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“The food is cheap, it's open 24 hours, but you can only pay by cash.”
Review of Uncle George's Greek Tavern - CLOSED

Uncle George's Greek Tavern
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I come here, when I feel poor and hungry. For under $15 you can have a half roast chicken with lemon potatoes, bread and can/glass of soda.

Uncle George is a legend in the neighborhood of Astoria/Long Island City. As soon as you enter the restaurant you can see meat spits turning with a variety of suckling meat and poultry, and Greek TV blasting away Soccer (Football) games in the background. On some days, there are lines to get into the place. Uncle George represents a Greek Taverna, and not a traditional US version of a Greek based restaurant.

The downside of this eatery, is that you can only pay with cash. No credit cards are accepted.

So here are my pros and cons

Pros
-Cheap fast Greek foods -most dishes are under $20 per person
-you can try lot's of rare specialties, like rabbit, goat meat etc
-lot's of wines on the menu
-Service is fast and usually friendly
-Menu selections are in Greek and English
-Open 24/7
- Well situated to nearby subways (N,Q -Broadway) and (M and R -Steinway Street)

Cons
-Only takes cash
-Cleanliness is mixed. Sometimes not all the tables are cleaned properly. Toilets are usually okay -can only speak for the toilets for men.
-No reservations
-No butter is served with the bread
-Hot drinks are very limited
-Deserts are not a specialty of this place

Bottom line, come here if you want a real authentic Greek experience.





Uncle George is situated next to Micheal's Restaurant on Broadway an Astoria.

Thank neil102
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Very good food, always filling, always delicious. 3 adults can walk away very satisfied for under $60. That included appetizers, entree and beverage. I have never had room for dessert...

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Thank dmvgirl66
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

This was our kids' first try of Greek food and they loved it, we loved it too, portions were generous. Wait staff friendly. We kept to the basics for this maiden voyage: spinach pie, hummus, lamp gyro, pasticicio, everything tasted terrific, with clear, distinct flavors.

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Thank Hikingrrrl
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

go for the specials - lemon chicken and such, can get better price for good food in this city

2  Thank Ror Z
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

great greek food---lemon potatos---just yummy---not bad in price and the children will enjoy this place---parking in the area can be a little hard

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Thank kenji98
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