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Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

An errand took us to north Arlington on this Sunday. Upon completing that task, we elected to give this place a try. Olives is normally closed on Sundays. Today, however, in honor of Fathers day, the place was open. We were seated immediately upon arrival....There were only 2 or 3 tables occupied. The menu offers a variety of the standard Mediterranean dishes, with both lunch and dinner portions. We started with a half order of hummus, a delicious, freshly made dip which came with warm pita bread for dipping. Since we were here for lunch, we decided on lighter fare. My wife ordered a gyro, while I opted for a chicken souvlaki. Both came with the option of fries or a small Greek salad. We both opted for the salad, which was delicious. Both our orders came out shortly thereafter. Both proved to be excellent choices, well seasoned and tasty. This is a small, cozy place which one could easily pass by and never notice. The building has had a number different occupants over the years. Olives, which allows BYOB ( no liquor license) deserves a look. If Mediterranean food is one of your favorites, this is a place not to be missed. Check it out.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Three of us ate here and had a great dinner. We shared a mezza plate, then had a gyro entree, a chicken souvlaki (aka garlic chicken) entree, and a beef souvlaki (beef kabob) entree. The mezza plate had a large portion of hummus, another of...baba ghanoush, 3 falafel, and 3 dolmas. The dolmas and falafel were especially impressive - the dolmas were the first I’ve had anywhere that were more than plain white rice in a bland, oily grape leaf. They were moist and well-seasoned and the falafel were also made with an excellent spice blend and were tender instead of dry and crumbly. All of this was accompanied by soft, warm pita. We could have stopped there, but went on to really good Greek salad made with fresh, crisp lettuces (no iceberg - yay!), tomato, cucumber, kalamata olive, red onion, feta, and a very good homemade dressing. The meat in all 3 entrees was moist, tender, and delicious. The chicken had a line of a garlicky cream on top of each piece which, while tasty enough, was completely unnecessary since the meat was perfectly seasoned. Next time, I will ask them to leave it off. We also had a marvelous tzatziki sauce and good rice. This wonderful food was attentively served in a peaceful green interior decorated with large mosaics and other art pieces. Although I no longer live in Texas, I’ve eaten in a few other good Mediterranean restaurants in the area, including Prince, and I highly recommend Olive’s over all of them.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

It’s my third or fourth trip to olives Mediterranean Grill. I go there exclusively for the Persian cuisine. The food is OK and the restaurant is more than acceptable. If you’re looking for a really good Persian food I would recommend going to Ballis there...are several places that are much better. The reason I go to all of this because it is so close as usual the kebab was OK. We did have one issue when they started bringing out food out. It look like one of the cooks had a plate and she asked to head kebab on pita bread rather than rice and none of us ordered that dish. Before she turned around to go back in the kitchen with it she gave a loud sigh rolled her eyes. I think the next time we’ll just go to Dallas and not have to settle.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

The location of this restaurant has changed over the years and it seems like nothing would stay long. Olive's has probably been here the longest and the food is the main reason why. This is an unassuming restaurant but don't let that fool you. The...food is amazing and there is something for everyone. If you are a vegetarian there are multiple options available to you. I am a creature of habit and I usually have one of the Perfect Platters because you get quite a lot of food for a reasonable price. I love the hummus, the dolmas, the greek salad, the tabbouleh, the gyro meat, the falafel, and the chicken kabob. I don't think you will go wrong with anything on the menu. The owner is very kind and comes out and speaks to everyone to make sure everything is ok. This is also a BYOB restaurant which is nice since if you like to have a drink it can be pricey in a restaurant with a liquor license.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

High quality ingredients combined to create delicious and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. DoorDash delivery was timely and food was hot.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Had the Salmon with veggies and it was delicious. Love bringing the wines I prefer. Go there often. Gyros and sauces are very good. Service is good, everyone friendly. Break away from chain restaurants and go where the chef cares about the locals.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

First time here visiting from Florida, split a chicken kabob, had Tzatziki and bread, chicken kabob was excellent, BV our waitress was excellent, tzatziki could of been a little more cucumbery, but great overall experience, thanks again.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Nice atmosphere and excellent service (BeBe). The lamb chops were easily the best I've ever had. Perfectly cooked and mild in taste. My husband's garlic chicken was also delicious. We would like the menu expanded a bit and roasted red potatoes added as a side....BYOBMore

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Olives is a place we never tire of and are never disappointed by. Food and service are both excellent. We eat here all the time. BYOB which is nice. Lunch or dinner. Everything is fresh and tasty Ali and his staff go out of their...way to please. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The food was great authentic Mediterranean cuisine. The people who worked there were kind and attentive. The restaurant was kind of dated but in good shape and was very clean. Fun place.

Date of visit: October 2017
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