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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Best meal we had in Galveston!

This was by far the best dining experience we had on a recent trip to Galveston. We were seated easily and quickly. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. We would go back just for the crab tower. They also had an interesting menu with all the classics alongside things I'd never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Natalie W
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best dining experience we had on a recent trip to Galveston. We were seated easily and quickly. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. We would go back just for the crab tower. They also had an interesting menu with all the classics alongside things I'd never seen before like a "crab ball"... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the Greek salad & the Gyros platter! Daughter said she had the best shrimp out of every restaurant in Galveston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

So we stopped in fur a quick drink and the bartender told us about one of their specialty drinks called a Pimms cocktail. We took his word for it. We normally don't order gun drinks but figured why not. Mir was absolutely delicious!! We only planned on 1, we had 2. Definitely will return to this spot and try their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was my family's first and last visit to this restaurant. The service was extremely slow even though the restaurant wasn't busy at all. My family had the Texas Burgers and fries which were delicious but I ordered the Grilled Sea Scallops; small, dry and tasteless. The potato dish that came on the side was covered in some kind of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great food, great staff! Fun place to eat because of the atmosphere and the people. Nice outside dinning and you can watch the ships go by in the ship channel. Would highly recommend for business, family or pleasure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Our party of 8 visited for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Every person on our group was happy with their food selection - delicious, well presented and appropriate portion sizes. Our waitress was friendly, restaurant was clean and the hand scrub in the ladies room was an especially nice touch. The only room for improvement I can find was with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

i travel a lot and i consider myself a foodie,but this place is hitting on all cylinders,every single thing i tried there was great not good but great, the fish is all locally caught and cooked perfectly any of the grilled fish dishes i tried were fabulous and are served with a home made oily garlic sauce and warm pita... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

So we went to Olympia for Happy Hour as we stayed at the Harbor House right above. We ordered the Greek Nachos, Fried Mushrooms, & Avocado Hummus. Everything was excellent…the Greek Nachos were my fave. Really nice restaurant with a great view of the pier.

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went there for lunch. We were on a time schedule. It was the best food we had in Galveston. We ate outside. The service was great. We would definitely go back.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had such a good dinner when we were in Galveston last summer that we wanted a repeat. Olympia was busy on a Saturday but we got in and had a great server and a great dinner. The crab legs and mixed grill were all good choices. I will look forward to going back next summer.

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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 35
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Greek

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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