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Olympia Cafe

5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295 (Downtown)
912-233-3131
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Ranked #86 of 764 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Neighborhood: Downtown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Minneapolis
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was a nice find on the touristy River Walk of Savannah. We had calamari and shrimp and both were prepared in a very light dusting of seasonings and were deep fried. Both were delicious.

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Dayton, OH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped for lunch at the Olympia Cafe and were not disappointed. We were seated promptly and were served by a very pleasant waitress. The sandwiches were plentiful and tasty, and they were served hot. Overall a very good lunch at a reasonable price.

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Winston, GA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

You wouldn’t think of going for Greek when you’re on River Street in Savannah, with its abundance of pubs and seafood, but the fact that there was no wait when we stopped by Olympia Café speaks to the fact that many are overlooking a true gem by the water. Our hostess seated us right away in the dark, cozy confines... More

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Asia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I agree with an earlier October 2014 3-star review of this place. I've eaten here on several occasions spanning a multi-year period. Usually, colleagues want to go with me because they know I speak Greek and have experience with Greek cuisine. Also, this business is in the enviable position of being the only place on the Savannah riverfront area offering... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I feel a bit mean giving this 3 blobs but the food was just that. Generous portions and tasty enough but nothing different from any other mid price Greek Restaurant. The location on River St is great. The old streets covered by the ballast stones from the old ships and the free tram running along outside. Our waitress was one... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Such a cozy atmosphere but the food was wonderful. I never ate egg-lemon soup! Wow this was delicious. The staff was very friendly and service was quick and prompt. I highly recommend this cafe on 5 East River Street, Savannah Ga.

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Bradenton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Restaurant was nice inside. Proprietor came out and talked with us and offered us a complimentary glass of wine. Server was extremely pleasant. Food was good.

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Fort Lauderdale
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not totally authentic Greek food - I would say more Cypriot in style. Gyro's are good though. Usual Greek type items on menu - staff friendly and service okay. Overpriced though - maybe due to location - nevertheless not bad - not great either.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I tried Greek food and it was not like any authentic Greek food I have ever had. Spanakopita and Pastitsio were not good. It was also served with greek potatoes and some rice covered in creamed peas. Just nasty. Husband said Gyro was good though so I give it an average only for that reason.

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Clemson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to eat lunch on a hot Saturday afternoon.  We were greeted quickly and seated right away.  The restaurant wasn't busy.  We ordered and received our food .  We had blackened chicken sandwiches and fries.  The sandwiches were average the fries were like ones you would get in a cafeteria.  We finished our lunch and was given our... More

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