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“Must visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Makis Grill House

Makis Grill House
Skala 28082, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 43 Restaurants in Skala
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We tried finding this place on the Wednesday afternoon to book a table, after walking the streets we flagged down a car and asked the man where we could find the Makis Grill House. A big smile came upon the mans face as he said 'I am Makis', we could not believe it and had a chat and a laugh in the middle of the side street for a while. He informed us that the grill house was closed as he was preparing the spit for the evening. We booked a table for 5 that night while he sat in his car.
8:30 on the dot we turned up and was welcomed to a side table and was treated like old friends while he and his wife served us our evening meal. His chrildren worked hard clearing and making up the tables during the evening.
We came back here for our final night in Skala as we thought it was the best place we had visited during our stay here, again we were not dissapointed.
Please don't leave this place as a last to visit if you are in Skala as the food, drinks, the traverna and the company it brings will not let you down. Fantastic.

PS This was really good value for money compared to other travernas in Skala.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As it was close to our apartment the walk home wasn't as painful as walking the whole main street.we were welcomed and the owner made a point of chatting to us.the food was very good.it's not a high class restaurant and it doesn't pretend to be.

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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“top steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

this place is a throw back to the old authentic style greece for me the pig on the spit the beef the kebabs the wine the ouzo the beer love it well worth seeking out

Visited August 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Traditional, home cooked Greek food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very traditional Greek restaurant serving good quality, really traditional Greek food plus a few of Maki's own specialities. His fried Feta cheese in filo pastry with honey is really delicious. Excellent hospitality - both Maki and his wife make you really welcome and make you feel special even on your first visit. We didn't discover this excellent restaurant until the last two days of our holiday and will certainly return when we visit Skala again in the future. This restaurant is well worth searching for as it is not on the busy main street.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wales, United Kingdom
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“Family 'taverna' - home cooked food - recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Makis Grill
This is off the main drag and unless you know about it, you may not find it (off a side road to the left further up than Apostolis).

Run by a husband and wife who were very pleasant and welcoming. Not very busy but more authentic as a taverna than the larger restaurants in the resort. Lovely food and obviously home cooked - couple do all the cooking themselves. Reasonably priced and all fresh. Special Makis feta cheese in filo pastry highly recommended as a starter!

Visited twice and would recommend. This is not for you if you are looking for ‘restaurant type’ setting but we were happy with food and service.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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