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Bob Dec 31, 2002 09:09 AM

Where can I find the best Gyros in Austin? I've had Phoenicia bakery and Marakesh. Both are pretty good. Any recommendations?

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    matilda254 Dec 23, 2006 12:12 AM

    Pars Deli on Burnet (just south of 183) is a small grocery store and their gyros rock!

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    1. re: matilda254
      Carter B. Dec 28, 2006 06:34 PM

      I agree, Pars has my favorite (though pricey) gyro in Austin. I haven't been in a while and need to go back.

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      jwynne2000 Dec 21, 2006 12:07 PM

      I haven't tried a lot of greek places in Austin, but I really like Athenian Grill on Colorado (?) and 7th.

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        singlemalt Dec 17, 2006 04:56 PM

        There is a place on north Burnet Road, north of Koenig Lane and about 100 yards north of where Greenlawn T's into B. Rd. that has sold gyro's for years. The name has changed so I don't remember the name, sorry. My son is a gyro fan and always liked theirs. Jo

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        1. re: singlemalt
          rudeboy Dec 17, 2006 06:10 PM

          That's Gyros Plus at Pasadena and Burnet.

          There is a relatively new place that has great Gyros..on the corner of Hancock and North Loop (next to the Around the Corner Store). I'd try that.

          For greek in general, the lunch deal at Tino's on 183 and Anderson is excellent. They have tasty Gyros.

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            tom in austin Dec 18, 2006 12:54 AM

            Agreed, but... My new favorite Greek place in Austin is Jerusalem. The gyros there are awesome, although perhaps a tad minimalistic in the dimensions of their approach.

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          smricord Dec 13, 2006 11:38 PM

          My fav in Austin is Kismit Cafe on 24th. Deep in the heart of undergradville, but good nonetheless!

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          1. re: smricord
            Kent Wang Dec 14, 2006 12:36 AM

            Kismet is run by Lebanese, if that matters.

            There is also Pharoah's (formerly Pyramids).

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            John Morthland Jan 1, 2003 09:38 AM

            Austin Gourmet Market, a Phoenicia-like mideastern deli on East Oltorf, has very good gyros and great Greek salads, among other things. Mostly take-out, but there's a few tables if you want to eat there.

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              John Scar Dec 31, 2002 10:00 AM

              I've only had them at Milo's on Guadalupe and those were good.

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                Greg Spence Dec 31, 2002 10:13 AM

                Milto's is good and has a high turnover rate. The pizza's also good and the greek salad is great.

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                  John Scar Dec 31, 2002 01:32 PM

                  The Greek salad is awesome. Of course with anchoivies.

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                    cmwaustin Jan 5, 2003 11:41 AM

                    Here's another vote for Milto's.

                    Great gyros, Greek salads & excellent pizza too.

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