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My favorite new Greek restaurant in Houston is

bornie Jan 5, 2011 04:30 AM

loacated in Humble!! Savvos Greek Restaurant at 6730 Atascocita Rd is a small mom and pop that serves up the tastiest dishes.. A recent visit had me completely satisfied with the "eggplant boat" and another veggie dish I shared with my gf. The owner relocated to Humble from Greece to enroll his son in college nearby. Apparently its his 2nd trip/stay in the Houston area. Authentic dishes served up by a true gentleman and waitstaff, a trip to Savvos won't disappoint.. I compared my eggplant boat to the version served at Niko Niko and it was "game over".. Savvos by a landslide... Enjoy!

Niko Niko's
2520 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

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  1. DoobieWah RE: bornie Jan 5, 2011 06:25 AM

    I am sure wishing that you weren't on the other side of the world from me!

    Keep it up and I might move.

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      bornie RE: DoobieWah Jan 5, 2011 02:44 PM

      DoobieWah,, I live inside the loop, a stones throw away from W.Gray/Dunlavy... I'm surrounded by my favorite restaurants,, Indika, Dolce Vita, Barnaby's, Empire Cafe, Paulie's, Romano's, etc.. I WILL however drive to get to some of my other favorites,, Grimaldi's in Sugarland,, and now, Nara (Thai) and Savvos (greek). Find a reason to head out to the Humble area and give these two gems a try.. Its a foodie experience not soon forgotten..

      516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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        zorra RE: bornie Jan 18, 2011 06:36 PM

        After having little or no Greek or Mediterranean food in Sugar Land for a long time, all at once we have several good options. Red Oak Grill in the Sugar Creek area has delicious kabobs, and I love their chopped salad (more like a relish). Nice people behind the counter, too. Had a good gyros at Aristotle Grill recently-another place with courteous service. Haven't tried Baklava Cafe yet, but I've heard good things about the desserts.

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          nyf201 RE: bornie May 6, 2011 03:29 PM

          Nara Thai in Humble is AWESOME! Not sure I would drive that far for a meal (there's great Thai within the city limits), but if I were passing through the area, I'd definitely plan to stop there. Delicious, great service, hip and refreshing decor.. I'd definitely go back.

          Nara Thai Dining
          18455 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Humble, TX 77346

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        grbroderick RE: bornie Jan 6, 2011 01:55 PM

        Another Greek place that I've heard very good things about, but haven't tried, that's a little closer to the inner loop is "Alexander the Great Greek" on Sage, in the Galleria area. It might be worth a try to save the gasoline! :)

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          Cookie Baker RE: grbroderick Jan 7, 2011 09:21 AM

          My favorite Greek restaurant is on the opposite side of town from bornie....
          Skipper's in Clear Lake Shore. Best greek salad. What makes it so special is the amazing dressing which they happen to now sell at the restaurant. It is also a very popular place for breakfast.

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            DoobieWah RE: Cookie Baker Jan 7, 2011 09:27 AM

            Ha! That is STILL the other side of town from me though!

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              grbroderick RE: Cookie Baker Jan 7, 2011 11:19 AM

              Want to know who makes a fantastic Greek salad? Hungry's in Rice Village. You can get it topped with gyro meat, or plain, excellent dressing, sharp feta, fresh greens. That with a bowl of their black bean soup and a glass of raspberry lemonade makes a great lunch!

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            Jaymes RE: bornie May 7, 2011 09:02 AM

            Well, I'm out in Katy, and Humble would be a pretty big trek for me, but that restaurant looks terrific. I looked over the online menu and it seems very promising.

            I'll probably make a pilgrimage up that way before too long, and bring home enough food for my little family for several days' worth of great Greek. I mean, heck, I drive out to Luling every other month or so to bring back barbecue. So Humble for Greek isn't that much of a stretch.

            Thanks for posting about it.

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              bornie RE: Jaymes May 7, 2011 11:10 AM

              Jaymes,, if you go all the way to Luling for BBQ,, go to Austin and scarf up the Q at Franklin's BBQ... Franklin's BBQ and sauces are the BEST i've ever had... Get there by 1030am because,, by 2 pm,, everythings gone!! They used to sell off a food truck on I35 at the Monroe exit.. They moved in to a brick and mortor shop since Jan/Feb. Do a google search,,, the food is awesome!

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                Jaymes RE: bornie May 7, 2011 11:52 AM

                Will do!

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