Black Olive

4.6
499 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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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, definitely going back!!

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alans
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, everything was well presented and made fresh to order. High quality ingredients throughout and cooked to perfection.

Didn't have room for desert as portions were generous, that's a goal for next time.

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Kari
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was superb. Baklava is my new favorite dessert after eating it there.

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ACorn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mom for her birthday. Food was timely and delicious. Service was great.

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vipJoelP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites that never disappoints. Excellent quality and quantity of food with very attentive service. ITs BYOB.

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vipTwyla
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

the most tender chicken i have ever had ! disappointed the server couldn't answer basic questions about the entrees and the sides that came with our food. although it was nice to see a large family enjoying themselves at dinner, it took away from our experience.

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SJWo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terriffic Greek food at a reasonable price. We travel from Philly to go there and have never been disappointed. We can't find such great Greek food near us for such a great value. Wish they would open in our neighborhood. The eggplant salad (babaganoush) is the best anywhere. Moussaka is fantastic.

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proudmonkey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always love having dinner here. The service is always excellent as is the food. The Octopus is amazing! I convinced my mom to try it and she was pleasantly surprised! Souvlaki platter and gyros are solid, my son loves the chicken. This is the spot if you want simple delish Greek food. Never disappoints.

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vipW2GE
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good.,. They were very busy, waitress said maybe busiest they’d been since covid hit the night we went to eat, so they were caught I think a bit short handed RE help. Kitchen however was cranking out the food, plenty of people picking up takeout... but still all good. (Wife and I have been fully vaccinated so we’ve been venturing out to eat again, boy.., it’s wonderful!

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MonaC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful! Service, food, ambiance! Came here for lunch with a friend and we shared the spankopita, had moussaka, and shared baklava. I also had the avoglemon soup. So, so good! The service was amazing, and we stayed long catching up, we were made welcome. Would definitely be back with other friends!!

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vipJackieB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. The sides came out Luke warm but were very good. That was the only complaint but everything was so good. Looking forward to going again.

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Sara
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent we truly enjoyed it. Looking forward to visiting again

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vipMicheleZ
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While our waitress had very few tables she seemed unable to handle them. We were often waiting for her to return with items we had requested. The last dissappointment came when we were waiting for her to take our dessert order which we had told her we wanted to do, but she said she would be "right back". She forgot about us and in the meantime the guy behind us ordered the dessert we wanted. We had been waiting to order and should have had our order in before his as he hadn't even finished his meal when we were ready to order. By the time our waitress came she informed us that the last one of the dessert we wanted had just been ordered (by the man behind us) we were so aggravated as we had been waiting for her to return. We ended up leaving without dessert as the others did not sound as appealing.

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DebbieH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess greeted us warmly (like she was actually happy to see us instead of the way most hostesses do (like they are doing you a favor)), we had a table by the window. Tables were nicely spaced. Our server (Haley??) was attentive and sweet and helpful in the food decision making process. We will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipsaturdaynights
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a lovely dinner here on Saturday night. Sad to see how empty the restaurant was due to "covid" but we felt absolutely comfortable with spacing. I would like to see more people coming out to these small places as I fear that after "covid" they might not be here to go to.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and food were very good. I’ve been to this place probably a dozen times in the last 5 years or so. Quality has always been top notch. Try the lamb chops.

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vipJerseygirl
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch reservations and Mark greeted us at the door. We sat at a safely spaced
table and enjoyed souvlaki and an order to go. The food was fresh and delicious as always and Mark couldn't have been more accommodating.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
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
25 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
9 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
8 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
Atlantic City
2 reviews
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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vipjohnnieb
Philadelphia
52 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
52 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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Black Olive is rated 4.6 stars by 499 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.