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Olympia Cafe

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5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-3131
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Placentia, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We all enjoyed the food and service here. The hummus was fresh and delicious. The three entrees we had were fantastic and the best food we had in our six days in Savannah. Our waiter was friendly and courteous.

Thank Barbara R
W Henrietta
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived just after 5pm on a Saturday with a group of 8 and there were not many people there, but it picked up after 6pm. The ambiance is a bit outdated, but our waiter, Richard, was the best! Two of our party members were almost an hour late and we had a baby with us. Richard, was very attentive... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the shrimp and scallops two days in a row. Wonderful! The second day I also tried the grilled octopus and was very pleasantly surprised. Thought it would be rubbery- not at all! Staff was very friendly

Thank AleciaW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great place for ice cream. They have more options as far as flavors, sundae types and toppings compared to other places on River Street.

Thank catherinelS9237IB
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned about this place from a local. It has great Mediterranean food. We stopped in for an afternoon snack. The staff was incredibly friendly, food was delicious, and it was quick. It's not a very big place, and super casual. This place isn't date night material but it was the perfect place for our needs! The hummus, French fries,... More 

Thank Leigh S
Cumming, Georgia
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106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just walked into this restaurant off water street and we are so glad that we did. That waitress took our food allergies seriously and made recommendations accordingly. The red snapper was extremely fresh and prepared in a unique Greek fashion the we loved. All of the food and service was perfect. The waitress even brought the owner around to... More 

Thank vjmsuma
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for something different (i.e. non-seafood) on the riverfront. The service is fast and friendly, and the food is really good. We especially like the red pepper and goat cheese appetizer. For a budget meal, try the falafel pita sandwich ($8.75). Lots of apps, salads, and traditional Greek dishes to choose from. The location is conveniently located... More 

Thank Aurielle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i stopped by for lunch on a very hot day, with my sister and daughter, service was fast the fresh bread served with our meal was wonderful and the extremely reasonable lunch specials could not be beat! Wonderful fresh food and that was filling but not heavy in the extreme heat! When I am back in town will certainly come... More 

Thank cinibun2
Newark, Delaware
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Olympia cafe is in a perfect location, right on the river. It is a traditional Greek restaurant. They have many delicious wine options, and the menu suggests what wine to have with different foods. The grilled octopus appetizer is absolutely DELICIOUS!!! You have to get it if you go there! Or, we saw many people getting the brandy cheese appetizer... More 

Thank Angela P
Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait staff was very nice and the food was amazing. We didn't have a reservation but walked in on a Saturday night around dinner time and were seated immediately. Ordered the original gyro with a salad and it was some of the best greek food I've had in a long time.

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ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Gluten Free, Greek, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-233-3131
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. Our Whole Snapper and Kalamari are famous! We also serve 32 Flavors of Ice Cream and housemade Greek desserts, along with Espresso and Cappucchino and a large selection of Greek wines.Join us for impeccable service and delicious food while watching the ships make their way to the sea.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?