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Good Greek in Denver?

It seems like Greek food is not very common in Denver and most places I've tried have not been good. Does anyone have any recommendations for Greek restaurants in the Denver area?

Thanks!

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  1. On Colfax between about the 2700 and 2900 blocks east is Greektown. There are several good family-owned restaurants in that area for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We love Pete's Gyros Place for weekend breakfasts. Another good Pete's restaurant is Central I at South Pearl and Alameda.
    www.petesrestaurants.com

    On Monaco south of Leetsdale is the Monaco Inn for lunch and dinner. Their avgolemo soup is great and my daughter loves their Greek lemon chicken and lamb ribs. They serve American food also and DH loves the liver and onions.
    www.monacoinn.com

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    1. re: Pampatz

      "The Gyro's Journey," a guide to ethnic eating in Denver & Vic., lissts Diana's Greek Market Deli (1035 Lincoln, casual eat-in or take-out) and Yanni's (2223 South Monaco), a restaurant that recalls a Greek taverna. I haven't been to either, but I trust the authors.

      1. re: ClaireWalter

        Ditto to both; also, there've been 2 recent threads on this topic (a link to the other is found in this one):

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/538274

        1. re: ClaireWalter

          Sadly, Diana's has been recently sold and its not the same.
          Another Greektown treasure on Colfax is Omonia Bakery. Bakalava, powdery wedding cookies, anise biscotti, spanakopita and kataifi... too many goodies to mention. The owner will make you a thick greek coffee so you can sit with your treats there, but I'd rather get a box of goodies and be a glutton in private.

      2. We have had very good Greek sweets from My Big Fat Greek Cafe, 560 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209, Tel. 3030-777-2391, web: www.mybigfatgreekcafe.com. If you try the mains, please tell us whether they are good.

        1. We like Yanni's at 2223 S Monaco Pkwy.

          1. I love Greek food and have been to many in the metro area....my absolute favorite is The Athenian at Iliff and Chambers in Aurora. They have great customer service...the owner lives in the area and is from Greece originally. Try the saganaki, veggie plate and the Greek wines - YUMMY!!!

            1. Thanks for all the suggestions. I had seen the previous threads that tatamagouche referred to above, but those threads are really more about Middle Eastern restaurants. I'm originally from the Detroit area (which has some of the best Greek and Middle Eastern food in this country), and Greek and Middle Eastern are definitely not the same! :-) Although I do love both.

              I used to live right by "Greektown" on Colfax, but was sorely disappointed in those restaurant selections. Although the bakery is pretty good.

              I'm definitely going to check out some of the recommendations here. Thanks so much for your replies!

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              1. re: margemayhem

                Indeed they are not the same! But some Greek places were mentioned in them, so I hoped they'd be of help.

                I agree with Pampatz about Pete's Central 1; save for the taramosalata, I was pleasantly surprised. I'd also very much like to try Monaco Inn.

                Which places disappointed you around Greektown and why? Since it sounds as though you're well versed in Greek, would you mind elaborating? Thanks!