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2340 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 692-9082
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great neighborhood breakfast

We really enjoyed the great service and food here. We shared the eggs and feta cheese scramble and a ham and cheese omelet and they were delicious. On a second visit, we had pancakes and they were good while not outstanding. The hash browns were great. This small dinner had one server working and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Natalieonwabash
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Denver, Colorado
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We just moved to the neighborhood, and someone recommended this restaurant so we stopped in for a quick Greek salad. Everyone in our party ordered something different and all orders were done perfectly. You could order the chicken kabob and easily share it because it comes with two kabobs, a salad, rice and pita bread - all tasty as can... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We really enjoyed the great service and food here. We shared the eggs and feta cheese scramble and a ham and cheese omelet and they were delicious. On a second visit, we had pancakes and they were good while not outstanding. The hash browns were great. This small dinner had one server working and she was a pleasant as she... More 

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Thank Natalieonwabash
San Diego, California, Usa
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fantastic Greek recipes, low prices, fast service, friendly smiles! From a small diner, not sure there is anything else you need. Don't take my word for it, stop by and see for yourself. Daily dinner specials and the breakfast is FANTASTIC!!!

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Thank 582KevinW
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377 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Some of our family members frequent the Olympic Cafe weekly, so we gave it a try. The service is EXCELLENT and so is the food. It's cozy, quick and delicious!

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Thank Newlovenewlife2012
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Casual dining, excellent food. Owner is almost always on premises food and service consistently excellent. Open for B,L,D. Large portions. Menu is basically Greek but not exclusively so.

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Thank Kathy H
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Consistently good food served by the absolutely nicest staff. There isn't much to the restaurant, just about 10 tables, a simple clean bathroom, and great Greek food served hot and fresh! My fiance always ordered the Greek salad with huge blocks of feta cheese, and I always ordered their chicken sandwich and french fries. A great value, too. For a... More 

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Thank spectactic
San Diego
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113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I came with my family. We ordered 3 different Greek platters (comes with salad (or) soup) and pilaf (or) potatoes. We also ordered a tuna melt and a triple-pound cheese burger (with fries) to go. Essentially 5 orders, which totaled $43. When I ordered, I asked the waitress if the Cafe was run by the same owners as 15 years... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

I have been going to the Olympic for years. The food is always very good and, the prices, while they have gone up, are still super reasonable. The wait staff is wonderful and efficient. An added bonus is the good selection of delicious sweet treats made by the proprietor. The cafe is nothing fancy, but you really can't go wrong... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

I eat here several times a year. The lamb shank is my usual choice for lunch. It is tender and tasty. The sauce is not overpowering, allowing the flavor of the lamb to come through nicely. The meal includes rice and a good sized salad all on the same plate. The moussaka is also tasty. The spanakopita is not as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2008

Great greasy spoon breakfast!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2340 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 692-9082

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?