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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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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Reston, VA
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat from here once a week. Service is super efficient and food is always great. The family is from really from Greek origin as far as I can tell from the many pictures. As a Turkish, their dolma, soups, lamb chops and gyro feel more home than most Turkish/Greek places around.

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Spring Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I thought we were going to a sit-down restaurant, so the order at the counter put me aback... but once over that, the food was very nice and reasonable. I had the lamb chops with roasted potatoes. Chops were good, potatoes delish. I'd go back to try the other dishes.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were seated immediately at the dinner hour. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu items and the evenings specials. He was friendly, accommodating and had a big smile every time he approached the table. There were five in the party and he was attentive to all of us.

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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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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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