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8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
+1 301-587-4733
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 to eat in is also veery reasonable and the staff are always friendly. There is... More 

Thank wad919
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 to die for, and although it looks like a fast food restaurant, and the service... More 

Thank Rebecca W
Upper Left Coast
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 visits in a single week's stay in Silver Spring) I had the gyro platter, again... More 

Thank umbrellaman
Rochester, Minnesota
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181 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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 large and we had enough total home.

Thank DrMarkES
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

After an afternoon hike my husband and I were very hungry. We saw this restaurant with very good rating so we tried it. First off my husband is gluten sensitive, so we asked for a naked gyro (no bread) pita platter with roasted potatoes and we ordered 1 dolmades (seasoned ground beef wrapped in grape leaves) and I got the... More 

Thank Marie-Tess F
bethesda, md.
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747 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always on top of its game when in comes to Greek comfort food. All the regular offerings are here including the best gyros in town. Friendly and efficient staff makes every meal enjoyable. Overall...highly recommended.

Thank barymad
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the food here so much we went a few times for dinner. The portions are generous so I had leftovers for lunch the next day. Everything I had was awesome and the staff was helpful. Highly recommended and definitely will return.

Thank cfaap
Clarksville, Maryland
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice people at the counter, portions are getting smaller and prices are going up we split a salad and each had a gyro with fries and soda a bit more than $26 so a $13.30 each fast food is not so cheap for lunch, value average.

Thank Richard A
Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Have been eating at The Big Greek for years. Love their grilled shrimp salad and the eggplant special. Food is consistently prepared and good. Very responsive to special requests.

Thank shaher1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Took a group of colleagues to Big Greek today since they had never been and wanted to get out of the office. Four out of the five of us ordered the gyros, which were amazing! Fifth person got a gyro platter with the Greek Style Fries which still looked amazing. I've had them before but wasn't hungry enough today to... More 

Thank jeffrlev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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)  >  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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?