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Olive Garden

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3951 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226-1043
+1 716-837-5211
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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Fredericton, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Group of 4, 3 of us had the same menu item and although the quantity was ample the quality could have been better. It was a shrimp alfredo and the sauce was very thick and stuck in clumps to the pasta, we felt it should have been creamier. In fairness to the restaurant we did not register our complaint as... More 

Thank cag235
Ladson, South Carolina
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch. Food was tasteful, service was good, and price was right. Our waiter was very attentive and looked after my wife and I.

Thank Pat - Kim F
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we called ahead one or two hours early to put our name on the list for a time. When we got there we only waited 5 minutes. I find typically service can be slow during dinner at most olive gardens .. Not the case here. Our waitress did an excellent job ! Food was excellent too... As always! Found the... More 

Thank Angie P
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

It was very crowded when we got there, but they allowed us to sit in the bar area to wait. I did get a thermos of coffee. Taken to our table after 40 minutes, we ordered an appetizer of calamari to share. It was served along with the salad and bread sticks. The calamari was delicious with two different dips,... More 

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Amherst, New York
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Must have salad with their dressing . I have travelled extensively and I would drive 7 hours to have their salad. What's best is that there is a lunch special: All You Can Eat Soup and Salad. Soup and salad is on my top 2 United States choices including San Francisco and Las Vegas!

Thank GettysburgAlways
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy the atmosphere at Olive Garden I always start off with the all-you-can-eat salad I love their salad dressing there's nothing I dislike about the Olive Garden is it authentic Italian food I'm not sure but considering the other Italian restaurants that I have eaten at I always enjoy the Olive Garden love their menu

Thank elisaalllllll
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Speaking personally, we have so many great locally owned restaurants in the area , I hate the chains. I take my mother-in-law here, she loves Olive Garden, but there are so many better locally owned owned restaurants out there. Consider Frank's Sunny Italy or Romeo and Juliet's!

Thank Joy M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Chicken was tough, salad with too much dressing, bread greasy. Kids like their meals.beer was cold which the one good thing, service was good

Thank Grabman5
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

I love Olive Garden primarily for their family friendly environment and all you can eat salad, bread sticks, and soup. This restaurant was no different from any other Olive Gardens. We went to the restaurant around 9:30 pm. We were seated immediately. The food was good and so are the drinks.

Thank pushpal
Metro Manila, Philippines
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We had reservations and they took our orders well. We are about 15 in a group and the orders were handled well and the servers are accommodating and quick with requests. Good ambiance too.

Thank K S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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: 3951 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226-1043
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-837-5211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?