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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 968 restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Our meal was fantastic! All the dishes we saw going to other tables looked amazing too. We had the pleasure of meeting "George"! what a doll!!!

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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. I hope that you will visit us whenever you are in the area and that you get to try some of the items that you saw but have not yet experienced. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Redondo Beach, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've eaten at Georges twice. The location is nice, along Pine Avenue, but the food is very average. We ordered dolmathes, a chicken gyro, and kefthedes our second time there. None of it was fresh, and they brought us the wrong order twice in one night. Having lived in Greece for a few years (Athens and Thessaloniki), I can say... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stopped by George's while visiting the area for work. Looked up some reviews and stopped by as it came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. This is a great place to have lunch. Our waitress, Jen provided us with outstanding service. She made a couple of recommendations and both my boss and I were sold on the beef kabobs.... 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. It's so great to know that Jen was able to add to your experience with good recommendations and true Greek hospitality. We hope to see you in again. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant it's located in one of the main streets of long beach, it's has a lovely decoration and it's beautiful at night when the lights are on in the little garden very romantic !!! THe food it's really good !!!! The plates are quite big so you might want to share ... And the people it's all very nice... More

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Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and share your experiences with us. We greatly appreciate the feedback and I hope that you will visit us again soon,. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Irvine, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Amazing Greek Food. You can never replicate the food from Greece but this is a great try. I would highly recommend it if you like Greek Food. The Sagonaki is amazing and the Gyros are mouth watering.

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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, and I'm so happy know that you've enjoyed everything. We'll see you in soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

You can have a nice meal at George's but I didn't find it to be anything special. I had the grilled shrimp and baklava for dessert which were good but not worth writing home about. The ambiance was ok, but did have great street view seating for people watching.

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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. I apologize that your experience was not top notch. I hope that you will give us a second chance and try our house specialty lamb chops; they are the signature dish that we are known for here at George's. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

sacramento
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Local buddy convinced me to have a bite and a beer here ... not the best beer selection but the food assortment was good and the location was ideal for a relaxed break

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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. We appreciate the feedback and I'm very happy that you enjoyed yourself! Hope you'll visit again soon! Yiassou, Nicky, Owner More

Waco, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a wonderful find down Pine Street. We decided to eat outside as the weather was perfect, as usual. My wife ordered their Friday lamb special. It came with Lamb, pita, salad and Greek potatoes. I ordered the falafel, which came with pita bread, rice, and mixed vegetables. The portions for both were plentiful. There was plenty of outdoor... 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. It's so great to know that you have enjoyed everything. I hope that you will visit us again whenever you are in the area! Yiassou, Nicky, Owner More

California
Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is one of the best Greek restaurants we have been to. We have been to Greece several times and eating at George’s was like being there again. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal from start to finish. First, you are greeted by the owner, George. He greets you with a big hug. He is absolutely adorable, super friendly and makes... 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 glowing review. We always aim for this to be your experience at George's. I hope that you will visit us again soon. Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

Manassas, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We found this restaurant by just walking by and wanting to sit outside. Truly felt like we were in Greece. The owner (George) gave us big hugs and the staff was friendly and helpful. Gyro was excellent! And the desserts -- don't miss out on a sweet treat to finish your dining experience.

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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. We do our best to provide the most authentic cultural Greek dining experience based upon our family's culture and traditions. We'll see you in soon! Yiassou, Demetri, Owner More

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