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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great neighborhood restaurant that my wife and I decided to visit after reading TripAdvisor reviews. The food was excellent and plentiful with very good and attentive service. Lots of people came in throughout our meal to pick up take out orders. I...had the Seafood Santorini and my wife had lamb and chicken skewers. So much food we needed a box to take leftovers. I did not realize it was CASH ONLY. ATM in the restaurant was down but there was a market across the street with a working ATM. Prices were very reasonableMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a chance based on Trip Advisor ratings and boy are we 4 very happy and sated campers. While not particularly pretty, it is fabulous food, great service and smiling faces. Easy on and off from I-95, every traveler looking for a great Baltimore meal...must stop here.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022 via mobile

What a treat! Stopped by with @delightbycaro to introduce her to some old school Greek food. Glad to see the little bit of Greektown that’s still exists is thriving with Samos. Ordered almost a little of everything. All of it great. Simple but wonderful food,...good service and nice little place to enjoy the afternoon. Cash only however!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

Just love this place and glad it seems to have survived the Pandemic. Pre COVID we always had to wait for a table but I guess small silver lining there was no crowd when we went there on a weeknight for dinner. Place was only...half full. But the food was the same. Execellent. I'm partial to the tour of Samos which has 4 or 5 of their most popular dishes. Cash only though they have an ATM on site.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2021 via mobile

Samos had good food. I enjoyed a plate of rice with vegetables and also grilled peppers, onion, lamb, as well as tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes, and pita. The shopping plaza the restaurant was located in was upscale. The neighborhood outside of the shopping plaza is...a bit sketchy. Traffic in the area is heavy and not pedestrian friendly. Be careful when driving to, from your location and be cautious around traffic if walking in the neighborhood. I had tea and dined inside but outside seating is also available. Masks are required due to covid-19 at this time. The food was so good I got a second entree to go for the next day. Cost per person is $15-20. Tipping is not required but encouraged and counter service is provided. I would go back and recommend visiting Samos if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021

Absolutely some of the best, authentic Greek food I have ever had! The food came out quickly, is reasonably priced and delicious! Thoroughly enjoyed our waitress who has been there for 37 years! The only downside is that it's a "cash only" restaurant that we...didn't realize until we were given the bill. It's stated in small print on the website but not everyone would take the time to find that information. It would be nice to have a sign on the entrance to the restaurant to be forewarned. Wished we lived here because this would be my most frequented restaurant!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2020

if you are yearning traditional Greek food, you know, spinach pie, grilled octopus, calamari...don't look any further than Samos. There is no atmosphere, just an open kitchen about 8-10 tables (probably due to covid) and Greek Islands painted on the walls. The food, however, is...authentic and done the way you want it. We went basic. The excellent Greek salad was full of cucumber, olives, tomatoes and feta cheese and topped with a creamy Greek dressing. The spinach pie was filled with spinach and cheese and the shell was flaky and light. The deep fried calamari was the best. They were crisp and light and fried just right. Samos delivers a pleasant, casual meal at a friendly price.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 12, 2020 via mobile

Got to Greek-town to try Samos on a Friday for lunch. We tried to call ahead to order a few dishes for sharing. The line was busy for a while and once I got an answer was put on hold and the person unfortunately never...came back. So not a good start. That said, once I arrived I was greeted by a friendly lady that took my order. Despite being busy our order was ready in 20 minutes which was impressive given the small team of people working. Ordered a few pita sandwiches -Gyro, grilled Chicken & Pork Souvlaki which were all excellent! The star of the show was the Octopus starter which was seasoned and grilled perfectly. Not many places get Octopus right. The side of potatoes were tasty but had a bit too much salt. Also ordered the dip trio. Taramo, Melitzano & Tzatziki. The Taramo was some of the best I’ve ever had! Spanakopita & Beef Dolmades were very good. Overall, a home cooked feel with a small team that is preparing a good variety of Greek cuisine with care. Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 24, 2020

Great Greek food in large portions and not expensive (so a good value). Not a great atmosphere, and BYOB (with per person corkage fee) and CASH only is a bummer. Ok for an everyday meal, but not for a business dinner or special occasion. P.S....There is a Wells Fargo ATM one block away, if you want to avoid the high-fee ATM in the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Love, love, LOVE! Samo's. This place is old school all the way. They do not take credit cards, but they have an inhouse ATM machine. It's alos BYOB. But it is definitely a place to try for excellent greek food. Friendly staff, cozy atmosphere and...authentic greek fare. The best in the city. The tour of Samos is my favorite! I could probably eat enough for two, but I've never really tried, I always end up having to share! Their tzatziki is the best too, as is thesouvlaki andspanakopita! I recommend you try it all for yourself. it's the best.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

This simple, down-home restaurant in Greektown serves the best Greek food in the city. Nothing fancy here, and they only take cash (there's an ATM available). And thank goodness that they opened an "outpost" in South Baltimore. If you like Greek food, this is the...place for you.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

Had a late lunch here. Everyone who works here and many customers are Greek--so you know it's good! Also, many people were coming in to get carryout. We had fantastic Greek salads, avgolemono soup, grilled chicken oregano (it was an entire half chicken!) with rice...pilaf, lamb skewers with rice pilaf, and Greek string beans in tomato sauce. For dessert we shared rice pudding with cinnamon. Everything was fantastic tasting. The servers were very nice. Wish I could come here every week!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

A friendly cozy restaurant in Greek Town. A variety of excellent tasting, authentic Greek fare served by friendly wait staff.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

True Greek food! The Greek speciality soup of egg and lemon is fabulous! You don’t realize there’s egg in it. Grilled calamari was perfectly seasoned and very tender. Then we split the broiled 🦀 cakes. They were 95% crab meat! Definitely worth the price! Seasonal...vegetables were in a light tomato base & extremely fresh. I almost forgot the side salad. It’s not your typical “side” salad. Olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta & the house dressing. The best I’ve ever had! Don’t miss this place!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

I have been to Samos a number of times and have never been disappointed with the food and the convivial atmosphere. The food is excellent and the portions are generous. Just keep in mind that they only take cash, so come prepared. Also, Samos is...BYOB.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Hi. During the day there is zero difficulty with adjacent street parking. I have been going there since 2000 and know of no lot. I usually go daytime or before seven and encounter no problems. Very good village Greek food. I... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4