15 Hot Spots for Greek Fare

By Maggie McCarthy
In Food

Authentic Greek food is always fresh and full of flavor. Whether you’re in the mood for a long-time favorite or something new, a visit to one of St. Louis’ many local establishments is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Photo courtesy of Tazé Mediterranean Food

Photo courtesy of Tazé Mediterranean Food

Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar
Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Ambrosia serves traditional American dishes along with Greek favorites. This hole-in-the-wall family-owned joint is sure to satisfy your cravings. 9416 Gravois Road, Affton

Apollonia Mediterranean Greek Restaurant
With family recipes made from scratch, Apollonia transports diners back to old world Greece. A snug setting with columns and paintings invites visitors to relax and enjoy a quiet meal. 6838 Gravois Ave., Boulevard Heights

Ari’s Restaurant
Ari’s takes pride in its fresh, local ingredients and authentic cuisine. Their affordable weekend breakfast buffet features traditional Greek and American dishes. 3101 Hampton Ave., Lindenwood Park + 9992 Lin Ferry Drive, Green Park

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Luncheons
For an unconventional dining experience, visit Assumption’s church luncheons every Friday from 11-2. With meals prepared and served by volunteers, profits return to the organization and serve the surrounding community. 1755 Des Peres Road, Town and Country

Dado’s Cafe
Recently opened by natives of beautiful Zakynthos, Greece, Dados delivers authenticity to all of its diners. Family favorites, traditional Greek dishes and a few American classics make up their diverse menu. 54245 Hampton Ave., Saint Louis Hills

Gyro House
Located directly across from The Pageant, this popular spot is the perfect place to get your Greek fix before catching your favorite band. If gyros aren’t your thing, try the feta cheese-filled spanakopita or the refreshing Greek salad. 6152 Delmar Boulevard, Delmar Loop

The Little Greek Corner  
From the owners of My Big Fat Greek Truck, The Little Greek Corner delivers quality Greek cuisine for foodies in Fenton. Their quick service and focused menu consistently deliver quality. 1914 Bowles Ave., Fenton

Michael’s Bar and Grill
Don’t let the name fool you. Michael’s serves up some of the greatest Greek food in town in a casual, neighborhood bar setting. 7101 Manchester Ave., Franz Park

Momo’s Ouzaria Taverna
Great Happy Hour specials and a creative drink menu are reason enough to visit Momo’s. The mouth-watering tapas style cuisine is the icing on the cake (or baklava). 630 North and South Road, University City.

Olympia Kebob House and Taverna 
Consistently voted the best gyro in town, Olympia’s Greek dishes have consistently drawn customers for thirty-five years. A short distance from Forest Park, it’s the perfect spot to grab lunch before walking around the zoo or Grand Basin. 1543 McCausland Ave., Franz Park.

Soco’s Gyros
Minutes away from Ronnie’s Theater, Soco’s Gyros is the perfect place to grab lunch or dinner before a movie. Try their mixed olive salad and wraps for a healthy taste of Greek cuisine. 5530 South Lindbergh Blvd., Concord

Spiro’s Restaurant 
In the mood for a more elegant evening out? Visit Spiro’s in St. Charles Chesterfield, or Lindenwood Park for an intimate dining experience. 1054 North Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield+ 2275 Bluestone Road, St. Charles + 3122 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park

Taze Mediterranean Street Food
Taze’s modern atmosphere matches its location on Washington Avenue. Dine in or take your meal to go and try their delicious hummus. 626 Washington Ave., Unit 103, Downtown

Yiro/Gyro
An urban spin off of The Gyro Company, Yiro/Gyro explores more fast-casual family recipes and gives diners the option to build their own plates. Visit their two locations: 3900 Laclede Avenue, Midtown + 750 Locust Street, Downtown

The Vine Mediterranean Cafe and Market
With predominantly Lebanese dishes, The Vine’s Mediterranean menu also features more standard Greek fare. Several veggie-based entrees make it an ideal spot for the vegetarian foodie. 3171 South Grand Blvd., Tower Grove South

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