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The Black Olive

125 E Jackson Blvd, Jonesborough, TN 37659-5198
+1 423-788-3618
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“calzone” (22 reviews)
“black olives” (69 reviews)
“garlic knots” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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125 E Jackson Blvd, Jonesborough, TN 37659-5198
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our extended family, a group of almost 20, chose this restaurant for lunch on a Saturday,. Reservation was taken with no issue, staff was set up for us when we arrived, and the event went off without a hitch. Great service for our large party...More

Thank Cherriesontheweb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Valentine date with my wife. We are new to the area and wanted a nice date night. I had noticed their advertising and decided to try them out. Food was very good. We were actually served by the manager who provided a very nice experience....More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant many times. It is small with not a lot of ambiance. But the food is very good. The pastas are great and my favorite are the sandwiches. The salads are average and the wait staff are mostly very good...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Black Olive takes Italian to the next level as far as the Tri-Cites are concerned. It's our favorite place around. Great garlic knots! You can't go wrong with Hot Talapia or Spicy Chicken Bowtie.

Thank IchKannNichtMehr
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Service good, food very good, bread is the weak sister. It is lousy. But the entrees and wait staff make up for the bread.

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I have dined here several times. I have always enjoyed the food and the service is great. Eggplant Parmesan is a must try.

Thank jahom15
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The name sounds better than the food. Was expecting more home style cooking but it was way to generic. Service was okay.

Thank BRAD S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had lunch there with a friend. Clean place with typical booths for dining. Very good service. I had the spaghetti which was about the right portion and very tasty. Was not impressed with the bread that came with it as it was the hard type...More

Thank ragtoprt
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, soso service, and no Italian atmosphere!! The restaurant is a little bit hard to find the bldg it is in cannot be seen from road.

Thank EmmausDan
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Four in party, we all order the lasagna, the portion size is enough for two people, waiter was very efficient Only one negative comment is on the balsamic dressing it had way two much vinegar in it

Thank joelwilson46
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Response from Terilaf | Reviewed this property |
They do not, but they will allow you to brown bag your own!
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22 December 2014|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to hear that. Do you have a 423 area code or are they dialing a seven-digit number?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E Jackson Blvd, Jonesborough, TN 37659-5198
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Jonesborough
  • Phone Number: +1 423-788-3618
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