We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4,099 San Diego Restaurants

Greek Islands Cafe

Seaport Village, 879 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
Improve this listing
Ranked #636 of 4,099 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $21
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Downtown
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery
Description: Greek Islands Cafe has been open in the same location for 34 years. With our picturesque views and amazing homemade food, its has been a local favorite for many years and hopefully years to come. All our desserts are made in house and well as some of our specialties like Pasticcio and Spanakopits as well as Dolmades.
Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I first visited Greek Islands cafe more than 10 years ago and it is as good now as it was then. really good freshly cooked authentic greek food, great service, nice patio to sit on overlooking the bay and great for crowd watching. Of all the 'fast' food options Greek Islands Cafe stands out above the crowd. I highly recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gallup, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a reasonably priced meal to enjoy while looking out over the harbor, Greek Islands is a lovely option. I had the Greek Salad, it was fine, not the best I've had, but an excellent excuse to sit outside and enjoy the amazing sunset. Any of Seaport Village's waterfront restaurants are much pricier to have this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

They're a decent option to satiate that Greek food fix, and not just because you're burned out on burgers, pizza, or tacos. There are several restaurant options around Seaport Village's main food court area and the snacks are tasty here without burning the budget. You could do far worse for overpriced/underwhelming meals in the tourist zone. It's a straightforward menu,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Coronado, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Dropped in a few weekends ago with the family. It was soooo incredible. We ordered a Gyro plate and a single Gyro. Everything was so fresh an perfectly seasoned....left wanting more! Can't wait to go back!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uppsala, Sweden
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The food (a combo platter) was ok but made with elegance and love. The people working in the restaurant looks tired, a bit irritated and unhappy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
DeWitt, Michigan
Top Contributor
377 reviews 377 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I stopped in on the recommendation of some locals gave my husband. I had the gyro (minus the pita) with salad. More than a meal, the salad was perfect and the gyro meat was also perfect. The sauce that they make for the gyro was delicious. I ate on the shaded patio and people watched, looked out a the bay,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorba Linda
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Every time we come to San Diego, my wife wants to visit Seaport Village despite being touristy and pricey........and every time we come.....we also stop at the Greek Island Café. I see a mixed bag of review ratings but every time we've been here, we had great service and great food for the money. Undoubtedly there may be other better... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A jug of beer and time to sit, relax and watch the perambulating public. For this, the cafe is an excellent location. We ate the chicken salad; pub grub to compliment the beer and allow us to just soak up the atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food is not good. It is probably the worst Greek food I have ever had. The restaurant is also a little dirty. The location and the water view are nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glendale, Arizona
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Conveniently located right by the water, the Midway museum, and various harbor cruises this is a great place to pick up a light Greek lunch. Friendly and fast service to eat in or take out. The Gyros and Souvlaki were surprisingly light and delicious. Do yourself a favor and order some baklava, you won't regret it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Greek Islands Cafe also viewed


Been to Greek Islands Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Greek Islands Cafe

Address: Seaport Village, 879 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 6192395216
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
Cuisine: Greek, Vegetarian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Greek Islands Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?