Black Olive

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$30 and under
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Greek

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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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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
5 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
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wanted to try it and was not disappointed!

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PrettyKimmie
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was our first time, I had lamb chops and hubby had lamb steak; we both enjoyed our food. We also had appetizers, the fried cheese and stuffed eggplant, yummy. It's BYOB, which is super cool. I definitely recommend Black Olive if you like Greek Food, we will return.

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vipCljj
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is fresh, well prepared and delicious. Attentive server.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always deliscious! I get lamb and goat every time. Never disappoints. Reasonable, and service is good.

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vipRoseM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our favorite greek restaurant!!! food is consistently ecxcellent

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BSZEN
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent.
Mark the waiter was outstanding.

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vipArnonG
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable Greek dinner at a very reasonable price point. My wife had the meat sampler appetizer, and it was entree size. Been there many times, and we will return. Great place to eat before a movie at the AMC 16 in Voorhees.

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StephanieP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The table was very small for a party of four. It wasn’t a pedestal table so seating was awkward. The server seemed to rush us even though we had a 5:00 reservation, and there were many open tables in the restaurant. He brought our entrees out before we were finished our apps. As a former server, I hate when this happens. I always like a few minutes between courses. The food was good, so I’ll definitely go back.

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SueL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, lamp chops melted in my mouth. Three course meal very reasonable.

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robinp
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their pre theatre Prix fixe menu must be the best deal in town, very generous and delicious 3 course meal available 4-6 pm every day! Also it is pretty quiet in there which is so relaxing to be able to chat comfortably. Love it!

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InaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Good food and service but very uncomfortable. The chairs are only big enough for a child

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Savah
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food is very good, but you wait for it for a long time.

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Mazie
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Olive has become our neighborhood go-to for good food, lovely ambiance; before or after a movie. Had a really good meal. They were kind enough to set a large square table so that 8 of us could converse easily. Thank you Black Olive and our server, who was so accommodating. We have plans with another friend to go on Tuesday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was at best mediocre. Soup was good, but we came for dinner not just soup. If the game is not upped people vote with their feet.

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vipBillP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Heat was off terrible and freezing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was empty the whole time I fear they might not last long

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Gampy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They have a great 3 or 4 course limited movie menu. The price is great the food is very good. It is a BYOB some people like that others would rather a full bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was decent. Staff were friendly but we were kept waiting a long time even though we had reservations. My wine bottle was taken to be opened and not returned for at least 15 minutes. We had to ask twice before we got it - and then had to ask for wine glasses. I asked for a little extra tzatziki for the gyro and was charged for it.

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vipFoodSnob
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for BYO Greek food in South Jersey. Menu has nice variety, flavors are authentic and service is attentive. Our faves are the salads, gyros and octopus.

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vipRichardC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This was the first time I was at the Black Olive and I must say i will never recommend it nor will I go back what so ever. I felt the service was extremely slow, the food was tasteless, and not even hot and by the time we got our food it was late and I really didnt want to send it back.

Just a bad experience

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vipLuv2eatout
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious, as always. Attentive waiter and very nice. Need to replace you chairs and tables. - too small and uncomfortable. Other than that, very good

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LeonaO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was slow and the food was very bland. I had to add Ketcup to my Pasta and Lamb to give it some taste

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vipCMC1
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this restaurant, good food and fantastic service/atmosphere. It's like a true restaurant in Greece. No rush to leave, just sit back and enjoy.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food very good however our server did not explain the different dishes to us even after our questioning

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Lisastwocents
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for lunch. Had to ask our server to help us each time, she was not responsive. Food was mostly mediocre.

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vipFoodFan18
Philadelphia
228 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a return visit, so we knew where to go. It is easy to miss and drive up and down the street. Black Olive is located in the far corner of a shopping center without a sign that is lit.
Black Olive is a very casual, easy restaurant for families, singles or just friends. The large menu has an interesting variety of reasonably priced food. Avoid the grilled octopus appetizer. It is incredibly small for the price and I was very disappointed in that. Otherwise, everyone liked their food.

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vipJoSa
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Black Olive never failed us! We love going there. This time we invited a couple who had never been there. They loved it!

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vipDebraW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We all ordered the special, (lamb, chicken, sausage, Greek fries). The meat was delicious, but we would have preferred a vegetable instead of fries.

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vipRoseM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food is amazing