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Olive or Twist

$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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81 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-7900 (Woodfin)
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended this place by our hotel front desk. Perfect walking distance from our hotel but when we got there it was closed. Double checked the website and everything said it should be open. Disappointing!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Raleigh, North Carolina
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had great food and live music. We went on a Sunday evening, and were happy to find out there would be live music. The band was pretty good, but the audience was scarce. Sadly, i think it's the location. This was a swanky place with plenty of room for a great time! Our server, Cassie, doubled as bartender.... More 

1 Thank Lee M
Asheville, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Olive or Twist provides an evening of great food and fun. The atmosphere is good for sharing with friends or having a romantic outing with your sweetheart. The live music adds just the right touch to top off the dinner. The food is amazing and the drinks are tasteful. This restaurant is truly one to visit if you're looking for... More 

1 Thank Cici W
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place for an early dinner after skipping lunch while touring the Biltmore, when we found Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Honestly, we stopped because the name is so cute. The bartender was our waitress and she recommended the Ruby Slipper martini from their vast menu of martinis. Although it has grapefruit juice, it was... More 

1 Thank lkenn1410
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Found this Bar a the end of a college strip. It had a more 'toned-down' atmosphere for us 40-somethings just passing thru town on a Friday night. There was a band playing and some couples dancing. There was dining areas, couches, and a bar. The food was typical bar food but it was absolutely delicious. Chicken tenders, quesadilla, and wings... More 

Thank Jennifer D
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Good Live bands usually on the weekends from 8-11pm. Good food and excellent drinks. We have had several of their appetizers. We totally enjoy the ambiance usually an upbeat band with plenty of room for dancing. It's always a good nite at Olive or Twist... if you are looking for a quick bite and some fun stop by and check... More 

Thank Willi N
Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Get food good service and a lot of locals are there so that say sa great deal . Meal was great and don't forget their deserts yummie. The bands they feature are abl to,play big band music.

Thank carolraven
Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Wednesday nights there are free swing dance lesson and afterwards, a live band. The music was super . Nice big dance floor and great music. The food was better than typical bar food and the atmosphere of the place was great. They had sofas and chairs placed near the walls and a large bar in the misddle of the place... More 

Thank askendrick
Asheville, North Carolina
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is such a good place for a fun evening. The music is great and you can dance or sit back and watch some of the terrific dancers that frequent Olive or Twist! Good bar scene too with TVs for the game of your choice.

Thank Mountaingirl2501
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I very nice place downtown Asheville with an extensive martini list. We went during a special night the roaring 20's everyone was dressed up and it was very interesting. Live house band at night is a nice touch.

Thank Tarus C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-7900
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-0555
(formerly Decades Restaurant)

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