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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 - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 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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Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

If you are planning on dining at Wild Olive and it is raining or there has been rain, please be sure to wear old shoes. There were so many puddles in the parking lot, you certainly had to decide how best to get to the front entrance ramp. Once inside and seated, there was so much noise that it made... More 

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Washington DC
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167 reviews 167 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My family went to Wild Olive for our last dinner in South Carolina. We saw how highly it was rated on TripAdvisor and knew we needed to try it, and boy are we glad we did! To start, my mom ordered the bruschetta, my dad and I split the warm olives and the bruschetta, and my brother had the caesar... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant on Johns Island. Wonderful food and friendly service. Great place to slip in as a couple if you are willing to sit a the bar or community table. If you have a group or you are coming in from out of town plan ahead (weeks) to get a reservation.. it's worth the effort. Intimate and... More 

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Charleston, SC
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited this restaurant over the holidays on a gift certificate from our thoughtful kids. The food was out of this world and the atmosphere very inviting. Our reservation was honored immediately upon arrival and our server was pleasant and knowledgeable.We definitely will be back. Hopefully by then the owners will address the condition of the driveway and parking lot,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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478 reviews 478 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was looking for a nice place to have dinner on December 31st and I was impressed they accepted reservation at 10 PM. Great. Location is a bit remote; a 20 minutes drive from Charleston but worth it for sure. Great atmosphere, good music, not extremely loud, cute decorations. Food, amazing! Chicken parmiggiana, veal, pasta, salads, all were delicious. Try... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The reason for any restaurant is food, and the reason that the food at Wild Olive is fantastic is the super talented Chef Bradley Grozis. Now that former head chef Jacques Larson has moved on to The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island, Chef Grozis, with his magical creation and control of flavors, has come into his own. We are long... More 

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Rhode Island
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260 reviews 260 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The outside if fun (a chandelier hanging from a tree in the drive way). The menu alone is enough to confuse you and the along come a most attentive and knowledgeable server to confuse you with the daily specials. There were four of us, two tried the "standard" offerings, and two tried the specials. No one was disappointed, no one... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Put this restaurant on your itinerary with a guarantee that you will leave more than satisfied. We are Charleston area residents and have dined at most of the restaurants in the area plus many others elsewhere. Superb meals at The Wild Olive have placed it at the top of our list for both food and service. A varied menu of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Much of the produce & fish/seafood is locally sourced. Authentic Italian cuisine with fair pricing. Started with Gnocchi that had braised ribs on top...fabulous. The table also shared bruschetta, calamari & warm olives with roasted garlic cloves. Entrees were good size & well seasoned. Try the gelato for dessert!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went here for the first time on the recommendation of a friend and can't wait to go back! The handmade pasta and the house made marinara was fantastic. I highly recommend starting with the calamari. The house red was a great Chianti and it was only $5/ glass! Vanessa, our server, was superb and made the evening even better. Do... 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 0 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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