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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
Galveston, TX 77550
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: (409) 765-0021
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Olympia Grill at Pier 21 Ratings and Reviews
We were disappointed. Wait person did not offer the Happy Hour menu and we learned later that there were items not on the main menu. Our entrees came out about half through the salad & they just pushed out salads out of the way with our plates. We were offered no drink refills and the food was bland & unseasoned. Salad was very nice. A bit pricy for just ok.
I try and eat hear when I'm in Galveston. The location is fabulous. The service was great and the food quality was excellent. We had the stuffed shrimp and were pleasantly surprised at how different they were from other restaurants stuffed shrimp. SO YUMMY! Gumbo was really good with just the right amount of heat.
Visited during restaurant week in Galveston, so we had the fixed price dinner on Saturday night. Very good meal, both of us enjoyed our dinners. It was very lively because it was also Happy Hour. Would be nice to come during the summer when we could sit outside. Service was very good as well; we will come back another time and try the Greek specials.
Spring, Fall, and New Year's Eve we find ourselves on The Strand. One meal has to be here! They have a great Greek wine selection. The Crab Cakes are ah-mazing! The lentil soup...the fresh fish...stuffed shrimp...the Greek dishes....oh! Just go! Treat yourself. For the two of us, two glasses of wine, shared crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, and fresh fish with topping, plus tip comes in around $100.00.
The view is great of the Pier. The added a bar to the patio so you can have a seat there and look out over the water. The sometimes have a belly dancer on site. She's got talents!
We really enjoy this place. Hope you will, as well.
The bar, drinks, and bar staff were outstanding. We were seated immediately and the hostess was smiling and friendly. We had a beautiful table near the window and the waiter was outstanding (not to say he was also easy on the eyes). Loved the food and ambiance.
THE BEST DOG FRIENDLY RESTAURANT IN GALVESTON! and that's not the only reason to love it!
We return here time after time. The food is excellent, the prices reasonable, the service top notch. We always sit outside on the bay. The water is restful and there is always something to see. Lots of room for our dog who becomes excited as soon as she realizes where she is going. They bring her water right away and, along with her cookies and a place to lie, she is in dog heaven. Lunch specials during the week are a real bargain. Many other choices as well and everything is terrific,
Fun, relaxed dining experience for our anniversary. Great view of the pier. Waiter could have been more helpful with ordering. Ordered the pita and hummus combination plate, which was delicious and beautiful presentation--but it was too much for the two of us as an appetizer. Our waiter had told us it would be about right--that it was just three different dips for the pita bread; however, it was far more than that--dips, delicious goat cheese, olives, vegetables and fruit. A great appetizer for 3-4 people. The Greek and Caesar's side salads were really good. The blackened red fish special was good, but not great. The chicken and pasta dish was quite average. We were too full to enjoy a dessert. Ambiance was nice. Overall, it was a positive experience.
The service was very slow. I thought it was because we were such a large party but I saw the waitress just standing by the kitchen talking to another server.
We needed drinks refills and more bread.
My friend got the Shrimp platter. The Shrimp were very small and over-fried; the grilled shrimp were like popcorn Shrimp. Not worth the money.
Went here for Father's Day and the services and ambiance were great. Very disappointed in the quality of the seafood. We were expecting the fish and shrimp to be freshly caught, but seemed to be similar to many chain restaurants in that it seemed reheated and bland, the shrimp was overcooked and mushy. The best food was the Greek appetizer with assorted dips and pita bread. Maybe they should stick to Greek only.
We requested ocean view and was sat inside where we couldn't see past the large group of people sitting in front of us outside. We were not offered to sit outside, despite plenty of ocean view seating out doors. We awaited over 10 minutes to get a waitress to take our drink order. The food was extremely expensive for the small servings. The noise was so loud inside, that we couldn't have a conversation. Way over rated.
We sat at waterfront Pier 21 in Galveston. There was a slight breeze and it was very pleasant out. Server was friendly and attentive. The food was very tasty --I had the bossa with shrimp etoufee. I like that there was both seafood and traditional Greek items.
We ate here for our Ten year anniversary. The food and drinks were very good. Alex was our waiter, he was one of the best waiters that we have had during a dinning experience. Friendly staff, great location. Close to The Strand. We will make sure to eat at this location any time we are in Galveston.
Perhaps being from the NYC area where authentic greek food and greek-style seafood is readily available is skewing my view, but our meal was very average. The grilled red snapper filet for $32 fell a bit below my expectations. My husband got the 'Taste of Olympia' which faired a bit better. Hummus, tzatziki and dolma were tasty and the gyro portion was the highlight of either of our dinners. Service was friendly and attentive. Sitting outside on the patio was very nice atmosphere. Being a gluten free diner I also appreciated the gluten free section of the menu.
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