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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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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: (formerly Decades Restaurant)

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really nice staff!

Our bartender was really nice. We went in late night for drinks. They are not cheap, but the drinks are good. Everyone was having a great time dancing. the band is wonderful! We had a good time there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
MEGAN S
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KNOXVILLE
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Asheville, NC
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Eminence, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food was marginal at best and the service not much better. The place was overrun with people taking a dance class...couples right next to our table with a teacher yelling instructions...which was intrusive, annoying and destroyed any chance for conversation. I asked to speak to the manager but was told there was not one available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a fun time here with our bartender Jason. The owner came out and talked to us. Just friendly good people that work here. The food was awesome and Jason made the best Martini's. We will be back again next time we are in the area! Kim and Paul

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I am sure this place is great for drinks, but the food was terrible. My husband and I were supposed to eat at Ruth's Chris but they had a restaurant issue and so we had to have a plan b. My husband wanted steaks and when I searched on tripadvisor this restaurant came up and the reviews looked good. I... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My favorite place to dance in Asheville! (and there are many) This is a safe and friendly place for women to come alone. Lots of people to dance with. Crowd tends to be over 40 and the bands cater to the oldies. Yaaaaaaah! Large wooden dance floor --but if you want to eat or have a more quiet evenning, you... More 

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KNOXVILLE
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our bartender was really nice. We went in late night for drinks. They are not cheap, but the drinks are good. Everyone was having a great time dancing. the band is wonderful! We had a good time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I showed up for a meet up on Sunday evening at O&T and what a great time! We played games, ate great good, then had a free dance class with a great DJ and dancing afterwards. What a great way to wind down the weekend!

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Asheville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had a wonderful time! Great food and service and the band was awesome. Excited that there is a place in Asheville that accommodates all ages!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I get to the O/T at least once a week. The staff is always friendly and they hustle to serve as best they can. It's a tough job and I appreciate their effort. Favorite food: Heat Seeker Shrimp (the only place I can find it!) and Philly Cheese Sandwich. Consistently excellent! And the house chips and string onions are my... More 

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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?