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Olive's Restaurant & Bar

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2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
+1 616-451-8611
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04:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 04:00 - 22:00
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Grand Rapids
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The martinis are extra large--they fill them to the rim of large size martini glasses. You'll want to sip it from the table for the first 2-3 sips so as not to spill--not kidding! If you can start a little early, there is a happy hour with a $2 discount from 4-6pm every night. The daily soup is very good... More 

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Thank 553chan
Management response:

Thank you so much for your positive review, we greatly appreciate it! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our happy hour. If you're unaware, we also have half off wine all day on Tuesday and $4 draft beer all day on Thursday. In regards to your tamale pie comment, it may come back on a future menu! We have... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,029 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Wow! Everything we had heard was correct +. Starters - chicken wrap was really really good - much better than P.F Chang's. The ham croquettes were good.....nice thin crispy outsides with very tasty insides.....it was more of a ham paste feel inside than a diced ham though. Entrees - chicken salad was one of the best ever for us......and the... More 

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Thank RickMIusa
Management response:

Rick, what a wonderful review... we very much appreciate it! You ordered some great choices from our menu. Come back again soon! Starting in December, every time you dine-in with us, we'll give you a "Gift from Olives" Holiday voucher. There's a promotion inside each voucher you receive. Have a great day! More 

Grand Rapids, MI
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Love sitting on the upper patio in the summer. It's in a old house and it's just perfect for that date night out or out with girl friends. The menu changes seasonally but will never disappoint. Val was an amazing server, very knowledgable and so friendly.

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Thank degrandem
Management response:

We'll be sure to let Val know that she did a great job serving you! Hopefully we see you back soon, our new menu will be released October 10. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love this little gem in East Grand Rapids. Seasonally updated menus are fun to discover and so far ALWAYS done well.

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Thank dlanewss
Management response:

Why thank you! Speaking of 'seasonally updated menus,' our next menu comes out October 10! We will also be rolling out a delicious seasonal dessert menu at the beginning of October. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Olives for my wifes birthday this year. My wife chose one of the martini specials and I chose a local micro brew. We split the beet salad which was plenty for two. My wife had the grilled chicken and I had the southern meatloaf. All our drinks and dishes were excellent. The service was... More 

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Thank wolverines_go_blue
Management response:

Happy to hear that you dined with us for a special occasion! We are coming out with a new menu on October 10, be sure to stop-in. We'd love it! More 

Grand Rapids, MI
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444 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Olive's is located in the heart of East GR, a great area for walking. It's a good place for dinner or a quiet lunch. I love their mushroom crostini appetizer. Prices are reasonable, portions are good, they're family friendly but also good for an adult evening out. Desserts are also good, but we don't get them often as we usually... More 

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Thank Beentheredonethat777
Management response:

Thank you for a great review, we appreciate it! We hope to see you soon. Our new menu will be coming out October 10. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal. Great food and service. A very pleasant surprise. We will definitely stop back when we are back in town.

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Thank Tim B
Wendy C, Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The menu is varied, the waitstaff is friendly, and the bar is well stocked. There are no negatives, except perhaps that it is popular enough that you may have to wait for a seat sometimes.

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Thank THOMAS S
Wendy C, Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Thomas for such a kind review! More 

Gillette, Wyoming
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615 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Lunch in downtown EGR, I opted for sliders at Olive's. The burger buns were unique, the burgers not objectionable, the fries were crispy and HOT. My soda was never empty, and served with a lemon as I had asked. The burgers could have been warmer. All in all, I'll return and try a full size.

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Thank HDFLHPI
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Olive's is our favorite place to go locally for lunch with the girls, happy hour, a bite to eat with friends, dinner. Ally and the rest of the staff are always kind and treat me/us with great respect and provide wonderful service. The menu changes with the seasons and is always interesting and tasty. Living in the neighborhood, we often... More 

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Thank Rose D
Wendy C, Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hey, Thanks Rose! We love seeing you walk in the door. Regulars like you are what keep us going. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 21
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-8611
Description
Olive's is located in the heart of Gaslight Village. We are a 120 seat restaurant with an outstanding Chef, EJ, & a bar to make you drool. No where else in Grand Rapids can you get a 10 ounce martini, the best meatloaf of your life, and a server who knows you by your first name. Let us be your choice for a night out!{Cheers}

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?