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Olympia the Grill at Pier 21

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Seafood, International, Greek
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100 21st Street, Harbor House Hotel, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409) 765-0021
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on a working harbor with a great view of vessels going up and down...
Located on a working harbor with a great view of vessels going up and down the channel and dolphins frolicking in the bay. The best seafood and view of the sunset in Galveston. We offer private dining for between 10 and 300, and have accommodated many large functions such as the Commemoration of the USS Fort Worth, many weddings, bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners. We are also within easy walking distance of the Strand on Pier 21.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The food is good and the service is welcoming and attentive. I had a view on the bay and I could see ships and dolphins, it was very entertaining. I had a good time there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food is good and the service is welcoming and attentive. I had a view on the bay and I could see ships and dolphins, it was very entertaining. I had a good time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

the food was pretty fresh , we had a seafood dish with shrimp and pasta . both were very fresh and the shrimp was awesome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a great place to eat. Food, service and outdoor patio are great. Some times you can even see a cruise ship pull out of the dock while you are eating. It's definitely an amazing site. We will continue to eat here each time we visit Galveston. They have amazing bread pudding too. This is one of our favorite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

had drinks and appetizers.Got a complimentary bread pudding. for staying at the Harbor House. Atmosphere was great.Greek nachos were filling & reasonably priced .The Shrimp kisses were amazing -bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed w/ cheese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our hotel bartender recommend this place and BOY were we glad she did!! Atmosphere was amazing close to the water, service was excellent and the food was superior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is incredible! Everything was great...food, service, views, menu selection. Our server made recommendations on drinks and food and we took her advice. Stuffed Shrimp was delicious! The place is kid friendly too. (our's enjoyed looking at the boats) The drinks, appetizers, and food all came out quickly. I also recommend reservations. Olympia is a must-try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Easy, free parking (validated at restaurant), excellent food, great service and reasonable prices. Greek salad and veggie pita were great. Crab balls, seafood pasta & parmesan potatoes were delicious.

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Bayfield, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Salad had stale iceberg lettuce and was very small. Fish was some unheard of variety and was not well prepared and had a poor taste. Fish selection for a gulf coast eatery was very limited as was the selection for shellfish. Overall very disappointing for a relatively high priced restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Terrific food and even better service! A shout out to Austin who took such good care of us. Don't miss the saganki--flaming cheese. The lamb as wonderful. The grilled chicken was outstanding. We will go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My favorite is the large hm green salad with tuna! It is a huge salad: Mixed greens, feta, bell pepper, black olives, red onion and cucumber with Greek dressing. Tuna grilled to your request. I like it medium rare. Love it!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 21st Street, Harbor House Hotel, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: (409) 765-0021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Located on a working harbor with a great view of vessels going up and down the channel and dolphins frolicking in the bay. The best seafood and view of the sunset in Galveston. We offer private dining for between 10 and 300, and have accommodated many large functions such as the Commemoration of the USS Fort Worth, many weddings, bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners. We are also within easy walking distance of the Strand on Pier 21.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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