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Olympia Cafe

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5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+1 912-233-3131
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I love Greek food and having been to Greece we can be Greek food snobs. The food here is phenomenal and the service super phenomenal (if there is such a word ;-)). Angela was our server and she was great. She answered all our questions and placed our order just right even after all the modifications. Coming... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I expected to only eat seafood while I was in Savannah, but when I looked at the menu and saw Greek food, I changed my mind. I ordered a gyro platter, and it was delicious. The server was very friendly and helpful when I asked questions about the food. The atmosphere was kind of dark and romantic, and I really... More 

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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location for Greek food. The food was good but since we have so many good Greek restaurants back home I would classify the food as average. My son had the pork chop which was delicious and I had the MD Snapper which and Greek vegetables. I would recommend a visit for Greek in Savannah.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I though I already wrote this review! We usually avoid eating in highly traveled tourist areas, but we have had numerous meals along the Savanna riverfront over the years including the Olympia Cafe with great success. We happened to run into the chef while awaiting cocktail time, pursuing his menu for a future trip as we already had dinner reservations... More 

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Leesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff and food!! We arrived Christmas Day about 30 minutes before closing. We were waiting for friends to arrive from out of town. The staff was so accommodating with us and all our kids. They even took them next door and let them pick out ice cream on the house! The server was the nicest man. Food was incredible!... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that reservations were not possible as the place was full but suggested that we could still visit and see if we could get a table. Glad we followed that suggestion The place was packed and busy. But we were promptly taken care of and our waiter also brought out our food early when we mentioned that we... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We asked a few locals if they recommended this place and everyone said yes!!! That it was actually somewhere they frequented often. We didn't want a tourist trap so we tried it out. Gotta say wow!! The menu is unique and a real gem to find amongst all the mediocre seafood places along river street. Everyone was so nice too,... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at the Cafe and the Express multiple times and the food is always great with generous portions. If you dine here i suggest requesting a table near the front so you wont have to deal so much with other customers and BOH staff constantly walking through to the restroom and ice cream shop or the FOH staff sitting... More 

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually ate at Olympia Express which is attached to the cafe. We both had Greek salads and I had the Avegolimino Soup (lemon chicken soup) and although not on the menu, my husband asked for calamari grilled, not fried. They made the calamari grilled and it was superb!! All of the food was fresh, flavorful and sumptuous. We also... More 

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Bunnell, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New Years Eve at the Olympia! This was a very pleasant experience, We started with a drink while going over the menu. My husband decided on the pasta with shrimp while I went with the pasta with chicken. We enjoyed our meal and then moved on to dessert we shared a slice of cheesecake! Great food and great service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Greek, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-233-3131
Description
Olympia Cafe has been a Savannah landmark for over 20 years. Located on historic River Street, we only serve fresh, local seafood and homemade Greek specialties. Our Whole Snapper and Kalamari are famous! We also serve 32 Flavors of Ice Cream and housemade Greek desserts, along with Espresso and Cappucchino and a large selection of Greek wines.Join us for impeccable service and delicious food while watching the ships make their way to the sea.

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