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1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
941-365-2234
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Meh

Im not crazy about this place, first off its dirty and when dining outside the homeless people make for a challenging experience. Second the foor is merely mediocre. I will say the Gyro plate was good. In all I would say that I wont return unless someone I care about wants to go. There are so... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
RealtorKevin
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Boca Grande
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boca Grande
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Im not crazy about this place, first off its dirty and when dining outside the homeless people make for a challenging experience. Second the foor is merely mediocre. I will say the Gyro plate was good. In all I would say that I wont return unless someone I care about wants to go. There are so many better palces to... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Wife & I stop in often for lunch usually having a salad. They are always fresh...the chicken salad addition to the salad is very good ..the gyro salad is excellent. Our latest visit was for dinner..grilled mahi was very good and the tilapia was excellent. We would order both again. And the service was prompt, attentive and quick.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are a fan of Mediterranean cuisine, and you happen to be in Sarasota, Florida, this is the place that you must visit. Your taste buds will make you feel like you are in Greece, but your wallet will thank you for not spending all those dollars on an airplane ticket. The way I see it, you have more... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

May not be a fancy restaurant but the food is so delicious. We crave their food and go once every week. The prices are reasonable and I bet you will go back often.

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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Friends of ours recommended us joining j them for dinner here. We made reservations which were not needed but we went early so I suppose during the rush maybe would be needed. We went 8 open minded and walked into a very nice peaceful setting. Located right off main st in sarasota was perfect. With windows all around we had... More 

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Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We began our meal with saganaki. I must admit it was just OK. My husband ordered the grilled calamari which he dearly loves and was very pleased. It is not offered in very many restaurants so finding it on the menu was a pleasant surprise. My meal of moussaka was delicious and plentiful. Our waitress, Kristen, was fabulous and took... More 

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Tulum mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Have spent a lot of time in Greece and can say that that the food is authentic. Very personable service. Reasonably priced.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Think quantity instead quality...El Greco! Think do you ask the server about the portions and he recommends to much! Think in a Greeck salad with American dressing..horrible...too diferent from Greechland.....Hope nobody goes there thinking to eat fresh and healthy...it is not! At least the bread was fresh...but not as Greechland, as Italy. We packed it.....

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Naples, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

So my wife and I decided to make a trip up to Sarasota to visit her sister.. We have been looking for a nice place for dinner and man did we find it!! We were greeted by our amazing server Alex and he took such great care of us. We had a party of 4 so we had the calamari... More 

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Sarasota, FL
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Decent Greek food but getting tired. Service was very slow, food was average. The restaurant needs an upgrade badly. There are better Greek restaurants in town. I would say that this is a restaurant I would go to for convenience. It is not worth a special trip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-365-2234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?