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“Good restaurant for a deceent meal” 3 of 5 stars
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Olive Garden
910 Plz Blvd, Lancaster, PA 17601-2740
(717) 299-2202
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Ranked #144 of 477 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
New York City, New York
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180 reviews 180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Good restaurant for a deceent meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I travel to Lancaster often and at least 3 times a year we have dinner at the Olive Garden. The service is always very good they give you a respectable glass of wine and their food is worth what we pay for it. I've had better but this is a chain restaurant and we don't expect top quality home made pasta when we visit but having said that what we receive is quite good and that's why we return.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Why is this restaurant so busy?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

I'm not sure why this restaurant is so busy, starting with the sour puss who took our names at the front desk. We waited 55 mins for our table, we were told 45, then we were sat at the table directly across from the kitchen where all the noise from the kitchen was. We asked if we could be seated elsewhere and the hostess sighed out loud at us like we were making her life so difficult. We ended up sitting for another 30 mins waiting for our waiter, who never did show. We had to get the manager to even get drinks. The food that we got over another 1 hour later was cold and over cooked. Absolutely never again. Their prices are cheap and everything in this establishment reflects it.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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jheb69
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food quality & service have gone downhill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We eat out a lot and Olive Garden was always a go to spot for dinner. The service and the food quality have gone down. The last time we ate there we had to send both meals back. Mine was so burned that it was inedible. My chicken was served with the burned side faced down, as soon as I took one bite, I flipped it over and it was totally black. There are better places to spend your money.

Visited January 2013
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Maryland
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34 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food selections for all ages and tastes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We attended a family gathering in Lancaster, PA and had a wonderful dinner at Olive Garden. The menu has something for everyone's tastes. The salad and breadsticks were delicious and great starters. Each person enjoyed their selections. The food arrived quickly and hot. The staff was friendly and attentive. We did have to wait a bit to be seated but considering it was a holiday weekend we did not mind. A new non-buffet favorite in Lancaster.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“waitress was ill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

waitress was ill and coughing all over drinks. she said she had to come to work as manager would not give her day off as black friday. we walked out as we did not need to deal with germs

Visited November 2012
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