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The Wild Olive

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797 N Pearl St, Crestview, FL 32536-2715
+1 850-682-4455
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 135
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and delicious food!

I love Wild Olive and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal in a nice setting. They often get very busy, but I have always had good service. They have been wonderful when I have used them for catering as well. Everything I have tried there is prepared with care and they chef comes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Colleen0216
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love Wild Olive and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal in a nice setting. They often get very busy, but I have always had good service. They have been wonderful when I have used them for catering as well. Everything I have tried there is prepared with care and they chef comes up with some... More 

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Thank Colleen0216
Crestview, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've heard multiple people tell me great things about The Wild Olive, but just couldn't get around to visiting. This past Saturday evening, I visited with a friend. The restaurant is off the beaten path of Highway 85, located next to a dentist office. There isn't a lot of parking by the restaurant itself, but ample space can be found... More 

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Thank Sarah H
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter loves the Caesar salad and potato soup and I love the BLT sandwich. Great atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and I never have to ask for a refill because they are always taking care of the customers! A just try is the red velvet cheesecake! Wow!! Love this place and highly recommend it!

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Thank wirlbeck
Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove a long way to eat here based on the reviews and they were accurate.......very unique menu items, I would call it fine dining at affordable prices....I eat light so I had the Greek Salad and added blacken shrimp.......excellent choice....very fresh and abundant....I passed on the bread they offer so I could have dessert....Creme Brulee.......excellent.....I arrived at 5 when... More 

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Thank Ginanwayne
Fort Walton Beach
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of six reserved a table on a Tuesday. I had looked at the web sight prior to making a reservation. The menu was hard to bring up but with persistence I was successful. I noticed a seafood chowder but to my surprise it wasn't available the night we ate. The waiter informed us they change the menu daily.... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for bringing your family in to our restaurant for dinner. We are glad you enjoyed your meal. We do change our soup daily and our menu seasonally, but you are always more than welcome to call and we will guide you through our current menu. As for beer and wine, because of our proximity to a church... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Y'all! Pulled Pork BBQ on Gouda Grit Cakes will make you want to slap yo momma!! I could have ate 10 of them but stopped myself. We love this place! The bread, salad, appetizer, and Tuscan Chicken were ALL perfect. And Lacy our waitress was the BEST. We left our card and she found us on Facebook and instantly let... More 

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1 Thank Parker-crew
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend that you make reservations, venue is small and understaffed. Took 30 minutes to be seated, with limited space to wait. Server, Clay, appeared to be overwhelmed by the number of tables and inexperienced. In fairness to him, I only saw one other server. But, he seemed to be dazed and confused not knowing how to manage his tables. Our... More 

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Thank Brian D
Mike_McDuffie, Owner at The Wild Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our restaurant and for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our food. Regarding our service to you, we sincerely apologize. We expect our guests to receive excellent service every time, and I am very sorry that we let you down. Our restaurant does get very busy, very quickly...especially on Friday and Saturday... More 

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Ate there New Years Eve, the cesar salad wasnjust right, the bread was just out of the oven and hot!! I had the shrimp and grits and they were very very good. Keisha is the server you want to have, she really knows how to anticipate your every need and she is so friendly and up beat!

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1 Thank lovinglakelife
Crestview, Florida
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Our dinner entrees were all wonderful. I was surprised that the regular Menu Prices were raised for New Year's Eve at a restaurant that doesn't serve alcohol or offer any special New Year's festivities. Two of us ordered the 12 oz. Ribeye which was tender, flavorful and cooked as ordered; the potatoes were creamy and the roasted brussel sprouts were... More 

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Thank pamelagay2015
Yuma, Arizona
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

If you have family in town visiting and want to wow them without driving far away, this place is your best bet in Crestview. The quality and atmosphere at the wild olive really doesn't have competition in town. Much of the food is locally sourced and fresh daily. The wait staff is knowledgable and attentive. They don't serve any alcoholic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 797 N Pearl St, Crestview, FL 32536-2715
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Crestview
  • Phone Number: +1 850-682-4455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?