Olympia Flame Diner is a popular Greek diner in Deerfield Beach with a very organized and friendly staff. On our recent visit we found the service friendly and the food fresh but we left with the question – when is a frittata not-a-frittata?
The Olympia Flame Diner’s blue and white exterior is a hard to miss Deerfield Beach restaurant on US1. The inside a throwback to old fashioned diners with counter service and a long narrow dining area with booths and tables. We had a short wait for a booth and while looking around we liked how clean the place was. We laughed at the note on the food service counter as a note to the wait staff – “No food returned to the kitchen without approval from Management”.
The wait wasn’t long and the young guy working the host stand was really nice and knew his job well. We got a nice seat in a booth at the window and our server was right there for drink orders. The menu is rather large with lots of lunch and dinner options with a focus on Greek dishes along with some diner favorites. Breakfast had your normal players with eggs, meats, waffles and pancakes. Jeff went for the Greek Omelet and I chose the Olympia Frittata.
The place was really busy and food was constantly coming out of the kitchen.
Olympia Frittata – Potato, Italian sausage, onion and peppers $9.90. Our order didn’t take too long, maybe about 15 minutes. When the server put down our breakfast, I was a bit confused at what I saw. A frittata is usually made with eggs and fillings and baked. It usually comes out as one neat piece and is usually on the thicker side…kind of like a crust less quiche. Well the Olympia Frittata was no frittata. It was a mess. At first, I thought that they messed my order up, but all the ingredients were there. The menu description really should be ‘Notta-Frittata’. While I felt misled, the flavor was spot on. The Italian sausage was full of flavor and the onions and peppers were fresh and in large pieces. The potatoes had a nice crust and were not overcooked. We did feel that the price was a bit high for this dish. The English Muffin was toasted nicely and had plenty of butter.
Greek Omelet – Feta, tomato, onion and Gyro $11.95. This omelet looked amazing and huge when we first saw it. We thought that a Greek diner would have some great Gyro meat and couldn’t wait to try it. We were disappointed that they seemed to use the pre-sliced, steak-umm variety here. The flavor of the meat was fine, but we expected Gyro meat cut right off a vertical broiler at a Greek diner. The tomato and onion were fresh and the feta gave it that final Greek twist we were looking for. We did feel that the price for this omelet was way too high.
We liked the food quality and the service at Olympia Flame diner, but the prices might stop us from making it on our ‘favorite breakfast’ list. The frittata really should be renamed so that customers don’t expect something different than they will get, unless the kitchen just didn’t make it the right way. Upgraded Gyro meat might have made the Greek omelet stand out a bit more.
Olympia Flame Diner is located at 80 South Federal Hwy Deerfield Beach FL.