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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 39
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  • 10
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  • 6
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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
Creative, fresh, delicious!

I went for lunch for 2 adults children, and we all loved it. The strawberry, bacon grilled cheese sandwich was to die for, as were the fried leeks. The strawberries were fresh picked, red straight through, and sweet; the bacon was thick and wonderful; and the cheese and bread amazing. My son... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Julie S
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New York City, New York
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  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went for lunch for 2 adults children, and we all loved it. The strawberry, bacon grilled cheese sandwich was to die for, as were the fried leeks. The strawberries were fresh picked, red straight through, and sweet; the bacon was thick and wonderful; and the cheese and bread amazing. My son loved his paleo platter with grilled chicken too.... More 

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Dayton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Finally, a place to eat lunch downtown that I can recommend to my friends and not feel like I'm sending them to their deaths! The menu, while quite small, like the restaurant itself, is wonderfully diverse. And if you have dietetic needs they will whip something up just for you. (Children do dine here, but, as a mother of 4,... More 

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Mundelein
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended to me after I relocated to the area. Met a friend there for dinner and we had and excellent meal and the servers are very well informed.

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dayton, oh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Although quite small, well worth the wait for a fabulous meal. Reservations are a must for dinner. I have been here several times for lunch and it never disappoints. Love the organic and fresh choices on the menu.

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Interest in why the exterior had not changed. Found that I was eating in an historic pl;ace. Menu and service different than Wympee. Service was great , Food was really great. I m,ust take a friend next time !

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Dayton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's a landmark in Dayton and I loved it...except we went for our anniversary and it was crazy loud. I haven't been back to give it another shot but hopefully it will be better the next time.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was a real treat for lunch. Hard to decide what to try so my friend and I split 2 entrees, 3 sides and 2 deserts. Everything was delicious, especially the fried leeks. Great flavor!

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Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The quirky little shop is getting old. I like the menu and fresh healthy options but we don't enjoy the setting. I guess they are living up to the name, a dive. The food is better than the name. It's fun to try but difficult to go back regularly.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Don't let the original facade fool you. If you're looking for gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan or allergy-friendly food, Olive is an absolute MUST TRY! Friendly & intimate, some of the best & healthiest food I've ever tasted. The restaurant is described as Mediterranean/American. The dishes are made to order with fresh, locally sourced & organic ingredients. Be careful, you may... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Olive is a true gem and one of the very best restaurants in Dayton. The menu is very eclectic and imaginative. There are always specials on the blackboard. The service is excellent. They don't have a liquor license so bring your own wine. The setups are free. This is a very small place, so reservations are an absolute must.

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Additional Information about Olive, An Urban Dive

Address: 416 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: +1 937-222-3483
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 26
Cuisine: Organic, Mediterranean, Hamburgers, Greek, Eclectic, Vegan

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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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