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“GREAT CRAB CAKES” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Grove Restaurant and Lounge

Olive Grove Restaurant and Lounge
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hillsdale, Nj
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“GREAT CRAB CAKES”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

While we were in Maryland we wanted to have crab cakes. A new friend recommended the Olive Grove as we were heading north. With the help of the GPS we found it. The place was mobbed with a lunch crowd, which is always a good recommendation, but the crowd was thinning. Two of us ordered crab cakes and one ordered the fish of the day. They brought a huge salad to the table for us to share and when the food came the conversation ended. The crab cakes were SO good that we just savored the taste.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Geri Z
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You should eat here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Great crab cakes and pasta with marinara. Servers were friendly. I recommend eating here. Everyone in our group had great food. Unlimited salad and breadsticks. Breadsticks come to the table warm.

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Thank Barb C
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Medina, Ohio
1 review
“Family trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We arrived after a viewing in the evening. Even though it was late the service and food was wonderful.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank jersyoc
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Crab Cakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Let's be fair. I LOVE the crab cakes at Olive Grove. Love them. I usually eat one and bring one home. They have lots of other tasty options as well, but I always order the crab cakes.

Endless salad and bread? Check both are quite good.

Handmade pasta? Check their pasta is quite good as well.

Since I usually go with a group, I have tasted many of their dishes and all were fantastic.

Save room for desert because they are quite delish as well.

This is also the only place I have visited that offers Di Saronno and Lemoncillo in an iced tea. Double yummy!

All in all, Olive Grove is worth the ride. Weekends are crowded, even with a reservation so be prepared to wait. You won't be sorry!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank HarlemGirly
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Severn, Maryland
Level Contributor
192 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“A decent place for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant has been around for a LONG time. Our group was seated, and we waited to order until the rest of our party showed up. The waiter was fine, but our orders took way too long to be delivered, especially considering the restaurant was almost empty. My sandwich was ok, but the house dressing for the salad was very good. Overall I'd rate this place as average, as nothing really stood out, although several other members of our party said the crab cakes were good. The restaurant could use a definite upgrade, as parts of it smelled musty.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank ValriB
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