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Uncle George's Greek Tavern

33-19 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106 40.76119 -73.923617
nr. 33rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-626-0593 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: BBQ, Greek
  • Price Range: $$

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    8 out of 10

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Nearby Subway Stops

N, W at Broadway; M, R at Steinway St.

Prices

$6-$16

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

36th Ave. to Astoria Blvd., 43rd St. to Crescent St.

Profile

This venue is closed.

It may be open 24 hours, but it’s no assimilated Greek diner—Uncle George's combines a lamb on a spit in the window, an eraser board listing specials in Greek, and an Astoria following that's made a name for the restaurant's rustic Mediterranean cooking since 1985. A fresh opener is the combo of tzatziki, fish roe dip and garlicky mashed potatoes, along with the crisply mantled, fried saganaki cheese sprinkled with lemon juice. Pinkish-white, sausage-shaped hunks of octopus vinaigrette are surprisingly supple, with the meaty texture of a tuna steak. In addition to barbecued pork and chicken, the kitchen prides itself on seafood, such as shrimp covered in melted feta, and a shimmery, whole grilled porgy, whose mild flesh is filled with tiny bones, but enhanced by a crisp, charred skin. The roast leg of lamb, a boneless, yielding piece of meat covered in gravy, has a simple, homecooked appeal, and the lemon-brightened baked potato is a standout among sides. The best tables in the house run along the floor-to-ceiling windows, which look out to the lively corner of Broadway and 34th Street—the center of a stretch of cafes offering after-dinner coffee and dessert.

Recommended Dishes

Octopus vinaigrette, $12; roast leg of lamb, $11.50

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