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The Blue Olive

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6196 Quinpool Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A3, Canada
+1 902-407-3000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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nova scotia,canada
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice evening atmosphere.restaurant empty so very quiet.Food was tasty, plates heavy with roasted potatoes and rice with small portions of fish on mine and veg moussaka on my husbands.For the price I thought the main could have been more substantial with less of the other.The waitress was great the food was fast.The Greek white wine was a nice accompaniment.

1 Thank nickie M
Nova Scotia, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch today. This place is always good. Love the fried zucchini appetizer!! Great service. The owner is always visible and asks about the meal.

1 Thank itravelsomewhere
Summerside, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Small restaurant..very cozy..great service..amazing apps...my haddock was more than amazing..we can not wait to go back...A must try for any one that loves food with FLAVOR!

1 Thank gloriagallant
Forth Smith
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Long story short: if you want over and above exceptional service, come here... Small interior, our reservation was placed in front of the fireplace (too hot for me) but others loved it. It's a very small place, cozy with awesome appetizers. I ordered the NY steak; plain rice but cooked perfect, plain thick cut potatoes cooked perfect, very very good... More 

1 Thank Darrell L
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174 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

One of the most delicious mouthwatering stuffed medditterrean haddock to ever hit the pallet. Your taste buds are in for a treat the minute you walk in the auroma and smell will wisked you away into Vision of Santorini while yelling OPA! Wonderful.

2 Thank spiderwoman808
Nova Scotia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness. We stopped in on Saturday afternoon for birthday desserts...Blue Olive Loukoumathes!?!???! (Puffs of dough, fried golden and topped with a delectable vanilla ice-cream, driized with honey or chocolate sauce). Delicious, my new favourite! My daughter said it was better than any birthday cake! :) Stephanie was amazing, as always...one of the friendliest waitresses I've ever had. We... More 

2 Thank miss_mags_50
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Got there at 6:30 didn't get our order taken until 7:00 didn't get our food until 8:03. One server on. Bunch of people. 2 tables got up and left because of the wait. Got burnt bread shortly before receiving our meal. Could barely crunch on it. Very small glass of pop for a excruciating small glass. On the plus side... More 

Thank CAMPERlover123
Halifax Region, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Not only do they have luncheon specials at around $12 their dinner menu offers a wide variety of reasonably priced food as well. In the summer you can eat outside (on the sidewalk). The tables are close together both inside and out so you can hear other diners (you might like this for entertainment). Would have liked more olive bread... More 

3 Thank Jahs595
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Not sure what is going on here. I used to love love love this restaurant even when it was called something else. The service seems to be the same but the quality has gone. Really sad to say since the owner is wonderful and the food had been so consistently wonderful for so many years. New cook?

Thank Lynne J
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

As the title says it's not authentic as the website boast unfortunately. The bad: The tzatziki has pickles (relish) in it and non-existant garlic. The pork souvlaki had no oregano and no lemon flavor. Rice was very plain and the the potatoes had no real greek flavor, it was bland. The good: We had the pikilia lots of Greek pita!... More 

Thank Georges S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6196 Quinpool Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-407-3000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?