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George's Greek Cafe

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135 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Broadway)
There are multiple Transit stops surrounding our location. George's Greek Cafe is located 1 block North of the Long Beach Transit Mall and the 1st Street stop of the Metro Blue Line.
562-437-1184
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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
A Long Beach Institution

If you are visiting downtown Long Beach, it's almost a requirement to dine at George's. I didn't even know I liked Greek food until I ate here. The stuffed steak with feta is to die for for a special day, or the Chicken gyro over the kale salad is great for a quicker bite. They recently raised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
marciaink
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LA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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LA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting downtown Long Beach, it's almost a requirement to dine at George's. I didn't even know I liked Greek food until I ate here. The stuffed steak with feta is to die for for a special day, or the Chicken gyro over the kale salad is great for a quicker bite. They recently raised their prices, which... More 

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Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Outstanding Greek restaurant on 2nd in Belmont Shore. Everything is excellent. Delicious greek food and the full on ambiance of 2nd street - experience not to be missed!

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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

George's remains the quintessential Greek restaurant. The location is perfect for dining outside (if you can get a table), watching people as they pass by, and enjoying very good Greek food and wine. The menu has all the classic dishes; the waiters are professional; and George is a charming host!

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Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

They have great dips and I love their pita. They also have a wonderful greek chicken sandwich with tapenade on it, delicious pasticcio and lovely saganaki. Nice for small parties in their upstairs room, too.

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Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Service was fast, food good and the giveaway to kids to entertain them was great. I cannot say that the ahi is as good as I would like. The avocado was too firm and there wasn't as much ahi as there was rice and avocado. Bread here is always good and warm. We sat inside and it wasn't too loud... More 

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Long Beach, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you have the urges for authentic Greek cuisine, this is the place. Always spot on and always walk away satisfied with my dinner. Service is always excellent ... attentive wait staff.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Being Greek and also having lived in NYC for many years, I can say that I am spoiled when it comes to GOOD Greek food. For non-Greeks I suppose this place cuts it. To top it off our waitress was rude, brash and acted as though she was doing us a favor. We would be speaking to her and she'd... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Fabulous food, great service. Great outdoor dining right in Long Beach. Came here with my wife, we loved it. The owner George was greeting guests as we arrived and he made us feel welcome and right at home. I had the chicken and my wife had the Filet dinner. Fresh, tasty and wonderful. I love this place!

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are so happy that you and your wife felt like family when you visited; I would have it no other way. I hope you two will visit us again soon. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Overall very good. I had the Avgolemono soup which is very good. It is a Chicken Broth Soup with rice and had a slice of lemon to squeeze in. Also, I had the Gyro with the rice which was very good and tasted better than most Gyros that I have had. The service around 630pm was pretty good, the food... More 

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us such a great review. It is great to know that you enjoyed everything that you tried with us and I hope that you'll visit us again soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

Fort Mill
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was in Long Beach with my wife attending a conference and we found this wonderful restaurant on TripAdvisor. We were so glad we did. Great lamb and excellent wines to go with them. The wait staff was very helpful and friendly. We'll be back the next time we're in town.

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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and share your experiences with us. We greatly appreciate the feedback; it is so wonderful to know that you found us on TripAdvisor and enjoyed your experience. I hope that you will pay us another visit whenever you are in town. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
    (Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: There are multiple Transit stops surrounding our location. George's Greek Cafe is located 1 block North of the Long Beach Transit Mall and the 1st Street stop of the Metro Blue Line.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-437-1184

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Greek, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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