Thursday, June 8, 2023

Olympia Family Restaurant Review

Olympia Family Restaurant is described as a Modern American restaurant. They are located at 3312 Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda, NY 14120. This is a popular local restaurant that is well known for their Greek dishes but they also offer a large menu with a variety of items to choose from.

Olympia Family Restaurant is located on the very busy Niagara Falls Boulevard. As a mom, I have reservations about restaurants located on busy streets like this one, however, it is a perfect location for tourists and other locals. Location aside, the parking lot is sufficient, clean, and accommodating. The steps were safe and the foyer was clean, though small. The decor of the restaurant was in keeping with the Greek theme. Olympia Family Restaurant seemed to abide by the current Covid-19 restaurant rules and regulations.

The staff

Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were rudely greeted by the hostess. She informed us that our party of four adults and my three-year-old son was not able to sit due to the covid-19 restrictions limiting four people to a table. We were there to celebrate my grandmother’s one year of being breast cancer-free and this did nothing to change the mood of the hostess. We then asked if we could separate our party and sit at two different tables. The hostess then informed us that we would be separated and not seated near each other. Out of desperation, we accepted that offer. My father ended up seated alone in a different section of the restaurant.

After we were sat our waitress came to take our drink orders. She was also exceptionally rude. Did not bother to smile at us even through her mask. She took our orders and brought our orders as her job title of waitress requires her to but outside of that, she did nothing to show us that her personality or mood went anywhere beyond that of a wet mop.

Olympia Family Restaurant

The menu

The menu and the food is the best part of this restaurant and while you might think that it is the most important aspect of the restaurant business it wasn’t out of this world impeccable to make us ignore the various levels of rude staff we encountered.

  • Omelets
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Souvlaki breakfast
  • Eggs with various sides
  • Skillet meals
  • Breakfast sandwiches
  • Steak and eggs
  • And their eggs benedict which is served until 2 pm

They offer several Greek dishes including:

  • Mediterranean Hummus
  • Tzatziki
  • Kafteri
  • Saganaki
  • Open souvlaki salads
  • Chicken souvlaki sub
  • Gyro panini
  • Spanakopita
  • Moussaka

Olympia also offers a wine selection and a variety of desserts including a baklava cheesecake.

The Open Chicken Souvlaki salad

My father ordered this salad. This salad comes with grilled chicken though it would be made with beef or gyro in substitution of chicken. In addition to the grilled chicken, it also comes with a Greek salad and grilled pita bread.

My father said it was very good. The salad was fresh and flavorful. The chicken was grilled but not dried out.

Olympia Family Restaurant

The Beef on Weck

My grandmother ordered the Beef on Weck. This popular Western New York sandwich is made with slow-roasted Angus beef slices on a fresh Kimmel Wick roll and a side of au jus for dipping.

My grandmother said the sandwich tasted good though she found it dry and definitely needed the au jus to dip it in. While she seemed to like it, she said it was not the best she had ever had, so if you choose to try Olympia I would steer you away from this particular sandwich.

Olympia Family Restaurant

The Artichoke Chicken Panini

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The Reuben Sandwich Melt

Olympia Family Restaurant

My final review

I would not recommend this restaurant. There are far better restaurants in the area that not only have better food but they hire staff that will at least smile and be polite rather than rude and moody.

address3312 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120, United States
telephone+1 716-694-6969

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Bailey Woodean
Bailey Woodean
I have been a freelance writer for more than 4 years, a mom for more than 2 years, and a wife for just under a year. I am currently a student in a cooking and catering program with the intention of expanding my knowledge of the culinary business. I then plan to take this knowledge to properly write about and critique restaurants and food. Writing to you from Niagara Falls, NY, thanks for joining me on the ride!


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