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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Used to be a great Italian restaurant, now only average

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Bryan B
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Frederick
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Frederick
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I had dinner in this Frederick restaurant last Saturday. It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and we got there late after shopping. We decided to eat at the Bar and this handsome bartender served us dinner. His name was Ivan Rakitic. He had intense blue eyes and spoke with an accent even though he said he was from Louisville. We... More 

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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had a couple of visits that were great, and a couple just average. Service is variable as is the food. When it's good it's good. Great location and ambience. Good menue. Upscale casual food.

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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

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