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The Olive Tree

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137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Augusta, Georgia
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner last night. Walked in at 6 pm on a Tuesday, no problem being seated. A cutting board of tasty bread with a balsamic vinaigrette dipping sauce was quickly brought. My wife had a chicken Morrocan tangine that she described as the best she's ever had, the spice blend and fruits were spot on. I had the Drunken Haddock,... More 

Thank _pfl30909
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again, this place impresses. The servers are always friendly and accommodating. Food and service is awesome! Chicken souvlaki with vegetables is always delicious.

Thank Susan M
Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gem is off the beaten path and you might not even consider it from the outside but it is really worth it. The chef knows his culinary art. Been there for lunch and dinner and the place is always full. Btw-they dont take reservations but its worth the 15-20 minute wait. Gerard our waiter was a real pro... More 

Thank Julius L
Fort Myers, Florida
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Put it on our list for the trip based on Trip Advisor reviews. Couldn't get seated on first night of stay in Sydney and Gerard told us to call ahead the next night to possibly save a wasted trip to the restaurant. We called the next evening and he told us he could take us in about 30 minutes, which... More 

Thank D H
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant! We were visiting from Ottawa and decided to try The Olive Tree based on recommendations made here. We were blown away by our friendly server, the delicious food and quaint ambiance. An absolute must when visiting Sydney!

Thank KarrieDK
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. The location was somewhat off the beaten path which at first caused a bit of scepticism, but once you walk through the doors you realize what a gem you've stumbled upon. The tables were full, but we recieved excellent, curtious, prompt service with a touch of humour. The food... More 

Thank Claudia R
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family dinner. We had saganaki, tabouleh, daily seafood/fish special, chicken fettuccine maple flavoured, salmon, & deep fried cheesecake. Everybody loved it.

Thank davidwN4321ID
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the decor of the restaurant and the food was delicious, went at mid afternoon so there were plenty of seats to choose from. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly and my greek meal was fantastic, definitely going back for a nice intimate dinner at affordable pricing. Highly recommended :)

Thank bretoner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Sydney for business and we wanted a quaint little place that was not the cookie cutter BP or the overly priced pseudo finer dining found around the wsterfront. Well we found it here. Piri Piri scallops were goid. Lamb meatballs with feta were good. The seafood pasta was great. Every dish had a unique... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute gem of a restaurant. It is cute and cozy. The wait staff is very courteous and fast. The chef even went above and beyond! We LOVED the little oat cakes they served (free) as an appetizer so I asked if I could purchase some for later. They don't sell them on the menu, so, compliments of the chef, he... More 

Thank Leeann D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Mediterranean, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 19025391553
The Olive Tree - mediterranean style restaurant with pasta, entrees, sandwiches, salads, desserts, some diner fare.

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