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2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
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Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Johns Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Summerville, SC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Be prepared to have a very enjoyable Italian dinner! The wine and bar selection is large and the warm olives at your table served warm is the best. Everything on their menu is fresh. The menu changes according to what is fresh and 1st quality. Parking is at the side and fills up quickly. Come early if possible.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had been told to try to Wild Olive on a visit, so finally did. First off, the service was excellent, that was not a disappointment. Always expect great bread at a top notch Italian restaurant, but was disappointed with bread. Very average...would never crave the bread! I am a calamari person and it was a disappointment, too much breading, kinda... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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252 reviews 252 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had dinner at the Wild Olive. Keep in mind that I am a Yankee that was raised on Italian food. First, the ingredients were all top notch. Prices are very fair. Service was excellent. We started out with two apps. Cod fritters and mushroom bisque were excellent. Entrees, Pappardelle Bolognese, excellent and right sized portion. Chicken Parmesan. The chicken... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I am a meat eater by nature, so if I order pasta instead, it must be great. Have been here many times; it is a great place for families or couples. Food has always been excellent and same with the service. Sometimes makes me sorry my child no longer attends school on John's Island, as I would drive right by... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Everything here is made in house including pastas and sausages.and it's all good. The calamari appetizer was exceptional. It was crispy and lightly fried with a garlic aloili. You didn't need to dip it in marinara sauce it was great with just aloili . The portion is large so it could be eaten as an entree. Ceaser salad was light... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visit Kiawah annually for a week's vacation and always make a visit to Wild Olive. For our most recent visit, we dined twice. The salads, entrees and dessert are all delicious. In particular, we love the homemade pasta and appreciate they offer two portion options. The homemade gelato and the tiramisu were wonderful. The service is great and we... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Should have made a reservation...lucky to get bar seating... Food was excellent...good ambience...loud when we were there...would definitely go back!...hard to find--needs flashing sign

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Charleston, SC
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was our second trip out to Wild Olive and once again it was amazing. Simple traditional Italian food done right. The Baked Penne is wonderful and my father would not stop raving about the steak(s) he ate. Fresh ingredients were in all the dishes and the wine list had something for everyone. My only complaint this time around was... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Delicious!!! Food and service was exceptional. Gluten Free options are plentiful. A must to return!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had the special pasta of the day, with gluten free pasta, and it was delicious. Our friends ordered their specialty red sauce and that too was super good. My husband and I shared the octopus starter course and it was very well done--octopus was very tender and perfectly cooked. A very nice place to stop for a week night dinner.... 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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