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Olympia the Grill at Pier 21

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100 21st Street, Harbor House Hotel, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-765-0021
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As usual, food was great again. Love the location right on the water by the cruise port. Will be back again when we are on the island.

Thank David B
Galveston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best kept secrets on the island, and a great deal too-- After a great day of fishing, they'll cook your catch and it is delicious. Had the grilled, fried, and blackened fish and they were all superb!!! I run a fishing business on the island and highly recommend them to have their fresh catch prepared by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambiance and view is terrific. We were seated outside readily and immediately visited by our pleasant and competent Ukrainian waitress. Our drinks were delivered quickly. I ordered the falafel plate, which was more than enough for one person, as it came with soup, salad, roasted vegetable skewer, and dolmas. We took half of dinner to go, and when we... More 

Thank VTLongTimeTraveler
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was disappointed in the seafood options. The waiter was probably new, as he could not get the drink order correct and only 2 of us. The service was somewhat slow and reverse served the plate to each of us without asking who had what!

Thank FRED W
Torre Del Greco, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good the ratio quality / price on the combination of three vegetarian dishes. Excellent the location. Recommended! One remark; no chance to get water room temperature....

Thank andrea0000002016
Houston, Texas
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Olympia on Pier 21 for lunch with some work friends. The food was delicious, our service was a little slow this particular time, but i've been many times before and not had that problem. Not super slow, just too slow for a work lunch break. The atmosphere inside and outside is very nice. If it's a nice day... More 

Thank randolphclan
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible food had no flavor, portions were small and price way to over for no taste ..We ate the shrimp and the dessert was as blabbed as h20..Won't eat there again ....

Thank Mariah5656
Splendora, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and i enjoyed a day trip to the beach with our puppy. We chose Olympia Grill at Pier 21 because they have a pet friendly patio and close to cruise terminal. All staff were friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a wonderful meal. We started with an order of avocado hummus--fresh and large portion. My daughter ordered the made... More 

Thank BrodeTexas
Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful seafood and Greek food. Started with hummus had the seafood gumbo. Lots of shrimp and it reminded me of my childhood.

Thank Mary A
Olympia_Grill, Manager at Olympia the Grill at Pier 21, responded to this review

We're so happy you shared your feedback with us. Your experience is what we strive for every guest to have at Olympia! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Groves, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as a special night out in our golf trip to Galveston. We live in Texas and this wasn't to far so we spent the weekend. Don't get the Saganaki, not sure of the spelling...The person who prepared it had no idea what he was doing. It was like shoe leather. The entrée wasn't much better. The Gyro... More 

Thank DebiJPeck
Olympia_Grill, Manager at Olympia the Grill at Pier 21, responded to this review

Debi, I thank you for your feedback. However, I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your entrée and appetizer with us. We are normally commended for the quality of our Gyro meat, unfortunately it seams that did not reflect during your visit. And we certainly don't not consider rubbery saganaki acceptable. Our management team has been made aware of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 21st Street, Harbor House Hotel, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-765-0021
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. We are also within easy walking distance of the Strand on Pier 21.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?