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Olive Garden

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5205 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-7135
+1 419-621-5589
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is just average. The food is good but over priced. The service is average. Special requests seem to take forever to get to you. You pay for the unlimited salad and breadsticks. There are other places that serve Italian dishes for much more reasonable price.

Thank Kevin P
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went at 12:30 and were seated right away. It was really busy too. Our server was great! Her name is Detra. She was really busy and was training a new waiter too. Our orders were taken quickly. I asked if I could substitute some items on the meal I ordered, and she said of course. Our meals came out... More 

Thank davetwa
Columbia Station, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had bought one meal and got one to take home. Was great to take back to hotel for lunch next day. Mixed up my order but server was very good in taken care of it.

Thank LHZ3
Lakeside, Ohio
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

They do not offer many gluten, corn free dishes. I had to order a salmon dinner at lunch because there is no salmon on the lunch menu. There is no gluten, corn free salad dressing

Thank Carol R
Sandusky, Ohio
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I was there Sunday and ordered unlimited soup salad and breadsticks. I was there almost 2 hours and only managed to get 1 bowl of soup to eat there. I ordered a 2nd bowl but I took so long to get it that everyone else was finished and the bill was delivered and paid before the 2nd bowl finally came.

Thank wineofoodjunkie
Tiffin, Ohio, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch around 3:00 last Sunday. We were seated promptly, drinks came quickly and waiter was courteous. However, we ordered a side of alfredo sauce with breadsticks and received only 3 sticks. We also both got salad and got the smallest salad bowl ever. We requested more breadsticks and salad. Meanwhile our meals came, our waiter finally... More 

Thank Kristyn C
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We travel to Ohio to stay at the Maui Sands Indoor Waterpark and Resort. Of course we have to eat out or supper somewhere and Olive Garden's only a few blocks away. My wife gets the chicken scampi and I got the new chicken and pasta meal which I forget what it was called but they all were delicious. If... More 

Thank Lewis B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The waiter was great But the soup tasted different. I thought maybe they changed the recipe of started using prepackaged soup. I tried 2 types and wasn't to happy with either plus the Gnocchi was cold and the the dumplings were doughy. I put marinara sauce in the sausage and potatoe just to add flavor but nothing helped. Maybe just... More 

Thank Mattie L
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My daughter and I ordered the unlimited pasta bowl(9.99) we had one plate only. We were charged for the salad and the chicken in our alfredo. When asked about the charges I was told salad (6.99)doesn't come with the meal and chicken (4.99 each order) was extra. Our waiter did not come around for refills, didn't serve fresh breadsticks, the... More 

Thank Patty B
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We were on vacation and looking for some place the whole group would agree on. We even had a coupon. Décor was very nice. Coming from an Italian family, this isn't the best Italian food there is but for a big chain restaurant, it is a good place to eat.

Thank unytraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 5205 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-7135
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: +1 419-621-5589

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