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The Big Greek Cafe

8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
301-587-4733
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Ranked #13 of 322 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Cuisines: Greek
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Description: Their phone number is 301-495-2912. They opened the first week of March 2009. I ate there for the first time today and would like to leave a recommendation.
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English first
USA
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is my favorite place in town for gyros and fries. Good prices and generous portions of wonderfully cooked dishes. Try the almond cookies or another Greek dessert. You can also get special platters such as lamb chops, salmon, or souvlaki. This is casual dining with paper plates and friendly staff.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Being Greek, and having owned several restaurants, I learned to cook in my mothers kitchen. The Big Greek Café is the real deal. The bechemel on the pastichio and moussaka was creamy, resting high on the top of the dishes like my momma's used to. Fresh, hot right out of the oven, this is like taking me back to my... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

its def the best greek food i ever had. they got five dollar gyro on Wednesdays. the plates are great too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Big Greek Cafe is one of two greek-style places in downtown Silver Spring. The food is decent for the price, especially for $5 gyros on Wednesdays. The staff is friendly as well. Not a bad place for a quick bite.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

loved this salad adding capers... brilliant! Service was efficient and fast. Just loved it. excellent price, friendly service. liked the grilled pita

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I ate take-out from this restaurant while visiting friends in the area recently. Since I'm vegan, I didn't sample everything that was served (e.g., lamb meatballs, feta-drenched Greek salad) but everything that I did sample was delish! Great orzo and hummus, fabulous beets, and the best pita I've ever eaten...he adds olive oil to it, making it moist and tender.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Literally. The best pita bread we've ever had. Warm and soft and fresh! The dips were also great. The falafel was delicious and my husband loved his gyro comparing it to what he had in Athens. The spanakopita was hefty and yummy. They even had a baklava cheesecake, which was out of this world. My work is moving close to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Super friendly staff and very tasty Greek food in Silver Spring. Went to a much more expensive Greek place in DuPont, where the food was subpar and way overpriced. I'll stay here in Silver Spring for better and cheaper Greek! Gyro is a ton of food and always delicious!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stopped at a Greek restaurant for a snack today. It was staffed entirely by Salvadorans. We sat next to a family of Ghanaians in going to church clothes. There were also a few tables of Anglos and African Americans. I like living in DC.

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Silver Spring, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is our favorite Greek restaurant in the Silver Spring area. Nothing fancy. Simply, delicious Gyro, Musaka, Greek salad and many other choices. Authentic, tasty, and very reasonably priced. Great service! What's not to like,

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