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Olive Garden

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5550 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-3209
(954) 776-3341
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Olive Garden- Ft. Lauderdale

Stand alone building with tropical landscape, very nice interior. The staff is very friendly. It's standard Olive Garden menu. I had ice tea, salad, soup, and bread.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Coral Springs, Florida
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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stand alone building with tropical landscape, very nice interior. The staff is very friendly. It's standard Olive Garden menu. I had ice tea, salad, soup, and bread.

Thank 387indy
Boca Raton, Florida
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948 reviews
621 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 637 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For lunch I went with the chicken piccata. It was topped with a lemon butter sauce and capers. Very tasty. This entrée came with a side of zucchini, layered with melted cheese and sprinkled with what seemed like bread crumbs. It was good. The meal also came with breadsticks, and soup or salad. I opted for the salad, but I... More 

1 Thank Bunmaster2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Every year when we visit Florida we always visit the Olive Garden at least twice, sometimes in International Drive, Orlando or Ft Lauderdale. We visit Olive Garden Ft Lauderdale week beginning 7th October 2015, they had just introduced a new system in ordering and the waitresses hardly had a clue at how the system worked, we placed a drinks order,... More 

1 Thank Kristina M
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We visit the Olive Garden on a regular basis. This particular evening turned out to be a let down. The service was excellent and the manager immediately addressed the problem we had with cold lasagna. We eat out frequently and overall the way the manager handled this issue was excellent. We would not hesitate to visit this establishment again ....... More 

1 Thank Milin124
ft lauderdale fl
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60 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We went to the restaurant for their Veterans day special which was a free meal from a selected menu for the veteran plus 10% off of other meals. The service was good. Minimal wait on a very busy day. The menu was adequate. I had the unlimited soup and salad for a reasonable price plus the discount.. The salad is... More 

2 Thank joalder
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The whole wheat linguine was served in pieces that's not the way to serve it. It should not be cut. A cardinal sin to an Italian. Indifferent service instant mashed potatoes come on people get a grip on yourself.

Thank Anthony M
Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went with some visiting friends and we thouroghly enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and most importantly the food. They have a sald that is wonderful and some very interesting dishes. Good for the entire family.

Thank bear2dance
South Florida, Florida
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

For some reason the Manager in this restaurant has been able to collect the most efficient and professional waiters, waitresses and Guest hosts I have ever seen. The quality of the food, the samples of wine, constant checking (without being too much) for our needs...truly a wonderful dinner or lunch experience every time.

Thank Febre33309
Pompano Beach, Florida
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My wife and I and a friend went here for their 2 for 1 special. You order one to eat in the restaurant and you get your choice of another to take home. The food was good and the deal was excellent

Thank mel s
Lake Worth, Florida
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We have been many times but having just returned from two years up north, we took my brother to dinner and boy was he happy. The helpful and attentive staff made his sixty-fifth birthday very special. We enjoyed our meals.

Thank George_from_Florida

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?