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The Big Greek Cafe

8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
+1 301-587-4733
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“greek fries” (10 reviews)
“gyros” (34 reviews)
“salads” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really good food at a good price. I got the gyro pita and Greek fries, the gyro was very good with fresh ingredients and the Greek fries were fantastic, good fries with crumbled feta cheese on them. I was fortunate to visit the place on...More

Thank raymondbK6830AF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is in a fairly run down mall. The, just about most malls in this area are showing their age. Parking places barely fit a compact so be prepared for door dings. Okay, the restaurant itself is surprisingly large and clean. We just wanted...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Greek food is, as should be, associated with Greek ambiance. Starting with the help. Not only there was not a Greek to be found but the help had no clue as to the food they served. The answer was read the menu. Concept: Greek popular...More

1  Thank john p
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Nicely prepared standard Greek fare (though didn't see lamb kabobs on the menu). Large portions. More of a take-out than fine dining atmosphere.

Thank LRR75
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were hoping for a really good Greek restaurant - and this was not it. The staff was friendly but the food was mediocre. It was ok for a quick lunch.

Thank JLWells
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The Big G is one of our most reliable takeout places in downtown Silver Spring. Their salads (especially with the house dressing) are to die for. If you're lucky enough to pick a day when they have their fish special, grab it while you can!

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This a really nice place to get some authentic Greek food. The place is small but is convenient enough to eat in or sit outside. It is always clean and the food is always fresh. The wait time for carry-out is reasonable, the wait time...More

Thank wad919
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I spent 4 months working in Silver Spring as an intern, and whenever any of the interns was having a bad day, sad day, or just simply a hungry day, we hustled over here for chicken gyros and big fat Greek fries. The tzatziki is...More

1  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The appearance is deceiving. It looks like a fast food cafe with bright lighting, counter ordering and Formica tables. But the food is very good home Greek cooking. I had a braised lamb shank with orzo. The meat was tender and well-spiced. Another time (two...More

Thank umbrellaman
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This small restaurant is great on flavors. With our group we were all sharing the foods we each purchased. The owner/manager was friendly and very accommodating for the food needs. The herbs and cheeses and flavors made each dish a tremendous joy. The portion were...More

Thank DrMarkES
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-587-4733
Their phone number is 301-495-2912. They opened the first week of March 2009. I ate there for the first time today and would like to leave a recommendation.
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