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George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street

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5316 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5324 (Glendora)
Second St. has stops for the Metro Link as well as the Passport Bus. See Metro.net for time schedule.
562-433-1755
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Father and Son team, George and Demetri Loizides, proprietors, wish to...
Father and Son team, George and Demetri Loizides, proprietors, wish to welcome you to "A little piece of Greece in Long Beach". Georges experience encompasses 40 years in the deli and market area, and son Demetri has spent 18 years in the restaurant business -- A winning Combination. Demitri cooks exactly like his Mom, Rodou. He uses no shortcuts, exhibiting the greatest care and experience in preparing fresh, delicious, tender and healthy food for your enjoyment. Only the highest quality products are employed to produce these healthy traditional fresh, homemade Greek dishes which are prepared daily from scratch. Demitri uses top quality Greek products, such as extra virgin olive oil, in preparing these traditional Greek Salads, Gyros, Sandwiches, and Specialty plates including Mousaka and exquisite Greek Desserts.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The lamb is particularly scrumptious!

Fantastic Greek food. I've been there several times, and always came away impressed. Also, it's a bargain. You won't find better food, or a better price. How often do you get that combination? By the way, try their Greek wines. They definitely have a taste of their own. I usually order a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Cypress, CA
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Greek food. I've been there several times, and always came away impressed. Also, it's a bargain. You won't find better food, or a better price. How often do you get that combination? By the way, try their Greek wines. They definitely have a taste of their own. I usually order a bottle, so I can take some home.

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Rialto, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What a wonderful Greek restaurant!! The food was delicious and authentic ~ we went with family that has eaten a lot of Greek food and they raved about it. The owner and staff were warm and friendly. The ambiance is great and the music was perfect! We ordered the Family Style Dinner and WOW!! TERRIFIC!! So much food and all... More 

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Long Beach, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Having enjoyed the Lakewood location, we thought...hey, it's in our backyard....go to the Shore. This location is wonderful. Service and quality are excellent. Bring your hungry and feed it a wonderful gyro.

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Long Beach, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of second street's best and friendliest. The roast lamb is especially good. I rank it number 3 right behind Nick's (1) and Open Sesame (2). The price is reasonable. The atmosphere is good. The service is very nice and not the least bit phony. If you want to sample their fair, attend one of the summer "Taste & Savor"... More 

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review to share your experiences and your opinions on our restaurant. I hope that you will visit again soon when you are able. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I am a Greek food geek! I love going to George's - I especially enjoy the Gyro lunch plate - it is the right price, just the right size, and everything on it is yummy!

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review to share your experiences and your opinions on our restaurant. I hope that you will visit again soon when you are able. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

Long Beach, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was there for lunch. It was open and airy. I didn't realize that they have an upstairs dining area. The decor is very cool and the vibe is very positive. The service was good and the food was excellent. They have daily specials and there is a good variety for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. I had the moussaka,... More 

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review to share your experiences and your opinions on our restaurant. I hope that you will visit again soon when you are able. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Food was delicious, had their most popular Lamb Chops and were cooked perfect. Their rice with veggies and their Caesar salad is also good. I normally order my steak or meat well done but not dry, in this case I went with medium well and was glad I did it totally enhanced the taste. I've been to the one on... More 

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review and for highlighting the service at our 2nd street location. It is so great to know that you have enjoyed every location that you have visited. I hope that you will continue to visit all of our locations for their unique qualities and consistency in cuisine. We'll... More 

Coronado, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lots of staff supported a full restaurant. We sat and talked with friends, then ordered, then ate, then sat some more without feeling rushed by the staff.

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting George's and for taking the time to write us such a great review. I hope that you will visit us again soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

Huntington Beach, California
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Awesome everything to eat and gotta try the appetizers . It's the perfect place to sit and eat while enjoying sidewalk side seats on 2nd street. I went at teals twice a month and my tummy was in aaah with joy!

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us such a great review! It sounds like twice a month might not be enough! We'll see you in soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

San Clemente, California, United States
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I came here for lunch and sat at the bar. I ordered the gyro grill with rice, it also came with tzantziki, pita bread and a Greek salad. My husband ordered the moussaka and he got fries and a Greek salad with his. Both lunch items were absolutely delicious and huge!!! I can't stop talking about how... More 

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing George's to let us know about your visits to our restaurant. We are so happy that we can be a treat for you folks to visit in Long Beach and I hope that you will continue to visit us whenever you are in the area. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5316 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5324
    (Glendora)
  • Public Transportation: Second St. has stops for the Metro Link as well as the Passport Bus. See Metro.net for time schedule.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-433-1755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Father and Son team, George and Demetri Loizides, proprietors, wish to welcome you to "A little piece of Greece in Long Beach". Georges experience encompasses 40 years in the deli and market area, and son Demetri has spent 18 years in the restaurant business -- A winning Combination. Demitri cooks exactly like his Mom, Rodou. He uses no shortcuts, exhibiting the greatest care and experience in preparing fresh, delicious, tender and healthy food for your enjoyment. Only the highest quality products are employed to produce these healthy traditional fresh, homemade Greek dishes which are prepared daily from scratch. Demitri uses top quality Greek products, such as extra virgin olive oil, in preparing these traditional Greek Salads, Gyros, Sandwiches, and Specialty plates including Mousaka and exquisite Greek Desserts.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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