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Uncle George's Greek Tavern

33-19 Broadway, Queens, NY, 11106
nr. 33rd St.
718-626-0593

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8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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67% would go back.

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Not bad, but better options in the neighborhood.

By ErichG on 6/18/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I went there last night for dinner just because I've heard people rave about it. I had the gyro platter w/ lemon potatoes and my wife had the chicken kebob plate with rice. The gyro was tasty, as were the lemon potatoes but I was disappointed by the portion sizes. There were only two potatoes (one technically, because each piece was only a half of a potato each), and the container that had the gyro meat and potatoes also contained a heaping amount of shredded lettuce and onions that took up a third of the plate so of course there was less room for meat. It seemed like the only purpose the lettuce served was to make the plate look fuller while allowing for less meat and potatoes. My wife's plate was also tasty, but where other local greek restaurants serve two chicken kebobs with their dish, Uncle Georges only gives one stick. The standout in both of our dishes was the tsatsiki sauce. It was very garlicy, which is how I prefer it and I thought it was phenomenal. However, the overall tastiness of the dishes didn't make up for the fact that I could have gotten the same dishes similarly priced, if not cheaper, with significantly larger portions elsewhere. I won't name other restaurants because that seems tacky would reek of promotion, but there are other restaurants nearby that also serve a small salad as an addition to platters such as the gyro plate and chicken kebob plate. Uncle Georges is not one of them and a small salad WITHOUT feta would have costed an extra $4.

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55 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

Best gyro and tzatziki ever!

By nicolasdafnis on 6/14/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I eat there once a week and Uncle George's offers the best Greek value in the city, Uncle George's gyros is by far the tastiest I ever had.

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67 out of 121 people found this review helpful.

The worst Greek's restaurant in NYC!

By jakesnyc on 7/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I have ordered roasted lamb and gyro platter. First, potato that came with lamb was sour and uncooked, and lamb looked like it was cooked in water, not roasted; greasy, sour, stinky, and hard. I took bait and spit out. And gyro was even bigger disappointment. Most of the Greek restaurants in Astoria serve real gyro, with real chunks of meat, however Uncle George serve prefabricated tasteless gyros loaves, made of ground meat pressed into a cylinder and cooked. I couldn’t touch it even I was very hungry. I was there in 2003 and they were fine, but I am not going to step in that restaurant anymore.

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88 out of 182 people found this review helpful.

best greek food in town

By skatas on 4/10/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

if you want greek traditional food this is the place to go the legendary uncle george's. lamb was exelent the fish was fresh and very fast service (AMAZING)!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS ALSO UNDER NEW MANAGMENT.... they know there stuff. highly recommended.

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96 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

Highly recomended. Excelent original Greek food.

By steve27 on 2/7/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Title says it all. Served fast, the food was excelent.

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144 out of 275 people found this review helpful.

Before there was Milos, there was Uncle George

By WallStreetGreek on 12/10/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Before the premium Greek restaurants popped up all over Manhattan, Zaggot's and others all ranked Uncle George's as the best Greek restaurant New York City had to offer. And now, it still offers astoundingly authentic, I mean better than mom's authentic, Greek cuisine in a romantic environment reminiscent of Greece, for anyone who has been blessed enough to have visited the beautiful country paradise. Uncle George's offers the best Greek value in the city, by far, and is a regular for my wife and I. We've been everywhere, including Milos and Molyvos, but Uncle George's draws us in regularly. I recommend it to all diners, and especially for those seeking Greek value. Now, if you have a minute, check out my website, www.WallStreetGreek.com www.KaminisCapital.com

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