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1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 449-6158
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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: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sam's the Server

Sam is a lady. She did an excellent job of taking care of our party of nine. She could not have done a better job. We were seated promptly without a reservation, with menus provided. The drink orders were taken immediately after we sat down. Her order taking was perfect; service was timely and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Modestotrekkerl
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Modesto
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445 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sam is a lady. She did an excellent job of taking care of our party of nine. She could not have done a better job. We were seated promptly without a reservation, with menus provided. The drink orders were taken immediately after we sat down. Her order taking was perfect; service was timely and attentive. The food arrived hot. Splitting... More 

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Thank Modestotrekkerl
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Good food, great service. I went here with my wife for our 22nd anniversary. The chicken dish I had was fantastic as was the mashed potatoes it came with. I would eat here again.

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Thank John B
Salinas, California
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168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Judy and I lunched at the Olive Garden in Salinas today. It was more than a little bit disappointing. The minestrone was okay but too salty, my chicken cacciatore with manicotti cost $17.99 (about $7 more than Judy's entree) and had less than half of an average-sized chicken breast and skinny, half-filled pasta tubes. It was tasty, though. I ordered... More 

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Thank palshaw
Salinas, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I decided to have a soup, salad lunch mid week! The restaurant was not crowded at all! The second thing I noticed was a lingering musky smell, next my favorite rolling chairs were missing!! Very pleasant senior server greeted us and took our order. Salad served first; it had some lettuce that was beginning to decay! Next the... More 

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Thank Lljoyceb
Saskatoon,SK Canada
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318 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 876 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

OG is my favorite and I eat at them all over the place as we dont have them in my part of Canada. We ate here for supper Mid August. I have eaten at many and the quality of the food at this one was just a bit off. The steak medellions were a bit dry. The Minestrone soup was... More 

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Thank Saskheat
Salinas, California
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

At the end of a long day there is no better way to spend it, than with a good friend or loved one at a great restaurant. We find the Olive Garden a great place to go. It is easy accessible from N. Main in Salinas, Ca. We chose the 2/ $25.00 dinner special, it even comes with a decadent... More 

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Thank AngelaMott
Torrance, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stop for a early dinner. As always the food was good. Service was very good. The staff was helpful and ready to help.

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Thank Carlos R
Watsonville, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

On Sunday I took my mom to Olive Garden salinas ca. She wanted to go there but I wasn't that excited because I'm on the road all the time and I prefer homemade food whenever possible but I finally took her. Food was awesome I got shrimp & chicken carbonara along with a red roscatoe wine I really enjoyed it... More 

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San Mateo
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

It was a mild but pleasant shock as to how we were greeted as we opened the doors into the restaurant. Refreshing! The menu has a nice selection for lunch. Unlimited soup adds to the hearty lunch on a winter's day. My Mediterranean flat bread topped with olives, capers, peppers cheese etc was quite good as was the eggplant parmigiana.... More 

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Thank Fulldistance
Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Olive Garden was recommended to us as a great dining spot during our USA trip, our visit exceeded expectations, the food was great, the service excellent, highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 449-6158

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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

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