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“Great food and not as "Mad" as they used to be” 4 of 5 stars
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Mad Greek Deli INC
18450 NW West Union Rd, Portland, OR 97229-2119
503-645-1650
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Ranked #970 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $9 - $9
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Beaverton, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food and not as "Mad" as they used to be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

When I first started going to this place, the "Mad Greek" was there taking your order and yelling at you to hurry (think soup Nazi) but now there is a new generation. Fortunately...they food has remained very good. Traditional Gyros are my favorite and be sure to ask for the "special" if you want Gyro, Greek Salad and Greek Fries (don't call them french fries, jo-jos or anything else. I think that might be what made the Greek mad in the first place!). Less than $10 for the full plate and it is a lot of food. Two people can easily get a plate and an extra gyro and share.

The place isn't real big, seating is crowded and ambiance is...well there isn't a lot but it is an old house so it is fun. Seating outside if weather is nice so summer is a great time to go and not worry about the crowds. It is popular so expect a lunch rush. I like to take friends and collegues to the Mad Greek when I want to go someplace unique, local, and not a chain. Give it a try and enjoy the experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Near San Francisco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“good take out! great fried calamari”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We had take out from here when in Portland visiting family. the fried calamari are wonderful and they make a very nice suvlaki sandwich. the spanikopita was very good but my family reported that the stuffed grape leaves are poor.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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52 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great gyros”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

If you are looking for a great gyro and those awesome Greek fries, this is the place for you. The service is aloof and often times rude but the food is great.

Visited November 2011
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Portland, OR
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Rated as one of the best?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Okay, we stopped here because we had heard it was one of the best Greek places on the west side, and I have to admit, I was completely unimpressed. Here's the deal, I ordered the gyro plate and a side of hummus. Let's start with the hummus, it was thin, loose, and nowhere near smooth. It was more like a sauce than a proper hummus.

Next up, the gyro plate. A stack of perfectly cut gyro meat that looked like and tasted like it came right off of a school menu. The pita was cut into 4 pieces which were too small to do anything productive with and it was drenched with tzatziki sauce. The diced tomatoes and onions looked like they had been done by someone in a hurry with a butter knife, absolutely no consistency to the cuts. All in all, it was a miserable presentation, and a total let down.

To go in expecting excellent food and to find something that looked like it was thrown together as an after thought and with no consideration as to how to eat this mess, it failed in my opinion, and we will not be back.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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“Mad Greek Salad and Wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Love the salads and gyros here. The Greek Fries aren't bad either and you must do the fry sauce. The wine selection is amazing, and they sell bottles for take home. The wine list is extensive and they know their stuff. Make sure and see Nicole in the bar, she's the best!

Visited November 2011
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