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Greek Islands Cafe

#304 of 3,875 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Seaport Village, 879 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-239-5216
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Burlington, Canada
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296 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

One missing ingredient - garlic. While the dolmades were good, the Greek salad, tzadsiki sauce and chicken lacked garlic. The retsina was mediocre also. Perhaps this restaurant caters to gentle palettes, but after lunch I felt I'd had a garden salad with a chicken sandwich. Not what I was after.

Thank Duncan P
GICsd, General Manager at Greek Islands Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry to here you were disappointed. We will pay attention to the garlic we put in our recipes. Also all our wine is imported from Greece. Sorry you were disappointed and hope you return. More 

Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We stopped there for dinner. The lamb and the Suvlaki platte were great and so was the freshly baked Pita bread with yummy hummus! The views from the patio are incredible. I would come back again!

Thank Valerie D
East Coast
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Needed a quick lunch before meeting friends and this place hit the spot. Friendly service, good spanakopita, fresh greek salad and yummy humus. A real treat.

Thank eastcoastbb
Atlanta, Georgia
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599 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We were staying in a nearby hotel and it was great to get takeout from here. I ordered the combo platter and the wife had the falafel platter. The order was filled correctly and was ready by the time we walked over the boardwalk from the hotel. Service was friendly and it's too bad we didn't know about this place... More 

Thank kurokitty
Kansas City, Missouri
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Falafel had very little seasoning, but maybe falafel is normally bland. Greek salads were good, but watch out for the olive pits before your break a tooth. Spinach and cheese pie was fair for never tasting it before. Would return for their salad. Drink refills have a small fee and meal was fairly expensive for quality and value.

Thank kaynash15
Cedar Hills, Utah
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We had a Gyro and a Gyro plate. My wife had the Gyro and loved it. I had the plate so I could get the salad with it and loved it also. We really like Gyro's, but these were particularly good. They had the meat on the spit and it was deliciously flavored. Would definitely recommend it and would go... More 

Thank SugarNative
Hilton Head Island
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

This small restaurant has a reasonable menu, small plate options, and indoor seating (we were there on a colder day and many neighboring restaurants only had outdoor seating). The staff was especially friendly and helpful.

Thank U1568UAjeffreym
Eagle, Colorado
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We had numerous choices for lunch, and we were so glad we chose this one! Easy in and out, fast service, amazing, hot fresh food. I'd absolutely recommend it!

Thank Stacey H
Bay City, Michigan
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Had the Souvlaki dinner. Portion was great for two to share. Food was fresh and flavors were authentic. Better than I expected it would be from this small,very casual outdoor eatery. It's in Seaport Village, so shop, then grab an outside table just before sunset and share dinner or a sweet treat for a simple and relaxing evening.

Thank kellym68
North Platte, Nebraska
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447 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

We enjoyed our meal here. It was quick. They had beer and outdoor seating with a great view of the bay. The food was your typical Greek fare.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $21
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: +1 619-239-5216
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?