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Olympic Cafe

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2340 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
+1 619-692-9082
07:00 - 21:00
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San Diego
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160 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had a small party, stopped by at noon to place a takeout order. They don't have party platters, but would combine individual orders into party size containers. Order was ready when I stopped by that night to pick it up. Food was great and everybody loved it, especially commenting on the freshness of the salad ingredients. My only complaint is... More 

Thank tb911
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I've been frequenting Olympic Café for fifteen years and the quality of food and service is refreshingly consistent. I've never had a mediocre meal there. That is because the owners are in constant attendance and make sure that everything is tip-top.

Thank VallartaFan649
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We just moved to the neighborhood, and someone recommended this restaurant so we stopped in for a quick Greek salad. Everyone in our party ordered something different and all orders were done perfectly. You could order the chicken kabob and easily share it because it comes with two kabobs, a salad, rice and pita bread - all tasty as can... More 

Thank AlinerX2
Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

We really enjoyed the great service and food here. We shared the eggs and feta cheese scramble and a ham and cheese omelet and they were delicious. On a second visit, we had pancakes and they were good while not outstanding. The hash browns were great. This small dinner had one server working and she was a pleasant as she... More 

Thank Natalieonwabash
San Diego, California, Usa
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Fantastic Greek recipes, low prices, fast service, friendly smiles! From a small diner, not sure there is anything else you need. Don't take my word for it, stop by and see for yourself. Daily dinner specials and the breakfast is FANTASTIC!!!

Thank 582KevinW
Santa Barbara, California
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411 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

Some of our family members frequent the Olympic Cafe weekly, so we gave it a try. The service is EXCELLENT and so is the food. It's cozy, quick and delicious!

Thank Sarah B
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Casual dining, excellent food. Owner is almost always on premises food and service consistently excellent. Open for B,L,D. Large portions. Menu is basically Greek but not exclusively so.

Thank Kathy H
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Consistently good food served by the absolutely nicest staff. There isn't much to the restaurant, just about 10 tables, a simple clean bathroom, and great Greek food served hot and fresh! My fiance always ordered the Greek salad with huge blocks of feta cheese, and I always ordered their chicken sandwich and french fries. A great value, too. For a... More 

Thank spectactic
San Diego
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126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

I came with my family. We ordered 3 different Greek platters (comes with salad (or) soup) and pilaf (or) potatoes. We also ordered a tuna melt and a triple-pound cheese burger (with fries) to go. Essentially 5 orders, which totaled $43. When I ordered, I asked the waitress if the Cafe was run by the same owners as 15 years... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2011

I have been going to the Olympic for years. The food is always very good and, the prices, while they have gone up, are still super reasonable. The wait staff is wonderful and efficient. An added bonus is the good selection of delicious sweet treats made by the proprietor. The cafe is nothing fancy, but you really can't go wrong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2340 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-692-9082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?