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Olive, An Urban Dive

416 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
+1 937-222-3483
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Ranked #1 of 681 restaurants in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Vegan, Eclectic, Organic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: we're located in the old Wympee diner at the corner of third and wayne in downtown Dayton, Ohio! the outside looks the same and even has the original signage as built in 1938!!! the inside is reminiscent of a chicago bistro and we have a patio! we take reservations and walk-ins, but there are only 28 seats inside, so calling ahead is a great idea! 937.222.DIVE (3483). we don't have diet sodas, but you can bring your own! we have over 70 local farmers on speed dial and our own garden and added a farm and bee hive this year!! come visit our little dive!! our motto: local over import, labor over convenience and service over everything else. we chase chickens, when we say free range.... we mean it. your locally sourced, mediterranean, american restaurant in the old wympee diner, downtown, dayton! we're gluten free, vegan, paleo & allergy friendly, but we've also got great grass fed beef and burgers!!!
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92% Recommend
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English first
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Meet some business friends for lunch. Did not realized that Olive closed at 3pm for lunch. We arrived at 2:35pm. Service was good but food left something to be desired. Think because we were so late arriving we received the left over food. Do not ever go that close to cut off time for lunch. Food not very fresh. I... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Needed a light bite while traveling to Nashville. Stopped to get take out sandwich to share. Hubby and I fought for last bite. We had a Tuscan grilled cheese. Fresh ingredients, flavorful, creative. May stop back on the way home! Ciabatta, fresh mozzarella, tomato, pancetta, pesto, balsamic bliss !

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St. Louis, MO, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went there on a Saturday morning. They aren't open until 10:00 on Saturdays, and only for brunch. We really just wanted some breakfast food, but this place was in walking distance from our hotel. The food was very good, my wife had the frittata, with yogurt and honey. She cleaned her plate totally. I had the special that was... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Fun place! In an old hamburger stand ....great local produce,organic fruits and veggies! Wonderful combinations and terrific veggie meals!

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have driven by Olive, An Urban Dive countless times in the years that they have been open and never noticed that it wasn't actually an old Wympee's. Today my wife somehow found out that it was something much more and suggested we try it. Since it was a Saturday morning shortly after 10 AM we just... More

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New Bremen, Ohio
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I was really looking forward to Olive. It is really small (around 30 seats?) and I can see why reservations are recommended. I ate lunch with my wife and 2 year old daughter...it was a 5 minute drive from Dayton Childrens Hospital. The staff was great! I couldn't ask for friendlier people. I also appreciate what they stand for in... More

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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I went to this small restaurant in downtown Dayton. The building was the site of an old hamburger place. The owner specializes in organic and many vegetarian meals. I had a wonderful homemade half pizza - chicken salad and veggies on dough made from chick peas. My wife had a delicious ginger carrot soup and vegetarian dish.... More

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Usually when I review here it's a restaurant I've visited for the first time. Olive, on the other hand, required a couple of tries--I didn't feel I "had it" after only one. So here's the conclusion. Pardon me while I indulge in a brief rant to sstart: ICE CREAM!!! the best EVER!!! Thank you; I now resume my usual reserved... More

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Kettering, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you want something different for a change, Olive is the place for you. Their menu does has many new options - and healthy to boot - that you won't see anywhere else. I had a fish entrée and though a bit nervous about the ingredients you don't see everyday; but it did not disappoint in the least. It was... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I was driving downtown Dayton one day and saw the old diner, Wympee and just had to stop in. I was expecting a classic diner cooking hamburgers on a flat top grill, but that was not what the place was at all! I was a bit let down at first, but Olive, An Urban Dive, turned out to be a... More

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