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Samos Restaurant

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600 Oldham St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4530
(410) 675-5292
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 114
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little slice of Greek heaven

If you're in the mood for authentic Greek food definitely check out Samos immediately. There are now two locations, but the original one in Greektown is the best. CASH ONLY! I had the lamb gyro and a Greek salad - delicious! I'm sensitive to salt so to me it was a little salty, but my boyfriend it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Meredith S
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you're in the mood for authentic Greek food definitely check out Samos immediately. There are now two locations, but the original one in Greektown is the best. CASH ONLY! I had the lamb gyro and a Greek salad - delicious! I'm sensitive to salt so to me it was a little salty, but my boyfriend it was on point.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had grilled calamari salad over arugula. Side order of meatballs. Ordered vegetable lasagna to heat up for tomorrow. Topped off with tiramisu. So very good and delicious. We shared and it was enough for us both. We sat at one of the tables by the oven that they make their pizzas in. When we come again I will try... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I simply can't offer enough superlatives for Samos. I've been coming here for twenty plus years and have only grown to further appreciate the food as time has passed. Mr. Nick is an outstanding chef and his passion is evident through the quality and consistency of all of his dishes. From the village salad to the spinach pie, I've never... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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189 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and while it doesn't look like much from the outside, the food was really good. I loved my chicken lemon soup and my husband enjoyed the olive tampenade. The stuffed grapeleaves were good, not great. The tzatziki sauce was very good. Keep in mind this place is cash only.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The food is great. The only drawback is the place is small and the wait can be long on weekends. But the result is worth the wait. The staff is attentive and just " darn right nice". I would recommend to anyone who likes the best fish and lamb dishes Greek style.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is only my second time here and I wonder why any one buys tzaziki when it is so flavorful made fresh. Again who would buy any pita bread or store bought pita when it comes out soft savory just scrumptious. The shrimp halumi is also delish..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visiting family in town and went to Samos for dinner. First visit back in at lest 10 years and the place hasn't missed a beat. Pastitsio, lamb, char grilled kalamari all just the way I remembered it. A little bit more wear and tear but they have been there almost forever. Could use a little updating but updating doesn't fill... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What a great little spot. Small, not many tables so get there early. The wait staff was very friendly. We brought the kids on a Saturday night early 5ish and the place wasn't too packed but no kids were there throughout our meal. They had the high chair needed. Great! My son is gluten free and they were able to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

After seeing so many positive reviews for this place, my daughter and I decided to go. Every aspect of our meal here was delicious. The tzatziki sauce was good, the Greek salad was great (with very fresh feta on top), and the chicken souvlaki was yummy. The service was attentive and friendly. The prices were reasonable. Overall, this is a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Samos is like having a greek grandma cooking for you. It just warms my belly with love every time I do. Definetly order the dolmades. Soooo good! And it's BYOB!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 Oldham St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4530
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: (410) 675-5292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?