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Olympia Cafe

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5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-3131
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Olympia Cafe has been a Savannah landmark for over 20 years. Located on...
Olympia Cafe has been a Savannah landmark for over 20 years. Located on historic River Street, we only serve fresh, local seafood and homemade Greek specialties. Join us for impeccable service and delicious food while watching the ships make their way to the sea.
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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and food!

I traveled for work and tried their spanakopita. I was not disappointed! Others in my group tried their gyros and they had good reviews as well. River street is pretty pricy and the restaurant offers a variety of average priced to high priced items. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TravelingSarah35
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just before our walk on the River, it was time to eat. Georgia, my wife's cousin, was going to take care of us this day. And she did. Olympic was friendly and sweet. Our waitress, from Argentina, was wonderful as well as the shrimp, fish, and Snapper. I highly suggest this place for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Edward J
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled for work and tried their spanakopita. I was not disappointed! Others in my group tried their gyros and they had good reviews as well. River street is pretty pricy and the restaurant offers a variety of average priced to high priced items. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered good suggestions. It is a fairly... More 

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Thank TravelingSarah35
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place, Nick, Vaceilli (sorry if I didn't spell this right) and their staff treat us like family. We are in here every few months. Their current trip advisor rating does not do them justice. My favorite dish is the lamb shank, yum! We do all the family special nights out here. I have taken lots of business... More 

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Thank Chad C
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, what can I say. The style of restaurant is very close to the greek style, but not the food. The food looks very close to american style restaurant, and it doesn't taste special at all. I had the Spaghetti & Meatballs and my friend had the Scored Flounder. Well my pasta looks good, but it taste like just a... More 

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Thank Corina P
Hope, Maine
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here every year when we come to Savannah. The food is excellent and so is the service (family run); the tzadziki is THE BEST, with toasted pitas, we always get some to go.

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Thank Sonia T
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Sonia T! We are so glad you enjoyed it. The Tzadziki is a house specialty and the owner himself prepares it daily.. Best and thanks! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here with friends who were visiting from out of town. They stop here every time they travel through Savannah. Wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. Many menu options beyond just the typical Greek restaurant fare. Will definitely go back for the Red Snapper for two dish next time. The Ferry stop is right in front... More 

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Thank TravelswithDog2013
Florida City, Florida
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked into the Café (not the restaurant) with another couple just wanting to order a Cappuccino; the big sign outside advertised hot drinks, cappuccino, coffee etc. I sat at one of the tables while my husband and the other couple stood by the bar to order, there were about 4 employees walking back and forth behind the bar and... More 

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Thank Rose L
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, while I understand your experience here was a negative one I want to thank you still for taking the time to offer your feedback. I'm sorry that you did not receive the service you should have and can only say that we pride ourselves on customer relations and hope that if you do choose to return that we can... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Service was a little slow, but not too bad. Food was very good, a bit pricy for what you got though, but when your on vacation....Saganaki was good, but the portion did not seem to be worth the charge. Entrees were also good, we would go back to try some of the other items on the menu, (like the Stuffed... More 

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Thank 338Concerned
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for offering your feedback and we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon and I promise the Stuffed Fish (Flounder, Grouper, or Salmon) will not disappoint! Best to you.. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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142 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

As a self proclaimed foodie, I scoffed at eating on River street, as there are a handful of very excellent restaurants now spread around Savannah. I was lured to Olympia with a dinner party and was absolutely impressed in every way! First off the service is fast and efficient, the wait staff have beepers that go off when food is... More 

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Thank neurovictory
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

thanks so much! We are so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon! More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

After walking along the Riverfront, we stopped in for a Greek meal. We all had the pork souvlaki on a pita with fries and shared the fried calamari. We chose the counter service for a quick service, since we wanted to continue our walk downtown. The food was fresh, hot, and delicious.

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Thank gomummy
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks! We're glad you satisfied your craving with us! Hope to see you again soon.. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-233-3131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Olympia Cafe has been a Savannah landmark for over 20 years. Located on historic River Street, we only serve fresh, local seafood and homemade Greek specialties. Join us for impeccable service and delicious food while watching the ships make their way to the sea.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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