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Samos Restaurant

600 Oldham St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4530
(410) 675-5292
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Ranked #22 of 1,798 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Greek, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had to wait a very long time- over an hour. Thankfully we live nearby and could come back. The food was absolutely delicious and very big portions. The lamb chops were to die for and their homemade salad dressing was very good. Also love the fact that it's BYOB- the first time in a long time going out to... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We've been dining a Samos for years and they never fail to delight. The portions are large, so it lends it self to dining family style. Last night the three of us shared the Samos Special Salad with Gyro. Their house-made dressing really makes the salad, and the feta cheese is fresh an slightly soft--just perfect. We also ordered the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Arrived for dinner and was seated and served water in under 5 minutes flat. The restaurant was very busy, but wait staff was on top of their game; they're fast and friendly. The Greek theme is lost in the decor translation, but it's a comfy little space. The flavor profile lacks Greek authenticity, but it's fairly decent..more American than Greek.... More

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Hot Springs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner around 3pm on a Wednesday and found that our favorite dishes at this much loved place tasted way off. This wasn't Greek cooking. What happened? Substitute cooks in the kitchen? Where were the cloves, all spice and cinnamon in the moussaka? Instead, they seemed to have been replaced by chili powder and hot... More

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Towson, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Samos is by far one of our favorite restaurants & definitely our favorite place for Greek food! If we lived closer we'd probably eat there at least once a week! Our favorites include the tzatziki dip served with warm pita bread (love that their tzatziki has super thin cucumber slices in it!), tiropita (yummy cheeses layered w/in filo dough), Greek... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

They do not have the most complex fancy greek food nor do they have some of the traditional old style greek dishes on a regular basis but for my money you can not go to a more consistent quality greek place in the city, I go every time I return home to visit family. Be advised it is cash only

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A neighbor, who is a chef, recommended Samos, and I'm glad that he did. Samos is a Greek restaurant located in Greek Town neighborhood of Baltimore, just south of Eastern Avenue. Samos is a charming, well-run restaurant, where we were welcomed upon arrival and attended to immediately. The tables are small and close together, but not uncomfortable, just cozy. Our... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My very great friend called me one day and asked me if I would go to lunch ... I said sure were and we came to Samos Restaurant. The best food ever. I'm from Pittsburgh I have never had a better lunch.. everything was super great... thank you for being a great little restaurant in Greektown ... I am one... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Samos is a pretty casual Greek restaurant located just off Eastern Ave. I went there for lunch and the food was decent. You won't find sophisticated dishes here, just many of the usual Greek staples (souvlaki, gyros, etc) which is fine for lunch. I might want something a bit better for dinner. The portions were good. I had the souvlaki... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I dined in the Samos Restaurant and had the most wonderful Greek food. This small restaurant is known to the locals, and we were lucky enough to stumble across it. Josh made sure our name was put on the sign in sheet. Lania served us some surprises for dessert. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We... More

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