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Wild Olive

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2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455 (Maybank Hwy & River Road)
(843)737-4177
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bringing a hint of rustic Italy to Johns Island, Wild Olive focuses on...
Bringing a hint of rustic Italy to Johns Island, Wild Olive focuses on simple and comforting Italian fare with ingredients sourced from the Lowcountry’s choice farmers and growers.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 198
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Italian at a Reasonable Price

We had dinner here last Saturday night. We would put the food at the top of Italian cuisine in the Charleston area, certainly competitive with Indaco, but at 1/2 the price. We particularly enjoyed the pasta dishes, as the homemade noodles were expertly prepared. We also appreciated the selection of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Jeff F
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here last Saturday night. We would put the food at the top of Italian cuisine in the Charleston area, certainly competitive with Indaco, but at 1/2 the price. We particularly enjoyed the pasta dishes, as the homemade noodles were expertly prepared. We also appreciated the selection of draft beers, particularly a Wisconsin coffee stout. Also, the inclusion... More 

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Cashiers
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Friends in Cashiers, NC insisted we do Wild Olive "one of our favorite places!" Thursday night and they were packed really putting the stress on a kitchen and wait staff. Kudos to the entire wait staff but especially to Alex who exceeded our every need and wish. Lots of specials to go along with a broad menu selection. We split... More 

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Cincinnati
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226 reviews 226 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We've been hearing from our friends that Wild Olive is the best! They are right! Wow! The food is excellent. Beautifully crafted. Our server Veronica was an obvious Foodie who guided us thru the menu splendidly. The warm olives are wonderful and the portion was great. Served in a little crock with a flame below to keep them warm. Best... More 

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Seabrook Island, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have just moved to Seabrook Island and are in the process of finding our new best places. Wild Olive certainly fits the bill for us. The night we visited with friends we found the service exceptional and the menu varied and robust. The portions are huge and you could share if you like. We will be back!

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South Carolina
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165 reviews 165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

In looking over the menu online, we decided to give Wild Olive a try. The pasta dishes sounded unique...and not the "run-of-the-mill" Italian fare. The restaurant is tucked in among live oaks on Johns Island, a 15 minute drive from town, but oh so worth it. The atmosphere and decor inside was perfect for a cozy, relaxing night! Our server... More 

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Charleston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Checks in every box! From the space, to the ambience, and most importantly, service and FOOD! this place never gets old. I've gone twice in the past 3 weeks. Staff were very knowledgeable about the menu & the food was amazing! I can't wait to try everything on the menu. A great spot for dates and girls night out.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Continually this restaurant exceeds all expectations in dining out. Have been here many times over the years it has been in operation. Because of the experiences I've had here, I can actually remember each time I've been there. Their GEM in the operation is a server named Marco. He has been with them for a long, long time. His attention... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Try lamb for dinner? How about in lasagne? I love Italian, and I tried this dish. It had a flare and a flavor I found unique. Give it a try if you like adventure.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The menu is diverse and full of many mouthwatering choices... it was not an easy decision. The soup special of the night had a melodic name (which escapes me) but I'd describe as French Onion Mushroom... excellent. My husband had the calamari and the penne with sausage, peppers and onions: they did not dissappoint. I had the ngnolotti stuffed with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Seated immediately on a busy night promptly served by a very articulate waitress and enjoyed the best meal in 4 years of dining out together. We are not owners and do not know anyone that works there just an honest review it's golden

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
    (Maybank Hwy & River Road)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: (843)737-4177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Bringing a hint of rustic Italy to Johns Island, Wild Olive focuses on simple and comforting Italian fare with ingredients sourced from the Lowcountry’s choice farmers and growers.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wild Olive staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?