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Greek in Columbus? (NOT Happy Greek)

Ditdah Sep 23, 2007 04:27 PM

Does anyone know any good sit-down Greek places besides Happy Greek in Columbus? We love Happy Greek, but it's VERY cramped and loud - we only do take out from there. We'd like to try to expand our options, but I don't know any other places. Suggestions?

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    mgb RE: Ditdah Sep 24, 2007 07:51 AM

    It's been a while, but I had several good meals at Anna's on Sawmill Road near 270. I have also heard good things about a Greek place in the Short North whose name escapes me at the moment. Perhaps other CHs will know that place...

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      BZArcher RE: Ditdah Sep 24, 2007 08:36 AM

      Anna's on Sawmill is very good, and I also really like My Big Fat Greek Cusina on Fishinger road.The name is silly, but their skordalia is earthshaking.

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        columbusfoodie RE: Ditdah Sep 24, 2007 11:12 AM

        I second BZArcher's recommendation for My Big Fat Greek Cusina (corner of Fishinger and Riverside Dr) - everything I've had there was excellent, especially their pita and dipping sauce and their souvlaki. IIRC, it's owned by one of the brothers (one owns the Happy Greek, one was the Mad Greek, and the third has MBFGC).

        I used to love Anna's, but the last few times I went, had really bad experiences. It's been a while, though - so things may be better again. It's good when Anna is actually doing the cooking, so if you see her in there, it should be OK.

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          pcohen RE: columbusfoodie Oct 20, 2007 04:11 PM

          Thanks for the rec for My Big Fat Greek Cusina. I went there for the first time this week for my birthday and it was great! They have large portions and were resonably priced. The gyro and their meatball special were great.

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          HungryLetsEat RE: Ditdah Sep 24, 2007 11:37 AM

          Try Tria on Powell Rd. in Powell. It's excellent.


          1. abbefaith RE: Ditdah Oct 3, 2007 09:40 AM

            mad greek on broad st, east side is very good. the atmosphere is kinda lacking but the food and service are great.

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              Diane in Bexley RE: Ditdah Oct 4, 2007 06:21 AM

              We live on the east side and have stopped going to the Mad Greek. The food is sub par IMHO. We much prefer Yianni's, up near I-270 & Cleveland Ave. in the strip shopping center that has a Scrambler and Grant/Riverside outpost. Yianni's is diner atmosphere but the food is authentic. Their lamb shops are delicious, my husband loves the gyros and their hamburgers taste fresh, not frozen. The chicken lemon soup is also very good.

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                kura kura RE: Ditdah Oct 5, 2007 03:02 AM

                It is not Greek, but lately I have been hitting Cafe Shish Kabob (1450 Bethel) a lot. It is Turkish. I miss Taverna Opa.

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                  lanibug65 RE: Ditdah Oct 23, 2007 12:51 PM

                  You cannot go wrong with Yanni's. May be in a strip mall, but has been in business for 10 years or more, and so good.

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