5 Greek Restaurant Recommendations: Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts is well known because of the important role it has played throughout American history. But what else comes to mind when you think of Massachusetts? The unmistakable Boston accent (“pahk the cah in Harvahd yahd”), Cape Cod beaches, New England fall foliage, prestigious universities like Harvard and MIT? But what about amazing Greek food?
The fact is that Massachusetts is home to several phenomenal Greek restaurants. So if you live in-state or plan to visit and love Greek cuisine, continue reading to find out which Greek restaurants you shouldn’t miss while you’re here.
How does homemade Greek yogurt sound to you? Farm Grill and Rotisserie in Newton Highlands, MA makes and serves their own, and patrons simply love it. Considered a “hidden gem” by the locals, Farm Grill prides itself on serving authentic Greek favorites, including chicken, lamb, and beef kabobs, orzo salad, grilled octopus, lamb shank, gyros, hummus, baked eggplant, and so much more. While the restaurant can get busy (good food draws crowds), its outdoor seating and Greece-inspired decor will make you feel right at home and the generous portions will fill you right up. Plus, the staff is described as kind, professional, friendly, and even funny.
So if you’re craving some delicious Greek salads and a fresh, traditional entree followed by still-hot “absolutely amazing” coconut macaroons, don’t wait – visit Farm Grill and Rotisserie as soon as possible!
“Consistently incredible.” Really, what higher praise is there for a restaurant? Opa Greek Yeeros in Somerville, MA blows away its customers on a daily basis with how fresh, flavorful, and high quality its traditional Greek fare is. Diners also love that the food is always hot and served in ample quantities. Take it from yet another happy customer who gushes that “every element of the[ir] sandwich from the fries to the tzatziki was incredibly delicious.” The restaurant’s service is known to be fast and the staff to be extremely kind and friendly. So whether you’re seeking an in-person dining experience in a clean, modern establishment or a place where you can easily pick up some great Greek takeout, Opa Greek Yeeros definitely won’t disappoint!
An authentic Greek quick-service restaurant in the heart of Boston. Yup, that statement perfectly sums up Gyro City in Brighton, MA. (Well, you might also add finger-licking good and clean to that description too.) This is the spot you want to visit if you’re looking for “awesome fast and delicious food” (either dine-in or take-out). As its name implies, gyros are the family-run eatery’s specialty, but they also serve up tasty pitas, kebob salads, sandwiches, soups, and appetizers and are vegetarian-friendly too. The Greek fare Gyro City serves up is fresh and full of flavor.
Numerous reviewers have commented on the cleanliness of the restaurant (and its restrooms), which is notable for a quick-service establishment (and always highly appreciated by those of us who frequent them). Moreover, Gyro City’s “Greek-casual” decor is modern and inviting, service is fast, and the staff is pleasant and warm. Plus, prices are reasonable and portions are large. Can you really ask for much more? Be sure to add Gyro City to your list of must-visit Greek restaurants in MA.
If you’re a big fan of Greek food but also love American, then Olympia Grille in Woburn, MA is the perfect place for you. Serving a mix of traditional Greek and everyday American, this restaurant is unique in that it offers it all – pizza, breakfast burritos, kabobs, Reubens, lamb, roasted chicken, rice bowls, Greek salads, barbeque, burgers, subs, roast beef, Greek yogurt, you name it. A popular place for lunch in Woburn (in fact, for a “wicked good lunch,” per one happy customer), many regulars drop by every day to talk to the personable waitstaff and enjoy an affordable meal that without fail hits the spot.
So don’t forget to check out Olympia Grille if you’re looking for a lunch spot that offers amazing variety, quick service, and reasonable prices. Who knows, maybe you’ll become one of the regulars too!
Intimate and cozy, family-owned and operated Kouzina Estiatorio in Dedham, MA proudly serves authentic and yet originally unique Greek dishes. Patrons are consistently delighted by the excellent food, generous portions, and affordable prices. Particularly noteworthy is the Greek taverna’s lentil soup (“to die for!”), lamb souvlaki (“came with TWO skewers”), salads (“always fresh and flavorful”), and meat/meatless grape leaves (“delicious”). Kouzina Estiatorio even remarkably impresses the locals by remembering their names and food preferences and is known for greeting everyone – regulars and tourists alike – with a smile.
“5 stars is not enough!” That sounds about right to me. I don’t know about you, but this Greek restaurant seems superb. Because, after all, there’s nothing quite like enjoying rich, homemade hummus and warm pitas, right? Yes, please!