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Olympia Cafe

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5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good restaurant - good service and nice waitress

I went to the Olympic Cafe for dinner and initially I was thinking about trying the Gyros. But the waitress made some good recommendations (and she really knew what she was talking about!), so I tried the lamb chops which are definitely a recommendation. I took them together with potatoes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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299 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I went to the Olympic Cafe for dinner and initially I was thinking about trying the Gyros. But the waitress made some good recommendations (and she really knew what she was talking about!), so I tried the lamb chops which are definitely a recommendation. I took them together with potatoes and sautéed vegetables. Especially the vegetables were amazing (with some... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our waiter, sorry I don't remember his name, sort of on the tall side, was very polite and spoke to me so I could understand the names of the food. He gave me some awesome recommendations. I tried several different kinds of food and even food I didn't like, but after this experience, I will have to look at red... More 

Freetown, Indiana
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Yummy authentic Greek. Gyro and hummus with fresh warm pita bread was amazing! Seated quickly. Good service. Noticed a waiter across the room deal with a difficult customer with grace. Wish I would have told him personally. Keep it up Olympia!

Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Made a quick stop for a Latte and a snack. Coffee was okay - made fresh and served hot. Food was excellent and service was friendly. Perfect place for a quick lunch while sightseeing by the river. Would definitely go back for lunch next time I'm in the area.

Orange Park, Florida
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were referred by locals to have an authentic Greek meal. The setting was lovely and the staff was helpful and courteous. We met the one of the owners, who had just returned from Greece. We tried the stuffed peppers and flaming cheese for appetizers. The Greek tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and feta for the first course. I had the lemon... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is great! It is located in one of the prettiest places in Savannah and offer great greek food! The gyros there were my favorites!

Demorest, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very good food and service. We enjoyed our visit very much. Apparently tripadvisor does not believe in brevity cant post until get to 100 characters

Savannah, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's in a touristy location, but it is unassuming, and the décor is dated. But the seafood is some of the best in town. I have been coming here for years, the food is second to none! Prepared with love, something not seen much these days.. The Red Snapper for 2 is one of the best seafood dishes in the... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

While the Olympia Cafe is on River Street, the food is moderately priced and it is delicious. The ambiance is mixed-- very Mediterranean as long as you don't look too closely. The food was fresh, well-seasoned, and came to the table fast. The waitstaff was also very friendly. I have lived in the south for about 8 years, but I... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were downtown and dinner our plans fell through elsewhere. We had never had Greek food. We thought since it was close to give it a try. I am so glad we did, at 7:30 on a Saturday night they sat us right away even though they were full. The food and wine was amazing, served quickly and cooked to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-233-3131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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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