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Olive Garden

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5550 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-3209
(954) 776-3341
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always meets expectations

It's The Olive Garden. Who doesn't love to fill up on salad and breadsticks. After that everything tastes good. This location has a nice fun vibe with friendly staff who know how to handle the occasional cranky diner. The new offerings can often be a miss so I tend to stick to the usual fare.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
davidirby
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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New York City, New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's The Olive Garden. Who doesn't love to fill up on salad and breadsticks. After that everything tastes good. This location has a nice fun vibe with friendly staff who know how to handle the occasional cranky diner. The new offerings can often be a miss so I tend to stick to the usual fare.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The service was ok..forgot my wine which is a big sin. The pasta was really overcooked and reminded me of baby food. I suspect it is aimed at the American rather than European tastes. The soup, salad and breads ticks were great but the mains were all disappointing. As we were a party of 5 I would have expected at... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very friendly staff, good food, This is recommendable voor every tourist. We had dinner here 3 evenings.

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Goldau, Switzerland
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had an excellent Italian meal at this restaurant which is normal in restaurants of this chain. The best of all was our waitress Nerline. She was very attentive and friendly. pore

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Northren Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

stayed close by and the phone app for ordering worked very well. Food was ready and what I expected. Given it was late, I'd been at the hospital all day, etc. It worked well.

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Key West, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Olive Garden is always consistant, good and reasonably priced. Can't go wrong there. Far better than the restaurant at The Westin.

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Doha, Qatar
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448 reviews 448 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I'm usually not disappointed when i visit a Olive garden, this one is just as good as the rest. Nice all you can eat salads and fast friendly service.

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Brooklin, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

As Canadians, we always try to get our fill of Olive Garden when we have the opportunity. As we were in the area for 1 night prior to our cruise this was a great option for us to take advantage of one of our favourite American restaurants. Service was great, no wait, meals arrived quickly and hot, and our waiter... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very quick service. Very tasty food. Red hot bread smothered in creamy butter, followed by soup and then pasta. Had to take a doggie bag home. Need to go to the gym after that though.

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new york city
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good entrees and excellent salad and bread.Skip the lemonade and enjoy the bread.Service was spotty and atmosphere is weak.Well worth the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5550 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 776-3341

Price and Cuisine

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