Olive Garden

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  1. Goose

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    Thread will turn into people pretending they're to good to eat at chains
     
  2. Jimmy the Saint

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    Nothing wrong with dining at Morton's or Ruth's Chris
     
  3. prerecordedlive

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    Don't talk bad about the Lobster, bro. I enjoy the piss out of that restaurant.
     
  4. The Fuck Lion

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    I, for one, am not too good to eat at chains. TGIF, Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Starbucks, Chipotle, CFLA, Panera, Five Guys, Jimmy Johns are all decent chain places IMO.

    If I had my way though, any meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner - that I eat outside of my home would not be at one of the above locations. My go-to spots for each meal is not a chain.

    Olive Garden, the subject of this thread, is a particularly poor chain IMO.
     
  5. mb711

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    Fleming's is cool with me
     
  6. OopsPowSurprise

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    difference between chains and shitholes
     
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  7. Rusty Shackleford

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    Because I had my meal interrupted by diarrhea being dribbled by my table and they took forever to clean it up. I would admit that it is not the restaurants fault with what happened but they handled the situation's aftermath poorly. It also significantly interrupted my meal. I have worked in a nicer restaurant and it would not have been handled the same way. Looking back on it I would have complained to the manager.
     
  8. OopsPowSurprise

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    HAHAHAHA OH MAN I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE
     
  9. fattus

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    LOL I came in here to do the exact same thing.
     
  10. ~ taylor ~

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    It hasn't already? I love Olive Garden. Mediocre food at a low price is right up my alley once every few months. I had ribs at Famous Dave's last week. Terrific!
     
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  11. Vito Corleone

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    don't lump famous daves into the same tier of chain restaurant as olive garden, please
     
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  12. ~ taylor ~

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    I'd never been before, so I know nothing about Famous Dave's.
     
  13. The Banks

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    I wanna know what TMB would agree upon as good national chain restaurants.
     
  14. HotMic

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    Olive Garden blows. Carrabbas is a million times better.
     
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  15. CraigAnne Conway

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    Probably between Olive Garden and Red Lobster for GOAT restaurant
     
  16. rv12

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    damn it
     
  17. 34

    34 just gonna send it
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    one of my greatest creations

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  18. MoJo

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    Eating here now.... pasta fagioli not bad...
     
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  19. Cheshire Bridge

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    How much pepper did you get? How much cheese also?
     
  20. blind dog

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    Ask your waitress if she knows what an avacodo is
     
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  21. MoJo

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    All the cheese... no pepper was offered.
     
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  22. MoJo

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    “Waiter “ thank you very much...

    “A real big olive “
     
  23. NoleNBlue

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    Their soup/salad/stick game legit fam.
     
  24. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Soup is good. Haven't found an entree that I care for.
     
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  25. MoJo

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    I should have just stuck with this, the shrimp in the shrimp scampi were pretty good though....
     
  26. stangd

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    Soup, salad and bread sticks are good, I like the lunch better than dinner.
     
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  27. ono

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    Yeah I usually go with the chicken scampi there. The "traditional" stuff there is worse than Fazolis.

    But yeah I can make a meal out of the salad and bread sticks.

    I usually get tons of gift cards there for holidays and such because my family is filled with the world's most generous and imaginative gift givers so I can't remember the last time I actually paid to eat there.
     
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  28. devine

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    Haven’t been back since. I’m a man of integrity
     
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  29. Cheshire Bridge

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    Tour of Italy number 1.




    I had one of the best meals I've ever had on South Beach though......Carbonara.


    A good Italian spot is hard to find.
     
  30. MoJo

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    Haven’t eaten here in years before tonight, initially I was not excited but my daughter and her friend wanted to go so why not.

    It was better than expected, so I can have fond memories of it until I go again in three years...
     
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  31. Jimmy the Saint

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    Depends where you are in the country I guess. It is not hard to find a good Italian spot in the northeast.
     
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  32. MoJo

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    There’s a couple down here that are good but you’d be prudent to have made a reservation.
     
  33. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Unfortunately, Carrabba's is probably the best Italian restaurant near me. Atlanta has some good ones though.
     
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  34. seanofthedead86

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    If you're Athens do you not like DePalmas?
     
  35. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Not in Athens. I'm like an hour south of Atlanta.
     
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  36. Cheshire Bridge

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    The restaurant group that took over a few years ago really turned things around. I'd say it's solid now for what it is.
     
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  37. Cheshire Bridge

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    Where??
     
  38. BrickTamland

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    I’ll have the gabagool.
     
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  39. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Where am I or where are the good restaurants?
     
  40. ShuPoor

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  41. Cheshire Bridge

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    Where are the good italian restaurants in Atlanta?
     
  42. Gun Buns

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    Last time I went to an olive garden was at least 5 years ago and some Asian kid threw his toy in the air and ended up in my food. Didn't even care and just said I wasn't enjoying this shit anyways and pushed my plate aside.
     
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  43. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    My favorite is Gio's chicken at little Italy. If you've never been it's worth checking out. Pizza at antico is awesome too. You can order a pizza and take it next door and sit down and order Italian.

    https://centrostorico.it/#benvenuto
     
  44. MoJo

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    Toy or throwing star?
     
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  45. Gun Buns

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    went to a macaroni grill a few months ago. Didn't trust anything there so went with mozzarella sticks, it's pretty much impossible to fuck up mozzarella sticks.
     
  46. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    What are y'all's thoughts on Maggianos? I occasionally go there with family and I think it's clearly a step above olive garden.
     
  47. Cheshire Bridge

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    Love that spot. Go at least one a month.


    What else is good?
     
  48. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I haven't been there but boccalupo is supposed to be awesome. I usually just eat Gio's when I eat Italian in town.
     
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  49. ShuPoor

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    Probably two steps
     
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