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Best Greek restaurant in Columbia, SC?

tom82 Apr 12, 2008 07:56 PM

I am new to Chowhound, and wanted to ask for user's opinions on the best Greek food in Columbia, SC. I love Greek food but need some opinions. Three that I have tried take-out from (all a while ago) are Grecian Gardens, Devine Foods, and Zorba's off Broad River Rd. in Irmo. Any impressions on if these places are any good? Also I have heard the original Zorba's on St. Andrews is good? Any others?


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  1. SweetPea RE: tom82 Apr 13, 2008 05:20 AM

    I frequent the Zorba's on St. Andrews Rd. While popular, Devine Foods never really rang my bell. I haven't been to Grecian Gardens in ages. You may want to try Bull Market in the vista. I had some nice meals there.


    1. Suzy Q RE: tom82 Apr 13, 2008 06:05 AM

      You've named the ones that I would put in my top 3. All three have been around for ages, and all three have been consistently good for years. I left Columbia a while ago, but I'd kill for a Zorba's pizza right now!

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        pinkboa RE: Suzy Q Apr 13, 2008 10:16 AM

        We also love Deno's in the St. Andrews/Irmo area. And don't miss the Greek festival downtown that occurs one weekend either in October or September.

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        palmettoscot RE: tom82 Jun 30, 2008 01:58 PM

        While all the populars are good the hidden gem is Deno's. Great meal at a great price. We eat there often.

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          caviar_and_chitlins RE: tom82 Aug 26, 2008 06:16 PM

          I'm going to chime in with a thumb's down for Devine Foods. Prepack slices of "gyro meat" laid greasily atop my greek salad for $12. Big heap of iceberg, 4 kalamata olive (at least not those spongy black things), bland cheap feta, and griddled sliced "meat".

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            timmytime4 RE: tom82 Sep 4, 2008 11:59 AM

            Grecian gardens is probley the best, but don't expect to much. The Greek festival in Columbia is the 3rd weekend in September and is really a great time. I have been eating at Zorbas for 15 years and it has gone down every year.....If it wern't for Jimmy I would not go back.

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