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Wild Olive

2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
(843)737-4177
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Ranked #1 of 55 Restaurants in Johns Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $40
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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
Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I am already looking forward to returning to the Wild Olive! The food is more than amazing, you must experience this gem for yourself. Our server Melaine was awesome, she was part of the experience, with her wonderful suggestions and incredible personality, we just loved her. My son has autism, the kindness she showed him was just beautiful. We didn't... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite restaurant on our visit to Kiawah island. I highly recommend it. Cozy atmosphere, good bread. The bruschetta was amazing. The tomatoes were so fresh. We had the chicken parm and it was great. Our server was very attentive. All good. Will definitely return next time

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife and I average eating at Wild Olive (which is closer for us than traveling to downtown Charleston) at least twice each month. We have lots of out of town guests since we live at the beach, and they all want to eat at Wild Olive when they visit. The manager, Jason, is always friendly and knowledgeable and so... More

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I traveled to Kiawah for our baby moon and wanted to enjoy some local restaurants. I found Wild Olive on Tripadvisor and made or reservation on Open Table. WOW! We had no idea what half the pastas were because we are used to chain Italian "spaghetti, penne, fettuccine" and this was far from chain!!! The homemade pasta... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I had never been to Charleston and didn't know where to go for dinner so we found this place on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. The food was amazing, probably the best steak I've ever had. We will definitely be back!

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Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was our second visit to Wild Olive, and we were as impressed this time as we were previously. They had our table ready when our reservation time arrived, we were seated promptly and Gina provided very good details about the specials of the day and answered all of our questions clearly. We decided to do a couple appetizers and... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wild Olive is a favorite of ours for special events. Our most recently was my wife's birthday celebration. Great Italian food. Great service. Have a reservation. A little easy to miss it and drive by if you do not know where it is.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant is a great casual place near Kiawah and Charleston. We have dined there several times and never had a bad meal. Service is prompt and so is seating with a reservation.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The chefs are good at what they do in delivering great food at fair prices. The noise level is acceptable. I wouldn't recommend their special bottle of wine nights for $19 since the list is limited and not the best. Great service and you won't be disappointed.

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Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While staying in Kiawah Island, my wife and I decided to head about 15 miles north to the Wild Orchid. We had made a reservation via Open Table and arrived about 35 minutes early. We were immediately shown to a table despite many diners waiting - probably due to the reservation we made. Lively crowd and we happened in on... More

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