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“Great service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Olive Branch Restaurant

The Olive Branch Restaurant
Ranked #47 of 68 Restaurants in Pikesville
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rancho Mirage, California
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

A family style Italian restaurant, they accommodated a party of 15 pretty last minute and the service was great. Had 3 servers always on top of drinks, wine, salad, and all helping when that many dinners came out at once. Basic Italian food but good and fresh. Will try again when out that way.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Pikesville, Maryland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good food, fair prices, good service and ambiance. My family loves to go there. we all get what we want and enjoy great time together. it's a great family restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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Thank tania2160
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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“First and last time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We came down from Wilmington,de to attend our cousin's bridle shower. We went with a bunch of cousins, because we didn't know the area. The food was horrible! I had the Mediterranean sauteed seafood over pasta, my wife had the crab cakes. The pasta dish had no taste, I think they ran out of seasonings in the kitcken and nobody ordered more. My wife had the crab cakes, loaded with filler. My other cousin had ravioli. They were frozen and the sauce tasted like they opened a can of tomatoes, added a can of water and heated it up. The salad was a salad. Nothing special, although it was fresh and the bread sticks tasted like white bread. They don't even make their own seafood sauce, the easiest thing to do. After being a chef for 40 years, and just retiring, it amazes me what people eat and think it's good.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“No Olive Branch for me”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our waitstaff person wasn't the least bit interested in providing any service. The food was mediocre but not worth the frustration of slow and inefficient staff that harding seems to care. This included the manager, who when informed of our poor service, hardly had a response.

Don't bother. Many good places around this part of Pikesville/Owings Mills.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Elkridge, Maryland
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Service Slow, Food Average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

We went for our holiday party. Big mistake. They had our table jammed against a wall and so close to another party table that we couldn't move or hear anything. There was plenty of room that we could have been pulled out into the center of the room further.
The food took FOREVER to arrive. Several of us noted it was barely warmed any longer. Had to rush to eat and leave because of how long it took. No time to get food redone.
Food quality was average. Bland. Portion sizes good. Bread sticks - Y U K.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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