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About Olympia Grill - Seawall
Welcome to Olympia Grill! We are first generation Greek-Americans born and raised in Galveston, Texas. Each day our kitchen prepares the freshest foods continuing with our treasured traditional family recipes. Our promise to you is that we will continually test new items as well as maintain the integrity of the family recipes, which have continued to please our customers for four generations in Texas. We also promise to ensure that when you visit our restaurant, you will feel at home and enjoy a memorable experience. We sincerely hope that you enjoy our restaurant and tell your friends about us. The Kriticos Family
Galveston, TX 77551
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 2:00-8:30 pm, Friday - Saturday 2:00-9:00 pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Television with sports.
We offer full service event planning, from parties of 10 - 300.
Free parking. No validation required.
Tikie Kriticos, Francisco Leiva, Andres Olvera
Private Party Contact:
Wendy Hsu: (409) 765-0021
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Olympia Grill - Seawall Ratings and Reviews
We had the $30 platter for 2, basically 2 sharing one size portions, incl one very small dolmas, 1 person size salad with 1 olive,1 pepper, 1 very small spanakopita. The moussaka was mostly potato, souvlaki in a small plastic dish, gyro meat portion was fine. We are not big eaters and have travelled to Greece so looking forward to somewhat ethnetic and it could have been if the portions weren’t so skimpy, you could not get a good taste. Remember we had to cut these in half to share. As I said moussaka was mostly potato and the little bit of meat sauce was bland. For $30 we thought it was very poor value. Our waiter was great said he had worked there for 15 years. Also had a bottle of wine and it was fine. The place seemed tired and in need of some work. Location was good on Seawall Blvd. Would not recommend.
We had a fairly large party so they had us broken into two groups. They were very gracious about letting us combine (especially since a few people didn’t even show up, so we could have just let it be.) our server was attentive and the food came out promptly and as ordered. We split the Olympia Platter and still had leftovers. It was a bit expensive but every restaurant on the island is.
We had a wonderful birthday at Olympia . With 4 birthdays in October it's hard to find a casual and fun place with good food and service, Olympia fills that bill with great food and service and as a birthday bonus our desert was free. Thanks to all at Olympia for a fantastic day.
We were staying at the San Luis Resort and decided we wanted some authentic Greek food. Olympia Grill did not disappoint! Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The owner/manager checked in with us a few times. The food was great!!! This is a must do in Galveston and you will not be overrun with tourists or charged tourist prices.
We had Saganaki Flambeau and it was terrible. The cheese was a large thin rectangle and it was leathery but it should be soft and gooey and very hot. It was warm, and barely had a flame. Very disappointed. It was too large and too expensive for an appetizer.
We also ordered Baked stuffed shrimp and it was deep fried. I asked the waitress about it and she said they bake it then Fry it. Really????
I asked her about the vegetable side and she told me Green Bean so I asked if they were Fresh green beans, She said no they were grilled. Well they were not fresh and they were served in a tomato sauce with onions and definitely not grilled.
The waitress really couldn't answer any of our questions about the menu and had little if any knowledge about what she was serving.
Not going back.
Fantastic Mediterranean/Greek food! Nice casual atmosphere, helpful staff (thanks Nate), and decent prices. Highly recommend it if you're in the mood for something different. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Galveston. Thanks for the memories.
The good: Excellent food and excellent choices for each person in our party which included a vegan and a person on the ketogenic diet. Service was excellent and the manager did come by to check on us. We would definitely come back again. The bad: Only a little niggle but the spanakopita sample was burned or else we would have ordered the whole appetizer.
We dine at Olympia grill whenever we are in Galveston -- usually easy to get reservations and have never been disappointed in our meals. Outside seating alongside the harbor affords great views of sunsets --cruise ship coming and goings -porpoise sightings --and strolling couples, of course. Food is excellent -Gulf Coast seafood with Greek twist!
There were about 14 of us so I can't fault the slow-ish service, but other than one or two small tables, we were the only people in the restaurant. Mine was good and everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals...it was an easy walk from our hotel, cute little place.
Food was just ok. Average Greek/Mediterranean fare - had the Greek salad (decent), lentil soup (avoidable), pita with hummus (good) and the chicken pita sandwich (just ok). Service was quick and friendly, but expected much better food for the relative pricing.
The service was very friendly and the food we ordered was excellent . We ordered the grilled pork shops with roasted potatoes, Greek salad and lentil soup . We were on vacations from Arlington Texas and We are definitely coming back to this place when we visit Galveston again !
We stopped in on Valentine's Day due to Open Table showing tons of reservation openings. That should have been an indicator of the food now that I think back. I got a veggie pizza which I'd rate 2/5 for good crust but strange sauce and cheese. My husband, who has spent a lot of time in the mediteranian, got the lamb/beef gyro and said it was 2.5/5. The service is friendly and attentive and they gave the women diners a free sample of either watermelon or pomegranate salt scrub-- really nice! All in all there is much to be desired and we won't be returning.
Made reservation online for lunch on Sunday during Restaurant week, confirmed.
Arrived, informed that lunch during Restaurant Week unavailable on weekends, had to order dinner, overspent budget by $20.
-advertised as grilled
-appeared breaded and fried
-sauce tasted like chocolate
-cake tasted like air
Went here before a show at the 1894 Grand. Ordered the seafood platter to get a taste of everything and a bowl of gumbo. We all each ordered a bowl of gumbo and 2 seafood platters for four people. Food was A+ and so was the service. This was my second time here and we will be back without a doubt. Hoping next time to try some of the Greek food dishes. Service was great and the wait staff was super excellent!
On a weekend getaway to Galveston for New Years Eve, we wanted a fun place for dinner with delicious food that would please a vegetarian and an omnivore. Olympia Grill was perfect. In addition to their regular menu, they have a vegetarian menu and a large selection of gluten-free dishes. The lamb shank was outstanding, tender, and flavorful, and the vegetarian moussaka was very tasty. We filled up on the Zeus appetizer sampler, so be advised that that could be a meal for two light appetites. We plan to visit again on our next trip to Galveston.
I have been here several time and have always liked the food. The steamed clams are delicious & they are hard to find in the Houston/Galveston area. The service this night was very poor. We waited 40 minutes for a fish dish. The manager did take a few dollars off & gave us 1 dessert & 2 cappachino's to make up for the bad service which we thought was very nice. We will go back.
We ate here for our first meal while staying from out of town on the seawall. The menu was pricey for what I considered sub-par Mediterranean food. I figured the price was high due to its location. After a few nights eating around there we realized they were not priced according to other local places for even better food.
I chose the Olympia Grill on the Seawall only for convenience when my sister was staying nearby. I've been to the Olympia Grill Harborside several times...so I had a better perspective and thought the one on the Seawall would be just as good. It wasn't. The ambiance was OK but not as nice and airy as the harbor location. Service was decent, the waiter was on his game. But the food was just OK. The Hummus in the Sampler dish was on the spicy side..all three were. The flambed cheese (one of my favorites) was tasty but too chewy the minute the flames died. The main dishes were OK. I will not return unless the food gets better.
Reserved a table by the windows and didnt get it though they were openly available when we got there. The man (Manager) who sat us was so unfriendly. The worse was when I ordered their lamb chops and got served pork chops instead! Decided to go with it as we were hungry and the food took forever to come. Skip this one!
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