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777 State Rte 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-4904
(732) 651-8940
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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: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, cardiologist's nightmare

The food and service at this Olive Garden is very good, however, if you are a person that watches your fat or sodium intake, this might not be the place for you. If you do plan on going to this or any other Olive Garden and you have heart or blood pressure issues, be sure to check out the menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Dave Z
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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  • Large groups
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have always enjoyed the food in Olive Garden, and we stopped by for food while visiting some friends. The service was wonderful, food was decious as always, and of course, if you are on a diet, you may want to consider not going there too often. A great place!

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food and service at this Olive Garden is very good, however, if you are a person that watches your fat or sodium intake, this might not be the place for you. If you do plan on going to this or any other Olive Garden and you have heart or blood pressure issues, be sure to check out the menu... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We frequent this place often .. but only when bored with other restaurants in the area. Find the food good but not great .... Soups are always great.. Minestrone is my favorite choice. Food is always cooked way we ordered...and somewhat tasty. VM

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I ate at this restaurant with my 2 year old son and two teenage nieces and I have to say I was very happy that the menu offers a large selections good for all ages. We arrived at the location for dinner on a weekday and we were greeted by the hostess immediately and were seated right away without any... More 

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South River, New Jersey
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was plentiful and the service was terrific. Although they have changed their menu, it simplifies the number of choices. The food is good and the portions are wholesome. My wife and kids love it there because it is close to home. The only issue can be the wait times on weekends. So go early and enjoy.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went there for my 21st birthday with my family and i had a really good time. The food ordered were really worth the money and the quantity served was perfect. Complementary soup an bread sticks are provided. Cheese ravioli is one of a must try. Its ambiance is pretty good and the servers were also pretty cheerful and made our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went here at the behest of my 12 year old. if you like Italian food go somewhere else because this is not Italian food. if you don't know the difference between good food and bad food then Bon Appetit. I hope my son does not make us go back to this place again next year. twice in a lifetime is... More 

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New York
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

After seeing commercials I was excited to finally goto Olive Garden. The portions are nothing like u see on TV nor was the selection. The prices were ok and our hostess and waiter were Nice. The plus, there were 6 us at our table and the waiter didn't write down our food or drink orders but he got it all... More 

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is one of your go-to restaurants when the grandchildren, ages 7 and 3 1/2, are dining out with us. The activity page keeps them busy while waiting for the food. Pizza is their favorite. The food is tasty for adults also! I especially like the never-ending salad and soup. The restaurant does get busy during peak times. We arrived... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Olive Garden is long the brunt joke of "Stouffer's frozen food style and not at all worthy of Italian cuisine. In the last few years, at least this location has gotten MUCH better. There are several dishes (Fettucine Alfredo, Rosemary Garlic Chicken) that are to die for and my super Italian friends enjoy the meals there now.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 777 State Rte 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-4904
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (732) 651-8940

Price and Cuisine

  • 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

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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?