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2867 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4808 (Maybank Hwy & River Road)
+1 843-737-4177
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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South Carolina
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was excellent, food was very good and then 1 person ordered a different kind of Gelatto that sounded interesting. Had salt sprinkled on top. Everyone at the table had a taste and there was so much course salt that it was uneatable. Would return

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our last dinner of the trip to Charleston and we loved Wild Olive- a recommendation from the lady who rented us our little beach shack on Folly Beach. The restaurant was a treat- great service (shout out to Ashley) knowledgeable and friendly with a good sense of when to come and when to go- delicious food- a garlicky... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had another great meal here. This is a bustling Italian restaurant about half way from Kiawah to Charleston, so it is close and has great food. We had pappardelle with guanciale, mushrooms and parmesan, veal scallopine, short ribs and steak. All were outstanding. There is a lot of food, even if you order the half portion of pasta,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great meal tonight at Wild Olive! Nicole did a great job as our server! I loved my scallops and my Cabernet Sauvignon from Italy!

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Thank Ken K
Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've had OK experiences here before, but I feel the food is just not fantastic. I went in with a few friends and sat at the bar. we ordered a few things, one of which was NOT good and when it was clear I didn't care for it the bartender ( a large tall guy who looked like Tebow and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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522 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met some friends for dinner. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The restaurant has a few different rooms and a quaint, hometown feeling. The service was very good and the menu varied and an Italian flare. Entrees are offered in full or half plate and the half size was plenty! They have a god wine selection and great... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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133 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, this place is off the beaten path and certainly not what you would expect once you get there. Once we got in we noticed the decor was very eclectic (in a good way) and it was hustling big time. The bartenders were going full speed. All tables were packed and there was a little line of people trying... More 

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Thank bekntony
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, great food. 4 ppl, 4 different meals, everything was great. Food was so good we opted for desert also.

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1 Thank Ron H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived without reservations and were seated at the communal table. We were quite comfy with plenty of space. Dinner was delicious and the staff was attentive even though the place was packed. Ravoili for hubby and scallops for me.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Good old school Italian receipts in a nice setting. the best quality, quantity and service on Johns Island.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 843-737-4177
Description
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?