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Greek food in Long Beach

Retro | Dec 8, 2003 01:15 PM

Just there this past weekend (from Seattle), and we had some mighty good Greek food at George's Greek Deli on Pine. It's not really a deli; it's a full Greek restaurant.

The Lamb Kleftiko is a Friday-night-only special, and mighty good; slow-cooked, falls apart into a great blend of seasonings.

The atmosphere/ambiance was a big factor in our enjoyment of the meal. George is the father of the restaurant's operator, Demitri, and is working the front of the house - welcoming you in from the sidewalk with a warm hug and quick wit. We had a great time chatting with the family and staff during the meal, even though the place was jumping with customers - including THREE large parties. And everybody seemed to know George from his 40-plus years in the food business.

After eating there, I'm not surprised to see that it was one of the few places on Pine that was packed on Friday night; so many other places had only a small handful of customers.

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