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Olympia Cafe

5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+1 912-233-3131
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We love Mediterranean food. Unfortunately I don't expect it to come with a side of fries. I imagine they are trying to appeal to the masses along the river front but it fell short. The food was good buy pricey for what you got. Will...More

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were enticed into the Olympia Cafe by the fresh soft shell crab sign on the sidewalk outside. The crab wS delicious! Fresh, sweet and expertly prepared! What a treat. We also enjoyed the fish and chips that was crispy on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch with some friends. We all had the Chicken gyro with fires. We shared the appetizer that is served flambe. Cheese that is flambe with bread. the bread was the best part. Chicken gyro was excellent, fresh veggies and sauce made the sandwich....More

Thank michael p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great greek food, fast and friendly service! Stufffed grape leaves are the best! This is a place we vist everytime we are in town.

Thank chrisdangar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always live going here ! We always get the gyro with the crinkle fries :) it’s so good and the people are friendly :) it’s family owned and the quality is consistent:) we will be back

Thank Riptideswife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a good restaurant. The food was overcooked and covered in a sauce. I jad lemon chicken. I asked not to have peas and they gave it to me anyway. They were tasteless stuck over rice. The greek salad had feta crumbles all...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This was the first place we ate while in Savannah. Our gyros were so good...did not disappoint! The server was very nice also. Our only complaint is she was wearing leggings that were more like tights...we could see right through them...kinda felt like she had...More

Thank jmedrew
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Service is good, food is okay, not really authentic greek food...but nice little place to have a break by the river

Thank Monkeymei
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Hello, we are sorry that the food did not live up to expectations but are glad that you enjoyed good service and appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

After walking the River Street for awhile we decided to give this place a try after seeing their specials outside on their chalkboard. The hostess was friendly even our server & she knew the menu well. We ordered the grilled octopus for a appetizer &...More

Thank Joy B
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are sorry that your experience did not live up to expectations. The grouper is procured locally and is served in a variety of ways, you may have had the "Grouper Saute" and that is served with rice and...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018

Okay we must admit that we have walked by this restaurant too many times to count and never stopped because of being bias on Greek food. What fools we have been. After several comments from many locals we finally went this past weekend and can...More

ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Well, we are so glad you came to visit! Hope to you back soon! If you are seafood lovers, try the Snapper filet next time- served grilled or baked it is delicious!

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18 August 2017|
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Response from zkirbs | Reviewed this property |
Full bar, Liquor in addition to beer and wine
18 August 2016|
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Response from cinibun2 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry just saw this message, I really don't know as I had lunch I would think they have website. Food was very good , and that says a lot for such a touristy place.
5 October 2015|
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Response from Steffi-Zeeva | Reviewed this property |
There was three of us, we had the full course sampler dinner that wasn't on the menu. A couple of adult beverages each and we got out of there a little over $100.00. I tried some things I never knew existed and very glad I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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