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The Big Greek Cafe

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8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
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
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175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've sampled quite a few things on this menu from the chicken to the salad(s) to the gyro(s) and several seafood dishes and I've never been disappointed in my meal(s). They've all been quite delicious, made with fresh ingredients and come in large portions. Best part - they deliver!!

Thank G3inLondon
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my go to place for a quick take out. The food is excellent and there is a variety from Greek salads to more traditional pita sandwiches. Pork soulvaki never disappointed, gyros are wonderful the menu offers daily specials. You can call ahead, but just dropping by and ordering a take out does not take long. You can dine... More 

Thank Alec U
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I do not come to silver spring Md., often except for my annual doctor's appointment. Whenever I go I look forward to grabbing a bite at the greek cafe. The greek salad is very tasty and filling. For the price you get a nice portion and a smile when served.

Thank Kenya M
Shakopee, Minnesota
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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here on a Wednesday and was glad to hear they have $5 gyros on Wednesdays. I tried the feisty feta on mine and it was great. I took my order to go and it was still fresh and hot when I got back to my hotel room. It doesn't look like anything special from the outside, but don't... More 

Thank JetSetFiend
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177 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant that does not look impressive but the food portions are large and taste excellent. Fries are a real treat. Have been there several times now while visiting our daughter. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank 4vrongo
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken slouvaki pita and shared a portion of fries with my friend, and I'll definitively be coming back! (And as students, quite cheap for the portion size too!!)

Thank Ana R
Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The Rockville location is a go-to option for my wife and I. We've been to this location a couple times and it's every bit as good as the Rockville. Amazing gyros. Awesome Big Greek fries.

Thank Jason G
Silver Spring
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This place is as good as it gets: amazing gyros, fantastic salad dressing, killer desserts (try the baklava cheesecake), and nice people. You'll never go anywhere else for gyros.

Thank APracticalIdealist
Silver Spring, Maryland
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783 reviews
487 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Big Greek has been consistently a star in the Silver Spring firmament...their fish specials are always excellent, especially one fish that they fly in from Greece once every week or so (mmmmmm!); their salads with the house dressing are WONDERFUL. The staff are all friendly, the prices are reasonable. Just about the only sometimes drawback is parking (Georgia Ave. is... More 

Thank dlosea
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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248 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

There are a few other options in the same area for Greek, but this is the best. The salads are fresh and the gyro meat is yummy. I also love the lemon chicken and orzo soup.

Thank Amy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?