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George's Greek Cafe

135 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
562-437-1184
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Ranked #3 of 951 restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Café, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: 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.
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.
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Eugene, Oregon
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our server was fantastic, and the food was phenomenal! We started our meal with saginaki, and the appetizer was served with flair and cries of "Opa!" The cheese was crispy and brown on the outside, and soft and tasty on the inside! Then we had the lamb souvlaki and beef souvlaki, and the portions were huge! The meat was succulent,... 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 such a great review. Next time be sure to try our lamb chops; they are another house specialty and are great after a saganaki! OPA! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We decided to sit outside to enjoy watching people walk by. The service was pleasant and the food was excellent. House wine (red) was excellent and surprisingly good for the price. It went beautifully with the food. The waiters willingly moved the outside heaters for our optimum comfort.

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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. We will always do whatever we can in order to ensure your optimum comfort. We're happy to provide the atmosphere, food, and service that keep you coming back. We'll see you soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you like Greek food this is the place to go! Simply amazing! If you go with 4 or more people I would recommend choosing the family style menu option. You get to try a little bit if everything. Dips were great, pork chops were delicious, chicken was wonderful, and rice was great too!

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

Thank you for spending the time on writing us such a glowing review. Our family style is definitely the way to go with lamb chops. Our guests always love the ability to try so many items and enjoy the fact that dessert and appetizers are included. I hope that you will bring in a group and visit us soon! Yiassou,... More

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Everything here was amazing! The servers were friendly and helpful. The appetizers that we tried were all delicious and the salmon was cooked to perfection! The only problem was I couldn't finish my salad and will now have leftovers for dinner!! Yay!

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

Thank you for writing us a review and for letting us know that your food was well prepared. We are known for our generous portions and flavorful food and I am so happy to know that we did not disappoint. We'll see you soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Lakeland, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

I love Greek food, and George's doesn't right. We had a group of ten, and the staff handled us like we were only three. We had mover food than we could eat, and it was outstanding. The Waitress and managers were so attentive and entertaining. What a great place, We will be back!!!

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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. I'm so happy that your group enjoyed your time with us and I hope you will be back soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is the second time I have eaten here. We were greeted with a hug by George the owner. The wait staff was attentive, informed and friendly. To say the food was delicious and generous and presented artistically would be an understatement. This is a five star all the way and reasonable,too. I can't help be say GO for a... 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. I'm so happy to hear that your experience was a positive one, and I hope that you will return to see us soon. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant is our second home. The lamb chops are the finest I've ever had anywhere in the country. Put it with their outstanding Greek salad, and you'll be in another world. Really. I also have frequently had the kleftico (oven-baked leg of lamb). It comes with the yummiest potatoes and a small portion of the Greek salad. George's also... 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 a review about George's and for sharing with us your opinions and favorites. We are so happy that we are able to be your second home; that is such a big compliment, and we are happy to be considered as such. We intend to treat all of our guests like family, it... More

Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

One of my greek favorites locally. My two sons enjoy the food as well. A good pick for the family to get away from burgers and pizza.

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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. We greatly appreciate the feedback and I'm so happy that we can be a nice option for mixing things up and deviating from your normal dining options. I think you'll find that there's a little something for everyone to enjoy at George's. We'll see you soon. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Catania, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Very good greek food. We loved their salad and pita bread. Great service and very well located. There is a bus stop right in front.

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

Frecklesp, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review; we greatly appreciate the feedback. I hope you will visit us whenever you are in town. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great service. Food was great and reasonably priced. Highly recommend. The salads were great. Falafel was tasy as was the Kalamari.

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

Watts, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for letting us know what you think of our restaurant. We will see you soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

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