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Olive, An Urban Dive

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Organic, Mediterranean, Hamburgers, Eclectic, Vegan
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416 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
+1 937-222-3483
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: we're located in the old Wympee diner at the corner of third and wayne in...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Best in Dayton!

This place exceeded my high expectations in many ways! The friendly atmosphere is comfortable and inviting with urban decor to match name. The menu has an exceptional variety of delicious and unique options that will appeal to all tastes. The tuna taco special was amazing with an indescribable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
jpbelloh
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place exceeded my high expectations in many ways! The friendly atmosphere is comfortable and inviting with urban decor to match name. The menu has an exceptional variety of delicious and unique options that will appeal to all tastes. The tuna taco special was amazing with an indescribable yummy taste! Of course you must finish with the best in the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Congratulations to Olive on achieving one of the very best sanitation inspection ratings in Montgomery County in 2014, as reported by the Dayton Daily News. Well done!

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Honomu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This treasure has been around for a few years, but still remains largely undiscovered. The menu has something for everyone (meat-eaters and vegans alike) made from local and fresh ingredients by a kitchen that knows what it means to bring out the best from each ingredient. Tried the daily special: beef brisket, green beans!, provolone, a whole grain honey mustard... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I ordered the Tuscan grill cheese to go for lunch; it comes with a side of house salad and a cup of soup. The house salad was fresh with so many types of greens and homemade herb dressing. So delicious! I got the soup of the day which was sausage with mushroom and it was so yummy! On to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Service is fantastic- everyone is friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The food is something out of a dream. If you're looking for eclectic options, Olive is the place for you. Their selection is great and I've never been disappointed by any of their meals. Plus, I love that everything is locally grown and made as well as served in season. Olive... More 

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ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

eclectic, new dish every night. if you love creativity, and healthy choices, and spectacular food at good prices...and bringing in your own wine or beer, you have found the best in the midwest. Always call for reservations, because it is always busy....there is a reason for that!

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My gluten-free friend almost cried when she saw that there were so many *choices* that fit her diet. As an omnivore I was also able to find all sorts of delicious food here. Everything is customizable. This adorable little restaurant inhabits the former Wympee Burger hamburger stand on 3rd Street. It's a wonderful combination of cosmopolitan food and local, personal... More 

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This quaint little diner. What looks to be a hamburger shop.... is actually one of best restaurants in the Dayton area. They have an amazing selection of organic selections and vegan. Their daily menus are to die for. Every trip there I get something totally different. It's mind blowing ALWAYS. The staff is super helpful and nice too. I like... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant provides an excellent variety of dishes prepared with local and organic grown foods. Lunchtime is very busy so please get a reservation you will find the extra effort is worth the wonderful food. The waitstaff is accessible, kind and attentive. The ambience is fun in an old Wympee burger restaurant redecorated of course to some extent. Save room... More 

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Dayton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

..You wont be able to tell by the taste that its healthy. This resteraunt is proof you can still eat healthy and have it taste great, too! The downside is you can feel lucky if you can find a place to park, and dont even think of eating there when you are in a hurry!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 416 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-222-3483

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 26
  • Cuisine: Organic, Mediterranean, Hamburgers, Eclectic, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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!!!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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