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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 676 Restaurants in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $26
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The best dive restaurant food I have ever had. Everyone in my party enjoyed the food and appreciated the service. Recommending to anyone who is headed to Dayton.

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Olive is one of my husbands and I's favorite places to eat in Dayton. It's a great spot to take friends/family who are visiting but keep the number small. One of the unique aspects of the Olive is it only seats around 24 folks. Very small tables and space but honestly its what makes the places so unique. It... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Eat here! The Chef is talented and prepares beautiful and delicious plates. In early October, ten of us sat down together to celebrate a birthday and ended up having a delicious meal in an atmosphere which was a mix of cozy, modern, and romantic all rolled up into one. The servers were super friendly and attentive. The a Chef/Owner was... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Unique atmosphere as the restaurant is located in an old dinner. Reservations are a must, food is great and is fresh. Fun night out

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a pretty awesome place for so many reasons. We love having "date night" here; the food is always extremely fresh and very delicious, and the specials are creative and always a good choice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A true farm-to-table restaurant, they never fail to find some new way of combining the food of the day into something spectacular. The menu changes a few times a year- so no guarantees of your favorite always being available. The Perfect Paleo Plate is offered everyday- and they are super good about any special dietary restrictions. Deserts are always worth... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have eaten at Olive several times, but weekend brunch our favorite! Due to the small size, reservations are needed. It's BYOB with a steep corking fee. Food is eclectic, local and very good. Save room for ice cream!

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have multiple adult on-set food allergies, and not the run-of-the-mill type. My allergies include onions, rice, gluten, eggs, and many more. Not to mention that I'm vegan on top of it. I haven't eaten in a restaurant in at least 10 years. So when my husband scheduled a date-night here, I was more than a little nervous. We had... More

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jclark809
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We enjoyed our meal of the daily special and hamburger. The fried scallions were a nice grown up alternative to onion rings. The hamburger was delish. Our desserts were amazing! Cute atmosphere.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Let's talk about looks for starters - hamburger joint from the 50's on the outside, but very swanky on the inside. I love the old time look of the outside! First let's talk parking - very limited. We parked behind the building where a few extra spaces are hiding. I believe there is a paid parking lot also behind, so... More

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