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Olympia Cafe

5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+1 912-233-3131
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“greek salad” (53 reviews)
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Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The owner and staff always treat me like family. I have been coming to this place since 1999. The food is always fresh and the gelato awesome.

Thank Hector L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've never had a disappointing meal and have entertained friends here on several occasions. The calamari dinner is our favorite dish - we have yet to taste better. The owner, Nick, is often seen circulating in the dining area and interacting with guests. His staff...More

Thank PAT46C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been visiting Olympia Cafe for over 6 years and have never been disappointed, ever. The ambiance is great, the view of the river makes for an even more pleasant experience. The waitresses and waiters are friendly and respectful. Best of all, the owners...More

Thank Darkfelloww
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been going to Olympia Cafe for ages. We love the Mediterranean fare, always good and prices are modest. The menu offers casual gyro sandwiches all the way to whole fresh fish. Lots of great choices and have never been disappointed. The best part are...More

Thank Dana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Olympia Cafe is located in one of our favorite locations; the River Street area of Savannah Ga. My wife and I were in Savannah for a little get away and the Olympia was just down from our hotel. We stopped in for a "lite"...More

Thank MandV1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation from NY, We were recommended to this restaurant by a local. This restaurant was outstanding. First we started with one of their special appetizers, Saganaki. This is a cheese dish that they serve flambé, while we all shout " Opa" We had...More

Thank Sallyfp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really Greek, this eatery has 3 venues. There is a full service table restaurant, carry out store, and gelato shop. The cuisine is authentic and includes many fish offerings. The proprietors work the kitchen and floor. The staff are friendly, personable and fun. Dishes are...More

Thank moosaki
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered this today because it was real crab not imitation crab. The only crab part in my sandwich with A $23.00+ bill were the feelers with no meat just shell. I told the waitress she apologized. When the meal was over and I had finished...More

Thank DLHaynes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in for a bit of a lighter fare for lunch in a nice spot with charm and this cafe fit the bill perfectly. Had a very good Gyro (and even pronounced it properly), wonderful Cabernet & great enthusiastic service. Definitely recommend and plan...More

Thank ChrisR451
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gyros are huge and a perfect taste of Greece. While visiting, a uniformed person came in and the staff refused to allow them to pay. That is a class act! I will continue to support this business.

Thank nikki371
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate it so much ! Thank you!

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How much do the dinner prices average?
18 August 2016|
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Response from cinibun2 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry just saw this message, I really don't know as I had lunch I would think they have website. Food was very good , and that says a lot for such a touristy place.
I didn't see any prices on the website menu. What kind of average prices are the meals here?
5 October 2015|
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Response from iperspazio | Reviewed this property |
The Greek dishes are usually very simple and inexpensive, the prices are usually low and there are no surprises. Often when I travel I look for Greek restaurants, dishes simple and natural, to avoid the pasta dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-233-3131
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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.