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, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Olympia Grill at Pier 21 Ratings and Reviews
This was the second time we visited: 1. ...
This was the second time we visited:
Ambience: we sat outside. It was a nice evening.
Portions: very large for us. We basically have lunch for next day. Lentil soup is like a meal by itself. The side Greek salad is easily twice as big as any side salad in other restaurants. Fried sweet potato side can be shared between two to three people. Dolmeh side has four small pieces.
Quality: my fish was good and the white crab topping was as heavenly as before. Asparagus was as overcooked before. And my daughter, once again had to look for the seafood in her dish. This time it was mussels. Just a bunch of empty shells. She said she found one piece of mussel in her food.
Wine list was OK. The Greek wines "*featured in July's Galveston" something magazine were mediocre.
So sadly I have to drop one star (from 4 to 3)
A group of five ladies for dinner Saturd ...
A group of five ladies for dinner Saturday Night. Service was good, Food was average. Ethnic dish OK, Filet steak overcooked, was gladly replaced by properly cooked meat, but not very tender, and no sauce options offered. Meal of variety of Shrimp quite good, and Chicken Picatta generous serving with lots of veggies, but not very tasty.. Apple Pie a-la-mode did not have hardly any cinnamon seasoning in the few apples in it and only one small scoop of ice cream. Maybe a better place for lunch than dinner.
We were a group of approximately 15. Ev ...
We were a group of approximately 15. Everyone said the food was just "ok". Service was below expectations, especially when it came time to receive check and pay. Although a large group we have had much better service at previous visits and other local eating establishments.
Gyros was made from minced meat, which i ...
Gyros was made from minced meat, which is unfortunatly very common in the US but not authentic at all ... and not tasty!
One waiter tried to serve appetizer and main course together. Another disease in food cultur in this country. The main server chased him back, but the main course was then considerably kept warm.
Very noisy on the terrace, due to ventilation.
Unusually few typical Greek meat courses on the menue.
Restaurant can be confused with the other restaurant in the building right at the entrance.
Magical evening, thanks to fans powering ...
Magical evening, thanks to fans powering the breeze, a gorgeous sunset, and dolphins playing in full view. The food was good, but we over spent for what we had, so we have to keep it for special occasions. Wish we could enjoy the dishes we enjoy more often!
We were seated promptly on the deck, whi ...
We were seated promptly on the deck, which we had requested. The owner, Larry, manager, Wendy and manager, JR, all made a point of coming by our table. Our waiter, Cody, remembered my prior special request cocktail. Food and drinks were all excellent and we had a great time.
My husband and I went for lunch and enjo ...
My husband and I went for lunch and enjoyed the Greek avocado salad with chicken (large portion that I took home for a second meal!) as the seafood sampler. Service was very good. We sat outside looking over the pier to the side of the building as it was quite windy in the main porch area. No problem changing tables! A favorite on Galveston Island!
Good food a bit pricey. Kids menu and ki ...
Good food a bit pricey. Kids menu and kid friendly. Beautiful patio on the port. Happy hour menu 4-7pm. Good service. Local beer was pretty tasty. Seafood platter very good. Filet minon was average not outstanding.
We were meetung & visiting with a friend ...
We were meetung & visiting with a friend from Colorado we hadnt seen in several years.... therefore, our lunch turned into an extended 3-4hr visit. Our waitress was very patient with us as we started with cocktails....then apps...and took a long time to even order our lunch. She never made us feel rushed.
The food was perfection and our guest was happy we our choice for lunch! Y'all became our family FAVE several years ago, although we live in FAR NorthWest Houston (by Woodlands)!!
The service was excellent, especially th ...
The service was excellent, especially the waitress. She was extremely nice to all of our guests and provided very prompt, courteous service for a table of 12. The menu offers a wide variety, and the food quality was excellent and tasty! We'll be back again soon.
Great dining overlooking the Galveston h ...
Great dining overlooking the Galveston harbor. It is a Greek seafood restaurant, but we always have their "Taste of Olympia" Greek sampler dinner. Excellent. One negative, we have always enjoyed having Greek wines with our meal at Olympia. But, they recently changed their wine list and removed all but 4 Greek wines, 2 white and 2 red. They should bring back more reek wine choices.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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