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The Greek Lady

University City
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S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
+1 215-382-2600
09:00 - 23:00
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Salem, Oregon
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585 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this is a sit down restaurant where you order your food, then sit down with a number and wait for the food to come out to you. The quality of the food was fine. We had breakfast. The 3 egg platter was tasty, but nothing special. The Greek Omelet was tasty, though a little skimpy on the vegetables. What... More 

Thank pkrissel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

If you're looking for fresh, well prepared Greek food in University City, Philadelphia, you have to go to The Greek Lady. Everything is well prepared and the portion sizes are very generous. Everyone I have told about the place ends up becoming a regular. I even pick up dinner to take home as there is nothing close to this in... More 

Thank Karen B
Ocean Pines, Maryland
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is the best Greek salad that I've ever had. The fresh feta cheese and grilled chicken is plentiful. Salad dressing home made. Their salads are big enough for two people. Probably recommend for lunch.

Thank Karen G
Burlington, Vermont
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249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Background: After a day of walking (6 miles or so), we were advised to try The Greek Lady, as the curly fries rank in Philadelphia's top tier, though obviously below the goddess Aphrodite! Verdict: The huge portion of crisp curly fries and lamb gyro hit the spot and didn't break the bank. Would eat here again if we were in... More 

Thank GlobalVillage
Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had a short stay at CHOP, and although the cafeteria there is pretty good, we wanted something better. All the nurses raved about The Greek Lady and we were not disappointed. Gyros were great, quick delivery right to the front entrance! Highly recommend!

Thank Wiilliam11
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped by here for a quick dinner and had a yummy lamb gyro. My boyfriend ordered a chicken platter that came with excellent hummus, he even had chicken leftover to take home.

Thank Sami L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Lots of food for pretty cheap prices. A go-to for college students living in the area. The gyros are good, not great. The fries are also good, not great. Surprisingly, they have a pretty good brunch.

Thank Gabriel I
Shelby Township, Michigan
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We have eaten here several times and we go back because of the location, not the food. It's counter order, then you go sit. You sit forever while a waitress walks around the resturant trying to find you. Food is OK, nothing special, prices are kind of high for the portion size, and the fact you eat with plastic silverware.

Thank pennysh2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The Greek lady has a great first cheesesteak no matter what type of cheese it also has a great chicken Caesar salad. I give it a ☆☆☆☆☆ rating as the best food of West philly

Thank FabulousKathy
Vilseck, Germany
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I got the house gyro. It was a good portion, and the pita and tzatziki were just as I like them. I just wasn't a fan of the meat (too dry), and in the end that overpowered my opinion of my dish. The french fries within the gyro were a good idea, but I wish they could have been crispier.... More 

Thank Erica B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-382-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?