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“Marvelous Food and Wine”

George's Greek Cafe
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Ranked #2 of 1,116 Restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $16
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: There are multiple Transit stops surrounding our location. George's Greek Cafe is located 1 block North of the Long Beach Transit Mall and the 1st Street stop of the Metro Blue Line.
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!
New Haven, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Marvelous Food and Wine”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We're out of towners and were lucky enough to have friends in the area who know and love this restaurant. We opted for the "Lamb Chops Family Style Dinner for four which consists of 8 courses, all memorable. The staff is friendly and gracious, while we waited for our friends to arrive our server sat and chatted with us. We were encouraged to taste the wine before ordering a bottle (we sampled three). Next time we're in the LA area, we'll make it a point to drive the 20 miles to eat here.

  • Visited January 2014
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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Devorah33851,
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for sharing your experiences with us. We are so happy that you had such wonderful and memorable experience at our restaurant! We'll see you next time you visit LA!

Yiassou,
Demetri, Owner
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Long Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fabulous Family Owned Restaurant”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is the best Greek food in the area by far. We bring always bring out of town family and friends here and they are always impressed. The vegetables in their salad are fresh and delicious. Our kids love their tzatziki and pita bread. And their flaming cheese appetizer is a must!

  • Visited December 2013
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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
lbmastiff,
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We greatly appreciate your sharing us with your out of town friends and family and for allowing us to be your example of Greek food for them. We hope that you will always find something for everyone here at George's.
Yiassou,
Demetri, Owner
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“OOPAH! Terrific Greek Fare!!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

In all fairness I should let you know that I am a "frequent eater" at this family owned greek resteraunt!! The menu began with the resteraunts namesake: George... and the family continues this tradition in 3 or 4 locations in Long Beach/Huntington Beach!
As of this posting, I have to give "Georges" HIGH marks for Quality, Taste, Service and Value... which is why I have been a patron for over 15 years. If you dine at the "2nd Street" location; you will have the pleasure of being serenaded with traditional greek guitar music... it is really very nice (and don't worry the Greek Guitarist seamlessly includes contemporary selections to enhance your dinning experience...no cover charge) Be sure to say hello to Ms. Nikki, Mike, "Beu Beu" , Jerry and of course George Himself! "Kale´s Diatrofike´s!"

  • Visited December 2013
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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Jeffrey,
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us such a great review! We will tell everyone that you said hello; but I'm sure you'll be seeing everyone again soon!

Yiassou,
Demetri, Owner
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Long Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lamb is fantastic”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you like greek food then this is your place,But if you love lamb then this is heaven.. The grilled lamb chops are so good it's hard to order other things,But if you do everthing is fresh and delicious. The place has an open airey feel, and parking is easy.They also do takeout...

  • Visited December 2013
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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Jacque,
Thank you for spending the time on writing us a review and for sharing your experiences with George's. We are so happy to hear that you love the lamb chops as much as we do! We'll see you soon!

Yiassou,
Demetri, Owner
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Great Southwest
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“Delicious and a major commitment to customer satisfaction”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Truly -- one of favorite meals, ever. Our server gave us superb recommendations and we enjoyed everything. There were two errors in the service -- the saganki did not flame correctly the first time so they brought out a new serving, and the first plate of appetitizers were not vegetarian so they brought out a new plate with the correct ones -- but that really didn't bother us. The management did care though and comped us the orders and provided a dessert plate too. We will return to George's Greek Cafe every chance we get!

  • Visited December 2013
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Demetri L, Owner at George's Greek Cafe, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Ntgntch,
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We greatly appreciate it! We will always ensure that you are given service and recommendations beyond your expectations! We hope you will come see us again soon!

Yiassou,
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