We stood around this diamond in the rough, and wondered at the endless possibilities, and so the idea of OLYMPIA FLAME DINER was born in 1991
They were the quintessential entrepreneurs, from restaurants, to donut shops, to gas stations. Still there was a longing for a quieter life. So in 1985, they decided to pack up and move to sunny South Florida for semi-retirement. But the lure of business kept calling, but this time, Patty & George were hooked…in 1991 and after a total refurbishment, OLYMPIA FLAME DINER debuted as a family endeavor.
Tom & Gina Katsenos, the patriarchs of the family are living in the American Dream. Born in the Peleponneus of Greece, post WWII, they sought out a better life for themselves and their future. In 1966 they landed in Toronto Canada. Soon after Patty and George were born .
Our vision of an American Greek Diner had come to fruition in the beautiful seaside town of Deerfield Beach, complete with servers who not only know your name, but have your breakfast, lunch or dinner on the table before you know it!
Many changes during those years….Hurricane Andrew, 5 grandchildren, Hurricane Wilma and did we mention Oprah came calling…
Thanks to Oprah and Suze Orman, we now have national validation on what we love to do, which is entertain and nourish not only bodies, but hearts and minds as well, not to mention we finally delved into the 21st century with this website.
Thanks to all our staff and patrons, past and present that have made our American Dream possible, and to those who will continue the journey.
Olympia Flame burns bright as a beacon to quality food, and friendly service and mom and pop are always steering the helm!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit.
Tom, Gina, Patty & George