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Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Olympia Grill at Pier 21 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.olympiapier21.com/
  • Email: family@olympiapier21.com
  • Phone: (409) 765-0021
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Greek, American
  • Executive Chef: Tikie Kriticos, Elizabeth Peraza, Ector Moreno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: We offer full service event planning, from parties of 10 - 300.
  • 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 (409) 765-0021
  • Entertainment: Belly dancer to perform on Friday and Saturday night in the dining room from 7:00-7:30PM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harborside Drive
  • Public Transit: Cool Tour Stops
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot directly in front of the restaurant. 3 hour validation for all guests
A word from Olympia Grill at Pier 21
Welcome to Olympia 21!! We are first generation Greek-Americans born and raised in Galveston, Texas. We credit our father (Seawall Cafe) and our uncle (The Golden Greek) for teaching us to follow in their footsteps as great restaurateurs. In their kitchens we were taught Gulf Coast, Creole and Greek cooking styles. 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 FamilyContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We were pleased with the parking situation, and the location of the restaurant as one diner was on crutches. We were seated quickly as we had reservations. We chose inside view because of the wind and were pleased with our decision. Our waiter greeted us with a smile and was very pleasant the entire time. Just the correct amount of personality . He inquired if we have any time constraints and we did and he assured us we would be able to meet those. We had drinks, no appetizers and all 4 of us were quite pleased with our menus choices. I would definitely return here again. My seafood omelet was out of this world! And I was pleased with the amount of seafood it contained. Great, food, service and time enjoyed by all!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We arrived and the restaurant was semi busy. We waited about 10 minutes for the waiter to approach. He took our drink order and I watched two couples come in and be seated and get their drinks before we did. I was starting to get aggravated. However, once we received the drinks it was smooth sailing. Food was great! We ended up having a great time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This place has become our go-to favorite for eating after the Galveston Half Ironman race in April. The food is terrific and the atmosphere is perfect for letting the athletes unwind and refuel while the kids enjoy themselves as well. The Greek food is delicious! The gyro meat is my favorite. For the kids, the pita bread grilled cheese is pretty hard to beat."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were very impressed with our dining experience at the Olympia Grill at Pier 21. The whole flounder was well prepared as was the speckled trout my wife had. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves excellently prepared seafood."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Olympia was wonderful at arranging a beautiful spot in restaurant for our large group. Great views food was yummy and we were all members of the clean plate club after our desserts arrived. A beautiful evening with family in from out of state."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "On our last day in Galveston we were looking for a special place to eat. As it was a Friday (during lent) we decided to make reservations on line with Open Table. It could not have been easier and we were able to secure a great table outside! Large outdoor seating area with a fantasic view, but Pier 21 Olympia Grill was a fantastic dining experience! The food was great, the service was fantastic, there was a kids menu, our waiter Angel was quick and attentive, I can't say enough about it. It was a great end of vacation meal and I can recommend this dining spot."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The offerings at Olympia are diverse and are based on the Mediterranean diet: lots of seafood, veggies, beans, etc. I had the speckled trout sautéed with spinach and tomatoes and a small side of au gratin potatoes, and my husband had the shrimp pita and a side small Greek salad. It was all excellent. Our only gripe was that the music was too loud and obtrusive, and we were sitting outside."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was exceptionally loud, and the service was less than spectacular. While there was nothing wrong with the food, there didn't seem to be anything particularly right with it either. I tried the "award winning" lamb shank on the server's recommendation, it was bland, again there was nothing wrong with it, it just wasn't wonderful. The server was rarely seen and appeared to be rushed when we did see her."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We arrived and OG had a table for 12 set up towards the back where we could see the water (a request from the bday girl) we could even see the water when there was a huge coast guard ship parked close to the restaurant! I mean it was big...but I I love you! the architectural syle of OG and where we were seated and the food...Our waiter Chase was one of the best waiters I've ever had and I'm a former server (I'm a teacher now) I'm 60 and I have a daughter who works for Bobby Flay as a server in NYC at the former Mesa Grill and the new Gato! So I know he was the PERFECT waiter! His timing, his attentiveness and his knowledge were greatly appreciated! also a big thanks for helping us serve the crazy beach house birthday cake!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Took my woman there for lunch before a Dr. appointment at UTMB. She loved it. Was very nice. The view is opinionated. I like seeing the large ships and such, as did she. However I'm sure the port of Galveston doesn't float everyone's boat. Love the experience....great food, great service. And they gave me voucher for parking which was very nice. Go enjoy this place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I take my mother here before shows at the Grand. The food and whole dining experience is always great. I had the seared tuna. It was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Highly rated locally for seafood, and for Greek food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "good selection of Greek food. Flavorful gyro meat, wonderful sampler platters. Pleasantly surprised with the Greek wine--cab syrah blend."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great way to spend superbowl evening! the service was great as the restaurant was nearly empty and its was a cold and rainy evening in Galveston. Each of us tried something different and it was all good. I liked the light sized portions and my mousaka was very tasty. it could have been hotter but overall great place."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Our dinner out for my wife's birthday at Olympia was outstanding from the beginning to the end. Starting with a quiet table for two, which was ready and waiting to a great wait staff, to excellent food and the dessert I requested online was delicious. My wife and I will continue to frequent Olympia as often as we can. Always a great dining experience."
    Dined on 1/22/2014