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It's Greek to Me

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626 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2913
+1 612-825-9922
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

My sweetie and I came her on a date last fall and again this spring/summer. Each visit We had a lovely dinner and the service couldn't have been more warm or welcoming. The patio is a nice place to enjoy beverages after dinner...private in a city! We got a sampling of the most popular Greek dishes (the first time) and... More 

Thank Karen A
Mahomet Illinois - USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Went there for business and loved the food. My favorite greek place in the Minneapolis area. The octopus and greek salads are AMAZING!!

Thank keylamaria
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

I've rarely had such a negative experience, especially at a place that comes so highly rated. There were only 2 positive things about the experience tonight. One was our server. She was friendly. But even SHE commented on how unfriendly the owner (lady) is when it's busy. Wow. The other good thing was a cup of the Egg-Lemon Soup. Otherwise,... More 

1 Thank LovesZebras
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have been coming for years to Ari's wonderful Greek restaurant. The food is consistently good because the owner is hands on at all times. I have catered for for 100 people and the food and servers were top quality for a fair price.

2 Thank mckay19806
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

Try the flaming cheese - it's a group favortie - OOPAAA!!!! All the food was very good - I tried the sampler plate and everyone was eating off of my selection as most ordeded the gyro plate(seems to be the most favorite).

Thank Randy_Kotval
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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305 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We dine here about once a year. Once again our desires to have a wonderful Greek meal were fully met. The Pasititsio is delicious and the serving size is huge. Thessalonians (grilled lamb with scallops and shrimp was also excellent). Service was attentive and cheerful.

Thank ACT63
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228 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Overall we had a good experience, the food was good although the portions were huge. I have some Greek roots and I have had some typical dishes since I was a child. Therefore, I was disappointed by some dishes, such as taramosalata and eggplant spread, which were less to my taste.

1 Thank Ina_31
Roseville, Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

It's Greek to Me has been a Minneapolis favorite since the early 80s, serving excellent, fresh food. Waitstaff are excellent, too--both friendly and efficient. Be sure to enjoy the pleasant patio during the summer months!

1 Thank T C
Burnsville, Minnesota
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212 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

We needed a Girl's Night and decided that Greek food was in order. So some friends and I headed here last Tuesday. (We also brought two husbands because we love them and they really wanted Greek food too.) Our server handled all of us good-naturedly and deftly. We started with a few orders of saganaki and an appetizer tray. The... More 

1 Thank Dita D
Kansas City, Missouri
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had past this place before and thought it looked interesting. We were back in town this past weekend and decided to give it a try. When you first walk in the restaurant looks a little dinghy...however, the dinning room was very clean and they were not very busy. We selected a couple of items off of the menu our... More 

Thank KCKris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2913
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-825-9922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?