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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 127
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Greek Salad

Wonderful Greek Salad prepared upon request. Scenic view of the river, reasonable price, and courteous service. This made St. Patrick's Day especially enjoyable!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
John T
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Sanford
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sanford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Greek Salad prepared upon request. Scenic view of the river, reasonable price, and courteous service. This made St. Patrick's Day especially enjoyable!

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Quick, fast and on point. The best Greek that I have found in town. Being a local I ususally stray very far from river street but this place is worth the trip

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Aiken, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is the best Greek food that I have had in many years. It is a great location on River Street. They do accept reservations. Price is fairly reasonable.

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Carnesville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I can't say enough good things about the Lamb Chops at Olympia. This is a high priority stop for us every time we visit Savannah. In a town famed for southern fare and seafood, it's surprising to find a Mediterranean restaurant this great, but just look for the white and blue awning on River Street. If you have time to... More 

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ilovegreece4, Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you liked the lamb chops! We pride ourselves on the marinade recipe as the owners brought it with them from Greece years ago! Hope to see you again More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is consistent, good made to order. My husband always insists on having the gyro when we're in Savannah. My new fave is the chicken soup with warm flat bread. It's a little dingy and could use an upgrade and on my last visit tone of the female servers was yelling that nobody "gives a damn" about the servers.... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch in the warm environment of the Olympia Cafe as it was windy and freezing outside. All the food was good with huge servings that even defeated my son who loves food. My son's girlfriend particularly liked the soup as she was feeling tired after a long day. Great service and the waiter was very kind and... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The lunch souvlaki was very good however the appetizer which was the cheese stuffed red pepper had a little more olive oil than needed and the portion was small for the price. On the other hand the calamari consisted of only rings and very well prepared, and the pork souvlaki pita sandwich was very good. Overall, we found the price... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Enjoyed the service with my family. The food was good and served in a timely manner. The owner, Nick, visited our table and made us feel welcomed.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place came recommended. We went with a group of friends and it had several large parties of families. I love Greek food and have been to Greece several times. It was good Greek food nothing spectacular. The food was a bit overpriced although it is located in a touristy part of town. A good casual spot for Greek food... More 

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Toluca
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144 reviews 144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stopped in Savannah for lunch on a long trip. The Olympia Cafe caught our eye so we gave it a shot. The food was very good. The service was excellent. But what the Olympia Cafe really does well is the beautiful staff. Tall, gorgeous ladies everywhere you look. Especially the hostess. Wish I would have been staying in town... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?