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Wild Olive

2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
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Ranked #1 of 54 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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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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659 reviews 659 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The was our second visit. We booked via OpenTable and once seated in our requested quite and off to the side seats we were greeted by Ray, out waiter for the evening in his musically booming voice and expressive features, navigated us through the menu and specials of the day. He made spot on recommendations on appetizers, entrees and wine... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We were given a gift certificate for the Wild Olive so we figured we had nothing to lose by checking it out, I wish we would have checked it out earlier because it was outstanding! Our waitress suggested the seafood so we gave it a try and were very impressed. We have returned several times and have yet to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite Charleston restaurants! Every bite is delicious...And be sure to save room for desert!!! Chocolate-pistachio yumminess!

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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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