The Story Of Olympia Grill at Pier 21
Welcome to Olympia! Let us tell you a bit about ourselves. We are first generation Greek-Americans born and raised in Galveston, Texas. We credit our father (Seawall Café) 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. We also promise to ensure that when you visit our restaurants, you will feel at home and enjoy a memorable experience.
Our family will continue to ensure that you get the
“Highest Quality for a Good Value”.
We sincerely hope that you enjoy our restaurant, and tell your friends about us.
The Kriticos Family
Video Review of Olympia Grill
"Great Dinner! ... I had the Pecan Crusted Red Snapper - it was delicious! There were four in our party and all of the food was excellent. I would recommend Olympia Grill at Pier 21 to anyone and everyone." - Marie G, Tripadvisor, July 2012
"One of my Fav's!... Go for the view and food, stay for the relaxing vibe of the island... We ate some wonderful seafood. Everything was delicious... The lull of the sea and sea breeze along with the terrific ambiance of the restaurant helped us to totally relax. We still had to work, but we did so in a much better mood!" - Karyn, Tripadvisor, June 2012
"My wife and I came here on a recommendation. I didn't expect Mediterranean food. We had grilled fish and a Greek salad with chicken, as well as tsaziki and other Greek dishes. Each one was exceptional. Service was very good as well." - Jpatter, Tripadvisor, May 2012
"On mild days, we sit on the back deck and gaze at the oceangoing ships while we soothe our senses with Yia Yia’s homemade chicken soup with orzo." - Texas Monthly , January 2011
Awards and Recognitions:
voted “READER’S CHOICE 2012” of The Galveston Daily News!
"Best Local Restaurant"
"Best Mediterranean Food"
Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine - "The seafood at the waterfront resaurant..., does not disappoint." April 2012 Travel 'Island Time'
Texas Monthly Dining Guide
Out Smart Magazine - 2009 Reader's Choice Awards, Best Mediterranean Food
Galveston.com - 2009, 2010, 2011 Voted Best
Out Smart Magazine - Reader's Choice Awards, Best Greek Dining
Galveston.com - 2006 Favorite Greek Restaurant
Numerous Travel writers reviews!
Houston Chronicle 'Best Underground Greek Nachos' (Happy Hour)