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The Greek Lady

University City
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S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-2600
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a short stay at CHOP, and although the cafeteria there is pretty good, we wanted something better. All the nurses raved about The Greek Lady and we were not disappointed. Gyros were great, quick delivery right to the front entrance! Highly recommend!

Thank Wiilliam11
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here for a quick dinner and had a yummy lamb gyro. My boyfriend ordered a chicken platter that came with excellent hummus, he even had chicken leftover to take home.

Thank Sami L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Lots of food for pretty cheap prices. A go-to for college students living in the area. The gyros are good, not great. The fries are also good, not great. Surprisingly, they have a pretty good brunch.

Thank Gabriel I
Shelby Township, Michigan
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We have eaten here several times and we go back because of the location, not the food. It's counter order, then you go sit. You sit forever while a waitress walks around the resturant trying to find you. Food is OK, nothing special, prices are kind of high for the portion size, and the fact you eat with plastic silverware.

Thank pennysh2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The Greek lady has a great first cheesesteak no matter what type of cheese it also has a great chicken Caesar salad. I give it a ☆☆☆☆☆ rating as the best food of West philly

Thank FabulousKathy
Vilseck, Germany
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I got the house gyro. It was a good portion, and the pita and tzatziki were just as I like them. I just wasn't a fan of the meat (too dry), and in the end that overpowered my opinion of my dish. The french fries within the gyro were a good idea, but I wish they could have been crispier.... More 

Thank Erica B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is a typical campus restaurant with decent food. The portion sizes are extremely large; so large in fact that you can almost get 4 meals out it. Overall thought, every meal I have ever eaten here was good, not special but solid good. Great if you are on a budget and need leftovers.

Thank Cruisin007
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

My son's college baseball team was playing UPenn and we wanted to supply lunch between the doubleheader. We worked with the staff at the Greek Lady and found them to be very helpful and willing to work with us. At the last minute we had to move up the delivery time by one hour and they were still able to... More 

Thank Linda S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

It's crowded for a reason: the food is delicious. A must-try is the chicken orzo soup. It made me change my recipe for home-made soup, it's that good. The hummus and pita is a meal in itself, so order accordingly. Lots of food, delicious and very affordable. The spanakopita is flaky and so tasty, it's a hit. Go. Eat. Enjoy.

Thank Betsyjohns1
Bethesda, Maryland
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184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

Great food with friendly staff. The desserts looked good too but didn't try. Lots of vegetarian options. Try the veg pita and greek lady sampler.

Thank elissa s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: (215) 382-2600

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