. Pros: Salad fresh,, Shrimp well cooked and fresh, welcome kids with crayons, Cons: Salmon too much fried (black - are they doing charcoal fry?),pasta too sticky and bread salty, ranch not the best I have tasted. They need to take more care and show... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Do yourself a favor call ahead, but worth the wait as well!! Number 1 place to visit everytime we head to the USA.

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were up here for a brief visit and decided to eat here. Normally eat at the Olive Garden in Poughkeepsie NY. This place here in Amherst was a lot better in proportions and taste compare to Poughkeepsie. We were very pleased with the meal and would go back again.

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Bradford, PA, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were there for a simple family get together. It is well appointed along with Olive Garden expectations with ample parking. We have not been to an O.G. for a while and found their menu to be rather extensive. Service was friendly and efficient. We were there before the heavy dinner crowd. It offers as usual a red wine to... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have been to many Olive Garden restaurants and I love their salads! This time I was with my family and we had several different dishes. I was not very hungry and was satisfied with salad... I did taste my ordered pasta which was great and took it home. Oh yes, they had an offer: order 1 pasta and get... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were 2 couples ready for a good dinner around 8:00pm. We were greeted well and seated in the center area nice and good lighting. The place was freezing. Upon mentioning to the waitress, she ack that others have complained and they have lower the air conditioner. She talked to the mgr who turned the fan off which was nice.... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not terrible, just not authentic. I don't eat at the Olive Garden often, but it is close by and occaisionally my wife will go there if they are promoting an item or if someone buys us a gift card. The food is usually ok. On this paticular occaision one of our dishes was served cold. To her credit the waitress... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3951 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: (716) 837-5211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

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