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Olive Cafe

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127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
+1 207-772-6200
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Had the fried Brussel sprouts wrap and it delivered big time tastes and textures. Accompanying the Brussel sprouts were slices of banana pepper, tomato, lettuce bits, and a fantastic tahini sauce. The vegetarian plate also excelled. Easy to get to -- right in the heart of Old Port. Interior decor is basic but hopefully that will improve with success. Service... More 

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Maine
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

consistently good food and service. do yourself a favor and try their kibbeh, its amazing. they always have good specials, a good beer selection and desserts. one of my favorite portland restaurants.

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Thank tine27
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently had dinner here and it was fantastic. We are both vegetarians and were pleased with the selection. The Beirut salad was big enough for us to share as an app. Other folks around us who ordered meat meals looked pleased as well. Will return often!

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Thank Fondela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are in Portland for our anniversary. We arrived Friday night at 7 and wanted somewhere to eat after driving up from NH. We walked by this place and it smelled amazing, so my husband's nose led us in. The place is cozy with a few bottled beer selections and a short wine list. Husband had a... More 

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Thank Kristina M
Portland, Maine
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159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Two plates, the lamb kebabs and the kibbie. Lovely sides, great service and nice atmosphere. The only thing missing is a nice selection of draft beer. Otherwise, it's perfect!

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Thank Mike C
Portland, Maine
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the Olive Cafe for lunch recently with two good friends. We take turns picking the place, and this wasn't my choice, but I was pleasantly surprised. The server was pleasant and knowledgeable, the cafe is cozy and warm (we had a window seat) and the food was excellent. I haven't eaten much Mediterranean food, but everything was tasty.... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We came to the Olive Cafe after we walked by the night before and saw the menu. The restaurant opens at 5:30pm. We came in shortly after that and there was only one other table full. We were the last non-reservation they were taking - so make a reservation when you come here. The server mentioned the specials and we... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice for lunch, we had salads and they were good and fresh, the sandwiches also looked good. The service was decent and the prices reasonable.

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Biddeford, Maine
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Service was great. Small place, but no wait for an earlyish lunch . If you want to try something a little different, or new for lunch, check it out.

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Thank 365joane
Hollywood
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Olive Café is a nearby go-to for business lunches, as well as lunches with family and friends. It's very small, the hours are limited, but the Lebanese food is freshly made and delicious. This past visit I had the beef tacos and a side of sweet potato fries. The fries were thin, crispy, sweet, and delicious. The tacos were light... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-6200

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