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137 N Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
301-378-2045
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Italian food

Food was uniformly delicious. Went with three friends, and we all ate something different, and everyone enjoyed their dish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
laurlou
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Brookings, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Delicious, well-prepared food. Excellent and friendly service. I've eaten here many times and I always look forward to eating there with friends or family. Convenient location in the center of downtown Frederick. Don't skip dessert!

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Brookings, South Dakota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Food was uniformly delicious. Went with three friends, and we all ate something different, and everyone enjoyed their dish.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We used to love to eat at Olives, but there has been a definite change in the kitchen in recent years. The food is not as creative and the flavors are not as impressive as when it first opened. Please revive this once great Italian restaurant.

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Hedge End, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Three of us visited for lunch. They have a good and varied menu and we all chose sandwiches which were very tasty. They also have some really interesting beers - I had 'Raging B1tch' which was very good and has a real kick. Our waitress wasn't exactly the most cheerful person I've ever met but she did seem to get... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We love eating in Frederick since there are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from. During our last visit to the downtown area, we decided to try Olives since we had never eaten there. When we walked in at lunchtime, the restaurant was completely empty. Our server was prompt and attentive throughout our meal, but the food was a big... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While the service was very good and the chef was accommodating to our dietary needs, the food was decent - but not great. Three of the four of us thought that our main dishes were too salty. Given all the restaurant choices in Frederick, this would not be top of the list.

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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The service was good and the food was average for Italian. I would definitely return. I like that there are many dishes in different price ranges to choose from

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went for lunch Sunday (02/08/15) and the service was wonderful (Thanks, Leslie!). The Gnocchi Pugliese was fantastic! My wife had Shrimp Ravioli and also loved it! We will definitely come back when we have a chance to come to Frederick!

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McLean, Virginia
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Came to Olives after going through some of the antique stores in Frederick. We ate at the bar and had two seafood pasta dishes. We requested some changes to the dishes on the menu, and they made them easily and gladly. It was happy hour, and the whole meal with drinks was around 50 dollars. This was an amazing value.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were visiting some family in Frederick during the Holiday Season and stopped Olives for drinks and dinner on a Friday night. We sat at the bar and the bartender poured us some tasty drinks. We ordered appetizers, salads and entrees and everything was delicious! It is a nicely decorated place, great staff, and very delicious food! Stop in and... More 

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Additional Information about Olives

Address: 137 N Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: 301-378-2045
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 N Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: 301-378-2045

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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