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“Save Room For Dessert!”

Yia Yia Mary's Greek Kitchen
Ranked #109 of 8,507 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Personally, I find the Pappas restaurants overrated and overpriced. Yia Yia Mary's is the exception to my "rule."

The bar is energetic, lively, and (usually) packed...just like the dining room. So if you want speedy service, go on a weeknight.

The portions are generous, and we find that an appetizer and entree is filling enough for the two of us, and still leaves enough room for the FABULOUS Baklava Cheesecake, which is OMG GOOD!!!!!

For appetizers, try the Baked Feta in tomato sauce or the Saganaki. (Can't go wrong with cheese!)

For the entree: our favorite is the chicken souvlaki, served over a bed of fragrant rice and with a side of either the green beans or sauteed greens.

Pair your dinner with one of the Greek wines (we prefer the Greek whites, even though we're "red people"), and you have a dinner to write home about.

Opa!

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Thank Stacy R
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Food is pretty good for a chain, especially the spanakopia potato-garlic dip. Best feature is you can walk here, if you're staying at the Marriott West Loop across the street.

Thank Bagan
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food quality was outstanding - service was very attentive, but could have been a little more knowledgeable. Other than that everything else from the appetizers to main course was outstanding.

Thank jsamz
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. If we lived in Houston, we would be back in a heartbeat. Loved the fried zucchini appetizer. Another Pappas Bros. hit restaurant!

Thank UniversityParkMom
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

As a tourist without much Greek food experience, the foo was good but the menu a little hard to decipher.

Thank bacarrie
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