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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: 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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English first
Crestview, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
520 helpful votes 520 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Reviewer
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
144 reviews 144 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

Daphne, Alabama
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

the whole family recently dined here. The crab ackes and stuffed jalapenos were ordered as apps. Teh crab cakes were excellent. The jalapenos were just ok with me, but the family really enjoyed them. The salads could have used more topping, but they were good. The entrees were superb. three of us had the snapper special with cheese grits and... More

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

Thanks to you and your family for dining at our restaurant recently. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our goal is always to give our guest the best food and service possible. We make our appetizers from scratch daily, and are glad that you enjoyed the crab cakes and bacon wrapped jalapenos. They are two... More

Crestview, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our first visit was a huge success. Promptly seated in a pleasantly decorated atmosphere, Stephen greeted us with a smile and and quickly guided us through possible menu options. Within just a few moments of ordering our salad and seafood gumbo was delivered. The salad was fresh and crisp and the gumbo was savory. The rest of the meal that... More

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We find this place in TripAdvisor... The food is really good and I love the atmosphere ... I order the fettuccine Roxanne was yummy... and don't skip dessert they have an awesome variety of them... we have the raspberry cheesecake. ..

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