We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 258 Galveston Restaurants

Olympia the Grill at Pier 21

100 21st Street, Harbor House Hotel, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409) 765-0021
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #12 of 258 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood, Continental
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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.
Write a Review

293 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    163
    86
    29
    8
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
DFW
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We ate here the night before our cruise. They worked with me to make my dinner gluten free. Our waiter was great, food just so-so. We had a belly dancer come thru which was fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Well as we sitting waiting for our order and almost demanding for our drink refills I wonder what awaits us. Our server has given us all the reasons why she is tired but so am I. Wow. Doubt we return unless something magical happens. Very disappointed in tonights delivery but it's really not looking good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Missouri City, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I don't know why, but this Olympia Grill's food is better than the one on the Seawall. AND it has a great view and ambience about it. I still wouldn't rate it as top-notch Greek food, but it's one of the better restaurants on that stretch of the bay. They also make pretty good drinks!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Clifton
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Ambiance and service were good. Food was very un-inspired. It struck me as "tourist food" ; that is, food you serve to customers you don't expect to come back. Amazing crab stuffed shrimp? It is amazing if you find a piece of crab in the bread stuffing ! The shrimp itself were small and tough. Could not have been our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oregon
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

The menu looks great with Mediterranean favorites along with some more unusual options, but the food itself ended up tasting quite bland. We were there on a busy weekday at lunchtime. The prices were reasonable and the waitstaff was terrific, but the food we ate was uninspired.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shreveport, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great location, overlooks the channel where all the ships pass by, and late afternoon the dolphins are feeding close to the pier. I had the Greek pasta (very good) and my wife had the redfish. Great meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brenham, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I started to rate a 4 because my eggs came out cold, not even lukewarm, but they brought me two more quickly, and it was SOOOOO delicious. I had mine with lamb chops, which were perfectly cooked to med rare. My sisters' omelets were wonderful as evidenced by all the empty plates. I think the smoked salmon and cream cheese... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have visited here 25 or 30 times in the past and am not sorry to say I will never be able to return. The hostess, of all people, provided the worst possible customer service by refusing to seat our party where they had an open table that suited our desires. I recommend you go next door to Willie G's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Haverhill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Good food and unrushed service - recommended. Very good location overlooking the water and cruise ship.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Nashua, New Hampshire
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were seated outside on the pier with pleasant water views. Service was slower than optimal but the food was excellent. We both had a fresh Greek salad and Falafel platter. Their homemade garlic hummus was wonderful and their fresh pita a hit with us all. This platter came with wonderful lentil soup as well. I was stuffed when I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Olympia the Grill at Pier 21 also viewed

Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
 
Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
 

Been to Olympia the Grill at Pier 21? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Olympia the Grill at Pier 21

Address: 100 21st Street, Harbor House Hotel, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (409) 765-0021
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
Cuisine: Greek, Seafood, Continental

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing