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Old 07-06-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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boooo olive garden!!! hahah jk
I used to love Olive Garden. But its impossible to get a seat there most of the time and service isn't great. I went to Macaroni Grill for New Years Eve with some friends and had no problem making reservations the day of and service was great.
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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Since Olive Garden came here,Macaroni Grill or any other italian restaurant doesn't stand much of a chance.
Ugh. Seriously? Olive Garden is like in 27th place with me, trailing Biscuitville and the Exxon station.
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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Ugh. Seriously? Olive Garden is like in 27th place with me, trailing Biscuitville and the Exxon station.

you said biscuitville. lmao. I agree. olive garden is like the mcdonalds of italian cuisine.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Arkadelphia,Arkansas
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The Mac is pretty good for a chain restaurant! In fact it's dang good IMO! I'd rather go to a local restaurant,but I do like the Macaroni Grill.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Portland Maine
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Ya, the MacShak (as we employees refer to it lol) is way better than OG, in the sense that we don't microwave our food, everything is basically prepared to order and with the open kitchens you can see that no one is doing nasty things to your food. lol.

If you ever get a chance to go to a Maggiano's Little Italy, take it!!! It's our sister store and FANTASTIC..they make everything from scratch, you would never even know it was a chain. I went to one in Orlando a couple months ago and was blown away. It also didnt hurt that I get a 50% discount hehe
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:45 AM
 
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I used to love Olive Garden. But its impossible to get a seat there most of the time and service isn't great. I went to Macaroni Grill for New Years Eve with some friends and had no problem making reservations the day of and service was great.
I totally agree. They made it too small for this area,but it has given everyone else some competition. That's why it was so easy for you to get into Macaroni Grill. We enjoy going to the ones(Olive Garden) in Myrtle Beach and Florida a whole lot more than here.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:13 AM
 
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Just had to weigh in here--while I agree that Olive Garden is far down the list, I am quite puzzled by rubber_factory's comparison to Biscuitville. I mean, every restaurant is below Biscuitville, right? Like you didn't know that???
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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Just had to weigh in here--while I agree that Olive Garden is far down the list, I am quite puzzled by rubber_factory's comparison to Biscuitville. I mean, every restaurant is below Biscuitville, right? Like you didn't know that???
lol

I've never actually been to a Biscuitville. I bet it's good.

I just can't keep a straight face when I hear the name.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Wilmington
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I'm new to the area, what is a biscuitville, never heard the term before.
My experience at the OG has always been good, I love their salads and chicken parm. always had good service, must be the luck of the drawer with the wait staff.
Hate Macaroni grill, one time the servers began clearing away the dinner plates before we had even finished our meal, don't suggest you put your knive and fork down to have a drink or your meal will be gone!
If you think about it, the long lines to get seated at OG means that people enjoy going there and are willing to wait for a good meal....right? Otherwise why would they keep going back if it was as bad as you say it is, they would be out of business, like a lot of Macaroni grills are.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Rob, they had Biscuitvilles on every corner when I lived in Greensboro. I've never seen one in Wilmington.
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