Olympia Kebob House and Taverna

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You Are Invited To:

Click on the picture to view their menu.

WHO:

Michelle

WHERE:

Maplewood

WHEN:

Lunch

 THE EXPERIENCE:

There is an old-timey feel in this rather small, corner Greek bar and grill. The good-sized bar is the focal point as you enter and notice almost every inch of the walls are covered with framed art. The front door  and seating is positioned in a way that if the indoor area is fairly full, you get the awkward feeling that everyone staring at you. Maybe that’s why as soon as the weather gets a little less brisk and the patio tables are set, it’s go time. The friendly servers keep the cold ones and pita coming.

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WHAT YOU GET:

I feel the Greek restaurants around STL are similar to the Irish ones in that, they’re basically bar and grills, but serve gyros or Guinness to get the foreign food cred.  The situation appears to be the same here, but they have the Greek thing covered menu wise.  Patrons are drawn in by the flashy beer signs…”come and enjoy a frosty mug”, then quickly realize they will be learning to enjoy Greek delights. You have your choice of mediterranean appetizers and dips, gyro dishes, kebobs, sandwiches,vegetarian options, and classic Greek favorites. I apologize. I did not get a kebob to blog about. Perhaps next time.

Gyro Salad

Michelle’s Rating:

Awesome! – The Gyro meat makes this salad. That’s what it should do, right? It’s super flavorful, tender, juicy, and they give you a good helping of it.

PASTITSIO

Michelle’s Rating:

Awesome! It’s like baked ziti, but layered and without the sauce. Kinda could’ve used some sauce, although I’m sure it’s not supposed to. You get a crisp top, smooshy noodle layer, and flavorful ground meat. Good portion, also.

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Red Pepper Dip and Pita

Michelle’s Rating:

Alright. This appy is interesting. It seems as if it’s just crushed, cold red peppers. Not much to it and the texture throws me off a bit. It’s slightly refreshing, but I can’t eat a ton of it like I can humus.

 COME HUNGRY….ENJOY SOME PITA ON THE PATIO.

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