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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, Reservations, Takeout
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Amazing

The food was amazing! As was the staff and atmosphere! Yummy!! Shrimp and grits stole the show for me and the bread... I couldn't stop eating!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
AwesomenSavvy
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was amazing! As was the staff and atmosphere! Yummy!! Shrimp and grits stole the show for me and the bread... I couldn't stop eating!

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Venice, FL
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

For a small town this is a special place. Exceptional food, service, and value! We came late on a Saturday night and the place was still full - couples, families, and large parties -most locals, it seemed. The atmosphere is not exceptional, except that we could talk to one another despite the crowd and there was a garden of greens... More 

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New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We love the Wild Olive, it's the BEST place to go in Crestview for a date night dinner. LOVE the bacon wrapped jalapenos!! Breakfast is awesome as well. We always get the biscuits and gravy! It is the best we have ever had! Service is always fantastic!

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Crestview, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We decided to give my wife a "wild" birthday celebration. Started with a delicious breakfast with part of the family and concluded with a fantastic dinner with more family. Food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. Crestview needs more restaurants like the Wild Olive.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here was delicious with portions that were just right. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Well worth the visit.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very busy little place with good food and service. The desserts are delicious however we had to get them to go due to large portion size of food. Can get a little noisy for business but the food was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I choose this place every time we want a beautiful meal with multiple courses, none of which disappoint. At first, I was put off by the fact that they don't pair wine with their amazing, upscale cuisine. But, that actually ADDS to the charm! I can bring a wine that I know is good and spend even... More 

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

Hi Kristyn, Thank you for continuing to come back to our restaurant. We know it gets a little crammed in there sometimes but now that it is nice outside you can come and enjoy our patio seating! Please come back to see us again soon. More 

Naples
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a delight to find the Wild Olive while staying in Crestview! The Wild Olive is in an old house with an eclectic and cozy ambiance. We usually dine out three times per week and are particular about the freshness and flavor of ingredients. The menu offered a good variety of steaks, seafood and chicken entrees. The salads were crisp... More 

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

Thank you for coming in to eat at The Wild Olive. We appreciate your kind and thoughtful words about our food and our service. We strive to have great fresh food and kind, helpful servers. We look forward to seeing you and your husband soon! More 

Crestview, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think the best thing about this restaurant is that it give Crestview residents another place to eat that is not fast food and not a chain restaurant. The couple of times I have eaten here it found it pricey and the food good, but nothing spectacular. Rather crowded for seating and the service was rushed rather than southern friendly.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant recently. I am sorry that you were not completely satisfied with our food and service when you were here. We always strive to give our guests exceptional food and service, and we evidently did not fulfill that goal with you. I am truly sorry. We do get extremely busy at times and it can... More 

Crestview, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Wild Olive is arguably the best restaurant in Crestview for a “nice” meal. A small, but varied, menu including steaks, seafood, and Italian. I tend to get chicken parm or a steak most visits. They typically offer a couple of specials each night and the desserts are excellent. Overall, good food with a nice presentation and ambiance of a... More 

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

Thank you for recently visiting our restaurant, and for your kind comments. As you pointed out, we do not sell alcoholic beverages, but you can bring your own wine or beer. As far as our service being "good", we strive to provide excellent service. Evidently, we did not measure up in our service when you visited. We have considered your... 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: American, Mediterranean, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?