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Olive Garden

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205 Civic Center Dr, Augusta, ME 04330-8033
(207) 621-9930
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Salem, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm no big fan of Italian food--can't stand stewed tomato pulp--but I do like pizza and bread sticks and salad, so I gave Olive Garden a chance. Without fail, the food was horrible. How it's possible to screw up a bread stick is beyond me, but they were salty and dry and not at all tasty! The salad's good, I'll... More 

Thank Rod L
Vero Beach
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick business lunch (solo) and was seated quickly. Only problem was that two families with load children were seated in my same area AFTER I was seated, so a little loud until the kids started eating! Food was standard and consistent Olive Garden fare.

Thank emenger
Fredericton, Canada
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We showed up a half hour before closing and were greeted with friendly and caring faces. The food never disappoints and the servers were so obliging.

Thank Kingcoady
RICHMOND, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Typical franchised restaurant. They have just done an interior renovation which seems to have allowed for more seats to be added. The waiter/ waitress makes this experience.

Thank Alton S
Bangor, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! Staff seemed a bit overworked the evening we were there. Overall great place to eat. The service was good but a little slow.

Thank frednavy
Howland, Maine
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589 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Our waitress was very good (Andera T) she maid sure we got all we needed . The appraiser combo was very good . The bread stick sandwich was ok I had the eggplant wife had the chicken . No more antipasto or Cesar salad .

Thank thedipman
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had mozzarella sticks for appetizers, and the hot shrimp dish. The sticks tasted like the ones from Arby's and the shrimp was not spicy. The salad and breadsticks were good if a little overdressed, and the chicken marsala was short on stuffing. We also ordered the tour of Italy, Fettuccini alfredo, and Lasagna. The alfredo tasted like can sauce,... More 

Thank travelingforfun2016
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This restaurant seems to be going downhill rapidly. We have been frequent customers since 1998. Our last trip here was very disappointing. The constant menus changes mean that old favorites disappear---I loved their Caesar salad with grilled chicken for a summer lunch. It is no longer available and the substitute the waitress offered (their regular salad with grilled chicken) was... More 

Thank Mainerose
Dresden, Maine
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Fake, fake, fake. I came here for soup and salad. Salad pre-mixed, soups full of "natural" artificial flavor to make them taste good to people who have no idea how Italian food should taste.

Thank Dale H
Augusta, Maine
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Love this place ,Always good,best food,best service this place is run well! There was a time restaurants were family owned or local but alas those days have gone & chains a way of life but the Olive Garden has to be #1 Years ago it used to be a Red Lobster but this is Maine ,You can tangle with our... More 

Thank merseygirl20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Civic Center Dr, Augusta, ME 04330-8033
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: (207) 621-9930

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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?