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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 68
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
So good, we made reservations for the next night mid-way thru dinner!

Wild Olive has good food. Okay, great food! We loved the atmosphere, the service, the food! We truly made reservations for the next night before we had finished our first meal. I highly suggest you have reservations! We enjoyed the Angotti with orange braised duck, ricotta, etc. etc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Knoxville, TN
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Knoxville, TN
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wild Olive has good food. Okay, great food! We loved the atmosphere, the service, the food! We truly made reservations for the next night before we had finished our first meal. I highly suggest you have reservations! We enjoyed the Angotti with orange braised duck, ricotta, etc. etc. Excellent! Over the 2 evenings, we enjoyed chicken parmesean, brIsed short ribs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We always love to dine at Wild Olive on John's Island! The wine list is always great along with the service. The entrée options is also excellent. You also can never go wrong with any dessert options!

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Middletown, Maryland, United States
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our experience at Wild Olive was great from start to finish. Definitely need to make reservations and can do easily with open table. Great decor, very authentic atmosphere. Our server was prompt and attentive, and everyone we encountered was friendly and professional. We ordered the risotto fritter app and it was fantastic. Very flavorful but not too filling. The bread... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have been coming to Wild Olive at least once annually since it opened. We've never had a bad meal and the service is always outstanding. I enthusiastically recommend this place; you will not be disappointed.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have always had a good time at Wild Olive, but after a very disappointing meal (due to service) at Fat Hen last night, we were feeling gun shy. Not to worry. What a different dining experience! The food was superb (order the scallops!), our server excellent, and the vibe was relaxed and friendly. Five of us voted Wild Olive... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband, 4 year old daughter, and I ate at Wild Olive last night, and it was excellent! We've been coming to Kiawah for several years now for an annual beach trip, but didn't know about this restaurant until a friend recommended it. We will definitely make a Wild Olive visit an annual occasion now too! We loved both the... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We met friends there for dinner and were glad we had reservations. There was a good crown, and we were seated immediately on arrival. The wine selection was good and the food well prepared with an Italian flavor. We will definitely go back to this place.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Worth the hour drive. We try to plan our traveling by being able to stop here. Amazing food , with a seasonal menu.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I love this restaurant only open for dinner arrive early, reservations, might be good, but most times you can get in if you dine early. The locals eat here, and enjoy happy hour as well, it is a small restaurant, clean great ambiance, and the food is to die for... Dine in or look on line and pick up, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We always make sure to have dinner at the Wild Olive at least one night while staying on nearby Kiawah Island. This place has consistently great food & service! Order the Warm Olives for the table to share while you sample the fresh baked Italian Bread dipped in Olive Oil. Many pasta dishes are offered in two sizes, giving you... More 

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Additional Information about Wild Olive

Address: 2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: (843)737-4177
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Johns Island
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
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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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 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups

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

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