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greek food

Postby MK McGraw » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:17 am

Are there any really good Greek restaurants in town?
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Re: greek food

Postby Stebben84 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:30 pm

I went here for breakfast once:

http://www.plakamadison.com/

It was pretty good. I don't know about their lunch or dinner menus. As far as I know it's the only greek restaurant in town that's not just a gyro place.
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Re: greek food

Postby Bwis53 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:50 pm

Besides having one of the better breakfasts, their gyros are also yummy. And they are Greek!
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Re: greek food

Postby EastSideTom » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:25 pm

The same folks own Atlantic Taverna, 239 E. Main St. in Sun Prairie.
There's surprisingly good homemade Greek food on the North side at Athens Gyros, on Hwy. M Nr. 113 in the Town of Westport. Mostly takeout.
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Re: greek food

Postby lolagirl » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:54 pm

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=43032&p=537611&hilit=plaka+taverna#p537611 is an earlier thread from when they first opened.

It's worth a visit. Friendly, down-home service; good food; and reasonable prices.
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Re: greek food

Postby bitcharista » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:55 am

Well duh. The Parthenon on State Street.

Historical Landmark in my opinion.

Seriously, Atlanta Taverna in Sunny P is a great place to get your greek on.
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Re: greek food

Postby rabble » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:49 pm

bitcharista wrote:Well duh. The Parthenon on State Street.

Historical Landmark in my opinion.

Landmark maybe. In my own humble opinion, a weak and pale shadow of its former self. When was the last time you ate there?
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Re: greek food

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:40 am

rabble wrote:
bitcharista wrote:Well duh. The Parthenon on State Street.

Historical Landmark in my opinion.

Landmark maybe. In my own humble opinion, a weak and pale shadow of its former self. When was the last time you ate there?


I can remember line-dancing at the old Parthenon. Now I can understand catering to the college crowd. But the new Parthenon looks like it could (maybe is) easily be hosed down, after a busy night.
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Re: greek food

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:57 pm

I can't take it anymore.

ATLANTIS Taverna.
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Re: greek food

Postby greeneyedlady » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:09 am

TheBookPolice wrote:I can't take it anymore.

ATLANTIS Taverna.


Heh heh.
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Re: greek food

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:23 pm

Opa just opened up on State St. It's where Maza and the Saz used to be. I had a gyro and it was one of the best I've had in town. They've got a very eclectic menu that is supposed to change monthy. It's worth checking out. I'd like to hear reaction to their other dishes.
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Re: greek food

Postby statz » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:28 pm

Not sure what is Greek since Mexicans now run the counter at Parthenon's. Never mind the fact they do no make their own meat sticks, minus goat.

Make your own, it will be much better than anything sold in town.
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Re: greek food

Postby Ryanwiz » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:53 am

rabble wrote:
bitcharista wrote:Well duh. The Parthenon on State Street.

Historical Landmark in my opinion.

Landmark maybe. In my own humble opinion, a weak and pale shadow of its former self. When was the last time you ate there?


Agreed. Gus left a huge hole when he moved on. Luckily, he has opened up his own joint on the North side - Trader Gus.

Favorite Greek in town.
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Re: greek food

Postby eriedasch » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:29 pm

Anyone ever been to the Mercury Cafe on East Mifflin?

Menu looks interesting, but read kind of a mixed review awhile back and have yet to try it. Walked by it many times and the place always looks very empty so we keep on walking to the Old Fashioned (not Greek, but guarenteed good).

Trader Gus' on Hwy M is great. Unfortunately a bit of a drive so we usually end up at Parthenon when craving gyros. I agree they are not what they used to be, but still better than a lot of places.

A little more Middle Eastern (Lebanese?) than Greek, but People's Bakery on E. Wash, near E. Johnson has a pretty good gyro. More of a lunch place. Not open very late.
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Extruded goo

Postby kulgar » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:28 pm

Once the gyro protien ingredient was no longer layers of beef and lamb but instead looks like something of questionable origin extruded from a tube, I quit eating at the Parthenon. Call me a racist but having to speak Spanish to order a gyro doesn't add authenticity.
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