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“Could have been an off day?”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #62 of 239 Restaurants in Rogers
Price range: USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Takeout
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I notice this is not the only post for this date, which might point to them having an off day, but it was nevertheless the worst Olive Garden experience we have ever had. We arrived around 8pm, and the restaurant seemed only half full at best. They attempted to seat us right away, but walked to the table only to see there were about 8 dirty tables and none that were clean. We then waited for about 15-20 minutes while they "got our table ready". After we sat down no one came to our table to get a drink order or let us know specials. We tried turning on the table tablet where it says "call server" and still nothing. They had servers and no one seemed overly busy but no one seemed to see us. Finally after about 20 minutes we were able to catch a server to take our order and find "our server". We then began more waiting. At least 45 minutes and 3 salad bowls later we received our food. (Our server was very attentive once he knew we were his table, and did keep our drinks, salad, and bread full. The salads were strange though- not very much stuff other than lettuce, and the breadsticks were overly seasoned. When we did get our entrees my eggplant parmigiana was very greasy and the skin was so tough it almost couldn't be cut. It was also lukewarm. My husbands tortellini was almost to hot to eat. After our meal the manager came around and offered us free dessert because of our wait. This made me think maybe they were having a bad day and were aware of their problems. However, they have a lot of competition in the area and next time we will probably go elsewhere.

Thank okmom3
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Over the years there has been a gradual decline in the quality and service of OG's in general but a rapid decline with this OG in particular. Yesterday our soup and salad lunch consisted of a half-bowl of center-core lettuce, 2 tomato slices, 2 ripe olives, and a few strips of red onion or red cabbage, we weren't quite sure. The creamy chicken gnocci was luke-warm and the breadsticks slightly undercooked.
It was mid-afternoon and the restaurant was over half-empty so it was hard to understand the slow service. We decided we aren't spending our $$ on over-priced, mediocre food.

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Thank topgunn526
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Lukewarm coffee, stale salad, poorly seasoned main dish. Solo serving of Shrimp Scampi consisted of a family-sized bowl of pasta with only 7 shrimp. Linguini Alfredo w/meat balls came without the meat. Servers were pleasant, but slow. We won't go back.

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Thank peggymccaulley
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The big bowl of salad was excellent. The service was good. In viewing the menu we discussed the prices seemed higher & there were no coupons. I had the mushrooms off of appetizer list & they were not that great, left some & could not give them away. Even with a $25.00 gift card our final bill was a little much for what we got & what we left on our plates. Would like to see half orders with half the price. Maybe that way we wouldn't waste food.

Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Nothing stood out from this OG. The food was fine and the service was fine. OG does a good job providing the same experience regardless of location.

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Thank JackieNPaul
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