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“Typical Olive Garden Experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #62 of 261 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Birmingham, AL
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Typical Olive Garden Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Our service and quality of the food was good. The meal was typical Olive Garden where you end up with enough left overs to make a second meal later.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Panama City Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
180 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Have Fun with Fonduta!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having eaten at countless Olive Gardens over the years, and being a longtime fan of the wonderful Classic Lunch Combo of assorted soups, salad, and breadsticks, it was with great expectations that I tried the Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta. Smoked mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, and romano cheese all combined and oven-baked. I wasn't disappointed. Wow, it packs a huge punch of flavor with just the right hint of smokiness. Ooey, gooey cheese that strings down as you try to scoop it up with crusty toasted Tuscan bread. It was a rather large portion for an appetizer and easily enough for two or three to share. Feeling rather adventurous, we also tried their 5-Cheese Ziti al Forno. Yum!! Again, cheesy goodness on perfectly cooked pasta. And last, but not least, Chicken Scampi. Beautifully prepared and plated chicken breast tenderloins sitting atop a mound of angel hair pasta, bejeweled with sauteed bell peppers and red onions, and completed with a heavenly roasted garlic cream sauce. Our server, Josh, was pleasantly friendly and accommodating, keeping our drinks filled and making sure we had everything we needed. An all-around fun lunch with friends in "Little Italy".

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Panama City, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“More of Everything Please”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

My wife and I ordered the Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken; somewhat disappointed, i.e., (1) Small serving size similar to what one might expect as an appetizer, and, (2) Had an overcooked texture. Our waitress was very nice; professional and pleasant. We all chuckled at the salad and bread stick servings: one bowl of salad for four adults and two young teenagers along with eight breadsticks. The wait for refills was a noticeable distraction but on the positive side allowed for more family interaction. We have all enjoyed this particular Olive Garden over the years so I am thinking (in all fairness to their staff) that 8:00 p.m. on Easter Eve was not our wisest time choice for dining out.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Panama City Beach, Florida
2 reviews
“Ding..”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Ding, the microwave is done and here is your walmart frozen italian american dinner. My already low expectations of OG were taken down a notch. Sorry just don't have anything good to say other than the sevice was good.

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Panama City, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Olive Garden no more”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Managers need to train staff better in order to handle a large group. Waited almost 2 hours for food to come up because this restaurant and kitchen staff cant handle the amount of people they have coming in. Was offered free desserts only for them to bring out frozen desserts. This Olive Garden has went down the hole and seems it will continue down that path until someone steps up and takes charge.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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