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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 - 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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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was as always good, fast served, friendly waiter. The only catch was the little computer where you can call the waiter, pay or play "table games" because the games cost money which wasn't explained properly.

Thank enricoconstabel
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we visit America we always look forward to a meal at the Olive Garden. Luckily we found this one near to where we were staying at the Wyndham Palm Aire. Overall an excellent meal with good service from the all of the staff. We love the salad and breadsticks as a starter and there are so many great entrees... More 

Thank cbailey8
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427 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Olive Garden and this place was no different. The food and service were excellent and we were hungry after a day of travelling. While I really cannot add much to what others are saying about the Olive Garden, all I can say is that I still lament the day they left Canada.

Thank DavidVmax
Stratford, Canada
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breadsticks, soup, salad and entrees are all delicious. Never have room for dessert. The only reason for a four (because we LOVE the Olive Garden) is the smell. Almost every Olive Garden we have ever eaten at smells of bathroom odours (issues with the toilets?). This is disappointing because the food is reasonably priced, yummy and diverse.

Thank Park-Cav
Wallington, New Jersey
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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39 reviews
22 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

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?