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601 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501-3741
252-523-0333
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice surprise in Kinston

Took a Sunday drive in eastern nc and ended up in kinston at supper time...wandered about n settled on Olympian based on cars in parking lot...nice n busy. Great Greek and American offerings...chicken souvlaki was superb. He had gyro and really enjoyed it a lot. We will definitely return... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2014
Caytoncristy
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New Bern, North Carolina
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Kinston, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A great little place to grab a bite to eat...Awesome gyros, subs, idk about the burgers, don't think they have them, but their subs are great!!!

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Kinston, N.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very good burgers and sandwiches. No longer serves beer. Pizza and Italian dishes are okay, but not memorable.

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NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visited this restaurant for the first time in November. My wife and I order two platters which were ok, It seems this place charges for everything from water, to extra sauce. I thought they would also charge us for a take out tray for the food we did not finish eating or foil to wrap our leftovers in. They seem... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm from New England and I moved to NC for the weather, but I miss good food. The North End in Boston has The best Italian and Greek food! The pizza here is very close second! Thanks for bringing a piece of home to NC! You can pick up at a drive up window too!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Took a Sunday drive in eastern nc and ended up in kinston at supper time...wandered about n settled on Olympian based on cars in parking lot...nice n busy. Great Greek and American offerings...chicken souvlaki was superb. He had gyro and really enjoyed it a lot. We will definitely return soon...service friendly, restaurant clean, prices fair. Win/win!!!

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Have been wanting to try this place for a while and finally had lunch here a couple of times. Unfortunately, despite its popularity locally, it was a letdown. The food is really nothing more than overpriced fast food with a Greek theme. I've tried the spinach pita and the gyro platter. Neither lived up to expectations.

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Kinston, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Their gyros are delicious! Glad to have this place in the area so I can get my Greek food fix whenever I'm in the mood. Their french fry portions are so big that if you are with somebody else I'd suggest sharing one order!

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Kinston, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is a great find. The food os always consistently good and Ive yet to have a bad meal here. The pizza and pasta are great and the sandwiches dont disappoint. My personal favorite is the Souvlaki. I hear the gyros are great as well!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Ordered chicken kabob platter twice and the chicken was great, the fries were just average, and the greek salad was good and HUGE! Really too much food - although we would have preferred less fries and more pita bread. We ordered extra pita on the side. Very filling and good value. Typical fast food kind of decor. Teenagers behind the... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food is really good and served quick. The menu has a variety of selections of Greek influenced dishes, along with traditional options such as wings, pizza, subs, french fries, etc. Love the gyro and the chicken souvlaki sandwiches.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501-3741
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: 252-523-0333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?