Black Olive

4.6
481 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Traditional, homemade Greek cuisine that promotes a long, healthy life. The menu features items such as fish, bread, olive oil, vegetables, yogurt, and cheese, among others. Black Olive is a BYOB establishment.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.5
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Black Olive was a disappointment, the food was served cold, even the soup was on the cold side.

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TraceyP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great value. Hads and shoulders above other Greek options in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food for your buck. Not a date night kind of place. Service was excellent

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vipPaulM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Trinity, was super attentive and the food was excellent. I had the lamb, so tender and flavorful!!!

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vipJoelP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites for authentic Greek food that never disappoints.

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stephencotoni
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

First time here and overall had a good meal and time. Will be back for seconds. Solid Greek food and the Galaktoboureko was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here from time to time, and always enjoy our food. Deliciousness in every they serve, from appetizers to dessert. They staff there is very friendly and attentive. It’s great to have such amazing Greek food nearby!

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BbGg
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our food, service and experience at Black Olive.

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Matilde
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live an 1hr away but when we visit we like to order our favorite dish the grilled octopus is delicious and cooked perfectly. Very authentic greek food always clean and wonderful staff.

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Diva4real
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We had not been back to Black Olive since Covid restrictions. The last time we were here we were so pleased. This time, the food was only so so ( and we both had the exact same dishes as last time). We were the ONLY 2 customers in the restaurant and we barely saw our waiter ( who never gave us water and never came back to table except to serve the dinners! Then not again until he brought the check. I know they had take out orders to fill, but I would think that they would want to take care of anyone willing to go to a restaurant these days!
Very disappointed!

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HeatherV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating at Black Olive. Both times the food and service were great. Save room for the deserts.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was friendly and efficient! Dined with my parents and my small children, and everyone enjoyed their meal. We will definitely be returning!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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vipjohnnieb
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. It is slightly better for dinner because they usually have crusty hot bread

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vipKarenA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very relaxing. Nice staff

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viptdiner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food quality needs to be improved. Loved the service and the ambiance.

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vipgagl
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is very good. We ate outside because of the pandemic. We were just finishing our main course when a group of six needed a table. Tables were put together for them not more than 2 feet from us. We immediately asked for the check and told owner we would have ordered dessert if that seating near us didn't occur. He just shrugged his shoulders and walked away

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the decor minimalist and cute. Highly recommended!!!

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MCline
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the service was really great! I've had some of the best Greek food around and this place was right up there with them.

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vipjohnnieb
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place. We are so happy they are still open.

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Collen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to The Black Olive for a special occasion in the midst of COVID- we had a wonderful meal with outdoor seating. The menu was limited because of the current reality but the limited menu was still abundant. Great service. Wonderful food. Would go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy dining here. The food is consistently tasty. We’ve tried various items and all are good but I especially enjoy the gyro. We’ll be back.

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Browny
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first thing I noticed was the outdoor tables with cloth napkins. The food was delicious. We sat outdoors under a sun umbrella. There was a small breese, perfect for a sunny day.

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vipPatricia
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very pleasant and delicious meal outdoors! The service was impeccable! I especially enjoyed the skewered chicken and wrapped grape leaves. I’m never disappointed by what I chose here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal ... Service was excellent !!! If you are in the mood for authentic Greek food this is the place to go ... from the appetizers through dessert !!! Nice to support family owned restaurants especially in these times I promise you will not be disappointed.

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vipmarke
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst
Showed up on time
The owner was nasty
Told we are closed
He said I don’t are about your reservation


I wouldn’t send my worst enemy there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ service. Very clean and considerate. Server was super friendly and welcoming and did a great job of not making it awkward with distancing. Super considerate. 100% will be going back. Food was fantastic.

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MichaelP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing entrees. I would highly recommend this place for take out or eat in.

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vipMikeE
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and great service at Black Olive ! Our go to for dinner and a movie !

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful fresh octopus for an appetizer. Roast leg of lamb was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb dishes were amazing!! Amazing flavors all around!

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Eatout1130
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-we love the hummus- order it every time. The bean soup was a special and it was hearty. The chicken and shrimp entrees were tasty - can’t go wrong here. The servers are always attentive and can offer suggestions if you can’t decide!

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Timbo
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best greek food I have had anywhere. Just superb.. you never know what treasures you might find in a little strip mall. Don't miss this one.

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vipLaurenJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We frequently dine at Black Olive but this last visit was subpar. We were seated at a table that was used as a cut through for customers which was distracting. We requested a table change and was given a better table. Our server was terrible! You had to repeatedly ask him for utensils and even for water refills. He also had a terrible attitude. My husband saw the server put his coat on and leave in the middle of our meal so hopefully he got fired. We had a different server who was much more attentive and responsive so it worked out. But definitely an off night at Black Olive.

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Diva4real
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We took friends who had gone here a few years ago and were not pleased back then. We told them we thought it had changed and now was very good. They loved it and said they would def be back. All our dishes were very good. The only small critiques was that I thought that on my gyro platter, the meat was a bit dry. Otherwise all was good.

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vipLuv2eatout
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luv the lamb chops. We always enjoy our food and service at this restaurant but the owners really should consider replacing their table and chairs. Tables are too narrow to sit next to someone without constantly bumping elbows and the chairs are not comfortable. Everything else is good.

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vipMARK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than expected.
Server was excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual atmosphere, great food, good prices and service. Highly recommend it!

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vipAnnetteB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

This was my first visit to Black Olive. I loved the food, it was very good. I did not like the seating my table was for 2 on the side and the tables were too close. The table/chair behind me bumped me twice. The server took my salad plate without asking and i was not finished. There was no music, which i prefer at dinner playing softly. I also was unimpressed with the server. We took dessert to go which was excellent.

FAQs

Black Olive does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Black Olive is rated 4.6 stars by 481 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.