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George's Greek Cafe - 2nd Street

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5316 E 2nd St, Glendora Ave & 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5324 (Glendora)
Second St. has stops for the Metro Link as well as the Passport Bus. See Metro.net for time schedule.
15624362111
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: George's Greek Cafe welcomes you to "a little piece of Greece in...
George's Greek Cafe welcomes you to "a little piece of Greece in Southern California." Our family-owned business is here to provide you with high quality food, craft cocktails, and an authentic Greek dining experience. Our restaurant has remained a favorite among the locals for one reason: we never compromise on our promise to provide fresh and delicious meals in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We continue to follow Mama Rodou's recipes, which were passed down to her from her grandmother. We use only the finest imported ingredients, such as first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil from Greece and premium, hormone-free, grass-fed lamb from New Zealand. We want to extend an open invitation to you to dine at one of our restaurants. Whether you're looking to impress a date with an intimate wine tasting, reconnecting with family over Saganaki Flaming Cheese and lamb chops, or planning the perfect wedding reception for 500 of your closest friends, we are here for you. Come in, and feel like part of the family. OPA!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly Service, inviting patio and decor, with delicious food to boot!

Every time a group of us go to George's, we have an excellent experience. The portions are huge, the wait staff is very attentive, and the specials are great, depending on the day, and you can plan accordingly. I tend to get the same thing every time (the Greek Salad, but my friends/coworkers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
CarrieRenee345
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time a group of us go to George's, we have an excellent experience. The portions are huge, the wait staff is very attentive, and the specials are great, depending on the day, and you can plan accordingly. I tend to get the same thing every time (the Greek Salad, but my friends/coworkers always order up a misc of things... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on all the reviews we were anxiously anticipating getting blown away with some delectable Greek cuisine. Regrettably we ended up getting some rather mediocre food, well cooked but seriously lacking in flavour. First off, our waitress was excellent. The service was attentive and friendly throughout the evening. After we got our drinks we decided to go for an appetizer,... More 

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Thank SenorGancho
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to George's Greek Cafe for years. The lamb chops continue to be amazing. It's fun to order multiple appetizers for different taste treats.

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Thank gmeredith
Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a must stop when I visit Long Beach. Great food and super friendly staff. Portions are large so come hungry! Try sitting on the patio. It is very nice in the evening.

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Thank Holly R
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Hubby chose this for a romantic meal and we walked over. It was a warm evening and we had a great table on the sidewalk. The staff treated us like honored guests. The food was terrific and they even suggested a wonderful drink after a little discussion. All in all, it was a successful evening and we plan to return.

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Thank thizizliz
Long Beach, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you enjoy Greek food you will enjoy George's. They have 3 locations and each offers a different atmosphere, but the same flavorful food. The plate is filled with rice and Greek salad, but some main dishes, such as the lamb, has very small portions. There is a expansive menu to choose from.

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Thank CWJoe
Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a wonderful restaurant, with great food, great service, and a fun and relaxing environment, George's Greek Cafe is the place to go. I've been coming here regularly for years and they never disappoint. If you like lamb, this is the place for you. Their lamb gyros are amazing, filled with plenty of meat, and always topped... More 

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Thank Matt C
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I like the locations both on 2nd Street in the Belmont Shore area, and on Pine Street in the downtown area (both in the Long Beach beach corridor). The locations, the Mediterranean decor and outdoor dining option add a lot to the overall pleasant, tasty, fairly priced meal. I go back regularly to both locations either for lunch or dinner... More 

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Thank LaPuce1228
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This a great family chain... It's very consistent and great!!! This is a true family run business and excellent service... Lunch is great and quick... Prices are great and quality food too!!!

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Thank David V
Signal Hill, California
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

George's serves traditional Greek food. The food choices are prepared quite well. There are specifc days/ times when wine is half price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5316 E 2nd St, Glendora Ave & 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5324
    (Glendora)
  • Public Transportation: Second St. has stops for the Metro Link as well as the Passport Bus. See Metro.net for time schedule.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: 15624362111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Cafe, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

George's Greek Cafe welcomes you to "a little piece of Greece in Southern California." Our family-owned business is here to provide you with high quality food, craft cocktails, and an authentic Greek dining experience. Our restaurant has remained a favorite among the locals for one reason: we never compromise on our promise to provide fresh and delicious meals in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We continue to follow Mama Rodou's recipes, which were passed down to her from her grandmother. We use only the finest imported ingredients, such as first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil from Greece and premium, hormone-free, grass-fed lamb from New Zealand. We want to extend an open invitation to you to dine at one of our restaurants. Whether you're looking to impress a date with an intimate wine tasting, reconnecting with family over Saganaki Flaming Cheese and lamb chops, or planning the perfect wedding reception for 500 of your closest friends, we are here for you. Come in, and feel like part of the family. OPA!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?