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The Wild Olive

797 N Pearl St, Crestview, FL 32536-2715
850-682-4455
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Ranked #1 of 80 Restaurants in Crestview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Crestview, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Recently went for dinner with a couple of friends to catch up on our lives. Had the special and the food was excellent, very fresh and cooked to perfection. (Fresh amberjack with a spicy mango salsa, asparagus and a fish chowder.) This is a small restaurant with limited seating, we went Friday evening so I had made reservations. The whole... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This little Italian restaurant is in a renovated house from the 40's across the street from the First Baptist Church (talk about free advertising!) Was taken there for lunch a couple months ago, and was very pleasantly surprised. I loved the atmosphere, their fresh baked, rustic bread and their special of the day which was orzo. I took my daughter... More

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Mike_McDuffie, Owner at The Wild Olive, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant (again) recently. We really appreciate your kind remarks and are extremely glad that you enjoyed your visits with us. We hope that you will come back to visit us soon. If you didn't try them on your last visits, you must try our home-made desserts next time. Thanks again for visiting us... More

Cocoa Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

While driving from Dallas to Daytona Beach this week, my wife and decided we'd take a needed break and pull over for some lunch. After looking at all the reviews in the area, we thought the Wold Olive sounded great! We were wrong, apparently lunch ends at 2pm SHARP and 2:07 was too late to be served. We were told,... More

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Mike_McDuffie, Owner at The Wild Olive, responded to this review

We appreciate you stopping by our restaurant and are sorry that we could not accommodate you for lunch. Our hours of operation are clearly posted on our website...TripAdvisor..Yelp...UrbanSpoon..our voicemail system..and our door. If you would have called us and told us that you were on the way, we would have gladly kept our kitchen open and served you on that... More

Crestview, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very disappointed in the restaurant heard alot about the place. Went for a friends birthday, the salad was a few leaves of spring mix and the portion of the chicken capellini for the price was very small with three half pieces of cherry tomatoes, four pieces of spinach and a few specs of what they were calling bacon the grind... More

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Mike_McDuffie, Owner at The Wild Olive, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit to our restaurant. We strive really hard to make sure that every guest is satisfied with their whole experience here, and we are sincerely sorry that we let you down. As far as our portion sizes go, almost all of our guests tell us that our portions are too... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The chicken salad sandwich was extremely delicious and to wash it down with a red velvet cheesecake slice was remarkable, even though the slice costed just as much as the sandwich meal.

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Mike_McDuffie, Owner at The Wild Olive, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant recently, and taking the time to leave us kind remarks in your review. Our goal is always to do our best to make sure that our guests have a great dining experience here, and we are glad that you did. Our desserts are fresh-made daily, right here in our restaurant, and are... More

Daphne, Alabama
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

the whole family recently dined here. The crab ackes and stuffed jalapenos were ordered as apps. Teh crab cakes were excellent. The jalapenos were just ok with me, but the family really enjoyed them. The salads could have used more topping, but they were good. The entrees were superb. three of us had the snapper special with cheese grits and... More

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Mike_McDuffie, Owner at The Wild Olive, responded to this review

Thanks to you and your family for dining at our restaurant recently. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our goal is always to give our guest the best food and service possible. We make our appetizers from scratch daily, and are glad that you enjoyed the crab cakes and bacon wrapped jalapenos. They are two... More

Crestview, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our first visit was a huge success. Promptly seated in a pleasantly decorated atmosphere, Stephen greeted us with a smile and and quickly guided us through possible menu options. Within just a few moments of ordering our salad and seafood gumbo was delivered. The salad was fresh and crisp and the gumbo was savory. The rest of the meal that... More

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We find this place in TripAdvisor... The food is really good and I love the atmosphere ... I order the fettuccine Roxanne was yummy... and don't skip dessert they have an awesome variety of them... we have the raspberry cheesecake. ..

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Crestview, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was my second time to the wild olive, the first was Valentines day. Today was just as good as the last time we went. Service is always top notch, the waiter (Chris) came to our table plenty, like most their staff they are very attentive to the customers. The food is great and everything is seasoned great and tastes... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were touring the American south. Looking for good food at a good price is always a challenge when you are traveling. Our process is to head into the old downtown of the small towns on route. We headed into Crestview after checking into our hotel by the freeway. Crestview is about 4 miles from the freeway exit. We found... More

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