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Old 09-05-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Is there any place to get a good gyro, preferably with lamb, thats affordable? Greek Isles is good but a bit pricey. Of course I know of Showmars and Akropolis Cafe but they are way too Americanized and low quality (anywhere that asks you "chicken or beef" is not serving real gyros). There has to be somewhere because where I moved from in Little Rock we had two.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yiasou Greek Festival
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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House of Athens (formerly Cluckers), although I don't know if they are open yet after the move.

Home Page (http://houseofathens.com/Home_Page.html - broken link)

One of my favorite casual restaurants.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Little Village Grill down at the Gateway. Tiny place, but excellent and pretty cheap. Check out the pictures.

Little Village Grill - Restaurant/Cafe - Charlotte, NC | Facebook

Last fall, we wrote despairingly of the lack of authentic gyros in Charlotte. Real Greek gyros are tightly stacked meat on skewers. They are not the cone of pressed beef and lamb trimmings with bread crumbs and seasonings that people have come to know as Greek gyros — this is an American invention. But in January, Cindy and John Georgopoulos, owners of the Little Village Grill, decided to make real pork gyros. They marinate the pork, cook it via a rotisserie and then finish it off on the griddle. The taste of this gyro is remarkably similar to the gyros of Athens. 710 W. Trade St., Suite G 704-347-2184

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Old 09-05-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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I am not an expert on Greek food but I ate at 'The Mad Greek' on South Boulevard the other day and my meal was excellent. The owner even brought us a sampler plate to try (don't know what it was - but it was great!). Prices may be a touch high but maybe that is why their food is better!
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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A couple of Greek places have opened in Ballantyne. There's Ikos in the shopping center across from the Ballantyne Resort (the name escapes me), and Greco in Blakeney. I haven't been to either, but maybe someone else has, and can fill us in?

I enjoy Kabob Grill in Stonecrest. It's not Greek food, it's Mediterannean/Middle Eastern style and we just love it! They have nice lamb kebabs and their veggie combo is great... $19 and enough food to feed 2 people.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Thanks for the replies thus far. I'll have to check out Little Village Grill. House of Athens looks alright, and is the atmosphere/price I am looking for, but it looks like they are serving the American chicken/beef gyros. Greco looks promising as per the Yelp review they serve lamb. They do not have a website so does anybody know the price range?

How a restaurant in this day and age thinks they can do business without a website is beyond me.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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There is a Greek market opening on Independence. Somewhere up by the diner and the surplus store. Can't remember the name.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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This thread has me craving a chicken Slovaki!!!!!! Extra feta please.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Thanks for the replies thus far. I'll have to check out Little Village Grill. House of Athens looks alright, and is the atmosphere/price I am looking for, but it looks like they are serving the American chicken/beef gyros. Greco looks promising as per the Yelp review they serve lamb. They do not have a website so does anybody know the price range?

How a restaurant in this day and age thinks they can do business without a website is beyond me.
Greco is reasonable in my eyes. I believe the gyro was around $5. Food was very good. We will be back. I think it is locally owned by someone in the immediate neighborhood (maybe in Blakeney?).
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