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Yiannis Greek Restaurant

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238 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4724
+1 909-621-2413
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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189 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a homey feeling place, just like the places found throughout Greece. The menu contained all of the classic Greek dishes.

Thank canmarto
Kapolei, Hawaii
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Having grown up in the Inland Empire I have many happy memories of eating Greek food at Yianni's with my family. It was always one of my favorite restaurants as a teenager. In the mid-1980s I joined the Navy and moved away from California, living in four countries, a handful of U.S.states, and traveling to six continents. In the 30... More 

Thank PNWShawn
Claremont, California
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

As you wander the 'downtown' of Claremont keep your eyes open for this restaurant on Yale near Bonita, it's easy to pass. The food is ethnic and wonderful, can be slightly altered to taste if requested. Family run for the 50 years I've been going there. Good place for a quiet meal/ambiance.

1 Thank Michael A
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We had walked by Yiannis Greek Restaurant a number of times during our visit to Claremont. We arrived a little late and were surprised that on a Saturday night there was only one table occupied on the outside and we were the only ones inside. However, we persevered and were not disappointed. The dinner special menu was a 'real deal'... More 

Thank Chris K
Claremont, California
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I have been going to Yiannis for Greek food since I moved to Claremont in 1977. I particularly like their moussaka and I have always loved their baklava for dessert. On Sunday mornings they make good Greek omelets, too.

Thank Barbara P
San Dimas, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

My mom was visiting and wanted to treat me for my past birthday. We had agreed to eat at a Greek/Mediterranean food restaurant. We originally chose one in LaVerne, but we found out upon getting there that it did not open on Sundays. We immediately decided to go to the next town over since Yelp listed Yiannis prominently in their... More 

Thank ricsandimas
Los Angeles
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

On a Saturday evening when our three favorite Claremont restaurants had no seating in the 6:30-7:30 window, four us opted to go to Yiannis. i was assured that no reservation was necessary. Very true as there was only one table occupied when we entered. at about 7. Bad sign. The warm atmosphere upon entereing on a cool rainy evening, however,... More 

Thank CalifJ0e
Claremont, California
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Saganaki flaming cheese appetizer - yessssss! avgolemono soup, Greek salad, retsina, pita bread, calamari. Old standby fave for this Claremont local.

Thank JulieStoneybrook
Lund, Sweden
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Yes, I went to college in Claremont in the ´70s. There were and are tons of restaurants then as now but Yiannis is hands down my favourite. When I return every couple of years to Claremont, it is to visit this restaurant more than the campus! Food always good but the cozy ambience and friendliness of the owners is what... More 

Thank vinddottir
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

My wife and I have been eating at Yiannis since 1988 and we have always enjoyed the food and service. What can we say about the menu we have tried all of the food that is listed. The two waiters are the owners and they always make us feel welcome! Do try the ozou!

Thank FredHaskin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +1 909-621-2413

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