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Wild Olive

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2867 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4808 (Maybank Hwy & River Road)
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

8 of us ...4 couples went again to Wild Olive. We take friends and visitors because it is always impressive....good atmosphere, great food, great variety, and choice of large or smaller portions! Everyone was delighted with their meals, wine and desserts. I had duck ravioli and it was great. I don't remember what others had but it was a variety... More 

Thank Linda G
Johns island
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the food a lot there are a couple dishes I just did not like at all. Probably just taste preference

Thank dwight e
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went to The Wild Olive for the 10th time since moving here a year ago. 10 trips/10 great meals This place has excellent food, service and ambiiance. Try the warm olives with cloves of garlic for an appetizer or if you're lucky enough to be there on a night when they have the mushroom soup; it's a must. You... More 

Thank Skyeking5
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197 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting relatives on Kiawah Island and were shocked when they suggested dinner at an Italian restaurant, rather than one that served seafood. Well, we were very pleased to be introduced to the Wild Olive. The menu was excellent, the food was delicious and the service was very warm and friendly. We now look forward to our next visit... More 

Thank TomRossAtlanta
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited fairly late on a Sunday evening and were surprised at how busy the restaurant was. After having dinner I was no longer surprised! It is an excellent Italian restaurant. The service was professional, the food wonderful and the atmosphere elegant casual. I see why this is rated as the top restaurant on John's Island. I'd definitely return on... More 

Thank TexasChilicat
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the pasta dishes make my mouth water. The seafood is island fresh and local. The lasagna with lamb sausage is wonderful. A great atmosphere for a dinner party. Ample parking. The only small issue is that the noise level can be too loud, but that is from all the happy guests.

Thank williamtN8936LB
Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The short ribs were just okay. The gravy was a little strong tasting, and I didn't care for the unusual potato-like side item. The simpler that short ribs are prepared and presented, the better, in my opinion. Next time, I'm going for what looked like delicious ravioli, stuffed with kale I think. Be aware it is extremely loud in this... More 

Thank boseelle
East Wenatchee, Washington
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238 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wild Olive is a hidden treasure in the lesser known area of Wadmalaw Island. The patron is greeted with a restaurant washed in light, a chandelier hanging from a huge tree illuminating the stone driveway, and a wonderfully noisy lively scene. We arrived at 9:15 to a packed restaurant to enjoy our late dinner. The brussel sprout ravioli sounds crazy... More 

Thank Blondedawg
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love their pistachio pot de creme for dessert and like to start with that. Only kidding! If we don't save room, we order it to go. It is that great. Service is always spot on and it is difficult to decide on what to eat. So much easier to go with a group and order different items to share.... More 

Thank Terry E
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent take out from this restaurant. The goat cheese gnocchi was last meal worthy. Absolutely fantastic!

Thank Jaclyn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2867 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4808
    (Maybank Hwy & River Road)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: (843)737-4177
Bringing a hint of rustic Italy to Johns Island, Wild Olive focuses on simple and comforting Italian fare with ingredients sourced from the Lowcountry’s choice farmers and growers.

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