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“Cozy Place to Eat, Drink, and be Merry”

Olive's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #105 of 963 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Olive's is located in the heart of Gaslight Village. We are a 120 seat restaurant with an outstanding Chef, EJ, & a bar to make you drool. No where else in Grand Rapids can you get a 10 ounce martini, the best meatloaf of your life, and a server who knows you by your first name. Let us be your choice for a night out!{Cheers}
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Olive's is a small local restaurant with a friendly staff in a very walkable part of town. The restaurant has both a hustle and bustle area on the ground floor (that can be a little overwhelming when the place is busy) and a quite area upstairs that's nice for those times when a quieter setting is desired. The food is great and changes on a regular basis. While the menu is not pages long, there are choices for everyone including a nice kids menu. Mixed drinks are a specialty and there are a lot of great local beers on-tap. While we took our 9 year old daughter on this visit, it's also a nice place for couples or friends. We're looking forward to warmer weather to enjoy some outdoor dining on the deck.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Olive's have a great atmosphere, located in east grand rapids, near some other cool places so if you want to move,its easy to do something else. The food is great, and the service is awesome.

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Thank Zonnik
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Tried it because of a Restaurant.com coupon.

Glad we did.

Biggest dirty martini i have ever had and good.

very unique and varied items on menu, not the usual steak and chops

wife had tamale pie---not as spicy as wait person said it would be

I had meat loaf on gritz--- very tasty and sweet

desert was key lime cheese cake


good service

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Thank derfberger
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Excellent vegetarian food. The veggie burger was their own concoction and delicious. The french fries are freshly made (never frozen). The service was excellent. Overall, a great experience.

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Thank Ashima S
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

In EGR, there are basically two ways to eat: Outside at Rose's facing Reeds Lake and "everywhere else." The funny thing is, the food at Olive's is the best in town. Just as enjoyable as the great food (and it's truly creative, frequently changed, worth exploring through small-plate-passing) is the great little deck behind the restaurant.

Try visiting on half-off wine night (Tuesdays), sitting outside and enjoying the great Shrimp-and-grits paired with Asian Flank Steak.

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1  Thank Suydam
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