About Olympia Grill at Pier 21
Welcome to Olympia Grill at Pier 21, "Restaurant of the Year" 2014 & 2015
Located on a working harbor with a great view of vessels going up and down the channel and dolphins frolicking in the bay. The best seafood and view of the sunset in Galveston. We offer private dining for between 10 and 300, and have accommodated many large functions such as the Commemoration of the USS Fort Worth, many weddings, bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners.
The Kriticos Family
Seafood, Greek, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm< Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Belly dancer to perform on Friday and Saturday night in the dining room from 7:00-7:30PM
We offer full service event planning, from parties of 10 - 300.
Public parking lot directly in front of the restaurant. 3 hour validation for all guests
Cool Tour Stops
Tikie Kriticos, Larry Kriticos, Ector Moreno
Private Party Facilities:
The Compass Room: A perfect place for meetings, anniversary parties and intimate wedding rehearsal dinners, etc. The room accommodates up to 60 guests for seated dinner or 75 guests for cocktail parties.
The Top Gallant Room: Situated in the heart of the historical downtown Strand District, the Top Gallant room overlooks Sangerfest Park from the 3rd floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. It is a perfect location for a wedding receptions, reunions, holiday parties, awards banquets, etc. This room accommodates up to 250 guests. Whether for a plated dinner or buffet, our staff will surely make your party a success.
The Patio: This is where guests come to relax and enjoy the sunset over the Pelican Island Bridge and watch the hustle and bustle of the harbor. With a sunken full bar for your drinking pleasures, this is a perfect place to have a leisure luncheon or dinner parties with friends and family.
Private Party Contact:
Wendy Hsu: 4097650021x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Olympia Grill at Pier 21 Ratings and Reviews
We were in a large group (10) with many ...
We were in a large group (10) with many dietary issues. The server was knowledgeable and thorough, and made even a challenging service look easy. We had a great time!
Manager was RUDE.... Will NOT go back!
Large group in the restaurant making so much noise we could not even carry on a conversation. When the manager was approached he was simply RUDE...we will NOT be going back. When we tried to speak with someone higher up about how we were treated no one called us back
Love this place.
The food is always great! My son just finished Medical School in Galveston and we always come here to eat when we are in town visiting because we love it! We had a big party to celebrate his graduation and we were by a very busy door that kept opening so it was very busy around us. Our waiter was great and even though we had a big group, he kept up with everything. Everyone loved what they ordered.
Everything was wonderful.
Everything was wonderful.
Great freak food!
Great freak food!
When our reservation for 20 people expan ...
When our reservation for 20 people expanded to 30 +, J.R. and the staff were great at bringing in extra seating for the party. Bravo!
DD (Disappointing Dinner)
On vacation with my husband in Galveston and we decided to try this restaurant. We both ordered fish dishes, red snapper and salmon, and both were a bit dry. My side dish (asparagus) was so overcooked, the fork couldn't even pick it up. Appetizer seared tuna, however, was excellent. Our server seemed a little poky and distant at times, and asked us if we wanted to go boxes when my husband was clearly still working on his meal. The view was a little too "industrial" for our taste, but the water is always nice to look at. Our check was a few dollars short of a hundred (this is without alcoholic drinks), and we didn't feel we got our $$ worth. I read many good reviews about this restaurant and was disappointed when our experience was just the opposite. We probably would not be going back anytime soon.
The snapper with crab was excellent as w ...
The snapper with crab was excellent as was the Greek salad. All foods needed more seasoning and we typically don't add salt. The chicken soup especially needed something. Overall meal was great. Crab stack appetizer was very good. Our server, Jesse, was excellent. Very attentive and great recommendations
We love this restaurant
We dine at the Olympic Grill quite frequently as we love the menu and love the view. We try and sit outside where you can see the people, water and the cruise ships go by. The Greek food is awesome and a special treat for us. Waitstaff always attentive and friendly.
Typical mediocre Galveston upscale resta ...
Typical mediocre Galveston upscale restaurant. Lovely view of the channel and the boat.
Sweet Potato Fries and Fish Tacos
The Sweet Potato Fries and Fish Tacos were delicious! It was the first time there and wasn't sure what to get. It was 3 Fish Tacos that was about a 1 1/2 fishes total. Will be going back to try more.
My Favorite Galveston Restaurant!
We had Easter Brunch at the Olympia Grill. The food was delicious, we sat outside on the harbor and our waiter was great. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Galveston's Gem : As Always, PERFECT!
This is our go-to restaurant whenever we visit Galveston. The seafood is always perfect, never too fishy or overcooked. The presentation is always appetizing. The drinks and wine are very pleasing, esp the Destiny Moscato! Our server Johnathan was one of the best we have ever had. He went out of his way to make us welcome and feel catered to. He was friendly, witty and by the end of the meal he was practically our friend! Do not skip the bread pudding dessert. It is the absolute best!
Great Weekend Lunch
My family of seven ate lunch here on Easter weekend. We ate inside but still had a nice view of the water. Our food was great! All of my kids loved it, which doesn't happen often. We will definitely be back!
We arrived a little after 11am on a Sunday and were promptly seated. We selected outdoor seating for a better view- it was okay. The food was AMAZING! I ordered the seafood omelet and my girlfriend had the crab cake benedict...... they were both AWESOME. Mimosas were great also, but a bit pricey compared to other places. We plan on going back, overall it was a great experience.
Lovely Valentine's dinner at the Olympia Grill.
Great dining experience. Wonderful food, good wine, great view, and really good service by Dimitris. Hats off and Cheers!
The food choices were excellent. The se ...
The food choices were excellent. The seafood dishes were served with an impressive twist. I enjoyed the stuffed shrimp and would highly recommend it
Wish i had gone sooner!
Tried the Olympia Grill on the pier and was pleasantly suprised . The crabcake benedict was incredible!
Our group of 12 had an excellent time at ...
Our group of 12 had an excellent time at Olympia during Mardi Gras weekend. Our service was some of the best I have had in recent memory and the food was fantastic. They even split checks, which most places tend to shy away from with such big groups. The location on Pier 21 is beautiful. We will be back.
Great food, nice atmosphere.
I had a good experience here, I was a little upset I reserved a table and got sat behind a staircase, limiting my 'view' to the fire exit. Maybe next time the stars will align. Wife enjoyed her Mango-tini(s).
Wonderful food and a great location
We eat here ALOT and have never had a bad meal. We love the food. Since the weather was so cold this past weekend we ate inside the restaurant which was fine. Unfortunately this was the first time we did not have a good waiter. He messed up from the get go. My dinner came and I reminded him I had a salad so they brought out the salad . Not a good thing. My wine took forever to come as well. No time for dessert as we had tickets to The Grand.
I ORDERED MEDITERAIAN GROUPER. IT DID NOT TASTE FRESH AT LL. IT WAS HARD. ALSO ORDERED THE SPINACH OYSTERS AND THEY WERE COLD
Excellent romantic spot with excellent food!
This restaurant was magnificent and exceeded our expectations. It was a great way to spend a relaxing Friday night with the woman I love! The service was great, and it was such a fantastic atmosphere.
Our waiter was fantastic, cordial and co ...
Our waiter was fantastic, cordial and comfortable without being overly attentive. The bar drinks were well mixed and a good selection. The food was okay ... nothing special, but not bad. We all preferred our appetizers over our entrees.
Good food, good views, and good atmosphere
Make sure you go to the Olympia Grill on the North-side, totally different experience than the one on the south-side.
Great greek food
Excellent food! Really good greek in the Galveston area!
Nice romantic dinner, beautiful sunset on the pier and nice weather for waterside dining. Waitstaff was attentive. Will definitely be back.
Olympia Grill has it all
Olympia Grill has it all - great food, great waiters and beautiful views. We started off with appetizers - Calamari and the Tuna. Both perfect. I had the Grilled Salmon and steamed vegetables - done perfect. My husband had the Tuna and daughter had one of the Greek dishes on the back of the menu. All loved their food. Definitely get the dessert that has all of the desserts small bites but perfect for the group to try and enjoy.
I had a great experience at the Olympia ...
I had a great experience at the Olympia Grill. I took my boyfriend here to meet my parents for the first time. The service was expedient and courteous, and the food was fantastic! All around, a terrific experience.
Great ambient place
The place is great with your friends and loved ones. The outdoor and indoor environment are equally nice.
Waitress was sweet but clueless.
Aspergus tough & under cooked, very bland. Lamb & shrimp were great. I was embarrassed for guest next to us. His foot space was covered with the remains of previous guests whose cute 2 year old had mac-cheese...and shared much of it with the floor. I even told the very aloof hostess and she seemed clueless as well. Sunset was lovely even with the oil platforms silouetted.
Great 1st Impression
First time dining at Olympia Grill at Pier 21. It was a work related lunch. The menu was good - had a nice variety - yet stayed within its wheelhouse of experience. Fantastic Crab Cakes - I tried them other places and have not been a fan - but I loved these ones!! Our server was energetic, friendly and very accomodating. She was a pleasure! Our colleagues from Germany were very satisfied with there selections - Crab Cakes, Chicken Picatta, Salmon and Gulf shrimp were the big hits! Great Job Olympia GRill!
Great food, try the green platter, but share with at least a couple of friends!
VERY POOR SERVICE
Table by the window was requested at time reservations were made. We were initially seated by the serving window to the kitchen. We never received our salads, we had to get the manager to get the wine we ordered. Upon leaving we requested our parking ticket validated. When we tried to leave the parking area, the ticket had not been validated. The food was delicious.
You can't be all things to all people
Maybe the menu is too extensive bc other than the crab stack appetizer & the desert sampler, I don't feel this restaurant is worthy of a second trip. Even the saltines given with the appetizer were stale! Due to a busy travel schedule for work, I eat out A LOT all over the country. Due to a Mediterranean family heritage, I know food from that region. I was overall disappointed.
Great meal sitting outside on the deck at Pier 21 watching the ships sail down the channel. Lots of fans to keep you comfortable on a hot night. Fish was excellent.
Food was okay, but the location was fun
I would go here for the location, which was fun. The fried shrimp, grilled shrimp and snapper were all very greasy. I didn't think the food was that good, it was very loud and service was okay. But the neighborhood is fun.
R J Ohden
. We had eaten the night before at supposedly a great restaurant and were very disappointed, however, randomly we selected your restaurant and loved everything. Thank You for giving us a great place to eat the night before our cruise.
NO recommendation at this time
Even though I had made the reservation a week ahead for a large party (14 people), there was only one waiter assigned to us. Everyone had their lunch, slowly but surely, but I didn't get mine; the additional wait was pretty long and unacceptable. The manager and waiter were apologetic, but that didn't speed the service up.
The food was extremely good and the team was outstanding from our hostess to our wait staff. I would recommend this to all my friends.
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