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Olive Garden

2044 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5839
+1 845-297-1787
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Ranked #43 of 240 restaurants in Poughkeepsie
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Poughkeepsie, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My family went to Olive Garden for Mother's Day. We all enjoy the food there and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the Seafood Alfredo, Eggplant Parm, and Chicken Alfredo as well the Peach Sangria, salad and breadsticks. Truthfully though what made the dinner really special was the outstanding service from our waiter Jeremiah. He did a tremendous job and... More

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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215 reviews 215 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We do not have Olive Gardens where we live so we decided to try this restaurant. We were surprised that Poughkeepsie is so big and that South Road is so long. Olive Garden is on the side that is heading toward Hyde Park. We went on a Sunday night about 6 o'clock and had to wait a few minutes for... More

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Fishkill, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Yeah, I'm one of those people who loves Olive Garden. I think their food is delicious. Their service is usually prompt and friendly. Comfortable and roomy tables (I just hate cramped tables!). I'll be going back, for sure.

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Wappinger, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The kitchen overdoes the seasonings. That is my biggest complaint. The Mrs, avoids this place and I get take-out for her elsewhere for that reason. So when my dinner companion chose to eat there I decided it would be an opportunity to find out if the kitchen had mellowed with age. I am sorry to report it has not. I... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Fast food italian food. If you are going to eat salad or breadsticks ok everything else is blah. Find a real Italian restaurant its not very hard to do. Save the money and go to Rossi's for a sandwich or take out hot fod

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New Paltz, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The best thing about the Olive garden is its never ending salad. It always seems fresh with not too much dressing. Service is relatively fast and the food is good. Not great. Not gourmet. Just good food. The portions are not too large and not too small! Overall a good average restaurant. Better than most in this range.

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Poughquag, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My wife and I decided to have a late lunch and we decided the Olive Garden over another Italian restaurant in the area. Big mistake. We were seated quickly and our waitress was friendly and attentive. After placing our order the salad and breadsticks arrived. These were delicious. My wife ordered Chicken Marsala which was dry, tasteless and worst of... More

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Lagrange, NY
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130 reviews 130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I am not a big fan of chain restaurants but received a gift card for Christmas so I figured I would try it out! I figured I would keep it simple. I ordered Chicken Parm with penne and garlic. The order arrived and I just stared at the plate. The piece of chicken was smaller than the palm of my... More

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Buffalo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Went to this location and had a great experience. The food was great and the customer experience was extraordinary. Our server Amy was great. She was very attentive and helpful with our menu selections. It was great. We look forward to our next visit. Job well done.

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West Point, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My family and I have eaten at several Olive Garden restaurants over the years, in several states and cities. The Poughkeepsie Olive Garden always seems to be at the top of their game. Service was excellent, food was very good, and the price was much less than comparable meals in other Mid-Hudson Valley restaurants.

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