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Olive Garden

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5550 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-3209
(954) 776-3341
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wallington, New Jersey
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, and we had dinner at Olive Garden. Pretty typical Olive Garden when it came to the food and drinks, our waiter tho was awesome, I can't remember his name but he was very helpful and gave us advice on what to have!

Thank Nora F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is your typical Olive Garden. The only reason I give this one 3 stars is because the service was a little lacking. We were seated immediately as the restaurant wasn't busy at all. Our waitress came by immediately and greeted us and said she would be right back to take our drink orders, but she never came back. We... More 

Thank SamanthaK16
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had take out, the wait was reasonable, the staff was friendly, especially the greeter, and the food was delicious. We waited in the bar area and had drinks while we waited, the kids had slushies or something, delicious.

Thank Sue C
Lake Placid, Florida
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Olive Garden, as a chain restaurant, is known for never ending soup/salad, hot bread sticks, and yummy, abundant Italian favorites. Our visit to this Olive Garden was greatly enhanced by our young server Mario, who was competent, conscientious, and genuinely friendly. Can one ask for any more?

Thank dianel103
Pompano Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My daughter and I had lunch here, she wanted to see if it was like the Olive Gardens restaurants in California. It is very different, but the food was good. The waitress Tiffany was friendly and efficient, she served us promptly, and checked back several times to see if we needed anything. We are sure to go back.

Thank Mona G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I just went this pm and was not very happy. Ordered the mezzanine ravioli with a meat sauce ( excellent) then u ordered a second meal to bring home. I ordered spaghetti w/meat sauce. Was very dissapionted with the portion, very small like for a child. That's very misleading It was not a second dinner like they say.

Thank Bonnie B
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,066 reviews
729 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 698 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

The lunch crowd builds up quickly here. I got here early enough to be ahead of the bulk of the horde. I ordered from one of the Lunch Duo menus, in particular the grilled chicken quesadilla-like foldover sandwich. I had a choice of unlimited soup or salad as part of this entrée. I opted for the salad, with extra tomatoes.... More 

Thank Bunmaster2014
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Olive Garden (a member of the Darden restaurant group) has been undergoing a transition. They have redone portions of their menu and modified their decor. Personally I thought neither needed changing. The food at the OG was good, but they have removed some items. They've changed to some "healthier" alternatives (like whole wheat linguini) and forced "normal people" to go... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I am not a big fan of trying anything new! but I must say the smoked mozzarella chicken pasta is amazing, as well as the spicy wings.... a little disappointed that these items are no longer on the menu but I love it here... the garlic bread, the soups are amazing, employees are really nice.

Thank Dina M
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

this chain restaurant was up to standard. It was very clean, the service was excellent as was the food. The waiter that took care of us went out of his way to provide good service.

Thank Cathyclarkepei

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 5550 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 776-3341

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