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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Greek, efgharisto

Lovely hors doeuvres of skordalia, tsatsiki, dolmades, followed by red snapper with rice and peas, fish was stuffed with shrimp and was excellently cooked. Service was impeccable and the restaurant was lively and fun. Very reasonable priced too.Yassos

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
PaulaGalvin
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Kildare, Ireland
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Marietta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Kildare, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lovely hors doeuvres of skordalia, tsatsiki, dolmades, followed by red snapper with rice and peas, fish was stuffed with shrimp and was excellently cooked. Service was impeccable and the restaurant was lively and fun. Very reasonable priced too.Yassos

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Bern, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Best greek restaurant I have ever been! And as a Greek living in Switzerland I have been to a lot oaf greek restaurants in Greece and in several European countries. I ate at Olympia Cafe twice and tried different meals, like octopus,, kalamari, lamb chops, skordalia and many more. Every plate was delicious! And: Best service! Last but not least:... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ate here last time we were in Savannah and the food and service was good so we went back. The food was good, but the service this time was very slow on a very slow time. I paid the bill and have the receipt, but when I checked my statement, I found the server helped herself to a larger... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Real Greek food here...will not go wrong with the simple, traditional Gyros sandwich or dinner. Try the pita with Szatziki (pardon the spelling) sauce as appetizer and enjoy the Bay street shops.

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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

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 

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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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