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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: 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
Good authentic food, great service

Right on River Street. The menu is pretty short and a mix of authentic Greek entrees, salads and sandwiches. The service was spot on and pleasant, the food was delicious and served at the proper temperature. Overall, a great experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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141 reviews 141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Right on River Street. The menu is pretty short and a mix of authentic Greek entrees, salads and sandwiches. The service was spot on and pleasant, the food was delicious and served at the proper temperature. Overall, a great experience

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Freeport, IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. The gyros were so delicious. The waitress was very nice and helpful. if you are in Savanah be sure to stop in and enjoy.

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Layton, Utah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was a nice place for a break from wondering down River Street. Had a nice bit of authentic greek and a refreshing greek salad. They even had a nice selection of greek wines, which I don't see that often in my travels.

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Alabaster, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Solid Greek food. Friendly staff who helped us pick out our dinner as we are not extremely familiar with it. Worth a visit for sure.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

had a late lunch on the weekend an was not very busy. food was very good and service was great. I will definitely return here

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I was in the mood for a good gyro and the hotel pointed me to the Olympia Café. They made a great. Their service was awesome and the with the surrounding area and the views the experience was great. I would recommend them anytime.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to like this restaurant, I fought traffic and nearly impossible parking to get to it. Ordered the gyro salad and hummus app. The gyro meat was ok, a little light on flavor and the tazidiki sauce was absolutely lacking flavor for some reason. The hummus was good and I saw a few people get fish that they appeared... More 

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Schoten, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After almost 3 weeks in real American restaurant we were happy to find and European restaurant in Savannah. When we saw it was a real Greek restaurant we decided to go there by Vasili. It was really really nice excellent tarama tzaziki and souvlaki together with a marvellous pinot gris wine. We enjoyed so much that we came back the... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We decided on this place as it was very different from the other restaurants on River street, and I am so glad that we did. The service was great, but the food is amazing! The greek salad is just covered in a delicious cheese, but if you don't care for cheese you may want to be wary. They do Saganaki... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Since the River St. area in Savannah seems like a tourist trap at times we were delighted to come across this restaurant! It is difficult to find great Greek food in the south and this ended up being a delightful lunch. Food (Saganaki Cheese, Gyros, Greek Salad) was some of the best we have had, portions were plentiful, service was... 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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