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“Better than most Olive Garden restaurants” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
17410 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 582-0408
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Ranked #15 of 206 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Better than most Olive Garden restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have eaten in several Olive Gardens and they aren't all equally good - this one is a cut above the others. Even when they're crowded, the seating is fast, as is the service. The food is consistently good. My only complaint about the restaurant is that it is noisy - not surprising given its size. You can't go wrong with their soup and salad and breadsticks - and if you can't eat all the breadsticks, they give you a cool foil-lined bag to take the extras home in that you can pop right into a hot oven for 5 minutes and they taste like they just came from the kitchen!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chambersburg,PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Italian in this area.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Though there are signs of decline in the economy of the area of Valley Mall in Hagerstown MD, there is a bustling/thriving business at this Olive Garden. We have never been here at a time when it was not (at the least)....busy. At the latest visit - 4 in the afternoon, the restaurant was filled with a waiting line. Amanda the server we had was very efficient even though she was serving a party of 8 plus two or three booths. The zuppa Toscana was my husband's choice and the Pasta e Fagioli was mine. We pronounced them both 'excellent'. Half his Rustica dinner was brought home as it is a huge portion - as was my lasagne. These dishes were prepared perfectly. This restaurant is run like a well-oiled machine. (Why can't they all be like this?!) Perhaps it is because the manager does a superb job!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Olive Garden always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This Olive Garden is always excellent...great staff who always meet your needs and great food too...restaurant is always clean and inviting...

Visited August 2013
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Middleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“So Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We went here for dinner they told us it would be a 25 minute wait and it was less than that. The meal was delicious the staff wonderful. They went above and beyond, I have a daughter with peanut allergies and they were great making sure she would be safe. We always go to Olive Garden at home but this one was so much better than the ones at home. Awesome Experience!

Visited August 2013
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110 reviews 110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“For a chain it was pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I haven't been to an Olive Garden in a while, so we thought we would give it a go.
The unlimited salad was cold and crisp, skip the bread sticks, and stick with the salad. I had the chicken parm with pasta. Sauce was fair, pasta Luke warm.I searched for the mozzarella, but it did not appear the dish left alotbto be desired.

Visited August 2013
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