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8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
301-587-4733
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Description: Their phone number is 301-495-2912. They opened the first week of March...
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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  • 23
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  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food - Great Value

Best Pastichio I've ever had, and that's my favorite Greek dish! Counter service. Wednesday is $5 Gyro day. The place is clean, the staff is friendly and the service is good. Portions are good sized as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NorthPotomac4
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Pastichio I've ever had, and that's my favorite Greek dish! Counter service. Wednesday is $5 Gyro day. The place is clean, the staff is friendly and the service is good. Portions are good sized as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Big Greek Cafe has excellent Gyros served by a very friendly staff. The restaurant is a little bit small but it has some charm. It is usually pretty busy which is a good sign. There is a similar restaurant on Georgia Ave which might be good but the food here is excellent along with the prices being reasonable. A... More 

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Thank TimothySpring
Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This small restaurant serves up very tasty food for not much money. For $10-15, you will have enough left over to take home for the next night's meal. Service is quick and they also do take-out.

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Thank alphawolf
Davidsonville,
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Great gyros, the fries with feta are amazing!! The staff is never flustered regardless of how busy they get. The food is freshly made and delivered fresh to your table.

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Thank Margaret K
Reston, VA
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I made the mistake of ordering the Shrimp Salad, which is one of the most expensive lunch time entrees. Not only did it take 3x the wait for my meal to be delivered, but the shrimp tasted like lighter fluid. We mentioned it to the staff but they just said "OK". The rest of the team loved the food but... More 

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Thank MADReston_VA
Bethesda, Maryland
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place was great. It was the perfect little place to grab a bite to eat. I love Greek food, lamb is good. The gyro was delicious. The salad was great. The Greek fries are really something different and amazing (try it, you will not be sorry). I would not drive hours to get here, but if you’re 15 to... More 

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Thank Rollie B
United States
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

First time here. I tried the Chicken Souvlaki on a pita and it was delicious. The chicken was flavorful and really juicy. Going back tomorrow for more!

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Thank Traveler3305
Phoenix, Arizona
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

An avid Greek cuisine lover, I am always on the lookout for some really good souvlaki or gyro, Greek salads or other fabulous eats, having tried them from Oregon to Florida! I recently ran across BGC while in the Silver Spring area around lunch time, and boy, am I glad I did! For being a small place, I was impressed... More 

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Maryland
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The equivalent of a Greek cafe. The food was good, and the portions were very adequate. I ate there twice, and had the gyro salad and Greek Meatballs. Both dishes were well prepared. You will find this cafe is very popular, and it can often be difficult to find a seat during lunch or dinner.

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Thank HeloShark
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Moved to Silver Spring just a bit ago and quite luckily, a block a way from this neighborhood cafe. It's everything you could want from small, gyro serving greek cafe...a polite family running the counter, a nice variety on the menu...and bam, a $5 dollar gyro wednesday....it's also very clean and you can order ahead. IMO, while not a kabob... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-587-4733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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