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The Olive Branch Restaurant

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1721 Reisterstown Rd, Ste 2, Pikesville, MD 21208-2915
+1 410-415-7880
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Baltimore, United States
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186 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers unlimited salad either with your entrée or you can order just that. I like the chicken parm. Plenty of free parking on the lot shared with a Ramada. Service is usually quick. It's always good to take left over salad home. Big private room in back.

2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was so slow that we only had time for 1 drink, for my hubby's birthday. It was really disappointing.

Thank Mona L
Gresham, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This restaurant was a must stop for us and a tradition when we traveled to Maryland to visit our son. The service was always friendly and attentive and the food was great; ambience was also nice. I loved the spaghetti with meat sauce - my favorite! At our recent trip to Maryland, of course, we had to stop at the... More 

Thank PattySlots
Pikesville, Maryland
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Last Sunday, my cousin's birthday, we decided to dine at an old favorite. This would be a HUGE mistake at best! Many uneventful things happened during our meal. Forgotten apps, Being ignored (no refills offered or given on drinks), and the epitome of the evening..walking in he kitchen to look for a Manager that had been requested but a no... More 

Thank Karen63_12
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our family visited the place once before and it was a great experience. This time we got together for a reunion/ birthday/ aniversary celebration and we all got sick. Somebody ought to check that kitchen staff!!!. We spit up all the way home.

Thank Christine T
Annapolis, MD
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Okay, it was four of us and my husband and I hadn't been there before. Our friends raved about this place and thought we would like it as well. We didn't. My husband's Eggplant Parmesan was tasteless and way too chewy. He even had trouble cutting bite-size portions with his knife. I had Blackened Chicken Santorini. It was entirely too... More 

Thank Nonniekash
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Staff is very nice, food was very good. Happy hour is a little loud. Take out food is what you order, even with the extras.

Thank CBK12345
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Traveling through the area, 9:00 at night, ended up at The Olive Branch. Unlimited breadsticks and salad combined with huge portions - and very low prices! Not gourmet, but overall-very good experience

Thank hermsherm
baltimore, United States
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This had been a nice restaurant with reasonable prices and nice food, BUT it has taken a turn down! Oddly, just as they eliminated the small coupons that they used to flood local magazines with, they reduced the quality of their food. Crab cakes are still meaty, but no taste; crab soup has hardly a bit of crab and spaghetti... More 

Thank Steven S
Rochester, New York, United States
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93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Went here as it was across the street from our hotel. Not fancy by Ny means. Basic table settings and service was okay. Italian based menu, moderate amount of choices. Prices are fair market for this area. Some specials daily. All meals come with unlimited salad and basic white bread hot rolls. I choose today's special of shrimp and beef... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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: 1721 Reisterstown Rd, Ste 2, Pikesville, MD 21208-2915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Pikesville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-415-7880

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