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I love Olive Garden Restaurant

Updated on March 20, 2013

Olive Garden Restaurant in South Dakota

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At least one person agrees with me

Earlier this year, Marilyn Hagerty became a celebrity restaurant critique when she wrote a review of Olive Garden. What made Ms. Hagerty’s review so interesting is that she is an 85-year old freelance writer. Her review of the newly opened Olive Garden was published in her local paper, the Grand Forks Herald. The article was entertaining but sincere. Many people poked fun at the article. I confess … I love Olive Garden.

Signature Selections

Signature foods at Olive Garden include: breadsticks baked on site, salad with Olive Garden house Italian Dressing, and 5 delicious soups. Twice a year Olive Garden features a bottomless pasta bowl. Currently they are running a “dinner today and dinner tomorrow” special on 4 pasta entrees. Their menu includes a variety of chicken, beef, pork, vegetable, and pasta entrees.

Fettucine Alfredo

Olive Garden gives the recipe for their Alfredo Sauce!
Olive Garden gives the recipe for their Alfredo Sauce! | Source

Health concerns are addressed

For those who are concerned about healthy choices or special dietary concerns, Olive Garden offers gluten-free entrees and a light version of the Italian dressing. The menu is annotated to show heart healthy selections. The extensive nutrition guide includes: calories, total fat, saturated fat, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber and protein.


Olive Garden best breadstick ever!

Eat as many as you can!
Eat as many as you can! | Source

All you can eat

The breadsticks are warm and soft. They are coated with garlic and butter. The salad looks like a plain salad but the salad dressing is very tasty. Servers will refresh the breadsticks and salad as long as you can eat them ... I think. They never refused to bring out more for me.

Make Olive Garden House Salad Dressing

Olive Garden doesn't publish their recipe for the salad dressing.
Olive Garden doesn't publish their recipe for the salad dressing. | Source

Try it ... if you haven't already

Olive Garden is not considered fine dining but it is enjoyable dining. I could eat there just for the warm, sometimes hot, breadsticks. Olivegarden.com shares recipes on their website for some of their entrees. The price is reasonable enough that I would rather go to the restaurant, enjoy the ambience, and chow down. Try it out!

I love Olive Garden Restaurant

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      I love it too. I have to stay away for periods of time because I gain weight from those breadsticks. So good. Their prices are reasonable too.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you for reading and commenting Bridalletter! Yes I love the prices. At one time they had a venetian chicken and fettucine alfredo special. It was to die for!

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      TIM JETER 4 years ago

      I LOVE OLIVE GARDEN ALSO AND I DON'T EAT OLIVES.....LOL.....BUT THE SALAD IS SO GOOD ALONG WITH THE DIFFERENT SOUPS WITH THE BREADSTICKS I CAN NEVER ORDER ANYTHING ESLE....I'M HOOKED......

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      When I see people say, "no olives," I feel justified in asking for "more olives!" It's a great palce for kids. Thank you for reading and commenting taztik!

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      TIM JETER 4 years ago

      no problem Diane.....I posted your HUb on my Let's go eat blog on facebook

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you taztik!

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      Belinda Ferrell 4 years ago from TENN

      I love olive garden. Their salads are awesome. I could eat there every day

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you for reading lbj! Right now they have the eat one/take one special. I usually get the fettucine alfredo; however since they added calories (1220) I stick to my soup and salad.

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