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Wild Olive

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2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455 (Maybank Hwy & River Road)
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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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad we visited...can check this one off the list. Marinara sauce and beet salad were very good, appetizers (mussels, calamari) were extremely salty. One main dish was very bland, the other, gnocchi, was good. Expensive for the quality, in our opinion. Service was good.

1 Thank Manatees1
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful dinner and dessert. 3rd time visiting from out of town. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent as always.

Thank Stephanie V
Penfield, New York
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204 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for dinner on a Sunday evening and were delightfully surprised. Our waitress Nicole was efficient and answered every question we had about the menu. While our meals and wine were excellent, a standout was the calamari appetizer! We will probably be back!

Thank AR R
Olean, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunate to dine at the The Wild Olive while on vacation in Charleston. Fantastic experience. Our waiter, John, was absolutely the politest, genuinely concerned, and pleasant waiter ever. He LOVES his job and you can tell. He happily explained any questions we had about the menu. The food was delicious. This is a five-star restaurant from service to food to... More 

Thank reader5771
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270 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 7 wondered in without reservations. We were given a 'high top long table' in the bar area and it worked out fine. Jonathan our waiter was nice and just-right on the attentitive scale. We were appreciative they worked us in rather than making us wait. The food was ALL REALLY GOOD! Interesting daily specials-YUM!!! No one complained... More 

Thank pebbleskip
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have half portions. Not really for beach wear. Or small kids . Great wine selection. Incredible deserts. The waitress was very knowledgeable and kind. Excellent service.

Thank Nathan G
Williamsburg VA
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations and did have to sit a moment...but they make sure your table is set with ice water and menus. Nice touch. We ordered risotto balls with sausage, spinach and mozzarella. They were piping hot and accompanied by a very mild sauce,,,it may have been tomato based but we loved them. Great crunch and molten cheese with just... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each yearly visit to Kiawah requires a stop at the wild olive. The food is fresh and in many cases locally sourced. The wine list is reasonably priced with several special offerings under $20/bottle. For starters try the grilled octopus, superb. The bruschetta offering was a different take on a classic and well received. Entries included a lamb lasagna, very... More 

Thank DND7676
Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food & service was mediocre . Arrived at our early reservation on time. We were told that it would be a 10 to 15 min wait before we could be seated. ( there were only 2 other tables occupied , in the whole restaurant ) When taken to our table , we were offered a table in the middle of... More 

Thank steve s
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the paver stone parking lot to the welcoming champagne celebration of our anniversary event, really special place. Restaurant appears to be a converted residence with wood tables and Italian decor. Wait staff very personable without hovering or rushing. Food-mmmm!! Bruschetta had fresh corn and was wonderful start to our meal. Lasagna was tasty and so was the special! Prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, 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 Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
    (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?