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Olympia the Grill at Pier 21

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Mediterranean, 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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • 270
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  • 135
    Very good
  • 48
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  • 11
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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
Great view and food

I always enjoy my visits to this place. The view of the water while eating is great. The food is usually plentiful and of good quality. Great service also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Yogaguy2015
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Galveston Island, Texas
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Galveston Island, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always enjoy my visits to this place. The view of the water while eating is great. The food is usually plentiful and of good quality. Great service also.

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Thank Yogaguy2015
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a whim I looked up some resturants by the hotel I was staying at off the Strand... I was amazed with the variety of the menu, from Fish, Steak, to Mediterranean... It was a Sunday night, but I was greeted right away. I ordered the Filet Mignon Skewers, so tender, and extremely tasty!! Very nice wine list, if your... More 

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Thank Dyann_12
Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has fantastic food.Very good lamb.The atmosphere if festive,as many Greek restaurants are.Always assured a great meal.Polite servers.Inside and outside dining.

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Thank Spraygun
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant based on the great reviews we had seen online but unfortunately it was a little disappointing on our visit. The food wasn't overly authentic to Greek style and was a little plain to be honest. Perhaps our visit was a one off lesser experience as it does seem general reviews are very positive but simply wasn't... More 

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Thank Megan T
Cypress, Texas
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch and the food and atmosphere were excellent. Our waitress, Mickey, was great, very personalable. Good prices too!

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Thank Mike R
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there early tonight and had a delicious meal of grilled red snapper with grilled vegetables. We had the hummus and dips appetizers, a nice Greek wine and the fantastic chicken soup. The place became really crowded later; go early!!

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Thank Jane S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stuffed salmon, snapper, salad and desert were Amazing! The salad was crisp and flavorful, the fish was perfectly prepared with excellent blend of spice. The chocolate crème brulé is chocolate cake with uncaramelized crème brulé on top which was good, but not what I expected, however, the lemon custard was extremely good. Perfect consistency mixed with great flavor and a... More 

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Thank Tiffany S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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195 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can't decide between Greek and seafood, this casually elegant spot is for you. The humongous Greek salads make a yummy and healthy lunch. We last ordered it topped with a slab of perfectly medium-rare tuna dredged in black sesame seeds. The quietly grown-up bar makes a perfect venue for cocktail-hour conversation, and the view of the harbor almost... More 

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Thank Sandy S
Colorado
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a GREAT Greek restaurant for anything traditional Greek. Of course we had to have the Gyros, and they were the best ever!! We had both traditional and made with Chicken, and french fries. If you have had enough sea food, and want to take a break, the Olympia is highly recommended. Our waitress was great! Had Margaritas on... More 

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Thank MommaGoddess
Houston
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here Jan. 9, 2016 for a before dinner meal. Wanted to get a seafood dinner while in Galveston. This is a revisit to this restaurant, the last time being a few years ago. Food was excellent, prices were average ($$-$$$), but service was fantastic. Kudos to the manager for keeping the great place all these years. Shrimp was actually... More 

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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: Mediterranean, Seafood, International, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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