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Recommendations for Greektown Eats? Good Gyros a Plus [Detroit, MI]

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Crucifist Nov 27, 2012 11:17 AM

Hey everyone. It has become something of a ritual for me to take my mother to Greektown for a birthday dinner, and in the past we have always gone to the Pegasus Taverna. I won't go into the details of why, but this year I have decided that we should not return to the Pegasus and should try somewhere different instead.

Mom is a big fan of the Gyros sandwich, as am I, and we often end up defaulting to that in spite of the temptation of other menu offerings. We also have a tendency to get Saganaki as an appetizer. I know, I know, we are boring people. I promise I'm not usually this predictable with my dining, but this has been our tradition since I've been able to afford it. Does anyone have any solid recommendations for good Greek restaurants in the Greektown area? Obviously, insight into Gyros is a plus, but I'd love to hear any impressions of other dishes. Who knows? This may be the year that I switch it up.

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    RedTop Nov 28, 2012 05:51 AM

    Here.

    http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/...

    Have not been yet, but on my short list.

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      VTB Nov 28, 2012 06:36 AM

      Please do a write up after visit. Very curious!

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        ak994 Nov 28, 2012 11:43 AM

        I haven't been yet either, but FYI here's their menu:

        http://mobile.santorinidetroit.com/lu...

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          Jim M Nov 29, 2012 06:34 PM

          I've been once and liked it. It's not as fancy as the Crain's report makes it sound—sort of in between the basic Greektown standards and high-end Greek. There are sandwiches on the menu, including gyros (which I did not try), Greek standards, and a few lamb dishes that are more expensive. Still a visually impressive spot, with a bar area separate from the dining room. It would be a good place for a b-day dinner. They have flaming cheese and things like that, but also a variety of unusual appetizer spreads and a good Greek wine list.

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      phamburg Nov 30, 2012 04:30 AM

      I still stand by the fact that Golden Fleece has the best gyros in metro Detroit. The sandwiches are huge and cheap (GF is the diviest place in Greektown), but the meat is what sets them apart. Very thick, juicy hunks of meat with a wonderful charred crunchiness to the exterior.

      I wouldn't recommend everything else as highly, but the gyros are spectacular.

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        Crucifist Dec 3, 2012 06:21 AM

        Well, we were indecisive up until the last minute, but we were drawn in by the dive-like atmosphere of the Fleece. Pham, I have to hand it to you, those were indeed some fantastic gyros. Very tasty and huge portions for the price.

        We also ordered Saganaki, which was good (but that's hard to screw up), a Greek salad (standard fare), and some vegetarian grapeleaves (which were actually much better than I expected). I can definitely see us returning in the future. Thanks everyone!

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          phamburg Dec 6, 2012 06:04 AM

          Glad you enjoyed it! GF's gyros are something that more people should know about...

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