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Greek Islands Cafe

#300 of 3,836 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 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff were very friendly here. We ordered our food inside at the counter. We both had giros which came up in a good size portion. It was very tasty. We sat outside on their benches. Great place for a quick and filling lunch.

Thank Zoe D
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food in a busy area. Sit indoors or out and enjoy delicious traditional greek food. Slovaki was my fav. Prices were reasonable and beer and wine are available. Service definitely could have been more friendly though.

Thank Haley W
Burlington, Canada
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261 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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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567 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 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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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Validated Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seaport Village, 879 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?