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Olive Garden

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8315 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
+1 410-290-0040
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to lunch here with friends and in the past the food was good but nothing outstanding. Of couse you get the salad and bread which to me has always been fresh and tasty. This go round I tried a chicken dish, which I can't remember what it was, but I was shocked as it was wonderful. It was... More 

Thank iram623
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The Olive Garden is one of my favorite places to eat. All of their selections are well prepared and they give you plenty. I also love the salad and breadsticks. Great place to eat and reasonably priced.

Thank Brenda H
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Food was ok..drinks were too sweet..srvs was ok..the worst was the old mop smell that filled the place, hits you HARD as you enter the door and does disapate no mater the seat..

Thank Michele H
Odenton, Maryland
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362 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food was overly salty, and my salad was drowning in dressing. The service was so slow, for two people for lunch eating soup and salad, it took over 30 minutes to get our food???

Thank dgbg100106
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Unfortunately, this Olive Garden is lacking in food quality. I've been to several Olive Gardens in the area and this is one of the weaker ones. The service is standard -- nothing excellent, nothing horrifying. The one near Arundel Mills is better run.

Thank Katalin R
Kensington, Maryland
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were 10 people. Staff was very efficient. Water was delivered immediately. Our waiter said you all must be thirsty as it's hot outside. Drink and appetizer orders were taken quickly. Salad was brought right away. After appetizers arrived our entree orders were taken. We were all pleased with the smooth delivery for such a large group. And food was... More 

Thank BLMerce
Baltimore, Maryland
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We ended up at Olive Garden in Restaurant Park in Columbia after the nearby 'On the Border' blew us off and left us waiting for over an hour even though we called ahead an hour before we arrived. We had been to this Olive Garden before and we were not disappointed in our choice this time. I'm glad we ended... More 

Thank LouiseQ
Columbia, Maryland
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We use to love Olive Garden but our last few visits were disappointing. I ordered spaghetti & meatballs and the meal came out semi warm. My husbands food wasn't that good. We stopped going here. We would rather spend our money at a different restaurant.

Thank Lori095
Marlton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We are a family of four that visited on 5/29/16. The waitress we had was very nice, but her support staff was painfully slow. Olive Garden is not fine dining and orders usually come out of the kitchen quickly. Two and a half ours later we were still there. The manager was obviously becoming increasingly frustrated with a certain ethnic... More 

Thank luv2travel1959
Roseville, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Soup and salad are always good. I had Eggplant Parmesan, but it wasn't as good as I am used to getting in CA/ It had less sauce and cheese.

Thank Carm747

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8315 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-290-0040

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