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Olive, An Urban Dive

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Organic, Mediterranean, Hamburgers, Greek, Eclectic, Vegan
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416 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
+1 937-222-3483
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11:00 am - 3:00 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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Local legend

Local legend, earned that ! They got there by being the best. . Unique , classic , time tested.. Easy to love, hard to not live close to. Way before Facebook, this was what being social was meant to be experienced like.. Get off the freeway right now if your passing thru. . Use that smart... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Sonny_circumvehor
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Toledo, Ohio
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  • Local cuisine
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Toledo, Ohio
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430 reviews 430 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Local legend, earned that ! They got there by being the best. . Unique , classic , time tested.. Easy to love, hard to not live close to. Way before Facebook, this was what being social was meant to be experienced like.. Get off the freeway right now if your passing thru. . Use that smart phone... Google the word... More 

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Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Delicious local restaurant. Food is amazing and they use local and organic when they can. Unique and delicious offerings. Vegetarian friendly.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The fried leeks and veggie burger (whichever variety they have at the time) are my favorites. Always a delicious soup on the menu. Things get a little more special for dinner, but get reservations in advance! You must visit this unique cafe housed in part of Dayton's history.

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Mason, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There is this one understated building, that sounds a resonating old-school burger joint charm with a huge WYMPEE sign on it as you drive on third street in Dayton. It is inviting, enticing even, especially when you feel like you want a good ol’american burger. But this building holds a lovely surprise inside, while the exterior boast a burger joint... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great decor and atmosphere here. BYOB is huge plus. Interesting menu choices. We enjoyed the risotto appetizer. Limited to fresh ingredients in April, we had very few veggies. My pork dish was begging for some veggies as it was really heavy. I'll try this again in the summer. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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, Greek, 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?