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Olympia Cafe

5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+1 912-233-3131
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We have been at the restaurant for lunch. We expected greek food and got a really good tasting fish meal which was worse the money. Unfortunately it was not the greek style we know from greece or other greek restaurants. The greek salad contained 2...More

Thank Sebastian B
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the fish; it has become a local favorite!

Reviewed 28 September 2017

I had the Scored Flounder. It was delicious. I've been before and had the scallops and shrimp and it was very good too. I would recommend Olympia Café over several of the other well known restaurants on River Street. Good service too!

Thank hawk17602017
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We wanted lunch and thought this would be a good change of pace from seafood on the waterfront. Place was busy and we really are pretty easy going. Service was average our server was pretty disengaged, nice enough but sort of uninterested. Food was not...More

Thank RFAD
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry your experience didn't live up to expectations. We hope that you will come back next time your are in our beautiful city.

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there. Lovely atmosphere. Ate scallops mixed with couscous and finely chopped vegetables and served with lemon potatoes. OH had lamb chops with rice and potatoes. Wonderful service from Meredith.

Thank jrusa
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

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

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Food and service were awesome. Great location right on the river, we had a great time. Prices were very reasonable

Thank swantonc
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I really liked the food here. It was everything you'd want out of a non-fancy Greek place. We got ours to go and ate it by the river. The falafel and hummus were great and I"m picky about those items.

Thank grlantrn13
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks! The falafel is handmade by the owner and it's his specialty! Glad you enjoyed it..

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Olympia cafe was specialty of Greek food,it reminds me of middle eastern food which I'm always craving for.My roomate gave me a bite to try there sandwich and now I keep coming back to this place because of there gyro sandwich.its was so delicious the...More

Thank Carolina H
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Olympia Cafe is the typical tourist trap, overpriced spot... The food is decent and their menu is ample, but prices are too high for the quality of food they offer. They have some specials, but the food is just "ok". The restaurant is really big,...More

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The service and food is always great, and consistent. Parking is somewhat of a bear, so please plan accordingly. Great location and my favorite spot on the River.

Thank Carla S
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night in Savannah during hurricane Irma, and they were one of the restaurants open. Food was tasty, fast, pita bread was amazing! They have a dinning section and also an express side, kind of like a cafeteria, all "to go", but we...More

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19 August 2017|
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Response from zkirbs | Reviewed this property |
Full bar, Liquor in addition to beer and wine
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.
5 October 2015|
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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
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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
  • 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.
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