Does Olive Garden Take Reservations?

Last Updated on 09/21/2021 by GS Staff

Can I make a reservation at Olive Garden?

Olive Garden does not take reservations. However, the restaurant chain allows guests to add their names to the waitlist before leaving their homes. Keep reading to find out how to get your name on the waitlist prior to heading to Olive Garden.

Olive Garden Waitlist

In order to get on the waitlist, visit Type in your city, state, or zip code in the search bar to find an Olive Garden near you.

A list of restaurants will be displayed as shown in the example below.

Click the “Join Wait List” button next to the location’s name.

You will then have the ability to add your information to join the waitlist. You will be required to enter the number of guests (6 maximum), your name, phone number, email address, and whether you want special offers & news sent to you. After this information has been complete, click the “Join Wait List” button.

You will then be confirmed on the waitlist at the location you selected. The webpage (see below) will show your position on the waitlist, location, guest name, number of guests, phone number, and email address. You have the ability to make changes from the screen such as editing the number of guests and removing your party from the waitlist.

Final Notes

You cannot join the waitlist online for parties greater than 6 guests. Olive Garden suggests calling the restaurant if you have a larger party to see if they can accommodate you. Additionally, you may find that some restaurants do not have the ability for guests to join the waitlist online. If this is the case for your local Olive Garden, feel free to call the restaurant to see if they assist you with your request.

The ability to join a waitlist online has become popular at many chain restaurants such as Red Robin and Texas Roadhouse. Be sure to check online before you leave to visit any chain restaurant to see if they have an option to speed up your wait time.

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