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George's Greek Cafe

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Greek, Mediterranean, Café, Family Fare
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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 204
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Opa!

The falafel filled with feta and gyro were really tasty. Loved the hummus and eggplant dips too! Friendly sta;; with good suggestions and a complimentary piece of bakliva to top off lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Laura V
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Long Beach, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The falafel filled with feta and gyro were really tasty. Loved the hummus and eggplant dips too! Friendly sta;; with good suggestions and a complimentary piece of bakliva to top off lunch.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were surprised that the food was not that great. We ordered the appetizer sampler and a couple of the things were okay, but not outstanding. I had the lamb chops which were okay and my husband had the lamb souvlaki dinner. Later that night he became quite ill which could only have been from the food he had at... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I found the restaurant offered the 3 of us big portions, with pretty good authentic Greek food, and was reasonably priced. The service was really good from the hostess to the servers. However, no one refilled our waters, and the waitress never brought more even after asking, but that is my only small complaint. (It was a packed Saturday night,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write George's a review and share your experiences with us. We greatly appreciate the feedback and I am sorry that you did not receive 5 star service from us. I hope that you will visit us again when you are in town and give us a chance to make this up to you... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

So happy to come across George's when last in Long Beach for a conference. Close to hotels - Extensive menu, lots of Greek and other menu choices. Well priced wine! - we even enjoyed 1/2 off a bottle on a Monday night - god bless America for that! - Warm and friendly service and solid people watching from the patio.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write George's a review and share your experiences with us. We greatly appreciate the feedback and we are so happy that you chose to visit us during your stay here for the convention. You are correct that wine bottles are half priced every Monday and it is so great to know that you... More 

High Wycombe
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We don't claim to be experts on Greek food but we've been to lots of Greek restaurants in Greece and elsewhere in Europe. We went to George's because of its great ratings on Tripadvisor - big mistake! The portions are huge the prices are reasonable and the service was good. However the "Greek" food had only had a passing resemblance... More 

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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 opinions on our restaurant. We appreciate the honest feedback. Many of our dishes are from Mama's recipe book, and I encourage you to give George's another chance. Our cuisine may not be entirely what you are used to but I can assure you that many of... More 

California, USA
Top Contributor
567 reviews 567 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Another great lunch at George, just steps from the convention center towards toen. Excellent gyro great location weekend parking on Broadway for $5.oo all day. Recommend MeuterMedia

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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 for the recommendation. I hope that you will visit George's whenever you are in town. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You can always have a good meal and good service at George's Greek Cafe! Lamb Chops, Chicken and any other item in the item is really good. I particularly love the Lemon Rice Chicken Soup! This particular location offers live entreatment during the weekends. Nice to seat outside and watch all the activity on the beautiful Pine Ave. This restaurant... More 

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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. George's is in fact a great place for large parties and group entertainment. I hope that you will visit us again soon, and please feel free to call our Banquets and Catering line any time you are planning a party. We would love... More 

Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food was just OK. I certainly have had better Greek food. The only reason we visited was due to the great ratings on Tripadvisor. i WOULD NOT GO AGAIN. Maybe things were just fair because it was a mass produced special menu for Valentines's day. I do have to say that that the service was excellent. Had only 1... More 

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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 for sharing your opinions on your visit with George's for Valentine's Day. I apologize that this experience was not a positive one. As you saw from other reviews, this is not a typical George's experience and our kitchen may have inexcusably having an off moment. I hope that... More 

Anaheim Hills, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went there for a quick lunch with friends. Nice Greek Restaurant in downtown Long beach. I loved the blue & white decor & it reminded me of my vacation in Greek Islands. Food was pretty decent and service was good. I had the Gyro Plate that came with salad. Our bill was actually pretty reasonable and overall we were happy... More 

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

Michael, 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 we were able to temporarily take you back to Greece and remind you of your visit. It is great to know that you will be visiting us again when you are in the area,... More 

portland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ate in a large group on the back patio of the restaurant. The wait staff was incredibly active and on top of our needs. Even leading group chants of Oppa! The food kept coming and each dish better than the last. The Lamb Chops are to die for and save room for an amazing house made baklava that everyone... More 

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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 for sharing your experiences with us. Our family style option is a great way to enjoy many of our best menu items and it's so great to know that you have had a great experience. I hope that you will continue to visit George's for dinner and special... 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: Greek, Mediterranean, Café, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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

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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?