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“A hidden Princeton treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olives Deli & Bakery

Olives Deli & Bakery
22 WitherspoonStreet, Princeton, NJ 08542
609 921 1569
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Ranked #5 of 172 Restaurants in Princeton
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Princeton
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24 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A hidden Princeton treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Small take out in the heart of Princeton. Excellent home made dishes with a dash of diversity. There are ample selections for vegetarian and health-minded as well as those who are neither. Even the bread for the sandwiches is wonderful -- and the sandwich offerings are creative. Hot and cold.
There are many hot and cold menu items that include Middle Eastern, Spanish, Greek and North American cuisine items.
Bakery goods are to die for!! There is also fresh fruit, granola and other more healthful --yet delicious items.
Sure to please. Lines move quickly. Service is good. Prices are fair --especially for what you get.

Visited August 2012
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Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“HUGE assortment!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you can't find something to like here, you just can't eat. Hot prepared items ranging from soups and sides to entrees, big variety of salads, cold deli sandwiches and hot panini's of every stripe imaginable including breakfast sandwiches, many vegetarian-friendly options, large assortment of beverages and a small bakery with cakes, pastry and cookies. Seems a little pricey for carry-out until you appreciate all the fine, fresh quality ingredients. Only downside is that it's carry-out only which is fine on a beautiful day but not so good if you're eating on the run in the dead of winter.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great caterer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Olive's is a frequent choice for catering events in the area. Their cookies are especially unique and delicious. It's a great place to pick up a picnick lunch and eat somewhere in Pamler's Square or on campus.

Visited June 2012
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Boston
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Packed at lunch with good reason.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

If you stand at the front and just listen to the cash register sing you know that Olives is pleasing people time and time again.

I love that some of the specialty sandwiches are pre-made in a glass case so it is a quick stop if you're in a rush or they'll make it your way while you watch if you prefer.

Try the chicken souvlaki wrap if you want something garlicky and delicious.

They have soups, desserts and lots of other things, but haven't moved on from the sandwiches yet.

The place is busy but the servers are working hard and fast behind the counter so it moves right along.

Visited October 2012
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tasty sandwiches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Olives has great selections of sandwiches, and a very friendly staff. We enjoyed getting our lunch there on a couple of times.

Visited November 2011
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