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Olive or Twist

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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: (formerly Decades Restaurant)

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  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good dinner, fresh ingredients; service a bit slow

I enjoyed the fish tacos, my husband the local trout and squash souffle. We were there on a Monday night with only one large party of about 10 and one other booth occupied. There was only 1 waitress, so she was quite busy with the large party. I'm not sure why the food took so long. I'd like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
ejwo321
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near Philadelphia, PA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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near Philadelphia, PA
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the fish tacos, my husband the local trout and squash souffle. We were there on a Monday night with only one large party of about 10 and one other booth occupied. There was only 1 waitress, so she was quite busy with the large party. I'm not sure why the food took so long. I'd like to think... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We happened upon this wonderful place by accident on a rainy night. Great food and music. Nice, clean restaurant. Friendly staff. Different music group each evening.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My partner and I had dinner at Oliver or Twist this week. It was quiet for a Saturday night, but the live band, 42th street, was amazing and played the Jazz classics with beautiful vocals. Many couples were dancing, so that got us up also ! The food was fine with a reasonably priced bottle of red.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Olive or Twist is locally known as a place to go for great local entertainment (we especially enjoy the 42nd Street Jazz Band on Saturday nights). Many go there to dance, which is enjoyable to watch or get out on the dance floor ourselves. On the occasion that we've eaten there, the food is delicious, well presented, and medium priced.... More 

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This restaurant came as a Trip Advisor recommendation, so perhaps we expected too much. The atmosphere was comfortable, and the food was average. The "crabcakes" were scant, and really more like crab patties, about the thickness of a potatoe pancake. There was a great little jazz band playing, which was probably the saving grace of our visit. The service was... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Surprisingly tasty menu items (even the seafood), great live music and always a good dance crowd. My only criticism is that it is always smolderingly hot in the summer. They have a huge air duct system, but it is NEVER on. At best, the fans are running.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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
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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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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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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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?