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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Friday night Dinner

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!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
tampafoodcritic2015
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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Flagler Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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Palm Coast, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Lakeland, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW 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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La Selva Beach, California
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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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Awesome restaurant, tasty food and great service. The food was cooked just right and the dining atmosphere is quite enjoyable. Many locals enjoy eating here, so it has quite the reputation. Dining falls in the mid-range for pricing, but portions are adequate. The only downfall is that it is a great restaurant, so if you come during lunch or dinner... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant recently and for writing such a great review for us! We are pleased to hear that we have met your expectations...and our goals of serving great food and providing excellent service. Thanks for your comments on our wait times, as well. Our restaurant is quaint and seating is limited, as you said.... More 

Crestview, Florida
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is going to sound like a broken record as I have said this before, The Wild Olive is a great place to dine. They accommodated a party of nine for my surprise birthday celebration and Katie and the staff made it a wonderful evening. Great food served in a timely manner and excellent service made it a special night.... More 

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

Hi Ken, We really appreciate you coming to visit our restaurant. We are very glad that we could help make your birthday special. Come back and see us soon! More 

coral springs
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Crestview is a small military town that is geared towards that. Hidden inside of it is this quaint eatery with great food and atmosphere. I had a Veal dish that was perfect and another time a steak. Their sides and service are always rock solid. Whenever I am in the area I make sure to make a visit.

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Address: 797 N Pearl St, Crestview, FL 32536-2715
Phone Number: +1 850-682-4455
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Crestview
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean, Greek, Bistro

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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