Saturday, June 8, 2024

Olympia Flame Diner is Waiting for Your Order

There’s no better time than now to support our local family-owned restaurants—and our readers are doing that every day, every weekend. From the wildly successful Socially Distanced Supper Club that originated in Delray to local media updating every place that is open and serving, our community is doing its best to lend a hand to local small business during this crisis.

One of our favorites is the Olympia Flame Diner, a fixture in Deerfield since Tom and Gina Katsenos opened it in 1991–the same year, coincidentally, that I moved to South Florida. The Katsenos family have built a longtime following here, from Oprah Winfrey and Suze Orman to the late Father Dalton and everyone I know, I think. These days, Olympia Flame is run by the Katsenos’ kids—one of them, Patty Miranda, got in touch the other day to remind us they were open for take out from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.—and for Mother’s Day, this Sunday. Orders can be called in at 954/ 480-8402, paid for over the phone with MC/Visa and picked up curbside. Easy.

Not so easy will be deciding what to choose from the large menu that has all your bases covered, from Greek specialties to breakfast to American comfort food and pie. Of course there is pie; this is a diner—and a great one.

So fold up that apron tonight or tomorrow night and pick up the phone.

The Olympia Flame is still burning brightly—and they’re ready to feed you.

80 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, 954/480-8402, menu at

Marie Speed
Marie Speed
Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines. Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.

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