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The Olive Mountain

610 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-4419
+1 847-475-0380
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lentil soup” (7 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
610 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-4419
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We held a special graduation party at Olive Mountain and we were treated like family. The food was bountiful and delicious. We started with hummus and falafel and there were plates up and down the table, then fresh, crisp salads with vinaigrette, and then chicken...More

1  Thank BAB0821
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the lamb kabobs. The hummus and falafel were also tasty. Owner is a fireball of energy!

Thank Rich W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Food is excellent as is the service! The carry service also is very good. We previously lived in an area with a large middle eastern population and the food here is comparable.

Thank Jjcerva12
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I ran in to buy a salad to go. The portion was generous and it was so flavorful. I absolutely loved it. The price was great.

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and huge portions Was very busy on Saturday evening but the atmosphere was great. Good quality and quantity Will definitely come back

Thank ahbla1
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Just about the ideal Mediterranean restaurant. The owner was there and seemed to be the equivalent of the mayor, very friendly, knows everyone, introduces them to each other - just a very nice atmosphere! Service was amazingly attentive. My husband didn't know what to order,...More

Thank katwz
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The lunch specials are cheap and delicious! The staff is very friendly. A cheery atmosphere, with many repeat customers greeted by name during our single meal there.

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I thought this was Greek for some reason, based on Yelp. But the music and paintings inside were more Arabian. I had the shrimp and beef kabobs,and they were ok. Big portions, but the 3 shrimp were lightly fried, but just tasted different than I...More

Thank gte338f
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Ordered takeout and received some of the most visually unappealing Mediterranean food I've ever seen. It tasted almost as bad as it looked. Skip this one.

Thank KPH95
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Vegetarian plate was intensely flavorful. All very fresh. The chicken tika is pretty hot - so watch out!

Thank TannednRested
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-4419
    (Chicago Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-475-0380
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The first of it's kind specializing in Mediterranean cuisine & fresh seafood since 1992 located in the heart of Downtown Evanston.
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