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The Greek, State College, PA

The Greek

4.7
4.7
236 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (814) 308-8822
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    State College
  • Cross street
    North Atherton Street and East Clinton Avenue
  • Parking details
    We are located behind The Original Waffle Shop on North Atherton Street. Our parking lot is connected to the Waffle Shop's parking.
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Best Overall

  • Philadelphia County

    Best Service

  • Philadelphia County

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Overall

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Service

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for business meals

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Most Booked

236 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Happy to try something new and The Greek did not disappoint. Was not expecting French fries in my gyro but it was only a few and I pulled them out. The staff was very welcoming and we will be back.

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  2. MaggieD

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service from Julie, she is a fantastic server. Radison greeted us and checked in on us after our meal, very professional. Ryan was great at clearing our table. The food was outstanding! All of it!

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  3. EricP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived for our reservation for 4 guests, and we were seated at this lone table beneath the stairs. Initially I thought, this is the worst seat in the place, but it totally is awesome! You're all by yourself in this little cove--so cool! Also, Radisson was our waiter---super awesome and attentive guy. Unfortunately I live 3 hours away and was visiting friends in the area, but if and when I return, Beneath The Stairs I will go!

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  4. MaryAnneC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Greek. Food is excellent, well priced and you can bring your own bottle of wine. It’s a great place to get together with your friends.

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  5. AnnemarieM

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service and reasonable prices. They never disappoint.

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  6. MarvB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Greek is consistently top shelf. The servers are excellent and the food is delicious.

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  7. RobinP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome, fresh food! Great service, staff!

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  8. Linda

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the tomato basil soup. Everyone enjoyed their food. Quite loud though - no noise abatement.

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  9. WesleyD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We had dinner celebrating a graduation from Penn State and everyone kept talking about how much they enjoyed The Greek.

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  10. TashaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, for meat, eaters and vegetarians alike! The staff was wonderful, and the prices were very reasonable.

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  11. MelanieM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very fresh and tasty. There are many dishes to choose from. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive.

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  12. AnnemarieM

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Greek is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is always good, as is the service.

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  13. JohnB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Fresh food. Reasonable prices. Will return.

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  14. kase

    Caribbean

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very easy to get reservations on open table to a superb restaurant. The service was very efficient ..believe Mariana….food consistently good, hot, enjoyable ! We like it also because it’s a BYOB!

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  15. MichaelM

    Miami

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice quiet place to escape the game day craziness of State College! Food was fresh & tasty and a welcome change from the downtown fast food options. And BYOB alternative was great & we brought our own wine to celebrate a birthday. We would definitely return.

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  16. JeniG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, fast service - would definitely go back

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  17. BarbaraL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, and we all enjoyed our food. Absolutely delicious!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was really awesome, attentive, polite, on point !!! Food was also delicious.

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  19. anna

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had EXCELLENT service and were very impressed by it on such a busy night:)

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  20. Tray

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant - I appreciate that they accept reservations on the Penn State football weekends, many nice restaurants in State College area do not. You can also BYOB, which is a huge perk. Everything was wonderful overall, but we felt that the food was expensive for what we got. However, there are lower-priced options on the menu if you're on a budget. We'd come back here again!

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  21. ValerieB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The spanakopita, tomato basil soup, and lamp chops were delicious. The stuffed grape leaves (dolmades) - OK, but the sauce really helped. I was disappointed with the Moussaka - the top was hard and rubbery, dry inside like it was cooked and sat around. I very very rarely send something back, but I could not eat this. They gave me the Greek Pasta, which was good. I would recommend except for the Moussaka.

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  22. Jane

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Took my daughter who spent 6 weeks in Greece and she loved it.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. Loved the atmosphere

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  24. MarvB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Greek restaurant. The food was delicious and the service excellent. As good as it is, I would love to see them expand their menu of traditional greek foods and offer greek coffee.

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  25. Deniann

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I made reservations and still was made to wait with those that didn't. It was very disorganized. The food was great. This is one of my favorite places to eat in State College.

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  26. Ella

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, prices a little higher than expected for State College - but quality, fresh ingredients. Noise level is very high, but we went 830 on a Friday, so that might be normal. We will be back!

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  27. JulieC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server she was fantastic. She really made the visit so pleasant. We will definitely go back for sure.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Spanakopita were cold and they were not made with real crispy philo dough, they were squishy. The lamb/beef gyros were not hot either and there was the thinnest slice of tomato and onion (could have used more and lettuce would ah e been nice) in there with soggy cool fries on top. We had the lamb chops and calamari they were decent. The server was nice but very aloof and slow. Would not go back or recommend.

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  29. PaulK

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful time of dining. Our server, Eyrin, was exceptional. Look forward to our next visit

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  30. HankN

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to The Greek. Popped up on Open Table. Great menu. We had a couple different appetizers, 4 different meals and a couple different desserts. All were great. Great waitress also.

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  31. SheriC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food we ordered arrived quickly, but the taste was just ok. The service was very good, and the restaurant was clean . We would dine there again, perhaps ordering something different next time.

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  32. SuzanneB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The zucchini fritters are so good and the shrimp and orzo dish was excellent!

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  33. EatOutMoreOften

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're tired of the burger/pizza options in State College, wander just a bit afield and enjoy sumptuous classic Greed dishes here. It's family friendly so not for the romantic nite out, but the food is delish and the service is friendly. There's no bar but you can buy wine by the bottle or the glass - possibly all local vines? Learn from our mistake - DON'T GET THE BLUSH ROSE. Bleh! The food was top-notch tho and the restaurant is totally decked out in Greek kitchy - columns, lots of Caesar profiles etc. Another pointer - DON"T SKIP the Baklava...I mean, why would you!

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  34. MariaH

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner was just OK, nothing special. My friend had the chicken kabob which she said was a little spicy and just average. I had the vegetarian platter. The spanikopita and dolmades were tasty but the platter was small and left me still hungry. We did receive a small salad with out meals and the dressing was very good. I would return because you can make a reservation, the restaurant is byob, and away from the maddness of town.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant (and its BYOB) … & a delicious menu.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s a great local restaurant and we will support this type of business. The service was ok, and we realize how short staffed businesses are so this isn’t held against them at all! Food was served quickly and hot. Not overly impressed with the offerings and the gyros were just “ok”.

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  37. foodiemom

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating the end of the semester with done great food and good service and fun atmosphere

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  38. Margaret

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here at this lovely restaurant for the second time in a week. It was another excellent dinner! This time I had the shrimp kabob, which was so so good. Also ordered the Haaloumis Fries (I’m sure I misspelled this) for an appetizer again because it is so delicious. My friend and I split a bottle of wine which was a favorite white. Service was perfect!

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  39. Margaret

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and decor. Good service and excellent authentic food. This is somewhat of a hidden gem. We’ll be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful group dinner. The restaurant was very accommodating. Great food and service. We will be back soon!

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FAQs

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

The Greek is rated 4.7 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Greek

102 E Clinton Ave, State College, PA 16803

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North Atherton Street and East Clinton Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    State College
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We are located behind The Original Waffle Shop on North Atherton Street. Our parking lot is connected to the Waffle Shop's parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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