Black Olive

4.4
389 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was OK- shrimp were fresh but everything too salty. Have been there before and lamb steak is delicious but again my only complaint is that it is too salty.

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C
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious authentic Greek cuisine; consistently good.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We love the food and the BYO option. Thanks for a lovely time!

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Friendly people. Nice ambiance. The grilled octopus was delicious as well as the bifkeki...and galactoboureko is my favorite!

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best leg of lamb & octopus, hands down!!! Lemon potatoes, eggplant salad are quite tasty also.

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Y
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent place and food! Very clean and cosy
Great for a date or family....the service was amazing and timely!

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MH
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, love the lamb chops, they are delicious

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DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had an amazing dining experience. Food was awesome and the service was excellent.
I would definitely recommend and definitely will be going back.
If I had one negative comment to make, it would be that it was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as usual! Had friends join us and it was their first time at Black Olive. They enjoyed the food and overall experience there.

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TD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really authentic

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DZ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place and great food!

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WF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the usual authentic Greek food. Great quality at a reasonable price. The complimentary wine is a nice touch. Usually go last minute and do not have wine with me. Plan on returning many times to enjoy the great food.

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P
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been here a few times and the food is always delicious. I like that its BYOB. Tonight (Sunday) they had 3 and 4 course prix fixe or you could order off the regular menu. Affordable for the quality of the food. We'll definitely be back!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

This is a place where they have stopped trying. Everything was lackluster, and it was entirely disappointing.

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PB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant -always consistently good

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E
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for salad and apps before a movie. The hummus and tzakiki are both fresh and SO delicious! The warm toasted pita wedges are a great accompaniment! We love the house salad- the olive oil and lemon dressing is so light! Great fast service - we love it here!

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JG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We asked to have more feta in our Greek salad because usually they add a little bit of feta.
You got more feta but they charged us $3 without telling us! They should tell us if they are going to charge extra $.

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. Something a little different than the usual. I recommend you make a reservation. We did and were seated fairly promptly. Those that didn't have a reservation waited about 45 min. The place was packed. Can't wait to go back!

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SL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food, casual atmosphere

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great meal before heading to a movie!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was not great this time.we have been there before the food was a lot bettet

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JS
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service. We love the Black Olive.
The owner greeted and paid attention to every table. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation!

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d
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit - was impressed- had 2 salads with chicken and Gyro meat- plate of hummus- service was great - restaurant clean - was a bit chilly. Overall great visit on a Saturday night.

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OT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is very good freshly prepared . Bread is outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a bit slow. However the server was helpful and as it is BYOB, offered an ice bucket for our beer. We arrived early for our reservation but we're seated quickly. Food portions were generous and seasoned simply with herbs such as dill, basil, and oregano. The fried calamari was lightly breaded and tender. We enjoyed the lamb chop and charcoal grilled salmon.

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AM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot for delicious Mediterranean food! Well priced, daily specials, nice size portions, Black Olive has it all.

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CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have never eaten at a Greek Restaurant so I wasn’t sure what I would order. I was very happy with appetizers and my entree. Didn’t have desert but I am sure it would have been amazing.

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GN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to The Black Olive a number of times and have never had a problem. The food has always been good, service has always been right on. We have even brought a few different friends and other family members and they have all enjoyed the food.

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DG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent very knowledgeable food was just as good atmosphere it's just perfect

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S
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the meals. Overall, a great experience. And they had a kids menu.

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A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Some of the outstanding dishes on their varied menu are the chopped green Greek salad, the unique hummus, shrimp with fresh tomatoes in wine and marvelous (hearty) lamb shank with orzo.

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the gyros !!

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SK
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We chose this restaurant at the last minute for New Year eve dinner as every place else was booked. We were happy to was a BYOB and the food was good. We like spicy food which one can not expect at a Greek place anyway. I ordered the scrod which was pretty good. My husband ordered the ny strip which was overdone. Prices are pretty reasonable.

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L
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The delicious Greek food was served with enthusiasm. This byob is perfect for an after movie dinner or a late lunch. We enjoyed the country salad, calamari and hummus with warm pita for an appetizer all were absolutely amazing. We also enjoyed the chicken entree and our own wine. Our server was efficient and friendly.

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AB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was very good and we go often.

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e
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good, basic Greek food with moderate prices. Friendly, efficient service. Some different twists on chicken and fish. Good soup, sides. Can get the same quality food as there are at some other upscale Greek places.

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OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and service was meh. Waitress didn’t know dinner specials and forgot requested items that we never received. The food was mediocre. I have had Mediterranean food many times and our meal was bland and boring. Not worth the trip

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SM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We tried this place because we had a coupon. There are far better Mediterranean restaurants in the area. I had the Seafood combo - very very bland. One of our party had the Pastachio - it was virtually meatless compared to another one that was meaty. It took them twenty minutes (on a slow sunday night) to prepare a substitute for her, since, apparently, they served us the last to orders of Pastichio in the kitchen.

They tried to please us, but they should have offerred the table coffee and desert since we were sitting around watching our friend eat a very bland piece of salmon. Not worth the $8 the coupon saved us.

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b
Orlando
95 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I absolutely love this place. A small, independent restaurant run by a Greek chef. The food is always authentic. My wife's favorites include the octopus appetizer and grilled lamb chops. I think the calamari is always the best but we do not argue, we order all three. We both like sticking with a selection of appetizers. Order one at a time or maybe two, so everything stays hot. BYOB makes this a place to go to regularly without breaking the bank and we do whenever we visit NJ.

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L
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious. It can be a little noisy if it’s a busy night. On a cold night, do not sit by the windows. It gets drafty.

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