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My Big Fat Greek Restaurant

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525 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
+1 480-966-5883
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 9
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Greek Fare

We dined for the first time at The Big Fat Greek Restaurant in Tempe, Az, this weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the service, prices, and quality of food. The toasted calamari appetizer, served over cocktail sauce infused minced greens was nice paired with the greens. My dinner, lamb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Larry W
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

When I was a little girl I lived in Greece. I have great memories of eating Souvlaki ~ fresh grilled lamb with juicy tomatoes, fresh parsley, onions, tzatziki with fresh lemon all wrapped in a warm grilled pita. The bar is set very high for me when I go to a "Greek" place to eat. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We dined for the first time at The Big Fat Greek Restaurant in Tempe, Az, this weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the service, prices, and quality of food. The toasted calamari appetizer, served over cocktail sauce infused minced greens was nice paired with the greens. My dinner, lamb souvlaki, the lamb was presented on two skewers over sweet creamery... More 

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Keeping some of the previous comments in mind, we decided to give the restaurant a try anyway, and were very pleasantly surprised. We ordered the spanikopita and the vegetarian mousaka with Greek dinner salads, and split the entrees. We couldn't finish it. The vegetable sides were fresh and crisp, the feta cheese was creamy and moist, the olives were real... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ate here while on vacation and we were celebrating a family member's birthday. The food was really quite average. For a "greek" restaurant, it didn't taste overly authentic. The servers were personable. They did bring a small piece of baklava for the birthday girl, but it was very anti climatic. Prices were decent, but it really was no thrill.

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Logan, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited this place multiple times over the last 12 years or so. I must say that the food is getting more bland and less "Greek" all the time, and the sides are quite uninteresting. It's nice to sit outside and watch the goings-on along Mill, but don't expect quality food. That is especially true for the Gyro platter,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

SPANAKOPITA at its finest.... seldom do I eat all my meal but I could not stop. sides of fresh cut veggies, red potatos seasoned. by far this was the best spanakopita I have ever had and cannot wait till next time in Tempe to have it again. Much better than anything I have had at Greek Town in Chicago and... More 

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Harrison, Ohio
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29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We loved our food and service here. I was a little concerned about what options I would have with it being a Friday during lent and not being able to eat meat, but the server took care of that right away by telling us about the pasta seafood special. The seafood was excellent and I am the pickiest person in... More 

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Jackson
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is some of the best greek cuisine I have ever had. The service was excellent, too. The gyro platter came with very generous portions of meat.

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped here for a quick meal while on a road trip. Staff was friendly, the menu interesting, prices affordable and - unusual for a chain restaurant - the place had atmosphere.

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Southlake, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Food was great, the service was great, we got a toile along the street and had a great time. The garlic humus was awesome

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-966-5883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?