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Olive or Twist

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Downtown Asheville
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81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 (Woodfin)
828-254-0555
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: (formerly Decades Restaurant)

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  • 70
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 16
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Strap on Your Dancing Shoes!

This is one hoppin' joint! The live music is amazing in Asheville, and this is one of my favorite venues. The sound is great, and the dance floor is big. And make no mistake, there will be plenty of people dancing. They even have dance instructors in early if you want to refine your steps before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Tracey R
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Sevierville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Sevierville, Tennessee
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is one hoppin' joint! The live music is amazing in Asheville, and this is one of my favorite venues. The sound is great, and the dance floor is big. And make no mistake, there will be plenty of people dancing. They even have dance instructors in early if you want to refine your steps before the real deal starts.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Cool bar and cooler live music. Full bar with great cocktails. Night club atmosphere with dance floor at affordable prices. Food very good

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a delightful and delicious lunch here. The burger was so good with a scrumptious bun and the homemade French fries were yummy! Brandy was so sweet to us and added to a really lovely time. We will be back!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went there for dinner last weekend on a girls trip. 13 of us, made reservations. Place was almost empty. Took at least an hour to get our appetizers. Asked for bread and was told to wait for our appetizers and see if we still wanted bread. Food was mediocre. Service just as bad! Then, we had 20% gratuity added on... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The beer was good, bartender let us try several. And we ordered more. The conversation and atmosphere were good too. Wish we were in town for the band on Tuesday

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This restaurant allowed me to make a reservation for 12 for dinner on a Friday night; separate checks--so that was good. The food was adequate; lots of choices - typical bar food and everyone had enough to eat. Music was good - so overall a good place to gather.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Centrally located in down town Asheville, my wife had the chicken pasta and I had the Mahi Mahi. Very large Martini selection but was a little pricey in my opinion.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Worst service ever waitress kept leaving to go outside....hmmmm. Food just ok. Wouldn't bother going there again......

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Asheville, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have eaten at Olive or Twist several times. They offer decent pub food but it certainly isn't outstanding. The secret is ... they have dancing with a live band several times a week! Dozens of locals come to swing/contra/trot/and disco and it is a lot of fun! They probably should call this place a "club" more than a "restaurant",... More 

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Arden, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Over 30 min to get a menu at the table and a beer. Another 30+ to get my burger. Served wrong beer. I sipped the beer, realized it was the wrong one, and the waiter then tried to give it to the person who ordered it. EEEW! My food was passed from the server down the line and on to... More 

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Additional Information about Olive or Twist

Address: 81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-254-0555
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801
    (Woodfin)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

Description

(formerly Decades Restaurant)
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?