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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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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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, Reservations, Delivery
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
OK for lunch, slow service

I had pulled of the main drag to park, and the side road bought me out by this restaurant. Quickly shown a table outside, and was asked if I wanted patio heater turned off - which I did! Ordered the country Greek salad and an iced tea. Food was ok, let down by the sponge like consistency of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
ashgreen
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Cambridge, UK
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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Cambridge, UK
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I had pulled of the main drag to park, and the side road bought me out by this restaurant. Quickly shown a table outside, and was asked if I wanted patio heater turned off - which I did! Ordered the country Greek salad and an iced tea. Food was ok, let down by the sponge like consistency of the pitta... 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 a review and share your experiences with us. We are very thankful for the feedback, and I am sorry to hear that your experience was a little slow. I hope that you will visit us again and give us a chance to make it up to you. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

La Palma, CA
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good Greek food. They let you substitute hummus for the yogurt that comes with the pita bread, which is very nice. You can also get a salad instead of vegetables if you want. Very reasonable prices ($13.50 for beef and chicken combo). Corkage fee is $10. Restaurant is a little bit small and does a good business. Some metered parking... 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 a review and for sharing your experiences with us. It is so great to know that you have enjoyed your visits at George's. I know the parking isn't always the easiest, but we still greatly appreciate that you have not let that stop you from coming to George's. I hope that... More 

Boston
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had lunch there yesterday (February 9, 2015) and enjoyed it. We had stuffed salmon and a Greek salad with grilled salmon. The salad was loaded with everything you want in a salad with perfect greek dressing. Pita wedges rounded out the huge servings. The atmosphere is great as are the wait staff. drinks were refilled frequently. We highly recommend... 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 fantastic review. We greatly appreciate the feedback. It is great news that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. I hope you will visit us again whenever you're in the area. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

Grand Rapids, Mi
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Scrumptious, authentic greek dishes. The stuffed salmon over greek salad was delicious, the dolmas perfect and the saganaki out of this world. The atmosphere is romantic and charming. We had our dog and were welcomed to dine on the patio. The service was top notch. Manager David was not only helpful but fun to talk to as well.

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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 wonderful review. It is so great to know that you enjoyed all of our dishes that you tried, and that David and the rest of our staff were able to create a memorable experience for you. I hope that you will visit us whenever you get the chance. Yiassou,... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Whenever we travel to the Long Beach area we always make George's one of our stops. Very authentic Greek food in a great atmosphere... you will not be disappointed.

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

Thanks for the great review. We greatly appreciate the feedback. I hope that you will visit us again soon. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very friendly, good Greek food! Love the flaming cheese dish. Service and value very good. Attentive staff. Convenient to walk to, nice neighborhood. I would say.... Check it out!

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

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

Livingston, Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to George's out of 4 annual trips to Long Beach. I lived in Greece and am very picky about Greek food. George's delivers on every dish! From the Village Greek Salad (no lettuce, tons of Kalamata olives!) to the house made dressing to the pastitsio, all delicious and authentic. We tried a delicious dip of... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were visiting naples, long beach & went to Georges Cafe for lunch. A nice restaurant with great good & good ambiance. We a few cold Hillas, Greek Beer, and some delicious Spanakopitas & Beef Gyros. Everything was great.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went there for lunch with some business associates. Despite, the restaurant being very busy, our food was prepared pretty fast. I had the Chicken Gyro & my associates had beef Gyro plate. Everything including the Greek salad were perfect and the olive oil was just great. We all thought the cost was actually low. I hope the owners don't... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was in Long Beach for four nights on business and George's was my favorite. The food was fresh and the drinks were cold. The waitress recommended their special custard for dessert. Although I don't normally eat custard she was convincing. It was fabulous. Glad I listened.

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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Café

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