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Olympia Cafe

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5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+1 912-233-3131
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Moody, Alabama
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144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch. Everything from food to service was fantastic! We got the grilled octopus for an appetizer. My husband wished he could have gotten that for dinner. Really tender and tasty. For entrees we got stuffed grouper and scored fried flounder. Both were excellent! The waitress was very helpful and helping us select our meal. Will... More 

Thank LeeG62
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Happy (belated) Anniversary! We are so glad you enjoyed it. Our seafood is personally selected every day by the owner and it shows! All the best to you and hope to see you again soon. More 

Atlanta, GA, United States
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

We had dinner here on a recent trip to Savannah, and would rate our meals as "satisfactory": chicken kabob dinner (only average) and moussaka (very nice), which we split between us. We'd like to give Olympia a better review, but the reality is that it was overpriced, and the ambiance of the restaurant did not take advantage of being on... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry we didn't live up to expectations but welcome your suggestions. Thank you again. More 

Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was a great place to visit for a quick lunch in a casual setting, Nick really looks after guests with old style Greek hospitality.

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

Thanks so much for your feedback ! All the best... More 

The Villages, Florida
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

We just popped in this restaurant on spur of the moment looking for dinner and boy was it our lucky day. We are very very particular about our Greek food and this little surprise gem met our expectations and more. It is sooo authentic believe me when I tell you this. We met the owner and had a great chat... More 

Thank Lily4272
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! The owner prides himself on personal service and making everyone feel at home:) We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. All the best! More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

This dinner evening was great in every way. The food was amazing from beginning to end - appetizers, main courses and desserts. The atmosphere was extremely pleasant. The service was superior. The owner was exceptionally cordial. Having a Greek background, we enjoy going to Greek restaurants. This is one of the best ever.

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

Thank you so much for your comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. All the best! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed May 24, 2016

I have discovered this restaurant almost by accident.My first time in Savannah. I was walking and exploring the Historical District and it was just at the begging of the River Walking area.There is no way to miss that place.The menu has everything you like from the traditional Greek and Mediterranean kitchen.It is delicious.The prices are normal so anyone can find... More 

Thank James A
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

Dimitri thank you so much ! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon! All the best to you! More 

Macon, Georgia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016

This restaurant has a sit down and a quick serve/counter side. We ate at the quick serve side because we were trying to make a tour. We had 14 people and the three guys at the counter got every single order right without writing a single thing down. The Greek salad was the best one I've ever had and the... More 

Thank melissak57
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

By far the best hummus I have ever had! I'm a vegetarian and am in heaven! I also ordered the falafel sandwich which was incredible! I asked for the hummus recipe but it is a secret family recipe :( my husband had the pork chop and also loved it. The restaurant was very welcoming and clean. The staff was extremely... More 

Thank Pamela M
Gainesville, Georgia
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we come to Savannah we always visit here because the food is so good and the atmosphere is wonderful. The saganaki flaming cheese is fantastic. Their blacken Grouper is my favorite fish here.

Thank James M
Greater Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

I ordered a ham salad sandwich on rye bread, coffee. Quickly came my huge sandwich 4 1/2 inches high. So big it needed a toothpick to keep it together.

Thank 40Helen64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
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 31401-1295
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?