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The Olive Branch Restaurant

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1721 Reisterstown Rd, Ste 2, Pikesville, MD 21208-2915
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Annapolis, MD
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay, it was four of us and my husband and I hadn't been there before. Our friends raved about this place and thought we would like it as well. We didn't. My husband's Eggplant Parmesan was tasteless and way too chewy. He even had trouble cutting bite-size portions with his knife. I had Blackened Chicken Santorini. It was entirely too... More 

Thank Nonniekash
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff is very nice, food was very good. Happy hour is a little loud. Take out food is what you order, even with the extras.

Thank CBK12345
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling through the area, 9:00 at night, ended up at The Olive Branch. Unlimited breadsticks and salad combined with huge portions - and very low prices! Not gourmet, but overall-very good experience

Thank hermsherm
baltimore, United States
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This had been a nice restaurant with reasonable prices and nice food, BUT it has taken a turn down! Oddly, just as they eliminated the small coupons that they used to flood local magazines with, they reduced the quality of their food. Crab cakes are still meaty, but no taste; crab soup has hardly a bit of crab and spaghetti... More 

Thank Steven S
Rochester, New York, United States
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as it was across the street from our hotel. Not fancy by Ny means. Basic table settings and service was okay. Italian based menu, moderate amount of choices. Prices are fair market for this area. Some specials daily. All meals come with unlimited salad and basic white bread hot rolls. I choose today's special of shrimp and beef... More 

Thank Bill P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place to eat. Not the olive garden but nice. I prefer cheesecake factory at Towson mall or pf changs, but this area is cramped and uninviting.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

The Olive Branch been there for a long time and I never been until yesterday. I went with my Fiancé, he told me that a friend of his said it was a nice place and their crab cakes are good. When we got there, there was no parking spots close to the restaurant, it's a motel attached to it so... More 

Thank MIA B
Irvine, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Dinner was average. Portion served was huge. It took time to serve. I loved the fries. Could not eat all

Thank S A
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680 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We dined here for lunch the other day while in the area. I spotted "lasagna" right away and ordered it. Hubby for some reason got a turkey burger sandwich. It looked good and had plenty of crunchy fries with it. They include a very nice salad in a large bowl with their house dressing came with warm bread and butter... More 

Thank travelkitty50
Pikesville, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Begin with the service or lack of anything like service. We had to ask/tell the resentful waitress what to do, when to do it and move plates ourselves. This was a complete fail on this restaurant's part since they constantly get the same complaint. Food was mediocre at best, we had to put our dinner plate on another table so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, 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: 1721 Reisterstown Rd, Ste 2, Pikesville, MD 21208-2915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Pikesville
  • Phone Number: 410-415-7880

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