Olive Garden

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  1. shaolin5

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    What is your opinion. I LOVE their lasagna, but their breadsticks are too damn salty.
    Good service, decent wine variety, good mo' fuckin' margaritas.
    All in all a thumbs up
     
  2. skiedfrillet

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    ate there once. found a hair in my food. neveragain.jpg
     
  3. RJF-GUMP

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    this isn't going to go well
     
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  4. shaolin5

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    Oh, and their raspberry Bellini tea is awesome
     
  5. devine

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    i went there the other night just because its cheap and we were hungry. got the tour of italy. lasagna was horrible. couldn't eat it. chicken parmasagn was dry as shit. white alfredo was really good. breadsticks were average. not a good experience
     
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  6. Cornfed Buffalo

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    pre-fab shit food that is overly priced
     
  7. GoodForAnother

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    THE EATBEAT: Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome

    All in all, Eatbeat columnist Marilyn Hagerty writes, the new Olive Garden "is the largest and most beautiful restaurant now operating in Grand Forks. It attracts visitors from out of town as well as people who live here."

    By: Marilyn Hagerty, Grand Forks Herald

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    After a lengthy wait for Olive Garden to open in Grand Forks, the lines were long in February. The novelty is slowly wearing off, but the steady following attests the warm welcome.

    My first visit to Olive Garden was during midafternoon, so I could be sure to get in. After a late breakfast, I figured a late lunch would be fashionable.

    The place is impressive. It’s fashioned in Tuscan farmhouse style with a welcoming entryway. There is seating for those who are waiting.
    My booth was near the kitchen, and I watched the waiters in white shirts, ties, black trousers and aprons adorned with gold-colored towels. They were busy at midday, punching in orders and carrying out bread and pasta.

    It had been a few years since I ate at the older Olive Garden in Fargo, so I studied the two manageable menus offering appetizers, soups and salads, grilled sandwiches, pizza, classic dishes, chicken and seafood and filled pastas.

    At length, I asked my server what she would recommend. She suggested chicken Alfredo, and I went with that. Instead of the raspberry lemonade she suggested, I drank water.

    She first brought me the familiar Olive Garden salad bowl with crisp greens, peppers, onion rings and yes — several black olives. Along with it came a plate with two long, warm breadsticks.

    The chicken Alfredo ($10.95) was warm and comforting on a cold day. The portion was generous. My server was ready with Parmesan cheese.
    As I ate, I noticed the vases and planters with permanent flower displays on the ledges. There are several dining areas with arched doorways. And there is a fireplace that adds warmth to the decor.

    Olive Garden has an attractive bar area to the right of the entryway. The restaurant has a full liquor license and a wine list offering a wide selection to complement Italian meals. Nonalcoholic beverages include coolers, specialty coffees and hot teas.

    On a hot summer day, I will try the raspberry lemonade that was recommended.

    There’s a homemade soup, salad and breadstick lunch available until 4 p.m. daily for $6.95.

    An olive branch on menu items signified low-fat entrees. There is a Garden Fare Nutrition Guide available for customers seeking gluten-free food. And for those with food allergies, Olive Garden has an Allergen Information Guide.

    All in all, it is the largest and most beautiful restaurant now operating in Grand Forks. It attracts visitors from out of town as well as people who live here.

    Olive Garden is part of the Darden chain of restaurants that also operates Red Lobster. There are about 700 restaurants, including four Olive Gardens in North Dakota’s major cities.

    Olive Garden has gained a following since 1982 with its ample portions and relaxed ambience. It’s known for its classic lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken Parmigiana.

    Reach Hagerty at [email protected] or call (701) 772-1055.
     
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  8. Wu

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    I would only go there for AYCE soup, salad and breadsticks.
     
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  9. Marty Kaan

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    this isn't the joe rogan board
     
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  10. Name P. Redacted

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    All I know is that Olive Garden sells like gangbusters in cities that don't know better.
     
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    this is going to be fun to watch
     
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  12. ShuPoor

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    It's McDonalds tier food, all gussied up with tablecloths and waiters. It's what white trash people would consider a nice restaurant.
     
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  13. shaolin5

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    Oh man that pisses me off
     
  14. NoleNBlue

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  15. Manny

    Manny I love lamp.

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  16. bryix

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    Pic of OP

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  17. TC

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    :edmond: You had me with your Red Lobster thread OP. Now I see what your game is
     
  18. Duck Smoker

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    Went there on a tip from Keith Law. Only chain he recommends.
     
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  19. skiedfrillet

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    i don't know why but i just started convulsively laughing when i read that title mixed mixed with her pic
     
  20. TLAU

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    On par with Carabbas for GOAT Italian food
     
  21. High Cotton

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    Used to buy the exact same lasagna from Sysco for the fraternity house.
     
  22. killrbee7

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    Probably the best Italian food I have ever eaten!
     
  23. TYdeFan05

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  24. Red Rover

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    only ever go there for lunch to eat a ton of soup and salad for 6 bucks or whatever it is. other than that, yeah it sucks
     
  25. Arrec Bardwin

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    Olive Garden might be the worst of all the chain restaurants. Unless you live in bumfuck nowhere, you can get Italian food that is 10x as good for half the price at any number of other local places.
     
  26. You

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    If only.
     
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  28. Bo Pelinis

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  29. Nole96SC

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    If you think their breadsticks are too salty I will recommend you never eat the breadsticks and Fazoli's, which by the way are the GOAT.
    OG's breadsticks rarely have any taste at all.
     
  30. Vito Corleone

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    It's hard to fuck up Italian food

    They found a way
     
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  34. Rusty Shackleford

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    Well I haven't really been the same since my olive garden experience in high school. After church a couple of guys an myself went out to eat at Olive Garden. Everything is going great and I am bingeing on a never ending pasta bowl until we start to smell something. We start asking each other who farted and looking around. Our initial suspicion was a baby a couple of table over. Well then I man from a neighboring table gets up and walks away suddenly. We look down and he is dripping a liquid out of his pants. Well that man had just diarrheaed himself at the table and was tracking it all the way to the door. The smell became unbearable to the point we just put some cash on the table and left. Looking back on it we should have raised hell to the manager and gotten our meal free. Worst part was the bus boys solution to cleaning it up was a napkin over the top of it. I hope they did something else but for five minutes the only thing they did was leave the napkin. Olive garden hasn't been quite as magical since then.
     
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  35. Pelican

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    Went there a couple weeks ago and got the endless pasta bowl.

    I can't complain.
     
  36. Seavie

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    Why would you expect to get your meal free?
     
  37. Arrec Bardwin

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    Because a man fucking diarrhead all over the place in the restaurant. Any good manager would probably do something to make it up to you in hopes that you might actually come back.
     
  38. Seavie

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    How is that any fault of the restaurant?
     
  39. ShuPoor

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    dear god
     
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  40. CUAngler

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    I take it for what it is... shitty Italian food, but I'm not cunty enough to turn it down.
     
  41. Seavie

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    :idk:
     
  42. The Fuck Lion

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    I only go into the OG for one reason, to buy the salad dressing. My wife makes the exact same salad at home except her italian food is 10x better.

    i get to have sex with her sometimes too

    :smug:
     
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  43. Fusiontegra

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    lol at this thread
     
  44. BC Inabinet

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    Fucking neverending pasta bowl ends in two days i believe. I need to get my ass there quick. FUCK
     
  45. NCHusker88

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    it's not but the restaurant is still responsible for making sure the customers leave with a good experience and want to come back
     
  46. Seavie

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    Under normal circumstances, yes. Messed up order? Long wait? Ok.
    Some dude shitting his pants is not a normal occurrence. Anyone who would expect compensation because of that is a shitty :awesomeface: human being.
     
  47. tee kay

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    "olive garden is not italian food! if you think olive garden is real italian food you are [synonym for idiot]"
    "it isnt great but their [insert any combination of salad/breadsticks/soup] is good"

    ^^^^95% of posts will be variations of these and related disagreements. we can go ahead and wrap this thread up.
     
  48. Bo Pelinis

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    Should change your name to The Fuck Occasionally Lion.
     
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  49. The Fuck Lion

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  50. Sportfan

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    what is consensus best "chain" Italian food

    Maggiano's?
     
  51. BuckeyeRiot

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    I too often wonder what the ingredients are in Pastavazoo...