The Greek

4.6
93 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 93 people are saying
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Scnative
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistently good and service is amazing! Live the Greek music too!

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SCmom
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, and cool atmosphere. We will be definitely be going back.

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vipMisskitty
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Chase was our server. He was very pleasant and professional.
Another enjoyable meal at the Greek.

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PaulK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good variety on the menu, met Covid protocols without being weird.

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vip05ally
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food and service. Appetizers were probably better than the main courses we had, but overall a good meal.

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vipKateG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was outstanding and informative.
The food was delicious and very reasonably priced.
Lovely surprise dining experience!

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shirley
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I had the Lamb shiskabob. It was dry. Overcooked. But flavors were good veggies were good. Would have like
liked to have the yogurt side dish with it. I do expect to return

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Eric
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh, well-prepared, authentic Greek food. The gigante beans in tomato sauce were delicious, as well as the grilled kalamari. Delicious apps. Ordered the filet mignon kebabs, which were absolutely tender, wonderfully seasoned, cooked to perfection. Wait staff was super friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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scottd
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food nice atmosphere. Don't ask for extra's like sauce. They will try to upcharge you $2.50

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DonH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and a great treat to eat-in for a change!

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JeanY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been enjoying their dependable Greek food for years. During the pandemic, we got in the habit of ordering from them once a week. After we got our vaccinations, this was the first restaurant we ate in — since June 2020. Hooray!

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vipEatingOut
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST food in all of State College! We were a fairly large (and hungry) crowd and ordered just about everything on the menu. I highly recommend!!!

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vipJoeW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot and service!

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vipKathyS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant waaaay exceeded expectations! We love Greek restaurants and this is by far our new favorite! We tried traditional favorite (dips, salads, soup) which were executed and plated nicely as well as a perfectly grilled squid dish. The staff were wonderful. We are not from PA so the way they handled BYOB was new for us - they do offer it on premises through a 3rd party. Nothing fancy but rounded out our meal perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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Scnative
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time! Great food and great service - friendly and fast! highly recommend it!

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StevenS
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy visiting The Greek. I have had just about every dish they have on the menu sans vegetarian platter. Everything is great!

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Katie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, socially distanced and good atmosphere. We also took a five and six year old so good for families too!

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Jamey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greek has great authentic Greek cuisine. The atmosphere has a comfy Greek feel. Casual and relaxed. BYOB is nice too.

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JessicaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall it was a nice experience. The food was a little pricey for what you get but the ambiance was nice..

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vipPhillyRod
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second experience at the Greek since becoming a homeowner in SC. The food and service are notable.

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MarianneO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is not extensive but we ordered several appetizers with our meal and they were fantastic. Our college aged children really liked everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greek is a hidden gem in State College that you must try! The food, setting and music are all authentic and contribute to the great dining experience.

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Scnative
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a consistently good restaurant. Very happy with food and service!

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much! Your food and cooking is among the Best in town.

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DarrinP
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

That’s our place when we visit our daughter at Penn State

Great pitas!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ,as always

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VickiH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful night out. Nice atmosphere, great food, great service, great prices!

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SamuelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience, and I can't wait to go back and try some more entrees! The vegetarian platter feels more like an appetizer than a meal (a large amount of dipping sauces with less substantial food to dip) but it was very good and I would get it again, just as an appetizer next time. Great experience overall, and wonderful service. I especially enjoyed the melitzanosalata personally.

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foodiemom
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time here and we'll definitely be back! The lamb kabobs were fantastic!! We also enjoyed the grape leaves, calamari, and a traditional gyro. Super tasty and everything freshly made in house. Will visit again on our next PSU trip!

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lamb kebab dinner with the Greek salad the spring break wine was very good

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vipMisskitty
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lauren L gives excellent service.
Yummy shrimp kabob.

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest and well prepared Greek food in Centre county PA

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MartyM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, authentic, fresh food! Always a pleasure to enjoy a meal at The Greek!

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JohnF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent and the service was good. The only ding is that the Greek salad was a little shy on both the kalamata olives and feta cheese.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of my meal was fantastic! Each course completed one another perfectly, and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys eating tasty food at a reasonable price! Personally, I had the pita bread and three dips, a traditional gyro, and the chocolate cherry dessert. In addition, the waitress was very attentive and sweet. The decor was beautiful. I can't wait to go back to The Greek soon!

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Foodie145
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came here for dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday. We loved the venue and how spacious it was. We shared an appetizer (squid) and dessert (baklava cheesecake) and we each had a kebab dinner (lamb and shrimp). The food was delicious and nicely presented. We also shared a bottle of wine from downstairs, the cabernet sauvignon from University Winery, and it was also delicious. The only thing that detracted from the experience was the feeling of being somewhat rushed by the server. Each course came before the previous one had been consumed, and the offer to clear plates was premature. However, I would go there again in a flash.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very Good, we enjoyed our time. The menu is typical Greek dishes, the food was fresh and flavorful. The gyro was deconstructed but fresh. I would recommend to someone wanted to try something different from the typical college pub food.

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AmyU
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the Greek salad, was awesome as always!
Definitely recommend, them and the salad.

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SallyG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lamb and filet a bit overcooked.

Yogurt and baklava very good.

FAQs

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

The Greek is rated 4.6 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.