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Good Gyros Northern Pinellas/Southern Pasco?

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kempshark Sep 15, 2010 05:03 AM

Hello....I love good gyros. I know a few places in southern Pinellas County, but I don't know any of the places up here. I live in the Eastlake/Palm Harbor area. Are there any good places for Gyros in this area? I've noticed a few places that indicate they sell gyros up in the Holiday New Port Richey area, but I thought it would be better to find out from you guys which ones were the best. So, where is your favorite gyro in Nothern Pinellas/Southern Pasco??

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    traderphill Sep 15, 2010 09:54 AM

    For gyros in Northern Pinellas - Tarpon Springs is a must.
    My favorite spot is a small walk up gyro / souvlaki stand called Lamani. It's a no frills stand with some tables and chairs outside - but when you see the Greek fisherman get off their boat and walk over for lunch, you know it's about as authentic as you are going to get. The gyros are huge, and a good price. Again, no inside seating.. but the gyros beat the ones at Hellas and anywhere else in the area in my opinion.

    Lamani
    776 Dodecanese Blvd
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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      Bear1101 Sep 22, 2010 03:44 PM

      Plaka, on Dodecanese Blvd too. Not as fancy as some of the others but best gyro I've found. Native Pinellas gal here too.

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      Plaka Restaurant
      769 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

      1. Mild Bill Sep 22, 2010 04:31 PM

        My God Kempy!
        You're bleepin' surrounded by killer Gyros!

        You're 10 minutes from the mother ship--- Tarpon Springs--- as has been said...

        As you cruise down N. Pinellas Avenue on your way to Dodecanese Blvd. where most of the restaurants, shops, and sponge docks are, you'll pass Mr. Souvlaki...
        They make a KILLER Gyro, and also a variation called 'Soutzouki'--- which is a deliciously seasoned and grilled ground beef patty presented in the style of a gyro...
        Eat that in-house, when the meat is fresh and juicy right off the grill...

        Last time I was there, when the cashier asked if everything was OK, I told her I felt like I just cheated on my wife, which got a good laugh outta her and a couple of waiters...

        Plaka is supposedly the only restaurant on the strip that makes their own gyro meat, and their gyro is monstrous...
        It's very good, and you won't care, but the meat is slightly less smooth in texture than what you're probably used to... Very nice folks too...

        Costa's makes a great Gyro, and so far, for the last ten years, is my/our favorite spot for Greek food in general...

        Come to think of it, I've never had a bad gyro in my life, anywhere...
        So nevermind...

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