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Olive Garden

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1315 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702-4334
+1 319-235-6494
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

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Thank Beverly S
Harcourt, Iowa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 😕

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Thank Karen S
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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Thank Sarah D
Elburn, Illinois
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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Thank PinkFlamingoSanibel
Iowa
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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Thank mknwtr
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Cole F
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great atmosphere. Service is good. Nice location for either dinner, lunch, take your family, or going on a date. Highly recommend!

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Thank Adam D
Rio, Wisconsin
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319 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Everyone knows Olive Garden. Most people also recognize the slow yet steady decline that Olive Garden has been on for some time now. Since economy drop a few years ago, sales have been declining. To combat that, Darden has clearly been cutting back on Olive Garden spending. In my opinion, that is causing further decline. Things like interior lighting (those... More 

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Thank Richard M
River Falls, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The service started off very slow. The food took for every but it was worth the wait. They have a new lasagna menu. We tryed the chicken parmesan lasagna. It is a huge portion with a nice size price of chicken right on the top. Must try if your going there.

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Thank Christine B
Waterloo, Iowa
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my wife and ordered the $6.99 speghhati lunch special with an add on of $2.99 for unlimited soup and salad. The service was ok, very friendly. The speghhati was very small, it was almost like a kids meal. The soup was good as well as the salad. I feel the price was too much for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?