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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%
Travellers talk about
“gyro” (76 reviews)
“greek salad” (63 reviews)
“baklava” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 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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1 - 10 of 732 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

Thank Millin1
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our annual drive from Baltimore to Sarasota, we have been stopping in Savanna and going to the Olympia. First of all, the food is fantastic. I ordered lamb chops and my wife had lemon soup and spanakopita. Our meals were great. We shared galaktoboureko...More

Thank paulhollinger
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming back! We are so glad we are part of your annual journey! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You pick - full service restaurant with good servers and nice ambiance, or the take out/casual area. All good. From the grilled octopus to the "Trio" (you mix/mach)- it was wonderful. The warm bread, greek salad with plenty of feta...lots of food. I love baklava...More

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

Thank you so much for the feedback. We strive to provide an atmosphere where the food and service work together for a great experience for our guests! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the Waterfront beside the River boat a ferry terminals friendly staff, it is actually 3 in one. there is a take away ,restaurant and an ice cream parlour Good was good though the bread served while waiting for the meal was quite filling

Thank DuncanM1279
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only negative I could say is the restaurant is a bit pricey... That being said, the food was great. I especially loved the tzatziki and hummus. The service was excellent. Our server gave us advice on the menu and the city sites, and seemed...More

Thank Cy V
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad you enjoyed it! The owner makes the tzadziki and hummus himself every day. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the spinach pie.The greek lasagna I didn't like but that comes to personal preference. The peas and rice was a bit odd. Our waiter was while great, was a bit extra a some points. I can say that I would recommend this one.

Thank 2Nickels78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me just tell y'all, this place is good. Skip the sit down area and sit in the take out area where the guys are cooking. They're nice and it's more chill. I had the falafel (amazing and a little spicy like none I've had...More

Thank Tabetha D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Savannah is known for its quality seafood, especially shrimp. However, don’t hesitate to drop by the Olympia Cafe and order the chargrilled grouper, amazing! So fresh and grilled to perfection, you won’t be disappointed. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is inviting. We will...More

Thank Boscoeurotraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were spending a day on River Street in Savannah and when we got hungry, she remembered seeing a Greek restaurant we passed earlier. We found it and went in for lunch. We were prepared for a wait as it was a...More

Thank chadsimonsfamily
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Don't waste your time on below average food with rude service and staff hanging out instead of working. Staff discusses very inappropriate things in dinning area around customers with total disregard for professionalism or good service. Portions are inadequate for pricing and they will nickle...More

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

Hello, we are very sorry that you had such a poor experience. We strive for excellent service and food and if a guest is not happy, we need to know. We will look into staff protocols to determine how we can make sure this doesn't...More

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IwantoliveinEurope
18 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
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.
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Allycat143
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
    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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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