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Greek Islands Cafe

#545 of 3,753 Restaurants in San Diego
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Seaport Village, 879 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
6192395216
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Description: Greek Islands Cafe has been open in the same location for 34 years. With...
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top quality Greek Grill

Excellent choice in Seaport village. I first visit Greek Islands Cafe over 15 years ago and I am happy to say that it is as good now as it was then. I had a really delicious Souvlaki sandwich ful of tender lamb served in a wonderful pitta bread wrap. Delicious. I love this place and recommend it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Excellent choice in Seaport village. I first visit Greek Islands Cafe over 15 years ago and I am happy to say that it is as good now as it was then. I had a really delicious Souvlaki sandwich ful of tender lamb served in a wonderful pitta bread wrap. Delicious. I love this place and recommend it to everyone. Great... More 

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Colorado City, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Looking for a quick snack while shopping, we stumbled across this place as hummus lovers. The hummus was good here, could've given a few more pieces of PITA since the humus was in large amounts. Ran out of pita and veggies before we ran out of hummus. Good eats!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I attended an event at the nearby San Diego Conference Center last week and was looking for a relaxed place in nearby Seaport Village to get some quick, decent lunch. Greek Islands Cafe fit the bill perfectly. The outdoor seating with a view of the harbor was beautiful, the gyro was very good. The fountain drink dispenser, however... let's just... More 

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Needham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good stop before touring USS Midway. Been there for years. Authentic Greek food owned by original family. Yummy Greek Chicken Salad w/ Pita. Add a beer and sit outside w/ a view.

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Denver, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had lunch at this Greek food joint in San Diego while visiting and were quite happy with it. We tried the Gyros platter and the skewer platter: they were both delicious. The staff is kind and friendly and the location is right on the harbor. I would recommend it for a quick meal.

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Anaheim, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

we love love love this place we drive from anaheim to get it and always order extra to take home!!! Great price and staff is always nice and helpful!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Being displaced native San Diegans, this is one of our first stops for lunch when we get town. The souvlaki platter is always fresh, cooked perfectly and balanced well with a great Greek salad. Price is a bit higher than I'd normally it but being at Seaport Village it's actually about right. Will go again!

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice place to stop by and hang out. They had live music and the view was relaxing and entertaining. We had a souvlaki plate and a gyro with the same meat. Will definitely visit again!

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We enjoyed the very tasty gyro platter. The prices were good and the location is right on the water. Don't expect much as far as atmosphere but it was clean. Seating is available both inside and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The diner is at the entrance of the touristic bay. We spend already 2 weeks in the US eating steaks, burgers, ... And wauw, this was a nice change. The plates are very simple as a greek plate should be. Some nice gyros, salad, feta, tomatoes, oil, bread. Nothing more, nothing less, but really tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seaport Village, 879 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 6192395216

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Greek, Vegetarian

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?