Enjoy a Taste of the Mediterranean at These 4 Greektown Restaurants

September 20th, 2018 by

The Greektown historic district of Detroit is the center of the city’s Greek community. It is near the heart of the downtown area and contains a huge entertainment scene and many restaurants. You can experience Greek culture and enjoy traditional food no matter where you go in Greektown. Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean at these Greektown restaurants.

  1. Pegasus Taverna

Pegasus Taverna on Monroe Street offers delicious traditional Greek dishes and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The booths are a rustic hardwood, and the exposed brick walls add to the laid-back feel in the dining room. Make sure to try chicken gyro which is always good. The hummus and phyllo puffs make the perfect addition to any meal. You also can’t stop into Pegasus without trying the Saganaki “Opa!”

Chewy homemade white bread and warm melted cheese to spread on top is included with your meal. Other great choices include the vegetarian grape leaves, gyro pita, and the rice and lemon sauce, which is tangy and perfectly creamy.

  1. Santorini

Dining at Santorini is an experience in Greek culture. This casual restaurant features a wide variety of traditional Greek dishes along with wines and cocktails to go with them. The dining room features Greek-inspired décor to make guests feel as if they are on a Greek island. You can get anything including Greek-style pizza, zambone, spanakotiropeta, or even moussaka with its layered eggplant, potatoes, and onions that are all seasoned with spices and then topped with a béchamel sauce.

Another treat at Santorini is the dolmathakia. This dish has grape leaves stuffed with ground beef, rice, and Greek spices and topped with either a lemon or herbed tomato sauce. You should also get the flaming cheese vodka martini for a unique experience.

  1. Golden Fleece Restaurant

Head to Golden Fleece for great food without any frills and some of the best gyros in the city. The gyros come with thick cuts of meat and tons of flavor. Another local favorite is the pita and saganaki, or try the rotisserie chicken if you are not a fan of lamb. The staff at Golden Fleece is always super friendly and helpful, and they stay open until 1 a.m. so it is a great place for late night food.

  1. New Parthenon Restaurant

The New Parthenon Restaurant is the place in Greektown for traditional Greek dishes. The dining room is charming, with walls covered in murals depicting scenes from ancient Greece, and the whole restaurant is spotless. Make sure to start with the saganaki which is always excellent, and then try the chicken souvlakia or beef stroganoff. New Parthenon is a family-run restaurant and the place to go for all the Greek staples such as moussaka, shish kebabs, and stuffed grape leaves. You’ll also find an extensive wine list, and they stay open late every evening, making it a good choice for a late dinner.

Check out these Greektown restaurants for good food, great service, and a taste of the Mediterranean. We can promise you won’t leave hungry!


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