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Wild Olive

2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
(843)737-4177
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Ranked #1 of 54 restaurants in Johns Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Maybank Hwy & River Road
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.
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English first
Maryland,USA
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The restaurant location made it perfect for when staying at the beach. The decor is a modern rustic Italian mixture but it works. Staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was the best we experienced in Charleston. The soup of the day, Parmesan mushroom was a gem. My mains veal scallopinie was pretty close to perfect. We will be... More

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Saar, Bahrain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent meal - it was a Friday night and busy. We've been several times and always had a good meal in fact the food is great but be mindful on the weekends, noise can be a distraction. It was hard to hear just at the table.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wild Olive is one of those restaurants where you don't have to feel stressed. Everything is very flavorful and nicely balanced. Even a common dish like bruschetta is extra-flavorful. My short ribs had just the right crusty edges and the other parts of the dish were just right. It is a busy place and noisy but not to a painful... More

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Charleston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Overall a wonderful place! I enjoyed the baked potato with truffles. It was a bit noisy, but the Mojitos helped!

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We decided to drive to Wild Olive onJohns Island one evening and were so glad we did! It isn't more than 20 minutes from the historic center and a nice change from low country dining. We shared the charred octopus appetizer- fantastically tender and plated with potatoes and pancetta. We ate every bit! My husband ordered the short ribs while... More

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Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My Husband and I decided on an Impromptu trip to the Charleston area. We didn't want to go into Downtown Charleston, to find parking etc. We looked on trip advisor, and easily picked out Wild Olive. What a scenic drive to the island, the sun beginning to set. We made our way to the restaurant to find the setting very... More

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Purcellville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat out and we came across this place. Shocked by its popularity! By the time we got there they were only taking reservations except for the pub area so we sat there. Dinner was very good. Try the Warm Olive appetizer because it was delicious. A recommendation is to definetly make reservations.

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Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Those of us who live in Charleston, SC are blessed with many good places to eat. We are also blessed with several places that are GREAT. Wild Olive is among those great places. The use of local food products adds to our loyalty, preparation to international standards keeps us returning. The menu is consistant, and yummy from beginning to end.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was our third visit to Wild Olive. It is consistent in the quality if it's presentations. The menu does change and local food suppliers are well represented. For appetizers try the grilled octopus, the fried risotto, and the calamari. Main courses of home squash sometimes beet ravioli are great. The grilled swordfish in a bouillabaisse type setting is very... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant! From the risottoe italian sausage fritters to the amazing bolognese pasta to the dessert....and beyond. Everything is fresh, delectable and so so yummy! I have to go here everytime in Charleston, which is almost every month. Don't miss out on a fantastic meal here!

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