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Olive Garden

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1315 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702-4334
+1 319-235-6494
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great server. We frequent the Olive Garden when ever we're in the area. It's always great quality food and they apparently have a great training program because we've never had a poor server.

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Thank 360tl
Garwin, Iowa
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245 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were in CF for her wedding dress fitting. We decided on Olive Garden for lunch. We split the Lasagna Fritta and Chicken Shrimp Carbonara. Also had the salad and breadsticks! Oh my was it good! Filled up on salad and the appetizer, so ended up taking the majority of our Carbonara home. It heated up quite... More 

Thank Phyllis B
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Olive Garden used to be a chain restaurant with a upscale service and food. Long gone are the days when you had great service and food. 30 minutes to get mussels in red water zero flavor. We ordered soup and salad. The first salad had several bad piece of lettuce and onion. On the second bowl of soup the server... More 

Thank Jeff S
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Food always good and atmosphere good. Seating a little crowded. Love their salads and pasta. Drinks refreshing

Thank Tree15
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My big brother purchased a new Harley Davidson motorcycle from Silver a Eagle Harley. While we waited to get accessories on it we decided to go for lunch. Olive Garden was close and we were hungry. We walked in and the Hostess was friendly and seated us right away. Tiffany, our server appeared, and took our drink orders. We had... More 

Thank Beverly S
Harcourt, Iowa
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stop here often and it used to be fabulous... Not anymore. Meat in soup isn't fully cooked, servings are tiny, and tonight is the worst, slowest service we've ever had. I think we need to find a new stopping place 😕

Thank Karen S
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Wonderful dinner, Fast seating and great service! Food was wonderful, Tables were clean and tidy, weight staff accommodated our needs. Love the table top game pad, my youngest was able to order her own dinner!

Thank Sarah D
Elburn, Illinois
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was pretty good even the service. My chicken patty was over done though which was disappointing but everything else made up for it. Would visit again.

Thank PinkFlamingoSanibel
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This location is horrible. Nothing tasted fresh and our server was more interested in trying to get lucky with the girls at another table than he was with any of his other tables.

Thank mknwtr
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

As a fellow server, I can be a picky (but empathetic) guest at a restaurant. Polly was our server, and you can tell she's been at the OG long enough to know what's up. A great job promoting the menu, excellent server etiquette, helpful, and visited our table in a very timely manner. Next time I visit the Olive Garden... More 

Thank Cole F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 1315 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702-4334
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-235-6494

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