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Olympia Cafe

5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
+1 912-233-3131
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a good restaurant. The food was overcooked and covered in a sauce. I jad lemon chicken. I asked not to have peas and they gave it to me anyway. They were tasteless stuck over rice. The greek salad had feta crumbles all...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first place we ate while in Savannah. Our gyros were so good...did not disappoint! The server was very nice also. Our only complaint is she was wearing leggings that were more like tights...we could see right through them...kinda felt like she had...More

Thank jmedrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is good, food is okay, not really authentic greek food...but nice little place to have a break by the river

Thank Monkeymei
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, we are sorry that the food did not live up to expectations but are glad that you enjoyed good service and appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After walking the River Street for awhile we decided to give this place a try after seeing their specials outside on their chalkboard. The hostess was friendly even our server & she knew the menu well. We ordered the grilled octopus for a appetizer &...More

Thank Joy B
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are sorry that your experience did not live up to expectations. The grouper is procured locally and is served in a variety of ways, you may have had the "Grouper Saute" and that is served with rice and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay we must admit that we have walked by this restaurant too many times to count and never stopped because of being bias on Greek food. What fools we have been. After several comments from many locals we finally went this past weekend and can...More

ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well, we are so glad you came to visit! Hope to you back soon! If you are seafood lovers, try the Snapper filet next time- served grilled or baked it is delicious!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Greek food and the Olympia has the best Greek food in Savannah. Our server made a few recommendations to us on what they do well there and I have to say - she was exactly correct - the flaming cheese is great! You...More

Thank Scott D
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much! I have worked here for years and still have the servers light up some cheese and yell OPA! for lunch sometimes- such fun! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 December 2017

This was our second year of having Christmas Day lunch at Olympia. Not many places are open this day, so we were happy Olympia was. Even more so considering it's on our favorite list. I had the marinated Octopus,and Skordalia. My husband had their Spaghetti....More

Thank shooiec
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you spend Christmas with us for lunch! Hope 2018 is a great year for you and your family! OPA!

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We had no idea they were 2 restaurants. We entered the take out/counter order area but they kindly told us we could slip over to the other side. Staff was great and very attentive. Menu was extensive! We ordered an appetizer and 2 entrees. All...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

My husband and I were very chagrined after going to one restaurant after traveling all day, tired and hungry, would not take or order of come to our table. So we left that restaurant and found The Olympia Cafe. It well made up for the...More

Thank JJ R
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We pride ourselves on having our guest's total experience be a pleasure. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 December 2017

It may be unfair to judge a restaurant only on an appetizer but before ordering a full meal my wife now order an appetizer and if the appetizer is good we stay for a full meal (this way if the appetizer is mediocre or worse,...More

1  Thank Laurence S
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, we are sorry that we did not live up to expectations. The Kasseri must have not been cooked correctly before it was lit and we are speaking to our chef about that. Thank you for your honest feedback. Cheers!

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18 August 2017|
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Response from zkirbs | Reviewed this property |
Full bar, Liquor in addition to beer and wine
17 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.
4 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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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