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Olympia the Grill at Pier 21

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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Must visit for the view

Sunday brunch or late cocktail is fun on Sunday to watch the cruise ships sail away. The STACK with crab, avocado and mango salsa is delicious. Good house salad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Betsy S
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Minden, Nevada, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minden, Nevada, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Sunday brunch or late cocktail is fun on Sunday to watch the cruise ships sail away. The STACK with crab, avocado and mango salsa is delicious. Good house salad.

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had to wait about an hour for a table, but the food and entertainment was well worth the wait. Great Greek food and seafood. The belly-dancer was awesome and had fun with the kids teaching them moves and posing for pictures. Highly recommend. If the weather had been nice, they have a very large patio area.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived at the Harbor Hotel after a long ride and didn't want to go very far for a quick bite to eat. The Olympia Grill is very conveniently located and we decided to share some apps: Pappou's Mix (an assortment of hummus, tzatziki, skordalia, pita, feta and olives), calamari and spanakopita. The skordalia was quite pungent with the flavor of... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

After suffering a week of conference food at a Galveston Hotel it was a delight to spend an evening at Olympia Grill. Happy hour prices were great and the gyros nachos were excellent. Service from Ethan was exemplary. It was so relaxing sitting on the deck for a few hours. We are going back for brunch before we leave.

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Spokane, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I'm a burger fan. My friend and I went for the beautiful deck view. We ordered the 1/2 lb charcoal grill burger and the "lite" 1/4 lb burger both w/fries. There is no way our burgers weighed the stated weight. I had my charcoal burger bunless and requested extra lettuce. Only got a few limp soggy pieces of lettuce and... More 

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Olympia_Grill, Owner at Olympia the Grill at Pier 21, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Thank you for your comment! We apologize for the experience you had at our restaurant. Our team looked into the size of the burger patties, and they were not the right product. We immediately took care of the issue. Washington is pretty far away, but if you are in our neighborhood again, hope to see you. Thank you... More 

Amarillo, Texas
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A friend recommended that I go to this restaurant and I was satisfied with the food, but I was immediately annoyed when I got to the restaurant. I was by myself and there were plenty of empty tables, so I'm not sure why the hostess thought I needed to sit in the bar area at a dirty table. I was... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was so astonished at the veggie platter served at this restaurant. It was huge and delicious! I have never been treated so well as a vegetarian. If you are a vegetarian, The Olympia is a must!

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Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Loved the location right on the water and we were greeted enthusiastically. Food was OK but service was less than enthusiastic. Took forever to get our waiters attention and it wasn't that crowded. Wish we would have tried another venue.

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Waco, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Best Greek Food I have had in America! We lived in Turkey for years and traveled to Greece several times, the food here is just as good.

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Houston
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We are fans of Greek food and I always order the gyro whereas my husband is fond the the Greek salads. They have a nice view and as we normally are there during non-peak hours the service is timely. They have another location on the seawall which is more casual.

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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 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Greek, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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