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Monroe Street, Detroit, MI
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Ranked #27 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: The ouzo flows and the souvlaki sizzles on Monroe Street, the center of an ethnic section of Detroit dominated by Greek restaurants and businesses.
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Ann Arbor
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There was no where to park for blocks and blocks, I am terrible at parallel parking so it was extremely difficult.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Not sure why the gentle shift away from its roots, but Greektown is not the same ethnic strip of vibrance it once was. Some of the long standing staples have been ripped down - replaced with more American fare. The casino was inevitable one the gambling measure passed and is somewhat an anchor. But with the addition off the chain... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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220 reviews 220 reviews
115 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'd been to Greektown when going to Detroit for the 2014 NFL MNF Season Opener. I specifically went to it reading the more interesting restaurant selection riding the Detroit People Mover and wanting to see the hotels there. Greektown had some small but safe and tourist friendly streets, a big casino, it was located in-between the GM Center and City... More

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Greektown is a lively area, which is good compared to many other areas in Detroit. But apart from some casinos (which I am not a big fan of) and a bunch of Greek restaurants, there is nothing special there. Anyway, if you are in Detroit, why not having a look at this area (rapidly) and even better why not trying... More

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Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

On Friday August 29 2014, my group left the St. Regis Hotel and journeyed downtown on our way to the Detroit Jazz Festival. Since we needed to eat we decided to stop off at Greek Town, and what a great decision that was! The buoyancy and effervescence of the atmosphere on the street was infectious and we were easily caught... More

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
93 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Okay we are tourists from Seattle we expected much more from the streek and greektown area First of all, there's NO souvenir shop in this considered tourism district second, everything is overpriced and experience We wanted to have some good Greek there, but everything is more than $13 and the street filled with homeless people begging for money ... Well... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I don't know why, but this block downtown just is fun to visit. The cohesive nature, the consistent food, the friendly people. It's a great downtown Detroit experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

With multiple options, we were unsure which restaurant to try and hit the jackpot with Santorini. The atmosphere was fantastic, the service top notch, and the food superb. From the hummus and feta appetizers to the traditional trio, which included spanakopita and moussaka, our evening could not have been any better. The street reminds me of Little Italy... bustling, energetic,... More

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New York City, New York
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662 reviews 662 reviews
289 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Not a very clean or appealing area. The restaurants are very touristy. If in Detroit you are better off dining at one of the great Middle Eastern restaurants and skip Greektown.

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Toledo, Ohio
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248 reviews 248 reviews
134 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Love the area... But indeed some of the long time tenants need to freshen up the inside and out... Power washing the street would be a bonus as well... But still, I'm a huge greektown guy...

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