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Olympic Cafe

2340 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2720
+1 619-692-9082
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good51%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Cafe
2340 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2720
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I was very sad when Olympic Cafe closed, but I am so glad now that they have reopened just down the street, They have very good Gyros, which is what I always get. Very flavorful and large portions. An average person will be full after...More

Thank rangi1
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Finally found our fav for Greek food in San Diego. Moderate in dining room size but huge in flavor. Excellent marinated Greek chicken with lemon roasted potatoes. Attentive and friendly service. Grand mother even carried our grand baby around while we ate. New fav desert-galactoboureko-even...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

On a trip to visit the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, we stayed in the North Park neighborhood. The Olympic Cafe was just 2 1/2 blocks from the apartment we rented. Started off with breakfast one morning (bacon & eggs, mushroom cheese omelet). Tasty,...More

Thank Mushroomminnow
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at many places that rated higher than Olympic Cafe. I don't understand this unless people are rating due to ambiance rather than the food. My personal opinion is that the Olympic has better food than Zorba's, which is rated number for on...More

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had a small party, stopped by at noon to place a takeout order. They don't have party platters, but would combine individual orders into party size containers. Order was ready when I stopped by that night to pick it up. Food was great and everybody...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I've been frequenting Olympic Café for fifteen years and the quality of food and service is refreshingly consistent. I've never had a mediocre meal there. That is because the owners are in constant attendance and make sure that everything is tip-top.

Thank VallartaFan649
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We just moved to the neighborhood, and someone recommended this restaurant so we stopped in for a quick Greek salad. Everyone in our party ordered something different and all orders were done perfectly. You could order the chicken kabob and easily share it because it...More

Thank AlinerX2
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We really enjoyed the great service and food here. We shared the eggs and feta cheese scramble and a ham and cheese omelet and they were delicious. On a second visit, we had pancakes and they were good while not outstanding. The hash browns were...More

Thank Natalieonwabash
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Fantastic Greek recipes, low prices, fast service, friendly smiles! From a small diner, not sure there is anything else you need. Don't take my word for it, stop by and see for yourself. Daily dinner specials and the breakfast is FANTASTIC!!!

Thank 582KevinW
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Some of our family members frequent the Olympic Cafe weekly, so we gave it a try. The service is EXCELLENT and so is the food. It's cozy, quick and delicious!

Thank Newlovenewlife2012
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2340 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-692-9082
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