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Olympia Cafe

5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+1 912-233-3131
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gyro” (81 reviews)
“greek salad” (67 reviews)
“baklava” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in for lunch. Didn't expect all that much. But from the friendly waiter to the diverse menu, we were happy to begin with. Then add the EXCELLENT grilled octopus then a grilled shrimp & scallop dish with a wonderful sauce! Best food of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wmhobx
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! The grilled octopus is a specialty that the owner supervises personally .. so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate dinner and had Red Snapper which was prepared beautifully, cooked perfectly and was served at the table. There were 2 side dishes that was a lovely compliment to compete the dinner and was very reasonably priced. Cannot wait to return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank zelmagtch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a fabulous day exploring the historic downtown and riverfront, we decided to our special dinner at the Olympia Cafe on the cobble stone riverfront street and we had no regrets. The food was phenomenal and the ambiance terrific. Our server Nadia, made our Greek...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bill R
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed it. We pride ourselves on excellent service and food and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I initially went in for a Frozen Cappuccinno... TO. DIE. FOR. *drool* I went back for a to go beer - because the service was so great the first visit I went back a 3rd time and brought my mom so we could have lunch...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jess G
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much! The BBQ gyro is a favorite.. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We stopped here for a quick bite before our ferry ride and the service and food are good. We had a Gyro and the tzatziki was tasty and I like that they add feta to the gyro.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sflm0m
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Yes, we are the perfect location for a bite before the ferry ride!

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Enjoyed my Greek dinner served by attentive staff in this busy seafront restaurant. Wine was expensive. As someone who has spent many holidays on the Greek mainland and Islands and who owned businesses on the islands I found asking $37 for a bottle of Retsina...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Stephen L
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it!

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

went on fourth of july so of course we had to wait quite awhile. prices are kind of high for the amount of food you get, but what else would you expect on river street. i had a surprisingly good hamburger. other members of our...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank dakotaydg
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

One of the drawbacks to living in Savannah, is one has a tendency to avoid tourist areas like River Street. My daughter also a Savannah resident, took us to lunch at the Olympia Cafe. I know nothing about Greek food, but everything we had was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank robbiet634
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Robbie, thank you so much for this. We pride ourselves on good food and impeccable service. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you and your family again soon!

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of previous trip advisor comments but were very disappointed. We tried 3 different dishes ( saganki, Greek salad, spanikopita) and all three were bland and disappointing. We’ve been spoiled by our local Greek restaurant at home and this place made...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Abhenn
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are always appreciate feedback and are sorry that we didn't live up to expectations. We only wish that we could have found something that would have been satisfactory for your table.

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We ate here as we were looking for something of a more healthy option for dinner. Chicken kabob and gyros fit the bill. Service was very quick and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Millin1
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you so much ! We are so glad you enjoyed it!

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IwantoliveinEurope
19 August 2017|
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Response from zkirbs | Reviewed this property |
Full bar, Liquor in addition to beer and wine
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snoopy1860
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.
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Allycat143
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Response from Steffi-Zeeva | Reviewed this property |
There was three of us, we had the full course sampler dinner that wasn't on the menu. A couple of adult beverages each and we got out of there a little over $100.00. I tried some things I never knew existed and very glad I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-233-3131
  • E-mail
Description
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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