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On the Hunt for Greek Food in Dallas

I need help. In more ways than one. But let’s start with this: I’ve been in Texas for five months, and I’ve yet to eat one piece of Greek food that hasn’t been cooked in my own kitchen or delivered to me on a metallic plate. I haven’t purchased good feta or kalamata olives. I haven’t sought out grape leaves or kefalotiri or melomakorana. I haven’t even had a bowl of avgolemeno. It’s shameful.

But then came that metallic plate of loukoumades, baked up by Rana Abla of Sableh Sweet & Savory. Loukoumades are fried pieces of dough, drizzled with honey, and best served warm. They’re Greek donuts of sorts. Somehow, word of my Greek heritage and love for Greek sweets (and all sweets), spread to Abla, and there she was, standing in D Magazine World Headquarters, bearing gifts. Abla’s version was slightly smaller than those you might get at a Greek festival and a bit denser, though certainly not doughy. They maintained that wonderful airy quality. In short, they were delicious.

The staff agreed. By the next day, the plate was clear, and I realized that I need to get my act together. It’s time to get to know Dallas’ Greek community. So, two questions: Where are the best Greek restaurants? And where are the Greek grocery stores?

Efharisto.

81 comments on “On the Hunt for Greek Food in Dallas

  1. Hands down….Platia in Frisco!!! Definitely the best Greek food and desserts. And you’ll love the atmosphere too. You’ve got to try it! Not only are the owners Greek but they came from Chicago and their dad was a Greek restaurant owner!

  2. I’ve been going to Stratos Greek Taverna for around 5 years, hands down best Greek food! Authentic & great taste which is why I keep coming back. Highly recommend to check it out!!

  3. I’ve been going to Stratos Greek Taverna for around 5 years, hands down best Greek food! Authentic & great taste which is why I keep coming back. Highly recommend to check it out!!

  4. I recommend Stratos Greek Taverna on NW Hwy, the food is great! Been coming here for years. Best Greek food in town. If you have not try Greek food before, this is the place to do so..

  5. Being around DFW looking for a Good Greek Restaurant. As the say if you are looking to Experience Greece, Passport is not needed. you go to Stratos. The Excellence in their Customer Service and Amazing Food bring you a Great taste of Greece!!!!! OPAA!!!!

  6. I being looking around DFW for some Authentic Greek Food. As they Say, you don’t need a Passport to Experience the Amazing Food, just go to Stratos. Excellence in Customer Service and Great Atmosphere!!! OPA!!!!

  7. Stratos Taverna @ Northwest hwy. Best Greek food in all DFW and the best atmosphere. Best Gyro ever!!!

  8. I love Stratos Greek Taverna! The food is great and the staff is always friendly.My friends and I always have a great time!

  9. The best Baklava in Dallas is at St Pete’s Dancing Marlin my Mom makes it and ships it to Dallas every 2-3 weeks as far as Greek fare Kostas foes a great job. Just not on Baklava.

  10. Greek isles in plano. They treat you like family and their food tastes like home made greek food. Even my greek grandma said it taste great and tastes like her cooking. We have been going there many years, they’re even catering my wedding. There is a huge greek church/community in Dallas also and every year in Sept they have a huge greek festival.

  11. Greek isles in Plano. They treat you like family and their food is amazing.Even my greek grandma said it tastes like her cooking and said it was delicious. There is a huge Greek church in Dallas that also has a huge Greek festival every year in September.

  12. STRATOS TAVERN!! “You know you love it, baby!” Best saganaki, souvlaki, spanakopita in town!!!!!

  13. Geez–nice to see Stratos family members commenting multiple times. The fact is there are no really good greek restaurants in Dallas. If you are used to greek food in Chicago or Ny, you will be disappointed by the restaurants here. Lots of gyros and souvlaki and baklava but good luck getting anything beyond that!.

  14. I 3rd (4th and 5th) Platia in Frisco. I go here all the time for work lunches and the Gyro is fantastic, which is the ultimate test of a greek place for me. I’m not a dolmas fan, but my coworker says they are the best he’s had in dallas.

  15. Stratos Greek Taverna on NW Hwy in Dallas is my pick for Greek food that is truly as yummy and authentic as it gets. They recently celebrated 10 years in Dallas, which is not easy to do, and intro’d a delicious new brunch menu!

  16. Opa Greek Taverna is Rowlett is the best!!!! Try it! You won’t be disappointed! The hummus and Gyros are to die for!

  17. I love Opa! Greek Taverna in Rowlett (http://oparowlett.com). They just opened last year, and they are exceptional. I absolutely love their Mount Olympus platter, and their Baklava Cheesecake is to die for!

  18. Come to OPA! in Rowlett, Texas. I have had almost everything on the menu and it is AMAZING!