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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Should'a done Greek

Tried the "Mad Greek" stromboli. Idea was to mix the Greek & Italian. I think we would have done better to go straight Greek with a Gyro or strait Itilian with a traditional stromboli. The "Mad Greek" was okay, but the tang in the roasted meat wasn't as noticable. A friend in the party had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
TB_Rays_fan_NJ
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edgewater, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tzatzike is homemade, we've never had anything like it, Delicious. They allowed us to piece together a meal from different items on their menu and everything we tasted was wonderful. The staff was attentive and helpful. We weren't expecting the food to be 5 star but were pleasantly surprised. We were just disappointed that we were too full to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Tried the "Mad Greek" stromboli. Idea was to mix the Greek & Italian. I think we would have done better to go straight Greek with a Gyro or strait Itilian with a traditional stromboli. The "Mad Greek" was okay, but the tang in the roasted meat wasn't as noticable. A friend in the party had the gyro platter and enjoyed... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wonderful Greek food. Prices are reasonable (very). Nice friendly staff. There's a wide selection of appetizers good size portions so if you want you can make that dinner along with a Greek salad. The Calamari was one of the best I've ever had as was the Octopus -incredibly tender. The wine list offered a good selection of Greek wines and... More 

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Hudson, FL
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254 reviews 254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was our third or fourth visit to the restaurant for their special Greek night, with live band, held on the last Thursday of the month. Our experience this time was a bit different. We knew that one of the musicians had died and was replaced. That, of course, changed the group's sound a bit. The same singer was there.... More 

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venice, Fl
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130 reviews 130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were at El Greco in April with a party of 7. Our family absolutely loved all the food and the atmosphere,we all had different choices,The Dolmades were the best we have ever had.The Lamb stew was superb,the Gyro are so good,and we had their rice pudding,yum.Can't wait to go again.

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Bradenton, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A great little restaurant. The flaming saganaki appetizer was excellent, as was the lamb. The greek chicken soup was also worth mentioning, although i expected orzo in it it still had perfect lemony chicken flavor. And honestly, the absence of pasta left room for other goodies. Good service, but it can get a little busy at times, so go during... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

While strolling downtown we stopped for dinner. We had delicious salads and gyros. Very authentic and very tasty food.

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Boca Grande
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?