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Olive Garden

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5205 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-7135
+1 419-621-5589
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Orders Stuffed Mushrooms, and Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara. Food was delivered promptly and all entrees come with unlimited salad (garden only) and breadsticks. Waitress was very friendly; however was a little late in picking up dirty dishes from table (her area was very busy...so understandable). Stuffed Mushrooms were delicious, but not what I expected. Filling was a little soggy, and... More 

Thank Heather F
Lakeside, Ohio
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Staff was able to accommodate my special diet. There are very few choices for those with dietary restrictions

Thank Carol R
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I generally prefer trying out a mom and pop place over the chain restaurants, but it had been 10 years since I was at an Olive Garden. Everything was ok. Good chicken gnocchi soup, good salad, good giant stuffed rigatoni, a drinkable house red. It does the job if you want to play it safe.

Thank Grant R
Asheville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

While in the Sandusky area for a car show, we stopped into Olive Garden just before closing time. At many places, they let you know in subtle ways that they really wish you were not there. No this location. They were very welcoming even though they were doing their final clean up before closing. The server even took her time... More 

Thank Sanda24237
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Olive Garden is a family friendly restaurant. The food is great. Fresh all you can eat salad and breadsticks. The food was great, service excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank 940jenny
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great place to eat. Make reservations before you go. Even though we made reservations, we still had to wait 30 minutes beyond our reservation time. Our server was good but slow.

Thank constanceagalloway
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Bottom line: Typical chain restaurant so you know what you're getting. Came here late after a long day at Cedar Point. Happy they were open because we were starving! Typical Olive Garden food (which we enjoy on occasion) so we were satisfied. Service was good. Food was hot. Drinks were cold. Like every other Olive Garden, it is average at... More 

Thank Loreen B
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our family loves the Olive Garden chain and take the opportunity to visit when we can. Overall we have never had a bad meal at any Olive Garden, this one included. What makes this visit special was our server- Vlad. He was one of the most attentive and capable servers that I have come across in a long time. My... More 

Thank Rob R
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The best meal we ate while staying in Sandusky at the Kalahari Resort hands down. We had carry out on the 4th night of our stay. The food was delicious, almost better than the Olive Garden back home, which we frequent a lot. I had the Tour of Italy which is one of my usuals. I am not sure if... More 

Thank Mia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We enjoyed our dinner here! The food was delicious and our server, Trey, was excellent. Would definitely eat there again when in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?