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Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 10:34 AM

anyone know if this place is open today? Seems to have received decent reviews. My guests from out of town are asking for greek food, but no one answers the phone (trying since yesterday) @ the greek corner. Maybe they just never answer? It's bit of a ways from where I am, would hate to find it closed when there.

And if they are open, what is a must try?
thought would try chicken and corner gyros, egg soup with lemon?

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  1. nsenada RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 10:37 AM

    Fries are great

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      blink617 RE: nsenada Jul 6, 2010 02:08 PM

      The Greek fries are quite good.

      Greek Corner is a nice place to get a gyro (when they're not closed for vacation) and the egg/lemon soup is good stuff. Service is so-so, especially when they're busy, but the food is pretty consistent. The pastitsio and kebabs are pretty good too, but I usually go for the gyro/soup combo option.

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      Greek Corner Restaurant
      2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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      grant.cook RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 10:43 AM

      I ate there once and liked it.

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        CookieLee RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 10:51 AM

        It's ok. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there.

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          frond RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 11:00 AM

          Their fried calamari is very good and so is their baked lamb.

          1. Bob Dobalina RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 11:23 AM

            Where are you? There are a few Greek options around - one might be closer...

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              mollyditty RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 11:37 AM

              My friends and I had dinner at Desfina in Cambridge a short while ago. We thought it was great! Especially the steak kebob and leg of lamb.
              http://www.desfina.com/

              Pretty low key and small.

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                Chris in MA RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 11:53 AM

                We're on the other side of the Cambridge, near MIT. What better options do you suggest?

                FYI-- I did have someone confirm: Greek Corner is closed for vacation 7/2-7/9/2010.

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                Greek Corner Restaurant
                2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                  Taralli RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 12:20 PM

                  You're much closer to Desfina.

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                    Bob Dobalina RE: Taralli Jul 6, 2010 01:10 PM

                    Yep - Desfina is the Greek place closest to you.

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                      psora RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 6, 2010 02:41 PM

                      Not go out of your way fabulous but better than Greek Corner overall IMO anyway. Greek Corner decidedly underwhelmed. Try the zucchini with skordalia if you go to Desfina. I ended up having to learn to make it myself after having it there a few times.

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                        bizkat RE: psora Jul 7, 2010 11:23 AM

                        Desfina has good grilled fish and octopus too.

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                          psora RE: bizkat Jul 7, 2010 12:52 PM

                          Good to know. I've seen them on the menu of course but never tried them.

                2. yumyum RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 02:19 PM

                  I always want Greek Corner to be better. I like their gyros, and the baked lamb is a muttony fatty guilty pleasure. But the kebabs I had last week were lackluster, and needed a huge spritz of lemon when I got home, the pilaf seemed like near east (from a box) pilaf and the salad was boring. This is not to say I don't stop in there when I'm wanting something easy and comforting, but it's just not that good.

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                  Greek Corner Restaurant
                  2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                    Scruffy The Cat RE: yumyum Jul 6, 2010 03:24 PM

                    I have only been once and I had a pork souvlaki. It was excellent and very authentic (I am Greek American). We were there sort of late and my DH, who has been there many times, said it was the best food he had had there- I guess it helps if you don't go during typical lunch hours.

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                      twentyoystahs RE: yumyum Jul 6, 2010 04:09 PM

                      I think the gyro is the thing to get here. Fresh baked pita, w/moist chicken (or the meat of your choice) smothered in tszeki (i know i spelled that wrong)...anything else i've ever gotten there has just been ok. I would go out of my way for that gyro though. mmmmm.

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                      lergnom RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 06:09 PM

                      A better option is Esperia in Brighton Center but I think they're closed for vacation.

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                        jwexler99 RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 09:20 PM

                        I love this place, especially the superb Lamb Kebobs with rice pilaf. Unfortunately, they are closed for vacation until Friday, July 9, which probably explains why they are not answering their phone.

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                          robertlf RE: Chris in MA Jul 6, 2010 09:38 PM

                          Greek Corner is good but not great. I've eaten there many times. I like the chicken sandwiches, fries, flaming cheese, etc... For guests, I would take them to the Aegean restaurant in Watertown (near Home Depot). Great atmosphere and great Greek food.

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                          Greek Corner Restaurant
                          2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                            Scruffy The Cat RE: robertlf Jul 7, 2010 03:37 PM

                            You might like Aegean but it's not really "Greek", but some Americanized version.

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                              CookieLee RE: Scruffy The Cat Jul 8, 2010 04:48 AM

                              The Aegean, whatever it is, I love their grilled lamb riblets, saganaki, and their seafood casserole. I"ve never had a bad meal there.

                          2. Boston_Otter RE: Chris in MA Jul 7, 2010 01:32 PM

                            The Gyros Plate (a pile of gyro meat) is excellent, as well as all the sandwiches, and of course the must-have Greek fries. For my money the best Greek I've had in the area.

                            1. SaraASR RE: Chris in MA Jul 7, 2010 01:58 PM

                              I tried to go on Friday. They are closed for a week/ten days on holiday. I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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