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“Back again” 5 of 5 stars
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Olive Garden
14650 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707
301-498-0881
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Ranked #27 of 160 Restaurants in Laurel
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Glasbury-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Back again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This restaurant is my elderly Uncle and Aunt's favorite in Laurel. So we visited again on our latest trip to see them. We were not disappointed. The food is good and the staff are excellent.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very Affordable! Very Quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I love Olive Garden. Why? You get a lot of food for a very reasonable price. I love their [complementary] salad and breadsticks. The food is really good. You can't go wrong going to this Olive Garden. The staff is OK, nothing to complain about. Amazing service is always preferable, but I think it's fine as long as a staff does an acceptable job that doesn't get in the way of your good time. The atmosphere here is often very calm. This is a place to go if you want a relatively quiet meal. If you want to be loud with your family/friends, then Friday's may be a better choice for you.

This location is very clean and very nice. I enjoy going here to eat.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Your Average Olive Garden”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

If you've been to one Olive Garden, you've been to them all and this one is no different. Food is standard and hit-or-miss, just like the service. The only reason I visited this location was because I was in the area and had a gift card. It was a good experience - food (basic spaghetti, pasta fagioli, breadsticks) was fine, server was a little curt, but not offensively so.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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College Park, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“its olive garden,always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

the staff is good, usually great food and salad,great for families and couples, dislikes is sometimes there is a wait to be seated, otherwise we love it

Visited February 2013
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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291 reviews 291 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Service matters”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I had two gift cards to redeem which is the only reason we went to Olive Garden. The truth is that my experiences with this chain have always left me disappointed. The waiter took 5 minutes to come to the table in the first place, gave us coasters and said he'd be back- no drink order. After another five minutes he returned and we asked to place the drink and meal order together. As a whole it took numerous requests to get water refilled, seconds on salad and soup, and we sat for a long time with dirty dishes at the table. The manager came to check on us and gave us a discount coupon that I left behind for obvious reasons.
The meal was mediocre at best. The salad had brown lettuce in it and way too many croutons. The vegetables that came with my entree were overcooked and my daughters raviolli had definitely been sitting under the heat lamp for awhile. The best part was the soup that had sausage, potatoes, and kale in it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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