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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 79 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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Crestview, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good food. Most upscale restaurant in Crestview--not too fancy but always full. Had a great steak, and the the wife enjoyed her meal too.

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United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm actually surprised that I haven't heard this mentioned in previous reviews, but this restaurant is not entirely child friendly. They tend to always shift families with children to the far back room and on occasion will close the double doors to that room to keep the sound in. Having said that, sound travels in the main restaurant and it's... More

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

Thank you for your recent visit to the Wild Olive, and for your kind remarks regarding our great food and service. We strive to seat our guests wherever they would like (as much as possible), so that the experience for them and of all of our other guest is enjoyable. We do not intentionally seat parties with small children in... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food here is great! I've never had a bad dish here. The service has been good for most of my visits. The only thing I don't care for is the it tends to get very noisy because of the set up.

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Destin, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Having a short wait for lunch was a good sign that the meal would be good. Once seated, the food came quickly and was very enjoyable. Friendly service and nice decor.

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Valdosta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were in Crestview for our Grandson's Graduation and the Family voted to go to The Wild Olive. It was nice, friendly, the food was good and the price was good. My Grandson is going to College and wants to be a Chef. They allowed him to go into the kitchen and observe and also to ask questions. We all... More

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

Thanks to you and your family for visiting our restaurant recently. We are happy that your experience was a great one! We always strive to provide the highest quality food and service. We wish your grandson the best in all of his efforts to become a chef and succeed in the food service industry. Thanks again, and we hope to... More

Weston, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is probably the best restaurant in Crestview - or so I was told by many locals, so I gave it a try. The food was good (I had the snapper special), although my buddy said his ribeye was a bit too salty for his taste. Nice atmosphere, and the deserts are very good. If this was in a major... More

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant recently. We always strive to provide the highest quality food and service, and are happy that you were pleased with us. We hope that you will stop back in the next time that you are traveling to (or through) Crestview. Thanks again.. More

Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The steak was way to salty. The sides were ok and the jalapeño wrapped in bacon was the highlight. The service was polite but it took a very long time to get our food. Having said that, Crestview doesn't really have much in local fare to eat. This was the best experience we had in the town so at least... More

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant recently. We always strive to provide the highest quality food and service, and wish that you would have been more pleased with us. I wish that you would have found our service and the quality of your food perfect. On week-ends, we often get extremely busy and suggest reservations so that we can get... More

Crestview, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This by far is one of the best places to eat in Crestview. Seating is limited so you may have to wait a few minutes unless you get lucky. Everything is always fresh and their menu is not 10 pages of garbage dishes, it is well thought out. My favorite is the shrimp and grits..yum!

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and taking the time to write such a great review for us. Our goal is to always give you the best food and service possible....every time that you visit us. We look forward to serving you again soon. More

Crestview, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I found the Wild Olive on a rainy day and the place was packed. My to-go order for Pasta Roxanne was taken quickly and I sat back to watch the operations flow. The front entry is a comfortable place to wait and everyone waiting to be seated said the food was worth the wait. And it was worth it. I... 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 happy that your experience was a great one! We always strive to provide the highest quality food and service. We hope that you will come back and visit us very soon. Our full lunch and dinner menus are available online on our website. Thanks again... More

Lakeland, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Cute little bistro type restaurant tucked away in Crestview. Nice respite after long driving day. Had a very pleasant meal on the porch. Good food; good service. Called ahead and found out they do not have a liquor license but you can bring your own bottle. They provided wine glasses, opener and chiller. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone... More

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