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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Wasn't sure of this place but my daughter took me there and it was as fabulous as she had said.

Wait staff was friendly and efficient, food was excellent and we go back every once in a while. Wish they would offer cooking classes and baking classes as their desserts are to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Donna M
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Crestview, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Crestview, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wait staff was friendly and efficient, food was excellent and we go back every once in a while. Wish they would offer cooking classes and baking classes as their desserts are to die for.

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Crestview, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Wild Olive is locally owned and operated and very popular with the locals. Reservations are accepted and just about necessary to prevent a long wait. Seafood and steaks are featured as well as their marvelous made-in-the-house deserts. We dine there quite often and have never had a meal less than spectacular. The wait staff strives to please no matter... More 

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

Hi, Thank you so much for having dinner at the Wild Olive and thank you for the kind review. If you haven't tried us out for breakfast, come give it a shot. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Crestview, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Overall great dining experience! Service is great, but slow.. I think they need more help, and a bigger place!!

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

Thank you for eating at our restaurant! We are glad that you did indeed have a great dining experience. We strive for great service as well as great food. We are very sorry that the service was slow for your visit here. Thank you for your honest review and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our Dinner Friday night , I had Chicken Parm and my wife had Shrimp and grits both were excellent. Dessert was Red Velvet cake that we shared. Brought our own wine and enjoyed with No corkage Fee. Would recommend highly!!!

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

Thank you for coming in and thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Flagler Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

After driving all day from Houston I thought my son and I would just stop for fast food but saw The Wild Olive on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. I never expected a perfectly prepared pork chop presented with a Gouda grit cake that was so tasty along with asparagus. My son enjoyed jalapeño poppers and... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by on your road trip! If you are passing back through Crestview you can stop and grab a bottle of wine and bring it with you if you would like. Please stop back by if you are in the area! More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I found this place on TripAdvisor, and the reviews convinced me to go "off the beaten path" to stop here. It was well worth the effort! This place is really a jewel in the area - the service is very friendly, the food is great and the restaurant looks like it is an old home! Very cozy! The menu is... More 

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

We are glad you trusted TripAdvisor on this one. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We take pride in our menu but we really love giving our guest good service and a great atmosphere. That is what we want when we go to any restaurant! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Excellent ! Our first visit to this restaurant. It was delicious! The decor and the service was awesome ! It was the some of the best Calamari and Shrimp and Grits I have had in a very long time! The red velvet cheesecake was so good. This restaurant allows you to bring your own wine and there is no corkage... More 

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

Thanks for coming in and trying out the Wild Olive. We are very glad that you had such a great time here and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Lakeland, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent fare and wait staff. Food had very good presentation, flavor and very adequate serving size. Wait staff was helpful and ready to accommodate whatever request we had. The prices were high but very well worthy the money. We will return there when we go back in a month or two!

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

Thanks for coming in! We enjoy providing our customers with fresh and local ingredients and we are proud that we have been given the opportunity and support to do this. We look forward to seeing you when you pass through again! More 

La Selva Beach, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a wonderful meal during a stopover in Crestview. Worth a drive if around the area! The food was fresh, tasty and creative! The desserts were amazing. Bring your own wine, as they do not serve alcohol.

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

Thank you for stopping by our restaurant. It makes us happy to know that people have had a great time, a great dinner, and great service at the Wild Olive. We hope that you will stop by next time you are in the area! More 

Okahumpka, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This restaurant is a rarity in that it does not serve alcoholic beverages. It depends only on the quality of their cuisine, which is fabulous. The Shrimp and Grits were really smooth and tasty as was the Down South Burger with bacon wrapped jalapenos, gouda cheese,and chipotle bbq sauce. The flavors were magnificent. They have wine glasses for those who... More 

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

Thank you for stopping by for dinner! We are glad you got to try some of the items on our new Summer menu. Next time, you are more than welcome to bring in your own bottle of wine to enjoy with your dinner. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! 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: French, American, Mediterranean, Greek, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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