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Greek Islands Cafe

#307 of 3,847 Restaurants in San Diego
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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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Austin, TX
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good gyros, generous portions, and the price wasn't bad for being right on the waterfront. We were there during the Redbull air races and it was very cool to eat and watch the planes roaring by.

Thank TravelingProfessor
South America
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436 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In general I love Greek food, but this one was average. It doesn't have enough flavor. I had a falafel, a chicken wrap and a Spinach tarte. The place is not nicely decorated, not cozy at all. It's like a fast food Greek style.

Thank AAppa
Staines, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Greek food then you must visit, it's proper traditional Greek food. It has a laid back feel, you order at the counter and everything is cooked freshly for you. The food is so fresh and some of the nicest food I've had outside of Greece!

Thank LERK1985
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch with a friend here. It is in the tourist area, so prices are high. Two lunches and two beers = $42. Had Souvlaki and Combo Platter. Food was good. Nothing special. It could have used a little more flavor. It was nice to sit outside and eat though.

Thank BobowillTravel
New Orleans
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy Greek food and remember years ago eating at the Greek Islands Cafe in Seaport Village. Although located in a very touristy area, I always thought the food was pretty good, and outside by the water and watching the people pass by was a plus. Unfortunately, this time was very disappointing. Something had changed. The food was barely passable.... More 

Thank Cecilia37
GICsd, General Manager at Greek Islands Cafe, responded to this review

So sorry to here this. I don't like hearing about bad experiences. We want you to walk away happy. We have been family owned and operated for 36 years and would love to have you back. We make all our food in house and still have many local followers. Definitely try our dessert.. More 

London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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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283 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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
GICsd, General Manager at Greek Islands Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry to here you were disappointed. We will pay attention to the garlic we put in our recipes. Also all our wine is imported from Greece. Sorry you were disappointed and hope you return. More 

Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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

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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
US$7 - US$21
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Validated Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?