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The Blue Olive

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6196 Quinpool Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-407-3000
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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130 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1 Thank spiderwoman808
Nova Scotia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

1 Thank miss_mags_50
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
Level Contributor
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 

2 Thank Jahs595
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10 reviews
6 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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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Went out for a supper meal with friends and found this rather small space comfortable despite the fact it was nearly full. We experienced fast, courteous service. The food was excellent with generous portions and great flavour.

3 Thank Bonnie F
Halifax, Canada
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701 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I just ordered dinner for delivery and was impressed with the friendliness of the young man who took my order and also delivered it. We had chicken and lamb souvlaki plates which included rice, roasted potatoes and Greek salad. Everything was tasty. No complaints!

6 Thank Acadia80
Truro, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Had late day appointment in the city and decided to stop for late supper. The service was very friendly and attentive, the food was to die for. The quality is superb.

3 Thank CochonHD
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

My wife and I were here for dinner with some friends. We all enjoyed our meals. The pan fried haddock was delicious. I also really enjoyed the home made rice pudding dessert.

3 Thank Phil F

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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, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-407-3000

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