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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%
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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 747 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in Savannah and wandering by the Savannah River. We stumbled on this Greek Cafe but my husband and I were extremely happy with William, our attentive waiter. The seafood is as he says freshly delivered every day. The wine list was extensive. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 423beverlyg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Greek cuisine in what could very much be described as a Greek Taverna we had lunch and our server was hreat even asking discreetly if she could take our Grandchildren to the Ice cream Parlour next door very enjoyable Lunch time

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jimlyner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable dinner at this restaurant. We were able to sample the wine before we decided on a bottle. The staff was very accommodating and patient with our two small children. The ambiance was very nice. The lamb was fantastic, Greek salad...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few places open on Christmas Day, which we didn't have many options on coffee locations. We chose it because we wanted something other than gas station or hotel coffee. Well, it was overpriced and barely tasted like coffee. Didn't try to the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cheesegunk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I decided to try something new. We entered this restaurant and was welcomed and given a table. The hostess took our drink order and that is when it went down hill. It took over 20 minutes to get half our drinks and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank howbeme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so good at this restaurant. A true Mediterranean treat. The flaming cheese is a quirky show, and the atmosphere is a little odd, but wow this food is incredible. A perfect stop for a light meal on River St, it would be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MaeganMAzar
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We stopped in for lunch. Didn't expect all that much. But from the friendly waiter to the diverse menu, we were happy to begin with. Then add the EXCELLENT grilled octopus then a grilled shrimp & scallop dish with a wonderful sauce! Best food of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wmhobx
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you so much! The grilled octopus is a specialty that the owner supervises personally .. so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Ate dinner and had Red Snapper which was prepared beautifully, cooked perfectly and was served at the table. There were 2 side dishes that was a lovely compliment to compete the dinner and was very reasonably priced. Cannot wait to return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank zelmagtch
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

After a fabulous day exploring the historic downtown and riverfront, we decided to our special dinner at the Olympia Cafe on the cobble stone riverfront street and we had no regrets. The food was phenomenal and the ambiance terrific. Our server Nadia, made our Greek...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Bill R
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed it. We pride ourselves on excellent service and food and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 November 2018

I initially went in for a Frozen Cappuccinno... TO. DIE. FOR. *drool* I went back for a to go beer - because the service was so great the first visit I went back a 3rd time and brought my mom so we could have lunch...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jess G
ilovegreece4, General Manager at Olympia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thanks so much! The BBQ gyro is a favorite.. Hope to see you again soon!

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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, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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