Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dining Out At Olive Garden


I want to write about my family's trip to Olive Garden. We went to celebrate my daughter's '16th' birthday. The birthday person gets to choose which restaurant they would like to be taken out to eat at. This is a family tradition we have had for many years.


My daughter's birthday was last week. Her favorite place to eat out at is Olive Garden. Since, we have to travel an hour or more to visit one. It is not very often that we go. Olive Garden is reserved for a special treat. Maybe once or twice a year.


Oh course my boyfriend had to get one of his funny photos in. While we were waiting for the main course to show up. I love this photo, it makes me laugh everytime I see it.


We had the house salad and unlimited breadsticks while we waited for the main course. I always liked dipping the bread sticks in the dressing that is left on the plate. After eating all the salad.


We did order stuffed mushrooms as an appetizers. After having stuffed mushrooms at the Water Street Seafood Company back in July for my birthday. These stuffed mushrooms at Olive garden do not compare at all. They were edible but disappointing. It will not be something I will order again from them. Sorry Olive garden, this is the first food I do not like at your restaurant.


Cheesy sticks was another appetizer. Neither my boyfriend nor my daughter liked them. I didn't bother to try them. If my daughter doesn't like something with cheese. That means there is some kind of issue. As she is a cheese freak. She will eat all the cheese I buy at home. We tease her and tell her she is a cheese princess.

If you're anything like my daughter or I, we don't visit Olive garden for the appetizers. We enjoy the house salad, bread sticks and main course.


My boyfriend ordered the spaghetti without meatballs. As he can't have pork due to being allergic. Most meatballs are made with some type of pork. Not wanting to take any chances. He did not order any. He did like the spaghetti and ate it all.


The birthday girl ordered the alfredo shrimp. It is her favorite dish. She will order it as often as she can. She ate it all. I order the same thing. As I can't have tomatoes. It wasn't easy to find a meal with no tomatoes. It sucks having allergies where you must avoid certain foods eating out.


My boyfriend told the wait staff that it was my daughter's birthday. She was allowed to choose a free dessert. She chose a chocolate mousse cheesecake. She loved it and ate it all.

I know my daughter's birthday is past. Yet, if she reads this blog. I want to shout out "Happy late Birthday Sis". I love you.

Do you go out to eat to celebrate? If so, where are your favorite places to go?

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Photos were taken by and © belongs to Sandy KS aka rusty2rusty. 

12 comments :

  1. not a big fan. We went there once and my whole family got sick from the food. That was ten years ago. We have never been back.

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    1. I am sorry to hear that. My family has never got sick from eating there.

      Is there any place you like to go out and celebrate?

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  2. I'm all for unlimited breadsticks! We don't have any olive g in my area but I know there are many fans of the olive...

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    1. I love unlimited breadsticks. Their breadsticks are delicious.

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  3. Drove by one plenty of times, and never ate at one.
    Coffee is on

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  4. That shrimp Alfredo sure looks good! I don't generally go to restaurants that specialize in pasta, as we can eat it for much lower cost at home. But I think if I went to the Olive Garden I'd want to eat their soups. I've had some really great knock-off soup recipes based on their dishes. One we make often is a gnocchi soup that is out of this world!

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    1. I used to get their ravioli dish. Now that I am allergic to tomatoes I can't. There wasn't much to choose from. I plan on attempting to make my own raviolis with different ingredients.

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  5. Belated happy birthday to your daughter and this post made me hungry!

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    1. She said thank you. I am glad it made you hungry. That was the intent.

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  6. Its been a while since I went to an olive garden, we also do the birthday eat out your choice restaurant.

    I am so burned out on food that I hate to eat out, or cook the past couple of weeks.

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    1. I have not cooked anything in awhile. It has been to hot. Plus, the heating element went out in the stove. I am in the middle of doing a major spring cleaning. maybe sandwiches. I am ready to cook homemade stuff again.

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    2. Except the breakfast tacos. I did make those a couple days ago.

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