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Wild Olive

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$$ - $$$
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2867 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4808 (Maybank Hwy & River Road)
+1 843-737-4177
5:30 pm - 10:00 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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Seabrook Island, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was all right but the noise was so uncomfortable it ruined the experience. I told the manager and he said he has been telling the owner this for years with no change. My wife couldn't wait to leave.

Thank carterg778
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had calamari, lasagna with lamb sausage (just excellent), and Paccheri with shrimp, calamari,and hot Fresno chile (got a good kick to it). Atmosphere was quiet enough for conversation even thought the house was full. Great wine selection reasonably priced and the wait staff is superb (how do they memorize all those daily specials?). Kind of out of the mainstream if... More 

Thank jgreer689
Johns Island, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It speaks volumes about a restaurant when the majority of the wait staff has been there since the opening. The food is beyond compare...It's off the charts fantastic! Everything is dock/farm to table and the chef creates some of the most beautiful plates. The humble Brussel Sprout is elevated to a must have side dish. I can say that I've... More 

Thank frippisle06
Johns Island
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A full time Kiawah resident recommended that we should upgrade our food choices from Kiawah and travel the fifteen miles from the gate to the Wild Olive on Maybank Highway. It was a wonderful experience and fortunate that the owner gave us the fantastic hint. John, our server, provided quality information and service especially about the local items like mushrooms... More 

Thank PAsnowbirds
Asheville, North Carolina
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neighbor recommended this restaurant and I am grateful. Host was nice. Waiter was excellent. John was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations. He could give the details of the specials, of which there were many, as well as the other menu items. We had a special pork sausage with red cabbage appetizer. Excellent. E The split the Parmesan chicken,... More 

Thank jariatti
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Italian cuisine. Always something special that is not on the menu. Short ribs may be the best I've had. Service from Sarah is the best also. It can be noisy, but one of the few places that is worth it.

Thank Jeff A
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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259 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Olive" is a warm and welcoming restaurant with great service and a broad selection of interesting and well designed Italian/American menu items. The venue, including the parking area is quite nicely landscaped and lovely even in off season. The popularity, as evidenced by the need for and difficulty of getting a reservation is understandable. A diner is offered over... More 

Thank Dreyfus01
Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a warm, intimate Italian Dining experience, great food selection, drinks, and staff! I have visited Wild Olive several times when in the Charleston area and continue to make this a regular stop. Great service and frfriendly staff!

Thank Keith Y
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe the best Italian in Charleston! Staff goes above and beyond to help make you feel at home, and the food is incredible! Great wine selection and able to accommodate large parties with reservations. Perfect for special occasions!

Thank EastCoastRonnie
Upstate New York
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have a condo nearby and it seems like we eat here once a week when we can get a reservation although we have been able to eat in the bar area with two couples as walk-ins. The food is predictable and good and the staff knowledgeable with an interesting wine list although some of the pours... More 

Thank rekilo

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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
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
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 843-737-4177
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?