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“Amazing View plus Delicious Food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olympia the Grill at Pier 21

Olympia the Grill at Pier 21
100 21st Street, Harbor House Hotel, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409) 765-0021
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Ranked #17 of 265 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Greek, Continental
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on a working harbor with a great view of vessels going up and down the channel and dolphins frolicking in the bay. The best seafood and view of the sunset in Galveston. We offer private dining for between 10 and 300, and have accommodated many large functions such as the Commemoration of the USS Fort Worth, many weddings, bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners. We are also within easy walking distance of the Strand on Pier 21.
Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Amazing View plus Delicious Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The restaurant is right on the water! What an awesome view while you are dining! The food was absolutely delicious! The waitress was very helpful. We ordered one of the sampler items and shared it! There was more than enough for 2 of us! Definitely a must try on your trip to Galveston!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great happy hour - tues tuna and martini specials”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The Greek flavor of the place with great happy hour drink and food specials on the water makes for a good time. Dinner is good , location is prime , stay in the hotel above and get a bonus free desert at this time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Wonderful restaurant with great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My daughter attends UTMB graduate school so we have been spending time there and frequenting several local restaurants..Olympia Grill on Pier 21 is one of our favorites...The food is wonderful, ambiance is great and prices are reasonable. The sampler appetizer with feta..olives..and dips with pita is scrumptious..The baked stuffed shrimp one of the best I've had, and the stuffed local fish was to die for. I. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Galveston area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Upscale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Door man got us in ASAP when other reatauants said 2hr wait!Dont worry about the couple of bad reviews this place is upscale and very good!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Azle, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Do NOT Understand the Hype about this restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband & I were in Galveston for the week on vacation. We stopped at this restaurant based on the reviews from TripAdvisor. Happy Hour appetizers were on special, so my hub & I tried two of them. One was OK, but very skimpy. The other, Greek Nachos, was incredibly bad. Meat was dry, and most chips not covered with meat, cheese and sauce. Dishes are said to be authentically Greek. There was NOTHING authentic about this food. Hub tried a shrimp pita. He said it had no flavor whatsoever. I had their 'famous' Greek salad. It had ONE kalamata olive & very few other veges that it claims this salad has. Only the tomatoes were alright. A total waste of money. I've never written a bad review for a restaurant, but this is one of the worst for the cost that I've been to.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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