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South Street Souvlaki
Posted by Nafpaktian1 on 08/28/2011
I am not sure why Greek girl gave this place such a bad review. I really am Greek and can properly spell Mythos. I've been eating here for 20 years. I go here, rather than the other places because the Greek food (not gyros, that's to appease American palates and need for cheap food you eat quickly) is consistently excellent, and the food and atmosphere closely imitates a real eating experience in a Greek Taverna. There are many other Greek restaurants that are trendier, and glitzier, and significantly more expensive. Pretense does not make it good. Tom does. And he has outlasted all challengers. There is a reason why.
Posted by Greek girl on 08/11/2011
So they say that in order to judge an eatery you check out where the natives eat. I am Greek and I am here to tell you that both times I have eaten at South Street the experience was not good. The food - except for the gyros - which is not a chef's product is about the only item on the menu which is palatable. The oven potatoes - tasteless with little to no seasoning. The fries were cold and over cooked. The bread was unremarkable. The chicken souvlaki was mediocre and the portions were meager for the price. All in all if this is the best Greek people have had - well, then they have not had Greek which is a shame. For a phenomenal Greek food experience in terms of food and price we have found Mithos Restaurant in Pa. They also have live music in September on Friday and Saturday nights. The atmosphere is wonderful, it is clean and the food (especially the fresh fish) cannot be beat. In terms of South Street - if the waitress tells you that the olive oil is not good - well, what can you expect from there on?
Posted by Picky Vegetarian on 10/05/2010
Authentic and delicious Greek food and a staple on the ever-changing South Street. They do close twice a year in July and January so keep that in mind. Best lentil soup & hummus around!
Posted by Eric Sennhenn on 09/06/2010
Just step right into this great old South Street establishment and order some authentic Greek fare. For sure step into the food prep area to get your juices flowing. A real classic winner.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/18/2008
South Street Souvlaki is by far the best restaurant for Greek Food in the area. Their Gyros are second to none! The proportions are generous. The prices are modest. The only problem is that they are never open! They are closed on Mondays so if you wanted to start off your week by giving yourself Greek perk you can't. Often they are closed either for supposed renovations (the place still looks the same for the most part) or for vacations both of which last a month or more. I've only been successful once out of the last six times I've tried to eat there. The last sign in the window said they would reopen in August but no one is answering the phone so I won't chance it.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/30/2008
they are rarely open when I make the trip to South St. to get some food. It makes me sad every time because I do love their food. :-(
Posted by Anonymous on 07/10/2008
I used to live on South Street and would get the gyros all the time. I have not been able to find a tastier gyro anywhere. Anytime I am in the area, I stop in and get one.