We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Awesome Gyros” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Opa!

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Opa!
815 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC
843-808-9887
Improve this listing
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Gyros”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Tried the gyros and falafel. Both were perfectly seasoned, and had bright, fresh flavors. Though I haven't dined in house (gotten lunch to go), the restaurant itself is quaint and cute. Moderately priced. I'm so glad to have a Greek go-to place in the area.

Visited December 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    5
    2
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
tallmadge
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The Glory of Greek Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Finding real ethnic food in the Land of Shellfish can be as hard as finding that real pearl in an oyster.
Of course there are plenty of Italian and Mexican eateries along the Grand Strand.
But real Greek? Not so much. Opa in Surfside Beach is one of the exceptions.
Spinach pie, lemon orzo soup, souvlaki, salad with feta, baklava. . . so many favorites.
The meat for the lamb and beef gyros sandwiches and platters is sliced from vertical spits right on the premises. Lots of area eateries offer gyros. But many if not most of them buy a big chunk of meat that has been cut up into slices – bacon style – and frozen. Separate a few strips of meat, warm it up and serve it in a pita.
Taste aside – and there is a huge difference between fresh and processed gyro meat – how do you know when you are getting the real thing?
When the cooking and slicing are done at the restaurant, the pieces of meat are not uniform. So explains Irene, one of the sweet and knowledgeable servers at Opa.
The place is welcoming. The food is good. The prices are fair. The place, right on Surfside Drive near Business 17, is easy to find. Don’t be put off if you look in the window and don’t see anyone. There is more seating toward the back, which seems to be a customer preference.
And if you order a gyros sandwich or platter, ask Irene to pronounce it for you. First, the S is silent unless it is plural. Second, it is NOT pronounced with a hard G -- as in gigantic. Rather, it’s more of a Y sound -- as in year. Kind of like “year-o,” but that isn’t exactly right.
Ask Irene. She says it best.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“There are Better Greek Restaurants elsewhere.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is just an average to below average Greek restaurant...gyro and salad, including Baklava dessert was below average, nice ambiance, but overall better Greek food is at Athens Restaurant in Socastee. Baklava was poor and very stale like it had been sitting on shelf for a few days and not fresh and soft textured. The service was okay (I mean people just doing what they are hired to do...wait on guests), but food was below average.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Finally a real Gyro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

For 18 years I've tried to find a location in the Myrtle Beach area that serves a real Gyro. Finally in Surfside Beach I found it at Opa's. What a friendly little place with a cozy, warm atmosphere. I can't wait to go back to try other entrees with the family.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Consistently well prepared delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Great service and great food with Mediterranean flair. The owner really cares and the restaurant is clean and has a good friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Opa! also viewed

Surfside Beach, Coastal South Carolina
Surfside Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 
Surfside Beach, Coastal South Carolina
Surfside Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Opa!? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Opa!, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.