The Greek

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Greek
BYOB Authentic Greek Cuisine in State College, PA.

After many years of serving the perfect American breakfast, The Original Waffle Shop's founder John Dimakopoulos brings his traditional Greek cuisine to you!

From fresh and abundant vegetables to the most succulent kebabs, each dish has been perfected to showcase genuine Greek flavors.
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Justvisiting
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the decor was lovely, service was great! We really enjoyed our dinner there.

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ClaudiaS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent job at making my dining experience safe and delicious as usual. The staff are all so pleasant and professional under any circumstance. I’ve already recommended The Greek on Next Door!

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LouisL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Wait staff and cooks wore masks.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is a gem. I am of Greek heritage and enjoy visiting Greek restaurants. My wife and I live in Ohio, but would definitely like to return when we are back in the area again.

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vipTracyR
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second time dining at The Greek and we enjoyed the dips and the kebobs.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We thought the food was pretty good but the portions for the meals were small. For us ok as we are trying to cut back.

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ACTVD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - and a well thought out safe eating experience.

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JameyP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is fabulous and the food is fresh and delicious. Choosing what not to get is my personal problem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at the Greek. Never had a bad meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Really disappointed with our waitress last evening. She smiled, but was not sincere. We weren’t even finished with our main course when she asked if we would like to see a dessert menu. Then, failed to ask if we would like coffee with dessert. When desert came, the empty main course dishes competed for space on the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small jewel nestled in a college town. Great food. Great services ce. Loved it!

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NORG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! our waiter was very helpful in giving his recommendations. Brenden was great!

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vipJeffreyW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is my third visit to this restaurant and each time has been excellent. The food and service is outstanding. The building is a little unusual— it seems like it might have been used for something other than dining. The portions are very generous, both main soups on the menu are incredible (and served very hot), and the wait staff are very attentive. I highly recommend this establishment.

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ThomasL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had dinner with friends. We ordered a variety of appetizers and meals. All of the food was great! The waitstaff were very personable and efficient.

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vipKramos
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the service was just as good. We will definitely be back!

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vipBarry
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty food, good sized portions, friendly staff, and a varied menu. We will definitely visit again.

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MegC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, nice service. Plates are not large. Only wine available.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and Caleb our server was very pleasant and courteous!

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WilliamT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. Actually already called a buddy that comes to State College PSU Wrestling and we are planning to come to The Greek prior to some matches.

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PSUBurghMom
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely, authentic, delicious. Food served piping hot. Love that the pitas were warm and soft since too often they’re cold. Chocolate cake/mousse dessert wasn’t quite as flavorful as expected but that’s a small thing. Would happily return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very loud and the service was rushed. We received main meal before salad and it was too fast.

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LaurenM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great date night at The Greek! We had a 7 o’clock reservation and were seated as soon as we arrived. Our waiter came over and took our order quickly and even made recommendations. He was funny, personable and we enjoyed our overall experience. We have friends coming in from out of town at the end of the month and we will be bringing them here! Thank you!

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NicoleE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, reasonable time from ordering to food arriving. The restaurant is very welcoming and comfortable.

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vipKarenW
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Nice variety. Some dishes a bit small for price.

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vipHRJM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very fresh and so flavorful!! Delicious herbs and spices...cooked perfectly. Portion size is good.
Service was very friendly and very accommodating.

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vipIluvfood2
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this food!

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vipIluvfood2
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! Consistently good!

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vipBCJC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good value, good quality

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HeatherB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good Greek food is hard to find. The food at The Greek is just average, not in any way outstanding, but still acceptable. Enjoy it for what it is, and don't expect ro be blown away.

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LoriA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Our server Elizabeth was funny and engaging and made the night fun. Excellent atmosphere and amazing food.

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AnnJ
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed everything but when the belly dancer was performing. Noise level too loud. Couldn’t talk or hear people at my table. That happened twice during the evening.

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vipIluvfood2
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food & picked up a bottle of red sangria to enjoy later!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a quiet meal, good food, reasonable pricing, BYOB or buy on premise

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food delivery was very quick. Almost too quick for European standards - we had barely started with the appetizers when the main course arrived. On the plus side, we never felt rushed to complete the meal.

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psufan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff! Couldn't have been a nicer experience.

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vipmichellem
Orlando
122 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was our first time dining at The Greek. It is one step above fast food. The server was great, she was able to purchase a bottle of wine for us from the downstairs wine bar. The wine bar accepts AMX, The Greek does not.

The food was served promptly, a bit too quickly for us. We would have liked to enjoy our app and a glass of wine prior to our soup and salad being served. And then our entrees were served while my husband was still eating his soup. The food was good, but too rushed

Since it was a Friday night, there was a belly dancer, nice touch but....the atmosphere is already above loud and then to have music playing loudly for the belly dancer, way too loud for us to enjoy our dinner.

I would try The Greek for lunch if they are open. Other than that, we will be dining elsewhere, our dinner bill with tip was $70 excluding the bottle of wine.

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Theresa
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our food and the live entertainment they have on Friday nights. They have a belly dancer from a local bellydancing school Who performs two shows on Fridays. We had a wonderful time.

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Mingling
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Noisy but the service and food outweighed the noisy group of students seated near us.
Portions on the Mains are a bit small. Not enough food if you don't order some Apps or a salad.
Excellent taste and great service. BYO unless you order wine from the Winery downstairs.

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JeremyC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Really appreciated that my request for flowers at table was honored that meant so much. Just wanted to say thank you for doing that. The food was okay. Had to send back Calamari due to it being hurt and the second time it wasn’t as Burt but still very chewy and you could taste Burt grease. However the lamb kobo was very tasty as well as the soup. Overall good time but disappointed in some of the food.

Thanks,

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vipGinnyF
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were in town for a football game and had a great dinner here on Friday night. Great food and cute atmosphere. We had no trouble hearing each other and it fit our needs perfectly that night. It sits behind another building - so it is a little tricky to find. Our waitress was a little sour - however, everyone else was super friendly.

FAQs

The Greek offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 308-8822.

The Greek is rated 4.5 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

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