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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Homemade hummus and warm pita-yum

We were hungry and it was the first place we came to on the River Walk area. It was a pleasant surprise. It is Mediterranean but has other options. I chose mundane turkey sandwich and it was excellent and only $5.00. Other choices were just as good and reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
hjwinokur
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were hungry and it was the first place we came to on the River Walk area. It was a pleasant surprise. It is Mediterranean but has other options. I chose mundane turkey sandwich and it was excellent and only $5.00. Other choices were just as good and reasonable.

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is right on River Street which is convenient, if you are doing the tourist thing. The food was good, and reasonably priced. The decor is dated and dark. However, it is a great place to dip into on a hot summer day in Savannah, and the wait is usually not bad.

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My family and I visited Olympia Cafe the week after we moved here. This place never disappoints. Always fast seating, no matter when you are there. The food is amazing, very reasonably priced, and we always leave full. Always a place we vote for when selecting lunch or dinner locations on River St. One of the perks is the fact... More 

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Sharpsburg, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped in wanting something other than seafood. It's Greek to Me did not disappoint!! The gyro and fries were delicious. The server talked us into fries and they did not disappoint. I get Greek salads at dozens of places and their dressing was very yummy. Meals were served with a delicious loaf of hot bread.

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London, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We love the Greek salad dressing here. It is wonderful! Staff are very helpful. This restaurant has been family-owned for years, and we had eaten here back in 2004 & 2006. It is right on River Street, so it is easy to stop into.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stopped in for dinner during a rain storm on July 4th and the food was out of this world plus the service was super fast. If we ever get back to Savannah, we will certainly visit here again. If you don't love Greek food, there is something for everyone!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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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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