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Oct 5, 2008 10:57 PM

Best Greek Dinner in Phoenix/Scottsdale Area

I want to have an excellent authentic Greek dinner with some friends & family in Phx/Scottsdale area in 2 weeks. Any wonderful suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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  1. Since we eat it at home all the time(Greek family) we rarely go out for Greek food. But...of the usual suspects here in Phoenix we've found Greektown to be the best offering. Do find it to be a bit expensive though. Good roast lamb.

    Personally, I'd recommend skipping the restaurants and hitting the Greek Festival this coming Weekend at the Greek cathedral on Maryland instead.

    lisa g
    phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

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    1. re: ziggylu

      Greek Town place link...

      Greek Town Restaurant
      8519 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

      1. re: ziggylu

        I like Greektown, too. I thought the prices were fair. The atmosphere is a little shabby. The building looks like a refurbished 70's era Pizza Hut.

        I went to Greekfest on a slow night, with high expectations, and I was somewhat disappointed. It seems like it has potential, but, I've only been the one time. It's also a bit hard to find. I think there is a bank in front of it.

        I'm not much of a fan of the Big Fat Greek chain.

        Greek Fest
        1940 E Camelback Rd Ste 107, Phoenix, AZ 85016

        1. re: ziggylu

          Thanks for the reminder on the Greek Festival! We try and make it every year.

        2. I'm not a good judge of what is authentic in terms of Greek food, but the annual Greek festival sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church is coming up this weekend. I always eat well, buy a lot baked goods to take home, and watch some of the Greek dancing.

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          1. re: silverbear

            Not exactly Greek food, more Mediterranean with some middle eastern flair, but you can't beat Eden's Grill. Especially if you go on a Friday or Saturday and get their slow cooked Lamb Shank. It is heaven.

            Eden's Grill
            13843 N Tatum Blvd Ste 29, Phoenix, AZ 85032

          2. I have yet to find any decent, not even great or best, Greek food in Phoenix. I'm originally from Detroit and grew up eating excellent homemade and restaurant Greek food from a thriving Greek community. I agree with ziggylu below, hit the Festival, skip the restaurants.

            1. Dino's Greek and Italian Grill out in ... hm, it might be Goodyear, might be Avondale -- has fantastic Greek food, very much worth the drive at the prices they charge. Feel free to search the board for my other mentions of the place. The best roast lamb as well as the best dolmades I have ever had in my life; not the normal chewed-up soggy cigar butts. Their souvlaki admittedly does not beat what I had in the soukh in Greece and they use dill in their tzatziki, which I am unfamiliar with, and Greek yogurt is just not the same on this side of the pond, I think we can all agree. But I adore this place -- friendly owners, warm surroundings, and a decent list of Greek wines.

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              1. re: themis

                Place link.

                Dino's Greek & Italian Restaurant
                14960 W Indian School Rd Ste 380, Goodyear, AZ 85395

              2. We find Greektown the most reliable and a great value, considering dinners include soup and salad.

                Barbara Yost gave Dino's a 4 star review, if that means anything anymore. AzR has too many critics/writers/reviewers doling out stars!