From strides in science and theater to architectural design and the very first Olympic games, these are just a few of the long-lasting impacts on the world today. We are more than willing to give credit where credit is due, but no amount can express our gratitude for flawless Greek fare that’s good enough for the gods.
Greek food may conjure images of the Portokalos family roasting lamb on a spit or
10. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
This South Florida hot spot boasts an epic trifecta of Mediterranean flair, homespun charm, and flavorful family recipes that have guests lined up out the door. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, on 3445 Griffin Rd. in Fort Lauderdale, wouldn’t be complete without a mixture of blue and white decor along with live music and dance performances on weekends. Bask in the splendor of stuffed peppers and tomatoes ($14), village-style Greek sausage ($5), roast chicken ($15), velvety rice pudding ($3), and wine – lots of wine. And in true Greek style, there's a welcoming, lively, kinda noisy, family-friendly atmosphere.
Whether you're dining in or taking out, the heart of Eat Greek Souvlaki remains the same: top-quality Greek fast food. With locations in South Beach, Wynwood, and Brickell, this multi-outpost eatery concentrates on fresh, calorie-conscious
8. Stoupsy’s of Athens
A diamond in the rough in downtown Miami, Stoupsy’s of Athens (350 SE First St.) is always buzzing with regulars awaiting their wallet-friendly fare made at lightning speed. The snug eatery is home to everything from spanakopitas ($5.25 to $7.75) — decadent phyllo pies filled with chopped spinach, mixed herbs, and feta cheese — to souvlaki sandwiches ($6.50), in which tender marinated beef is rolled inside warm pita bread and topped with onions, lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, and yogurt sauce. What Stoupsy’s lacks in space and parking, it makes up for in large portions of good Greek grub.
7. Estiatorio Milos
When it comes to Greek fine dining in Miami Beach, nothing touches Costas Spiliadis’ Estiatorio Milos, located at 730 First St. Following its older siblings in Athens, Montreal, New York, and Las Vegas, Estiatorio Milos Miami boasts exceptionally fresh seafood — flown in overnight straight from the Mediterranean — on a much grander scale than other local Greek eateries. Be prepared to splurge on a menu that matches the lavishness of the venue, where the Milos Special, made with fried zucchini, eggplant, tzatziki, and kefalograviera cheese, will cost you $30, and that’s just an appetizer. Instead, opt for the three-course lunch special (available Monday through Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m.), with a more palatable price of $25, and revel in all the fresh fish and seafood this extravagant Grecian culinary experience offers.
6. The Greek Place
Nestled at 9561 Harding Ave. in Surfside, the Greek Place blends equal parts Old-World Greece and modern-day diner vibes to create a brand of Greek fare that speaks all on its own. Fusing pure olive oil, fragrant herbs, and generous servings, each meal is sure to satisfy your