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Olympia Cafe

5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+1 912-233-3131
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gyro” (76 reviews)
“greek salad” (63 reviews)
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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 4 June 2018

After a long, steamy morning exploring the Historic District on foot, Olympia Cafe was the perfect lunchtime break. Cool and calm, the restaurant lets you settle in with a cold drink while looking over the menu. Dimitrius our waiter couldn't have been more helpful. Charming...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 2 June 2018

On a three day visit I ate here once for lunch and again for dinner the next day. The soft shell crab sandwich for lunch and the lamb shank for dinner were both delicious.

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 21 May 2018

OK, so I know this is a Greek restaurant so why go there for a sandwich but I was in a hurry before going on a trip so just wanted something quick and filling. I ordered a cheese and ham toastie and was told by...More

1  Thank happyholidays779
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi, I'm so sorry we didn't meet expectations. The server should have offered you a choice of bread -rye, white, wheat, or pita-. Thank you for the honest feedback and all the best!

Reviewed 21 May 2018

I just love their gyro! So much meat and feta cheese! Do yourself a favor, grab a to go beer and a gyro, sit by the river and have a great meal while watching the sights.

Thank Laura G
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Sounds great! Thanks so much!

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing food! Greek salad was delicious as was the lamb shank. We also enjoyed the chicken kebab and the gyro. Portions were generous. Service was great.

Thank 55avidtraveler
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

We so appreciate it ! Thanks!

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We got in before 2 other tables and ordered before them and they got their food before us, also they filled my drink with coke instead of Dr Pepper :( but the food was really good!

Thank rwynn101
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks for the feedback. While cooking times can vary depending on what is ordered, we strive for consistently good service for all tables. We are glad you enjoyed the food and hope you come back to see us!

Reviewed 8 May 2018

One of our must haves when in Savannah. Great food especially the gyro's. Always great service. You can get food quickly to go on one side or sit and have a nice dinner on the other, both are good.

Thank Mary R
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

If you are a fan of Greek food, this place is the spot! Large menu, everything we ordered was perfect. The atmosphere was mellow with a nice view of the river. Will visit again!

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Good lunch stop by the river next to the elevator and Hyatt. Decent reasonably priced Gŕeek food. Friendly and professional service

Thank zachariah15
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

The service was outstanding. The food was amazing. Seafood was super fresh and delicious. Be ready for a feast! Fun place to go with big groups.

Thank laizamiller
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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