#85 of 159 Panama City Beach Restaurants

Olive Garden

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Enjoy a Modern Take on Authentic Italian Cuisine at Olive Garden in Panama City Beach
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Enjoy everything you know and love about Olive Garden during your Panama City Beach vacation. Find all of your authentic Italian favorites here, including OG’s signature breadsticks and house salad, in a convenient location near popular Pier Park. The perfect family-friendly meal.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Looking for a delicious Italian meal in a warm and welcoming environment on your next vacation to Panama City Beach? Look no further than Olive Garden. Conveniently located near Panama City Beach’s Pier Park shopping and entertainment complex, lunch or dinner at the Olive Garden is sure to please the whole family.

There’s a reason why there are more than 800 Olive Garden restaurants. This family-friendly dining destination is all about serving up fresh and flavorful modern-day Italian cuisine. Just how authentic is the food at the Olive Garden’s Panama City Beach restaurant? Even native Italians rave about the food.

No mention of Olive Garden is complete without mention of its extensive menu. From a large offering of appetizers to a to-die-for selection of sweets and everything in between, there’s truly something for everyone at the Olive Garden. Whether you’re craving a traditional Italian meal like fettuccine carbonara and cheese ravioli or seafood, chicken or beef, you’re sure to find something you love on the menu. Furthermore, Olive Garden has plenty of options for people with gluten sensitivities and other dietary restrictions, as well.

And while most restaurant kid’s menus offer just a few choices, Olive Garden boasts a huge menu for children comprising everything from basics like chicken fingers and mac and cheese to more sophisticated choices like five cheese marinara and grilled chicken and rotini pasta with marinara sauce. Even the pickiest eaters will be pleased!

If you’re up for a drink, Olive Garden also offers a large alcoholic beverage menu, including wine, beer, and festive mixed drinks like the Long Island Limoncello, which puts an Italian twist on a classic American cocktail.

A few of our favorite menu favorites included the following:

Lasagna Fritta
This beloved Olive Garden appetizer consists of fried, parmesan-breaded lasagna topped with parmesan, marinara sauce, and alfredo. Words don’t do this one justice. You have to try it for yourself.

Unlimited Soup, Salad & Breadsticks Dinner
The Olive Garden is famous for its homemade soups, toasty garlic breadsticks, and fresh house salad. This ingenious menu item gives you the option of turning all three into a wholesome and hearty meal.

Shrimp Scampi
This buttery, garlicky meal, an Italian-American classic, consists of succulent shrimp tossed over delicate angel hair pasta. If you’re a Scampi lover, this one’s a can’t-miss.

Tour of Italy
What’s the only thing better than one signature Olive Garden entree? Three signature Olive Garden entrees on a single plate. Can’t decide between the chicken parmigiana, lasagna, and fettuccine alfredo? The Tour of Italy means you don’t have to.

What Italian meal is complete without an ample serving of tiramisu? This indulgent concoction features layers of creamy custard over espresso-soaked ladyfingers — the perfect finishing touch to any meal.

Feel like staying put for the night? In addition to dining in, you can also pick up Olive Garden to go. Order a la carte off the menu, or make it even easier by going with the Family-Style Lasagna Bundle, which serves up to eight people and includes breadsticks, salad, lasagna, and beverages for eight people.

Insider Tips:
– In addition to calling in your to-go order, online ordering is also available.
– Watching what you eat? Nutritional information for all Olive Garden menu offerings is accessible online. This makes it easy to identify healthy choices before you go.