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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: Mediterranean, Bistro
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
Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Best restaurant in Crestview. Food is excellent, prices are reasonable, and they never frown when we show up with our baby. The service is wonderful.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Wild Olive is one of the best resturants I've been ever eaten at. The food is fresh and delicious. The seafood gumbo is better than any I've had in New Orleans. The service was superb. There desserts are to die for. The Red Velvet cheese cake and Carrot Cake are a must. Shrimp and grits, spaghetti and meat balls... More

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Northwest Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Having resided in Crestview for a number of years, I am very happy to have a place where one can enjoy a lovely dining experience. I have dined here on several occasions and was delighted today with good food and excellent service. The chicken salad sandwich was perfect with a glass of tea; but wait, I have to talk about... More

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Crestview, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having recently moved to the area, I had heard that this was an excellent place to have a meal. I had heard numerous good things about it and decided to give it a try...not once but on two different occasions. Upon entering the restaurant, I was immediately impressed with the decor and atmosphere. It is a small restaurant, however they... More

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant recently, and welcome to Crestview, We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service and we evidently let you down. Oftentimes, it is hard to predict how busy we might be and we do sometimes get caught a little short-staffed, so we apologize that you... More

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
532 helpful votes 532 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

After having eaten here several times, I have mixed feelings about The Wild Olive. The food ranges from average to excellent, and the service varies between negligent to attentive. Most recently, I ordered a burger cooked "medium" which arrived way overcooked, even for "well", and the server did not come back and check on us until towards the end of... More

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant recently. We are disappointed that your last visit was not what you expected or deserved. Our goal is to always provide the most excellent food and service to you, and we let you down, I apologize for that. We do thank you for visiting our restaurant several times. We ask that you will try... More

Crestview, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Mike_McDuffie, Owner at The Wild Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant recently. We are pleased that you had a great time. I do apologize that you felt rushed, as it is never our intention to do that, even on a busy Friday night. Perhaps, in the busyness of the night and in an effort to provide you with great service, our server just moved things... More

J
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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
146 reviews 146 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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

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