The Fat Greek

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The Fat Greek

33265 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa CA, 92399
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Phone: (909) 797-6018
Type of Food Served: American, Fast Food, Greek, Mexican
Hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 10pm, Sat: 9am - 10pm, Sun: 9am - 9pm
Price Range: $ $$
Payment Options: Visa Mastercard Discover Amex Cash

Services and Features:

Reservations: Not Accepted N/A
Average Dining Time: 1 hour or less
Open For: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Waiter Services: N/A
Atmosphere: Family Dining. Outdoor Dining.
  • Catering
  • Daily Specials
  • Disabled Access
  • Halal Meals
  • Healthy Options
  • Kids Menu
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Restaurant Summary by Allan Borgen:

I love Greek food however finding authentic Greek dishes except for Gyros sandwiches which are found at almost all fast food restaurants is a rarity. About 9 months ago, I ate at The Fat Greek restaurant in Yucaipa and enjoyed it but upon my recent culinary trip there, what I found was even more enjoyable and I thought that I would share it with all of you today.

Located in a fast food looking restaurant, The Fat Greek offers two distinct menus, one featuring fast food favorites like burgers, burritos, salads and sandwiches etc., and the other menu offerings authentic family recipe Greek dishes that is made by the owners Mother who hails from Greece.  Lucky for us, they are open for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

On my first pass thru the menu, I ordered the classic Greek Avgolemono Soup $1.99 and the Greek Style Lemon Chicken $11.99. The Avgolemono Soup consisted of a delicate but delicious lemon flavored broth with pieces of chicken, potatoes, carrots, Risoni Pasta (from Greece) and seasoned with pepper and Greek Spices. I love soup and this really was very good. So good, the next day I attempted to make it at home but although close, the Fat Greek’s version was so much better. The Greek Style Lemon Chicken was the best dish of the evening. This magnificent dish featured a half of roasted chicken that was marinated in fresh squeezed lemon juice, rosemary, garlic, olive oil and those popular “Secret Greek Seasonings” that the owner blends himself and would only divulge a few of the seasonings to me. The chicken is slowly roasted and basted throughout the baking process and is cooked with large wedges of potatoes. The results are incredible! The chicken had a crisp exterior, the meat was loaded with flavor and moist and the chicken dripping infused potatoes was astoundingly fantastic. I could easily eat this chicken dish 3-4 times a week, it was that good!

The next three dishes were also outstanding choices; the homemade Spanakopita $4.95, Moussaka $13.95 and the Pastitsio $13.99.The Spanakopita is another classic Greek dish consisting of feta cheese, spinach and you got it, “Secret Greek Seasonings” stuffed in a light puff pastry and baked until golden brown and crispy. The large slice of this pie was both filling and absolutely delicious. Next came the Mousaka, a layered eggplant and ground beef dish with rich béchamel sauce with a hint of nutmeg thrown in to add a pleasing addition to this splendid dish. In addition to the main entrée, a small Greek salad, fluffy rice pilaf and pita bread is served with all of the Greek plates.

The final dish of this flight of dishes was the Pastitsio which consisted of macaroni pasta shells, Greek seasoned ground beef and that creamy béchamel sauce mixed together and baked. With the Greek salad and pita bread, this is one satisfying meal that your family will love.

Being the giver that I am, but very full, I decided to order more items like the Loukaniko Sausage Plate $10.95 and for dessert, Bakalava.

Loukaniko is a popular Greek pork sausage made with seasonings like fennel, orange peel & leeks. The two dense textured sausage links are sliced open, grilled, and served with a Greek salad, rice pilaf and pita bread. If you really want a really tasty sausage, I suggest you order this plate. For dessert, the Bakalava with nuts and honey was the perfect ending to a most enjoyable feast. They also serve some nice Chicken, Steak and Lamb Kabobs, Souvlaki, Gyro Sandwiches and a nice Fat Greek Burger with a beef patty, slices of Gyro meat, Swiss cheese, a yummy Tzatzki sauce with cucumbers, onions and tomatoes all tucked neatly on a bun.

So if you’re in the mood for tasty Greek and American favorites you gotta try the Fat Greek.

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9 thoughts on “The Fat Greek

  1. I agree best gyros ever their tazaki sauce is amazing.. meat cooked perfectly. good service n clean…yummmm

  2. I saw your television review of the Fat Greek in my hometown of Yucaipa. I had never been there, thinking it was a fast food fake. I ordered the Lemon Chicken – what a surprise, it is big enough for two to share; but I ate it all and would again. The $15 IS TOTALLY APPROPRIATE IF NOT TOO LITTLE. Thanks for being my emprtus to eat locally and enjoy great food and the company of the owner’s family.

  3. I ordered the chicken pita.. it was ok got my order wrong. My mom got the chicken sandwich the bread was a little hard.. and sister ordered the chicken strips.. chicken was dry and hard. Also took about 35 mins to get food. And there was only 3 other ppl dining.

  4. Went to the Fat Greek today with my gift certificate won from FeedMe411! Took my good friend and her adorable little girl for lunch and everything was AMAZING! I ordered a traditional Gyro, my friend got the Fat Greek Burger (which had cucumber, tomato and gyro meat on a regular burger) the baby got a good old plain grilled cheese and I ordered a pastrami to go for my boyfriend who is a pastrami snob! I’ve been trying very hard to be good with food lately and half way through my gyro I wanted to stop eating but I just couldn’t!! It was THAT good! My boyfriend ate the pastrami sandwich for dinner tonight and his eyes rolled in pleasure! LOL the food really was amazing and the family who own and run the place are amazingly sweet and kind. They genuinely care for their customers and want every dining experience to be pleasurable. I might be Italian and it might be located in what looks like a fast food joint, but eating their feels like eating at home!

  5. Just pulled up the drive way. Lost my voice and needed soup. It was 9:15pm and they still took the time to make sure I got soup and they were so awesome. They went the extra mile to make sure I was fed. Soup was amazing and if this isn’t awesome what is. Am glad we have such a place to go to in my city. Mind you they closed at 9pm.
    Most restaurants won’t even care to talk to you when they are closed.
    Much love to you guys at The Fat Greek yucaipa location.

  6. Nick, the owner is very nice and there to take your order and then again at the window to pay and for and receive it! It is made to order, so there is a bit of a wait, but it’s worth it! While I was waiting for my falafel balls, Nick asked me if I had tried their gyro meat. I said I didn’t think I had, so I said “I give you a sample!” So good!! Then, he brought out the spices he uses on the meat, which he grows at the restaurant and at his house! That’s how fresh everything is! Plus, he told me that they are going to roast a pig in the parking lot on Father’s Day, and there’s going to be live music and all kinds of food! Can’t wait! Highly recommended!

  7. I forgot to mention all about the food I had! I ordered the falafel balls, which I didn’t see on the menu. I just asked if I could get a side of falafel. It was amazing! So much so, that I tried to seek out falafel at other places, and it wasn’t nearly as good. An order comes with 6 pieces of falafel, plus sides of tzaziki sauce and he put in a little container of hummus, both of which were homemade and delicious! The falafel was not greasy, but had the perfect crunchy exterior, and the soft flavorful interior! I’m craving some right now. I think I’ll go get some.

  8. Thank you for giving me an oppurtunity to try the Fat Greek Restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in to this establishment. It was welcoming and very clean. The young man that helped us at the counter was very helpful and deciding are dinner choices. The food was great. I truly enjoyed my dinner from here. Five stars will be going back. Thank you again. Sincerely Barbara

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