Black Olive

4.5
510 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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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipfoodie
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is terrific. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is very pleasant. It is very good value for the money.

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vipJoSa
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent at the Black Olive. The service was great and we got special attention from the owner. It is nice to feel appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Wam bam thank you mam wanted a nice evening
Appetizers salad dinner deserts and coffee in and out in 35 minutes

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sharon
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic. We enjoyed every dish and appetizer.

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I'm a long time customer of the Black Olive and love their food. Mother's Day was no exception. The grilled octopus was tender and flavorful. The spanakopita was excellent and the shrimp were wonderful. The kitchen was backed up and the servers were a little frustrated, but it was to be expected. The Black Olive is always a great choice, but sometimes you just have to pack a little patience. It's worth it!

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vipMickeyC
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good. Great octopus!!

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BStavola
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

First and most importantly our server was subpar. When asked about a certain type of fish his reply was I don’t really like fish so I have no idea. When you work as a server you should have knowledge of everything on the menu whether you like it or not. You could tell that this guy really did not know what he was doing had no knowledge base of the food. When he brought out our meals he forgot who ordered what and would reach right across in front of you. My date ordered red snapper and spent half of the time picking bones out of her meal. Meanwhile, a gentleman I believe to be the owner and chef was sitting at the front Register watching my date pick bones out of her fish and never thought to say anything. Even the waiter saw her picking bones out of the fish and acknowledged shame but nothing was ever done about it. The food was moderately tasty. I will never spend another dollar in that restaurant again. Highly don’t recommend.

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KayS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, friendly service and atmosphere. Quickly becoming one of our favorites. Loved the hummus, haloumi and bifteki!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lamb shank. Best dish ever

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vipjohnnieb
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were outstanding. Looking forward to my next dine.

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LeeMac
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great server, nice ambiance, BYOB, food looked beautiful, but tasted average.

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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
5 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.

JP
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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Twyla
Philadelphia
5 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
26 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
Atlantic City
2 reviews
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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vipMicheleZ
Philadelphia
31 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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Sara
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent we truly enjoyed it. Looking forward to visiting again

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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
44 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!!!

JP
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
9 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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Black Olive is rated 4.5 stars by 510 OpenTable diners.

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