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Olive's Restaurant & Bar

2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
+1 616-451-8611
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatloaf” (4 reviews)
“house salad” (3 reviews)
“olive burger” (3 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Never disappointed. Southern meatloaf rocks! Service is great. Sycamore Lane Chardonnay is the wine of choice.

Thank Jeffrey T
EJ M, Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

You picked a GREAT item from our menu! Our Southern Meatloaf is the most popular. Come again soon!

Reviewed June 10, 2018

Hubby and I haven't been here for quite some time and have recently heard many of our EGR friends comment that it is a favorite local spot for cocktails and food. So, we headed over on a recent Friday evening and took a seat at...More

Thank egrlbk
EJ M, Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sounds like you had a lovely evening! Thank you you so much for the kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed your Friday evening. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed May 7, 2018

My wife and I happened to be in East Town on a Saturday night and decided to try Olive's again. That was a good decision. We ate on the deck this time, as the weather was just beautiful for alfresco dinning. We started with the...More

Thank Dan H
EJ M, Public Relations Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

We are incredibly happy you enjoyed your experience when you came for dinner! We love our rooftop deck, glad you were able to enjoy it as much as us. You choose some good dishes to order off of our menu. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed December 12, 2017

Olive's manages to be both welcoming and unpretentious, and a top notch restaurant. On a corner of a hip neighborhood, it is surprisingly small - maybe 40 seats - with a bar along one wall crowded with friends mingling with staff. Tables to the right...More

Thank BaddMonkey
EJ M, Public Relations Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We greatly appreciate and are even happier to hear that you had a great dining experience. We hope you visit again soon! Save room for Chef EJ's amazing desserts! ;)

Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here several times, and have never ceased to be amazed by the lack of appreciation for the customers. Tonight we were asked to wait for 45 minutes for a table, despite the fact that the place was half empty. They are fortunate...More

Thank james f
EJ M, Public Relations Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Hi James, We very much appreciate your review and apologize for the experience you had. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. On the given night you are speaking about, those empty tables were reserved for larger parties coming in to dine with us....More

Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed an early dinner tonight at Olive's. We chose Olive's because we had wanted to eat there the last time we were in East Grand Rapids but the wait was long. The service was great, and the food was delicious! I...More

Thank Kimberly K
Management response:Responded August 1, 2017

Happy to hear we were able to make the t.b.a. sandwich for you. Thanks for writing your review and for stopping in for an early dinner! Next time you visit, you'll have to save room for dessert. Chef EJ creates amazing desserts made in-house every...More

Reviewed July 20, 2017

my wife and I fell across this little gem of a restaurant while looking for parking in Gas Light Village area of East Grand Rapids. It was a Wednesday night about 6:30 and the restaurant had a good crowd already. the menu is eclectic and...More

Thank Dan H
Management response:Responded August 1, 2017

Wow, so happy you happened to stumble upon our "little gem." We're glad you had a great experience with us. Come back again soon! Our menu changes seasonally.

Reviewed June 16, 2017

We are always on the look out for a good hamburger. The olive burger is the bomb. It is a smallish venue, so make sure you make reservations or be prepared for a wait during busy times.

Thank Leslilynne
Management response:Responded June 20, 2017

Thanks for your "bomb" review! Keep in mind that we only accept reservations of parties six or more. Hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 7pm to a packed restaurant and got the last table. Hadn't eaten here in several years. The hostess and server were extremely attentive, despite the packed house. The food was delicious and the server (Amanda) was one of the best we've ever...More

Thank flagirl
Management response:Responded June 20, 2017

Awe, thank you! We will pass your kind words over to our server Amanda. We're happy to hear you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Was in last week, did takeout, however gave me the feel and vibe of a neighborhood wine bar. Simple menu, food well prepared. Had the salmon with salad including house famous dressing. All good and will return on future visits to GR.

Thank Mark C
Management response:Responded June 20, 2017

Awesome, thanks for your review! You should definitely dine on our rooftop deck next time!

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I do not remember if they have gluten free choices or not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-8611
  • E-mail
Olive's is located in the heart of Gaslight Village. We are a 120 seat restaurant with an outstanding Chef, EJ, & a bar to make you drool. No where else in Grand Rapids can you get a 10 ounce martini, the best meatloaf of your life, and a server who knows you by your first name. Let us be your choice for a night out!{Cheers}
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