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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Great Greek food in Savannah!

Great Greek food down in the historic River Street area of Savannah. The Gyros and Souvlaki were awesome, and it was a refreshinging cool place to sit for a while on a hot summer day!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
John B
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great Greek food down in the historic River Street area of Savannah. The Gyros and Souvlaki were awesome, and it was a refreshinging cool place to sit for a while on a hot summer day!

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Orangeville, On
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here and my husband and I enjoyed the salmon over Greek salad special. It was delicious! Our girls shared pasta marinara and couldn't finish it, which is rare for them. They also served fresh bread which was also yummy. The prices were not cheap... We paid over $50 for 3 meals but we also had 2 cappuccinos, hoping... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is amazing! Cozy atmosphere, delicious food and outstanding service. Richard took care of us and we felt like home. We had dinner the first night and lunch the next day. Nice local wine.

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ilovegreece4, Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Making our guests feel at home is what we try to do here at Olympia! Thank you for your time and great review..See you soon we hope and safe travels!! More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a great lunch at this café. The Greek salad was perfect. The chef let us buy some of the Greek dressing in a large bottle! The red snapper was excellent. Mediterranean style. The food portions were large.

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ilovegreece4, Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You so much for the glowing review! We pride ourselves on our seafood and our dressing is always a hit.. Hope you visit again soon and best to you! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Olympia Grill I had a really good, really large gyro with excellent beef. The place, like many on River Street in Savannah, had sloping brick floors that were not easy to navigate but was cool and quiet and perfect for a quick lunch. Service was fun (it’s always good when you can joke around with the wait staff) and quick.

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ilovegreece4, Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate and are so glad you had a good time and enjoyed our Gyros! I've been here a long time and still love them-too much! Best.. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had dinner here on a lazy saturday evening after strolling on the river front and listening to the libe bands. It's located just next to the river front. We were a party of 6. After placing our order we had to wait for an HOUR even though there were not many people. Yes, that was the wait time but... More 

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

Hello, thank you for your feedback. I am not sure what could have caused the very long wait you experienced on Saturday, but will look into it. I'm sorry it was so long but am glad your party enjoyed the food. Hope to see you again! Best, Frannie More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First time I have written a review, we went on Saturday evening to the sit down restaurant section. Initially left waiting at the door and then for drinks. Menu looked great, but obviously understaffed. The 4 of us ordered 2 lamb shanks and 2 gyros, none of the meals were very hot 2 where really cold. We sent a gyro... More 

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

We welcome all feedback, both positive and negative. I just want to tell you that we are looking into what could have caused your party to have had a bad experience. I only hope that you will try us again in the future and can properly try what great dishes our chefs offer. Please accept our apologies. Best, Frannie Krieg More 

East Granby, Connecticut
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113 reviews 113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Spent the whole day walking around in the muggy weather. After a nice upscale lunch, we wanted unpretentious reliable food Moussaka was creamy with less meat, thus lighter. Good strong coffee. My travel buddy had souvlaki and baklava. It was more of a take out place, so we enjoyed the lack of crowds.

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

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the feedback! Best, Frannie More 

Seale, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Came in for a Frappuccino and tasted heaven. Did not think someone could make a Frappuccino like that. I have had many Frappuccino's throughout the world, this was the best.

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

Our owners pride themselves on making Frappuccinos! I love them myself..thanks for the feedback and safe travels! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Found this place walking the river front. The gyro sandwich and plate was fantastic. The plate had tons of meat! The service was great too. Would definitely come again!

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

thank you ! We are so glad you enjoyed it! Best, Frannie More 

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Additional Information about Olympia Cafe

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

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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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