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Olive, An Urban Dive

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Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Vegan, Eclectic, Organic
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416 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
+1 937-222-3483
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Worth a Try

This little place has popped up as a top Dayton dive on my radar, so we finally tried it. I had the hamburger, and my partner had the meatloaf sandwich. Both came with crispy homemade potato chips. The sandwiches are on the small side. The cheese on my burger was American, and wasn't melted as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jake S
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Springfield, Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Springfield, Ohio
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This little place has popped up as a top Dayton dive on my radar, so we finally tried it. I had the hamburger, and my partner had the meatloaf sandwich. Both came with crispy homemade potato chips. The sandwiches are on the small side. The cheese on my burger was American, and wasn't melted as much as I would have... More 

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Huber Heights, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

They have to be the most pretentious, over-priced place I have ever been to. We had gone down town for the food truck rally and decided we were too hungry to wait in the long lines. Olive and Urban Dive was within easy walking distance and had been touted by friends and family who had gone there. It is in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Olive D, Owner at Olive, An Urban Dive, responded to this review

We couldn't help but notice that you just posted a negative review about another restaurant regarding your recent valentine's dinner at their establishment... and then this negative review popped up about your visit with us seven months ago, we admit we feel a little distressed at the timing! We wish so much that you would have contacted us directly, regarding... More 

Columbus
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

This was our second time eating here while in town for a concert. The menu is great for everyone - vegans, vegetarians, and all others. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. The restaurant is extremely small with very little room between tables. It's almost impossible not to get into your dining neighbor's space if you need to get... More 

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Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a cool restaurant! It's so good to see older buildings saved and repurposed. And, the food was so good! I enjoyed grilled cheese with bacon, sweet potato soup, and a lovely salad with tasty pesto dressing. Others in my party had a grass fed burger, fish tacos, and tuna melt and all were excellent. This place is tiny so... More 

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Olive D, Owner at Olive, An Urban Dive, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed it!!! More 

Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The service was great, but the food was not! We ordered several things to try, appetizers, entrees, etc. I almost choked on a small bone in my Chicken and Biscuits. When I informed the server her response was "well we use only fresh chickens". We also had the Ahi Tuna and it was overcooked. I've never had that screwed up... More 

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Olive D, Owner at Olive, An Urban Dive, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear this. Our entire staff remembers your visit (they actually contacted me after the shift about what happened) and everyone felt bad that you didn't seem to enjoy much, which is why they tried so hard to help by giving you extra attention and taking items off the bill. We always try to 'knock it out... More 

Waynesville, Ohio
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Superb small restaurant in Dayton, Ohio. Everything on the menu made from scratch daily. Chef is fantastic. Had a wonderful luncheon salad full of roasted vegetables, fresh greens - outstanding! Homemade soups and lunch entrees amazing. Server for 4 of us never wrote down our order but got everything perfect. Dessert is a must!

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Ohio
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place is unique & our service was very good. We are vegetarians & just found the things we ordered to taste okay but nothing we would want to eat again. There are numerous things on the menu & perhaps we just made poor choices. It was a very cold night & the restaurant was freezing which did not help... More 

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Olive D, Owner at Olive, An Urban Dive, responded to this review

We'd love for you to try us again! Our kitchen is always open to feedback and ideas, and it's important to note that because almost everything is plated to order, that we can modify almost anything or come up with something just for you! The patio is delightful in the summer and we grow a lot of our produce ourselves... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
341 reviews 341 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Looking at all the reviews I decided to have lunch here with friends. At first I was shocked at how small the building is, and how few tables there are, so it's probably a good idea to reserve a table, but we got seated fairly quickly. The staff were all super friendly, and got our orders taken promptly. I loved... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have eaten here several times and never had a disappointing meal. The burgers are always a good bet but everything is great.

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Murray, Kentucky, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Wow. I can't say enough good about this place. The people were so pleasant and helpful, the food was out of this world, and the atmosphere was like a dive's dream. We've been to 6 states in the last few months and have tried good food everywhere, but this tops my list!

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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: Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Vegan, Eclectic, Organic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?